WWE has a lot of things in the pipeline, but they can’t put every idea on television. Other times, and idea might get pitched and then taken as their actual plan. Apparently, the idea flirted with the idea of placing their World Title on Damian Sandow in 2014 after his Money in the Bank win.
While speaking to Chris Featherstone on UnSKripted, Damien Sandow revealed that WWE had plans for him to win the WWE Title. Then they changed things around and that World Title run never materialized.
“I was supposed to win it and I was supposed to cash it in. Cody and I had our feud. Everything was great. I heard I was going to win the World Title and Cody would chase me. We had a whole wonderful thing planned, and, yea, it didn’t happen, but, whatever. I’m still very proud of the Money in the Bank match we had, and I think Cody said this before that it was one of his favorite matches, if not his favorite in WWE, and mine too.”
“It has nothing to do with the fact that I won, but in Philadelphia, we had like seven heels and we made a babyface in that match. It was such a great moment. I remember when I was hiding out by Lilian [Garcia] in the pit, Cody had fought everybody off, and he had just a little bit of color, just enough to where you can see it, but they didn’t stop the match and all that crap. He’s climbing up, and I’m like, ‘Oh my God, this is going to work.’ I slid in. It was magic and it took everyone involved in that match to do it. In my opinion, it was an absolute masterpiece.”
Damien Sandow did not successfully cash in his chocolate bar looking briefcase. He tried, but history had other things in store for him. It wasn’t until much later that Sandow got himself over as The Miz’s stunt double, but he got over on his own and not by WWE’s design. Still, that didn’t result in a World Title run then either.
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September 22, 2021 4:26 pm