Damien Sandow

  • Born: 08/03/1982 in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • Birthname: Aaron Steven Haddad
  • Height & Weight: 6'4", 247 Ib
Titles Won:
  • Money in the Bank (2013 – World Heavyweight Championship contract)
  • WWE Tag Team Championship – with The Miz
  • Impact Grand Championship
  • OVW Heavyweight
    Championship (2 times)
  • OVW Southern Tag Team Championship – with
    Nova
  • OVW Television Championship
  • Third OVW Triple Crown Champion

Best known for wrestling with WWE under the ring name Damien Sandow. He is also known for his time in Impact Wrestling and the independent circuit under the ring name Aron Rex, where he was the first-ever Impact Grand Champion in 2016. Since January 2017 he has not wrestled, instead focusing more on acting.

Haddad started wrestling in 2001, and began appearing for WWE in 2002 as Aaron Stevens on Heat. From 2003 to 2006, Haddad wrestled in WWE’s developmental territory, Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW). In 2006, Haddad reappeared on the WWE main roster as Idol Stevens, teaming with KC James and allying with Michelle McCool. In 2007, Haddad was released from WWE, first embarking on a return to OVW, no longer WWE’s official developmental territory, in 2008 and then from 2009 to 2010, wrestling in Puerto Rico for World Wrestling Council (WWC).

Signing again with WWE in 2010, he was assigned to a developmental territory, Florida Championship Wrestling, where he adopted the Damien Sandow moniker. In 2012, Sandow returned to WWE’s main roster as an arrogant intellectual. In 2013, Sandow won the Money in the Bank match for a World Heavyweight Championship opportunity, and became the first to lose the cashed-in title match.

In 2014, Sandow became a comedic impersonator, leading up to an alliance with The Miz, as his stunt double Damien Mizdow. The duo won the WWE Tag Team Championship. In 2015, Sandow lost the breakup feud to Miz, was put into a team with Curtis Axel, and then taken off television. After his return with sporadic appearances, Sandow was released in 2016.

Notable Feuds

w/ KC James vs. Paul London & Brian Kendrick

w/ Cody Rhodes vs. Team Hell No

vs. Cody Rhodes

vs. The Miz

vs. Drew Galloway

Other Notable Achivements

FCW 15 Championship

FCW Florida Tag Team Championship – with Titus O’Neil

WWC Puerto Rico Heavyweight Championship

WWC World Tag Team Championship (4 time) – with Shawn Spears (1), Chicano (1), King Tonga Jr. (1) and Abbad (1)

IWA Hardcore Championship

Chaotic Wrestling Heavyweight Championship

Chaotic Wrestling Tag Team Championship – with Edward G. Xtasy