William Regal recently talked about a wide range of topics on his Gentleman Villain podcast.
During it, Regal praised former WWE star, Damien Sandow. Despite becoming extremely popular as The Miz’s stunt double, Sandow was the first person in WWE to attempt to cash in a Money in the Bank contract and failed. He was never given significant opportunities by the company:
“I do believe Damien Sandow was – he was far better than his career ended up being,” said Regal. “Damien Sandow was absolutely magic and special in everything he was given. If anything, that’s why I liked him so much, he was like me. Is he going to be the top guy like Seth Rollins, Jon Moxley, and Roman Reigns? Maybe not. Is he going to be a perfect player on your show, do anything, and make anything work? Yes.”
“I don’t like to say certain things but that was – I always thought that he would have a job in wrestling, at a high level, forever. When I say ‘high level,’ I mean in a top company, because he could do anything and blend in with anybody,” continued Regal. “He can pull off good comedy, and I like to consider myself one of those. he was just brilliant at it,” Regal continued. “The others have gone on to do well. The guys you mentioned became The Shield and look what’s happened to them. They were all great and I think the world of all of them. They were all great to be around at that point in time. In FCW, there were always polite, respectful, asked the right questions, and did the right things. Damien Sandow was just the one that got away.”
H/T to Fightful for the transcription