Damien Sandow

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Damien Mizdow
Damien sandow.jpg
Sandow in November 2013.
Birth nameAaron Steven Haddad[1][2]
Born(1982-08-03) August 3, 1982 (age 32)
Worcester, Massachusetts[3]
ResidesDetroit, Michigan[3]
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Aaron Stevens[3]
Damien Mizdow[4]
Damien Sandow[5]
Easter Bunny[6]
Idol Stevens[3]
Billed height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)[5]
Billed weight247 lb (112 kg)[5]
Billed fromPalo Alto, California,
Hollywood, California (Damien Mizdow and The Miz's "stunt double"
Trained byKiller Kowalski[3]
Chaotic Wrestling[3]
DebutJune 23, 2001[1]
 
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Damien Mizdow
Damien sandow.jpg
Sandow in November 2013.
Birth nameAaron Steven Haddad[1][2]
Born(1982-08-03) August 3, 1982 (age 32)
Worcester, Massachusetts[3]
ResidesDetroit, Michigan[3]
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Aaron Stevens[3]
Damien Mizdow[4]
Damien Sandow[5]
Easter Bunny[6]
Idol Stevens[3]
Billed height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)[5]
Billed weight247 lb (112 kg)[5]
Billed fromPalo Alto, California,
Hollywood, California (Damien Mizdow and The Miz's "stunt double"
Trained byKiller Kowalski[3]
Chaotic Wrestling[3]
DebutJune 23, 2001[1]

Aaron Steven Haddad[1][2] (born August 3, 1982) is an American professional wrestler. He is currently signed to WWE, where he performs under the ring name Damien Mizdow (a gimmick-driven modification of his previous ring name Damien Sandow)[5] and currently holds the WWE Tag Team Championship with The Miz.

He previously appeared in WWE as Idol Stevens in 2006, and he has also competed for Ohio Valley Wrestling and Puerto Rico's World Wrestling Council.[7] While wrestling for WWE in 2013, Sandow won Money in the Bank for a World Heavyweight Championship opportunity, eventually becoming the first to outright lose his cash-in title match.

Professional wrestling career[edit]

Early career (2001–2002)[edit]

Trained by Killer Kowalski since the age of 16,[8] Haddad made his debut as Aaron Stevens on June 23, 2001 at the age of 19 with a loss to Chris Harvey in Chaotic Wrestling.[1][9] In October 2001, Stevens and Edward G. Xtasy (as part of One Night Stand) defeated Little Guido Maritato and Luis Ortiz for the Chaotic Wrestling Tag Team Championship, losing the title two months later to John Walters & Vince Vicallo.[9]

From November 2002 to May 2003, Stevens also wrestled for World Wrestling Alliance, where he beat Danny Davis for the WWA Heavyweight Championship but lost it a day later to Jonah Adelman.[10] During this period, he also received two singles title shots for the Chaotic Wrestling Heavyweight Championship and one for the Chaotic Wrestling New England Championship, but lost them all.[9]

World Wrestling Entertainment[edit]

Ohio Valley Wrestling (2002–2006)[edit]

Stevens signed a contract with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) after receiving numerous try-out matches on Heat against opponents such as Steven Richards, Team Angle, Johnny Nitro, and Maven.[3][11][12] Sandow had his PPV debut match in 2003 at Vengeance as the Easter Bunny in a match with the APA.[13] He also worked an angle where he had his fingers "broken" by Raven on Heat. He later was reassigned to WWE's developmental territory Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW), dubbed Aaron "The Idol" Stevens.[3] At a house show in 2004, Stevens and Nova beat Chris Cage and Tank Toland to win the OVW Southern Tag Team Championship.[14]

On January 4, 2006, Stevens won the OVW Television Championship after replacing Ken Doane in a three-way match with Brent Albright and then-champion CM Punk.[15] Doane was injured halfway through the match and Stevens came out to replace him.[16] After interference from Punk, who was eliminated earlier in the match by Albright, Stevens was able to pin Albright to win the title.[16] At the March 8 television taping, Paul Burchill cost Stevens the Television Championship against Seth Skyfire.[17][18]

SmackDown (2006–2007)[edit]

On August 4, 2006, Stevens made his SmackDown! debut as Idol Stevens when he was introduced (along with KC James) by Michelle McCool as one of her favorite "teacher's pets".[19] The two went on to defeat Funaki and Scotty 2 Hotty with the help of McCool.[19] The following week, Stevens and James defeated WWE Tag Team Champions Paul London and Brian Kendrick in a non-title match.[20] On the August 18 show, Stevens and James ambushed the Tag Team Champions.[21]

The two teams began feuding, with London and Kendrick bringing in Ashley Massaro to counteract McCool.[22] The feud briefly encompassed the team of Jamie Noble and Kid Kash, who also wanted a Tag Team title shot.[23][24] Stevens and James got their Tag Team Championship shot at No Mercy on October 8, but failed to win the titles.[25][26] Soon after, both Stevens and James were taken off television and sent back to Ohio Valley Wrestling.[3]

After being removed from the SmackDown! roster when Michelle McCool was hospitalized, Stevens returned to OVW. He lost to Charles Evans upon his return and no mention of his tag team venture with KC James was made.[3] On March 14, 2007 he defeated Paul Burchill to win the OVW Heavyweight Championship.[27] On May 9, after title defences against Cody Runnels and Mike Mondo, Burchill defeated Stevens to regain the OVW Championship.[28] The championship was vacated and Stevens lost to Jay Bradley in a three-way match including Burchill. On June 8, Stevens defeated Burchill in a Number One OVW Heavyweight Contendership match.[29]

He got his title match in a three-way match, again including champion Jay Bradley and Paul Burchill. The match was not only for Bradley's title, but also Stevens's car and Burchill's house. Bradley defeated both men and won all the stakes.[30] His last match for OVW before his release was a two-ring steel cage flag match, which, along with Al Snow, Atlas DaBone, Chet The Jett and Colt Cabana, he defeated Michael W. Kruel, Ramon, Raul, The Belgium Brawler and Vladimir Kozlov.[30]

As Idol Stevens in 2008.

Independent circuit[edit]

Stevens made his return to the independent circuit at NWA 60th Anniversary Show losing to Mike DiBiase II in a match for the NWA North American Heavyweight Championship. He appeared for XCW Wrestling Mid-West and Derby City Wrestling for the next few months before re-signing with OVW. On November 7, 2008 he lost to Steve Boz at A Tribute Fit For The King, a tribute show for Jerry Lawler.

Return to Ohio Valley Wrestling (2008–2009)[edit]

Stevens returned to OVW on November 12, 2008 surprising and defeating OVW Heavyweight Champion, Anthony Bravado, in a non-title bout. This win guaranteed him a title shot. On November 26, he won the Championship, becoming a two time champion.[27] On December 3, 2008 he teamed up with U-Gene to take part in OVW Southern Tag Team Championship number one contendership tournament, in round one they defeated Theta Lampda Psi. A week later, they lost to Anthony Bravado and The Buck. Stevens lost the title to Vaughn Lilas at the January 14, 2009 television taping. In February 2009, he lost to Mike Mondo in an OVW Television Championship match which also included Johnny Punch. His last match for OVW was on February 11, a rematch for the championship which Mondo again won.[30]

World Wrestling Council (2009–2010)[edit]

Idol returned to Puerto Rico, but in a different promotion, the World Wrestling Council, where he was the "protegido" of Jose Chaparro and a member of the "American Family". He debuted on February 28, 2009, defeating Angel. He defeated BJ for the WWC Puerto Rico Heavyweight Championship,[7] before losing it to Shane Sewell. On August 15, 2009, Stevens and Shawn Spears defeated Thunder and Lightning to become the new WWC World Tag Team Champions. Stevens later feuded with Shawn Spears, which ended at Euphoria 2010. Stevens won the WWC Tag Team Champion with King Tonga Jr. by defeating Thunder and Lightning.

On October 31, Stevens and Spears lost the Tag Team Championship back to Thunder and Lightning. On February 20, 2010, Chicano named Stevens his new Tag Team Championship partner to replace Bryan. On March 13, Thunder and Lightning defeated Stevens and Chicano to win the titles. After Stevens regained the titles with King Tonga Jr., the duo lost them to Los Aerios (Carlitos and Hiram Tua) on April 24.[31] Stevens regained the Tag Team Championship from Los Aerios on June 11, this time teaming with Abbad, and lost it to Thunder and Lightning in a three-way match involving BJ and Chicano on July 11.[32] His last match for WWC before signing with WWE came on July 31, losing to Joe Don Smith.

Return to WWE[edit]

Florida Championship Wrestling (2010–2012)[edit]

On July 14, 2010, it was reported that Stevens had signed a new developmental deal with WWE, and changed his ring name to Damien Sandow (sharing the surname of the Gold Dust Trio's Billy Sandow and the "father of modern bodybuilding" Eugen Sandow),[33] while adopting a new militant gimmick.[34] On December 3, Sandow won the FCW Florida Tag Team Championship with Titus O'Neill by defeating Xavier Woods and Mason Ryan in a match for the vacant championship.[35] They lost the championship to Richie Steamboat and Seth Rollins on March 25, 2011.[36] After losing the title, Sandow turned on O'Neill and joined the group formed by Lucky Cannon, Aksana, and Maxine.[37] Following the dissolution of the group, Sandow adopted the gimmick of a verbose intellectual before defeating Rollins on September 22 to win the FCW 15 Championship.[38] On January 13, 2012, Sandow lost the FCW 15 Championship to Steamboat.[39]

Intellectual Savior of the Masses (2012-2013)[edit]

Sandow addressing the crowd in his robe.

On the April 6, 2012 episode of SmackDown, Sandow, presenting his new gimmick of a grandiloquent pedant, appeared in a pre-taped interview denouncing popular culture and extolling his virtues.[40] After weeks of vignettes, Sandow made his WWE in-ring return under the new gimmick on the May 4 episode of SmackDown, but refused to compete in his scheduled match against Derrick Bateman, claiming that the audience would neither learn nor benefit from him facing an inferior opponent.[41] On the May 18 episode of SmackDown, Sandow refused to wrestle against Yoshi Tatsu, but Tatsu accused Sandow of being a coward, causing Sandow to assault him. On the May 25 episode of SmackDown, Sandow defeated Tatsu decisively in his debut match.[42] The following week, he refused to face Ezekiel Jackson, and despite Jackson forcing the match to begin, Sandow won. On the June 8 episode of SmackDown, Sandow went to attack Hornswoggle but was intercepted by Tyson Kidd before he could do so. The following week on SmackDown, Sandow defeated Kidd in a match.[43]

On the June 29 episode of SmackDown, Sandow defeated Zack Ryder to qualify for the World Heavyweight Championship Money in the Bank ladder match at Money in the Bank.[44] However, the match was won by Dolph Ziggler.[45] On July 23 at Raw 1000, Sandow interrupted D-Generation X and claimed that their sophomoric and disgusting behaviour had brainwashed society; he also declared that he would be a martyr if DX disposed of him, and DX assaulted him regardless.[46] Sandow then began a feud with Brodus Clay on the July 30 episode of Raw, attacking Clay when he laughed at a video of Sandow's beatdown at the hands of DX.[47] Sandow and Clay finally faced off on the August 20 episode of Raw, where Sandow won after a roll-up, but was attacked by Clay after the match.[48] On the August 31 SmackDown, Sandow had his first singles loss after being intentionally counted out against World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus,[49] who would later hand Sandow his first pinfall loss in October.[50]

Sandow being "martyred" by D-Generation X at Raw 1000.

On the September 19 SmackDown, Sandow aligned himself with Cody Rhodes, and they started a feud with WWE Tag Team Champions Team Hell No (Daniel Bryan and Kane).[51][52] The duo, which adopted the team name of Team Rhodes Scholars, entered a tournament four days later on SmackDown, and defeated the Usos to advance.[53] Team Rhodes Scholars defeated Santino Marella and Zack Ryder in the semi-finals,[54] and then Rey Mysterio and Sin Cara in the finals to earn a shot at the tag titles.[55] Team Rhodes Scholars got their title opportunity against Team Hell No on October 28 at Hell in a Cell, where they won by disqualification, thus Team Hell No retained the titles.[56] This led to a title rematch on the November 14 episode of WWE Main Event, which Team Hell No won.[57] During the match, Rhodes suffered several legitimate injuries, placing their partnership on hold.[58]

On the November 23 SmackDown, Sandow unsuccessfully challenged Kofi Kingston for the Intercontinental Championship, his first singles title opportunity in WWE.[59] From December 2012, Sandow began a regular segment in which he unsuccessfully searched for an 'apprentice' by quizzing members of the audience.[60] Sandow and Rhodes reunited on the December 10 Raw and won a fatal four-way tag team elimination match,[61] earning them the right to face Rey Mysterio and Sin Cara in a number one contender Tables match at TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs six days later, which Team Rhodes Scholars won.[62] Team Rhodes Scholars received their title shot on the following Main Event, but were again defeated by Team Hell No.[63] On the January 7, 2013, episode of Raw, Team Rhodes Scholars defeated Team Hell No in a non-title match to earn another shot at the WWE Tag Team Championship.[64] The title rematch took place on January 27 at the Royal Rumble, where Team Rhodes Scholars once again failed to capture the tag team titles.[65]

On the February 1 SmackDown, Sandow and Rhodes briefly dissolved Team Rhodes Scholars while remaining "best friends",[66] but reunited on February 17 at the pre-show of Elimination Chamber, but were defeated by the team of Brodus Clay and Tensai.[67] Sandow and Rhodes then aligned themselves with The Bella Twins in a feud against Tons of Funk (Clay and Tensai) and the Funkadactyls (Cameron and Naomi).[68][69][70] The two teams were originally booked to face each other in an eight-person mixed tag team match on April 7 at Wrestlemania 29,[71] but their match was cut due to time constraints.[72] The match instead took place the following night on Raw, where Tons of Funk and the Funkadactyls emerged victorious.[73]

Money in the Bank (2013)[edit]

On the May 15 episode of NXT, Sandow unsuccessfully challenged Big E Langston for the NXT Championship.[74] While Sandow hosted a series of mental challenges on SmackDown, Sheamus repeatedly interrupted Sandow and tried to solve the challenges. However, when Sheamus failed to solve the puzzles, he instead resorted to physical violence by attacking Sandow.[75][76][77] On June 16, during the Payback "kick-off" show, Sandow was defeated by Sheamus in a singles match.[78] The following night on Raw, Team Rhodes Scholars defeated Sheamus in a handicap match after Sandow pinned him with a roll-up.[79] The rivalry culminated in a Dublin Street Fight on the June 28 SmackDown, where Sheamus defeated Sandow.[80]

The July 14 Money in the Bank pay-per-view marked the beginning of the end for Team Rhodes Scholars. Both Rhodes and Sandow entered the World Heavyweight Championship Money in the Bank ladder match; just as Rhodes was about to win the match, Sandow threw Rhodes off the ladder and retrieved the briefcase himself to earn the opportunity to challenge for the World Heavyweight Championship at any time of his choosing within the next year.[81][82] Despite winning the briefcase, Sandow went on to lose many matches before his cash-in,[83] with a total of 1 win and 12 losses on Raw and SmackDown.[84] The split of Team Rhodes Scholars was confirmed the next night on Raw when Rhodes attacked Sandow.[85] Rhodes dominated the feud between him and Sandow; throwing Sandow's briefcase into the Gulf of Mexico,[86] which forced Sandow to introduce a new custom-made briefcase; thwarting Sandow's attempt to cash-in on a vulnerable Alberto Del Rio;[87] and defeating Sandow twice in singles matches, one of which was at SummerSlam.[88][89]

After moving on from his feud with Rhodes, Sandow went on to lose to the likes of R-Truth, Santino Marella and on the Battleground pre-show, Dolph Ziggler.[90][91][92] On the October 28 Raw, Sandow confronted World Heavyweight Champion John Cena; stating his belief that Cena's arm was still injured following Cena's match against Alberto Del Rio at Hell in a Cell, Sandow assaulted Cena's arm and then cashed in his Money in the Bank contract, but Cena won the match by pinfall.[93] This made Sandow the second wrestler to fail to win a title upon cash-in (after Cena himself),[94] and the first to lose a cash-in outright.[95] After Sandow's cash-in, he was noted to have become more generic as he stopped doing cartwheels and started wearing plain black ring attire.[96] Sandow's misfortune continued when he challenged Intercontinental Champion Big E Langston to a title match at TLC and lost.[97]

Impersonator/Mizdow; Tag Team Champion (2014-present)[edit]

Sandow in mid-2014 assumed an impressionist gimmick. He is shown here dressed as LeBron James at a Raw taping in July 2014.

In January 2014, Sandow entered the 2014 Royal Rumble and was eliminated by CM Punk, becoming the first man eliminated from the match.[98] He then started a losing streak that lasted until May,[99] which included him losing to the likes of Darren Young,[100] being pinned in an eight-man tag match,[101] and losing to Sin Cara in one minute.[102]

The renamed Damien Mizdow (right) as the stunt double for The Miz.

On the April 28 Raw, Sandow dressed as Magneto to confront guest star Hugh Jackman (who plays Wolverine) and Dolph Ziggler, which resulted in Sandow being attacked by both Jackman and Ziggler.[103] On the May 12 Raw and its pre-show, Sandow started delivering worked shoot comments displaying his apparent dissatisfaction at his position in WWE, resulting in his microphone being turned off.[104] Sandow later made comments with allusions to being handcuffed.[105]

Sandow soon transitioned into a comedic impersonator,[106] and from May 20, he started to regularly dress as different characters every week, sometimes wrestling as them. These characters included Sherlock Holmes,[107] Bruce Springsteen, Abraham Lincoln, a rapper called D-Sizzle, and an intrepretive dancer. He also mimicked other wrestlers, such as Shawn Michaels, Bret Hart, and Vince McMahon.[108]

From August, Sandow formed an alliance with The Miz,[109] who had a persona of an arrogant movie star.[110] Sandow became Miz's "stunt double",[109] being billed as Damien Mizdow, which entailed him mimicking every move Miz made during his matches and mannerisms when not wrestling.[111] At Night of Champions in September, Mizdow's interference helped Miz win the Intercontinental Championship from Dolph Ziggler,[112] but a day later, Miz lost his title back to Ziggler in a rematch on Raw.[113]

At Survivor Series, Mizdow and Miz won a Fatal 4-Way tag team match by defeating defending champions Gold and Stardust, The Usos and Los Matadores to capture the WWE Tag Team Championship, making it the first ever title he has won in WWE.[114]

In wrestling[edit]

Sandow performing a Russian legsweep on Rob Van Dam.

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

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