Several WWE fans have now taken it upon themselves to petition the President of America, Barack Obama, to "force WWE to give Damien Sandow TV time on RAW, Smackdown, Superstars, and NXT."
Over the course of the last week, the petition has been reported on quite a lot and publicity was further directed towards it when Damien Sandow himself got wind of it and took to Twitter to address the petition set up by his fans.
Sandow referred to the petition as "pretty cool" after making a joke about possibly seeking office in the Whitehouse. Sandow has also retweeted several tweets of people informing him that they have signed the petition in their greatest effort to get the former Tag-Team Champion more time on television. These tweets are also being accompanied with the hashtag #FreeSandow that he himself has asked people to use.
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Sandow is a former Tag-Team Champion, Money in the Bank contract holder and a two-time Slammy Award winner. In 2013, he was ranked as fifty in the Pro Wrestling Illustrated top 500 single wrestlers. Sandow has also won multiple championships in WWE's old development system, Florida Championship Wrestling and he has proven that he's talented in the ring and on the microphone.
The petition was published April 4 and hopes to achieve 100,000 signatures in the time span of a month. Published under, Art and Humanities, Civil Rights and Liberties and Labor, the petition is still quite a far way away from reaching it's 100,000 signature goal, but with the wrestler now backing it, there is a chance of it being successful.
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As a result of America's 'We the People' petitioning system, most issues that gather the amount of signatures required are then directed towards the administration. While it does seem unlikely that President Obama will force WWE to give Sandow more air time, the point would have been made to WWE that the fans do want the superstar on their TV screens.
Sandow appeared at WWE's Wrestlemania 32 event on April 3, in a battle royal in which he was the second man to be eliminated by the basketball star, Shaquille O'Neal. This result gathered a lot of disdain from fans as some people predicted him to win the battle royal as a result of his popularity.
The petition could act as a voice for WWE fans who want to have their favourite wrestlers pushed, and if successful, then the 'We the People' system could begin to act as a forum for fans to have a level of creative control on what superstars we see on TV.
With 97,000 more signatures still needed and less than a month to go, the likelihood of the petition working is quite questionable.
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