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Damien Sandow Speaks On His WWE Release And Future In Wrestling

Former WWE Superstar Damien Sandow spoke with Rolling Stone, which is his first interview since being let go from WWE. Here are the highlights:

On if he was surprised by the release:

“Not really. I had some conversations with them before, where I had said that I think, as a character, we had gone through the gamut. What more could I do with that character? Some people say, “This company should have done this or that.” No, the company gave me a platform, and I maximized my opportunity. That’s all I can ask for. In maximizing it to the point that I did, as a character, sometimes all you can do is get a new coat of paint. As a television show, the WWE, they have so many talented performers there. There is so much talent in the WWE. I have no problem with them needing time to let the other guys show their craft. I am not selfish in that respect. When I was on TV, they knew they’d get a reaction. When you look at it, if you know you can plug me in any spot, and you don’t have to invest the TV time, then it makes sense to give TV time to guys who need to build their reactions. Just look back at the Royal Rumble in January, when I was on the preshow. I was in the ring for the first time in months, and fans were chanting my name when I was just standing on the apron. That, to me, means more than any title I could have won in WWE. That means the world to me.”

On the reason WWE let him go:

“No, not really, and they didn’t need to. Parting ways is never a pleasant thing. It’s funny because we took some test one time, and my empathy was measured on some ridiculous level. When I was being called, I was thinking about the other guy ‚Äď the guy who has to give a guy this news. I was just more like, “Oh, cool. Thank you for everything. It was awesome.” It was somewhat mutual. I had expressed to them that maybe, if they didn’t have anything for me, then yeah, there are other guys who need a chance. I had already run that spectrum with the fans. A lot of times, in pro sports, you have egos involved. My ego was solely about getting the fans to react one way or another.”

On his future in wrestling:

“When you say full-time, full-time in the WWE is very different than full-time elsewhere. I am not going to rule out anything. I don’t want to limit myself. It’s not like when I finish up my “Thank You Tour,” I’m going to be burning my boots. It is an aspect of performance, and if I can use whatever avenue to perform. If the fans want it, and they’re digging it, if it coincides with whatever project I decide to take, then I’m open to anything. It’s a very exciting time, and I’m not opposed to performing in a wrestling ring. You never know.”

You can read the entire interview here.

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  • Bradley Patterson

    Dude got a reaction as a heel and a face and was extremely over as mizdow and then as macho mandow…he should have been allowed to keep running w that

    • http://NUNAYSHON.com #NBNC Hawk HENRY #NewNation ??

      or at least let him put his input into his character after Mizdow & Macho Mandow

    • jcice13

      it really did run it’s course

  • Mikey Shango #DunDunDuuunnnnnn

    ?? Vince

  • Z….

    this guy is extremely well spoken, and from the little I saw of him, he is very entertaining. He seems to have a very good mind for the business as well, and seems to genuinely appreciate the opportunities he received, or didnt receive. I expect him to have success in his future endeavors

    • jcice13

      you do? how do you come to that conclusion? do you know any of his other skill sets in life? I realize he’s only 34 and he could go to TNA and receive rubber ball paychecks or ROH or Japan etc but what else does he have to fall back on? is he college educated or does he have a profession or career outside of the business? I am not being discourteous with these comments just curious as to why you expect him to be successful later on

  • Quote the Ravens, nevermore…

    This interview makes me like him a lot more.

  • Barooq Kidd #POP

    Sandow will be great at whatever he does next #POP

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