Sandow’s colorful verbal barrage mirrors his outlandish battle attire.
“The [pink] tights match my purple kneepads. That is why I wear them,” Sandow said. “The robe is made of Egyptian cotton with a secret lining that keeps my body at the ideal temperature for physical activity, thus reducing the risk of injury. It’s the type of strategy and thought I put into everything. That we as Team Ziggler have put into our match this Sunday [Nov. 18] at Survivor Series as we go up against Team Foley. It’s something you don’t want to miss…”
Another current member of Team Ziggler is Sandow’s tag team partner Cody Rhodes. The two team in the tag division as Team Rhodes Scholars.
“Cody Rhodes is the only person in WWE who I believe is worthy of teaming with me,” Sandow said. “He is simply someone who embodies the intelligence, the physical fitness and the reason that make us compatible. We have common enemies in Team Hell No [WWE tag champs Daniel Bryan and Kane], so we must join forces in order to combat them.”
Rhodes was diagnosed with a strained shoulder and possible concussion earlier this week, stemming from a match with Team Hell No during a “Main Event” taping for ION television.
“I can tell you Cody is resting comfortably and the necessary steps are being taken to protect both the best interests of Team Ziggler, which will be competing this Sunday [Nov. 18] at Survivor Series and Cody Rhodes,” Sandow said.
He says the 26th Survivor Series, a WWE classic, provides another platform for his intellectual prowess.
“Rest assured, my message will be heard,” Sandow said.
On his prediction for the future, the self-professed “intellectual savior of the masses” plays coy.
“What great general or strategist reveals his master-plan,” Sandow said. “Can you tell me one from history?
“…The thing is, if I laid out my goals, I would be giving out my strategy, which I will not do. However, I assure you that this upcoming Sunday [Nov. 18] at Survivor Series is going to be a pivotal part in my crusade of enlightenment. So I am very focused on this Sunday.
“Then after Survivor Series, we have the Royal Rumble, which of course will lead into WrestleMania. I assure you that all these are part of my plan and crusade. The only way to truly find out what I’m doing is to stay tuned. I suggest you start staying tuned by getting Survivor Series this upcoming Sunday [Nov. 18].
The WWE Universe in Miami can expect to see Sandow when the first SmackDown of 2013 comes to the AmericanAirlines Arena on Tuesday, Jan. 8.
“Florida is a wonderful state, and Miami is a wonderful city,” Sandow said. “I always look forward to going and helping to better the lives of all the inhabitants of the city I am in. So rest assured Miami and hang on until January, enlightenment is on its way.”
Damien Sandow joins Dolph Ziggler, Cody Rhodes, Wade Barrett and Alberto Del Rio on Team Ziggler against Mick Foley’s team of The Miz, Kofi Kingston, Randy Orton, Daniel Bryan and Kane in a traditional Survivor Series five-on-five elimination match 8 p.m. EST Sunday, Nov. 18 on pay-per-view.
CM Punk puts his WWE championship on the line against John Cena and Ryback. Sheamus looks to recapture the world championship against the Big Show. Eve Torres defends diva’s gold against Kaitlyn, and Antonio Cesaro takes on R-Truth for the United States championship.
Tyson Kidd and Justin Gabriel square off against two members of 3-MB (Jinder Mahal, Drew McIntyre, Heath Slater) which will stream at 7:30 p.m. on www.WWE.com, Facebook.com/youtube and youtube.com/wwe.
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