So, what do you get when you take two guys who look nothing alike and book them into an act where one is subservient to the other as a “stunt double”? You get a tag team that has been effective in giving the subservient role player traction with the fans.
For the past five months, Damien Sandow has played the role of Mizdow in a tag team with The Miz. Mizdow has been the method actor, the stunt double who bumps when Miz bumps. He mimicked Miz’s offense, his hand motions, his promos. The act, despite it being something that has short shelf life, gave life to Mizdow. Fans want to see him in the ring, but Miz hasn’t always granted that opportunity.
This Sunday at Royal Rumble, the Hollywood duo will get another chance to reclaim tag team gold from the Usos. Later in the evening, the pair will enter the Royal Rumble as well to try and get a shot at heading to the main event of Wrestlemania. While I don’t believe the duo will achieve success in either venture, I do think something else should happen for this pairing.
It’s time for the curtain to fall on this act. Mizdow needs to become Damien Sandow again.