One of the thoughts after Damien Sandow lost to John Cena when cashing in his Money in the Bank briefcase was that the WWE was burying the wrestler. However, PWS reported on Oct. 29 that the match received high praise and some feel it was a turning point in his career.
According to Mick Foley, being the first person to try to cash in the Money in the Bank briefcase on an injured champion – and fail – will not hurt Sandow. It is also the second time the Money in the Bank winner lost in a cash in, with John Cena losing in an actual scheduled match.
Foley said that the match was “awesome” and that this will be the start of a huge push for Damien Sandow. The thought here is, that despite the loss, Sandow turned in such a great performance that it would be impossible for him not to break out after that.
Another person who was impressed with Sandow’s performance was a fellow WWE Money in the Bank winner in Dolph Ziggler. He went to Twitter and said that Sandow went to a completely different level, but John Cena wrestles on his own high level that is almost impossible to break.