Damien Sandow won the Money In The Bank briefcase in 2013. However, he was unable to successfully cash in his briefcase in order to win a World Title. Fans are still upset over this decision and it seems Sandow is as well.
Sandow spoke to Wrestling Inc, where he discussed his cash-in attempt. He was unhappy regarding the decision, but a member of the McMahon family explained to him that they were against Monday Night Football and the World Series at the same time. So they required something to give a huge boost to ratings.
“Yeah, I wasn’t happy about it, but I talked to a very high-ranking official, not Vince, but in the family. And pretty much, ‘look, we’re going up against Monday Night Football and the World Series. We need this. You have three segments.’ OK, so I knew what I had to do. In the long term, I was frustrated, but in the immediate, I had to worry about going on TV and get the ratings up, and we did. Point-blank, we did, and to me, it was past that what they did because you come back, everyone’s hugging you, saying what a great job you did and then two weeks later, there’s nothing for you. That was just like, ‘OK, whatever.’”
“So yeah, I was a little bit upset about it, but then you’re dressing up as someone new every week. I said, OK, you know what, if this is what I’m going to do, they usually give guys that and guys do it as a punishment. I’m like no, if I’m going to be Davy Crockett, you’re going to give me Davy Crockett music, and if I’m going to be an interpretive dancer, go get me a onesie flesh-colored leotard. Let’s do it right. So that is the way Damien Mizdow happened.”
Following this, he became Damien Mizdow which become very popular with fans.