Triple H isn’t on WWE television at the moment, as he’s out selling the storyline injury he suffered at the hands of Kevin Nash.
But make no mistake about it, The Game is still very active backstage, whether he’s scouting talent or coming up with new storylines.
Apparently, he’s been doing the former and recently came away very impressed by a WWE developmental star down in FCW.
Damien Sandow, who currently reigns as FCW 15 Champion, competed on this weekend’s SmackDown live event tour in matches against Tyson Kidd. Triple H is reportedly high on Sandow, who was signed last year after competing in Puerto Rico.
This is obviously good news for Sandow, who actually appeared in the WWE back in 2006 when he was known as “Idol Stevens.”
If I recall correctly, the last star who had the support of Triple H before debuting on the main roster was Sin Cara, and Triple H stuck with the luchador through botches, a suspension and a number of disappointments.
Sin Cara became Triple H’s “pet project” so to speak, and if Sandow can get that same kind of support from The Game, then he could be well on his way to becoming a big-time player in the WWE.
Sandow has the look and size (6’4”, 252 pounds) that Triple H and Vince McMahon love, and he’s got a ton of experience in the wrestling business, having originally been signed by the WWE way back in 2001.
I know some might see the fact that he’s been with the company for so long as a sign that he’s nothing all that special, but the WWE must have stuck with him for so long and then re-signed him (back in 2010) for a reason.
Perhaps having the support of Triple H and knowing what it’s like to be on the main roster will make Sandow a more successful wrestler this time around.