Barrett at least was a i-c champion. But his shoulder injuries always nagged him. Sandow was a good worker for whatever WWE had for him. Those are two major stars lost with Sandow being wasted by creative.
If it was a mutual thing from Sandow I would understand. The man was very over with the crowd. I wish he kept the Mizdow gimmick and dragged the storyline longer. It seemed whenever he gained momentum, he was shut down like Cesaro.