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Damien Sandow Asked About WWE’s Creative Inconsistency, New Ricardo Rodriguez Segments

– Below are new Ricardo Rodriguez segments with Los Matadores, Zeb Colter and Cesaro:

– Damien Sandow recently spoke with and talked about creative frustration in the back. Here’s the exchange from the interview:

Billy Donnelly: Let me ask you about the Money in the Bank. There’s obviously been a lot of attention paid to performer’s frustration as of late for obvious reasons. I don’t want to get into specifics about that because there are lots of people who just don’t know anything, but as someone who has seen their pushes start and then get cut off, and who’s had Money in the Bank title shots that didn’t go further than that, how do you deal with the highs and lows and creative inconsistency, I guess, that can befall someone like yourself and your character?

Damien Sandow: I think your actual language, in my opinion, is what’s wrong with a lot of the Superstars. I don’t mean that as a shot at you… let me explain myself.

Billy Donnelly: Sure.

Damien Sandow: Their frustrations and, I hate this term, but “push.” What is a push? Every time you get a chance on television, that is a chance to win fans. That is a chance to create good content. A lot of the guys… “I’m not working in the main event.” If they have a problem with that, you get yourself in the main event. If you’re not, you make sure your match is the best match of the night. You can only go forward. I never saw me losing my briefcase to John Cena as a bad thing, it was a chance for my character to evolve. And evolve I did! I think, looking back at my career, when it’s all said and done, that night will go down as one of the most pivotal nights in my career.

  • No offense to Sandow, but it’s humorous that he says all this while at the same time getting seemingly less and less TV time. You go ahead and ask guys like Tyson Kidd about having the best matches you can and performing the best you can, and eventually you’ll get your spotlight. Because sad to say, that is literally never going to happen. You’re never going to see WWE suddenly push Yoshi Tatsu bigtime, even though he’s always had good matches. “Kaval” (Low Ki) won NXT, and should have as such been pushed huge, but he wasn’t, and he eventually got so sick of his non-use that he asked to be released. Fact of the matter is, yes, you have a part to play as a wrestler to “get yourself over” and there is something to that, absolutely. In the old days, that is how it worked, you got big with fans, or got major heat as a heel, and the promotion saw the reactions you were getting and used that as an impetus to push you to the top. Because old promoters knew they needed to give fans what they wanted to see. Even Vince used to know that, to some extent. But the modern WWE is not that way. Not entirely. And it likely won’t be again for a long time, because HHH seems to have the exact same mindset as Vince.