Several people backstage in WWE have noted the irony in Damien Sandow becoming one of the hottest acts in the business. The gimmick of him being the stunt man for the Miz started because management wanted to bury him by having him be a comedic character that impersonated other wrestlers. Sandow impressed many within the company by committing to the character and figuring out how to make it succeed.
January 26, 2015
The speculation going on backstage in WWE right now is that the Miz is stuck in the tag team division for the time being, as he has become somewhat a victim of success. Management had no clue that Damien Sandow was going to become this popular when the two of them first started working together. The company is not quite sure that the gimmick would work all that well if Sandow was relegated to just being a character at ringside instead of the ring.
December 28, 2014