WWE Superstar Damien Sandow, whose real name is Aaron Steven Haddad, has been wrestling professionally since 2001. He was born on August 3, 1982.
Prior to his current run in WWE, Sandow wrestled for the sport-entertainment organization in 2006 under the name Idol Stevens. He has also wrestled for World Wrestling Council (WWC) in Puerto Rico and Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW). He won WWE’s World Heavyweight Championship Contract Money in the Bank Ladder Match in 2013, ultimately becoming the second person to unsuccessfully cash in the contract and not win either the WWE or World Heavyweight Championship. He forged an alliance with The Miz in 2014, where he transformed himself into the stunt double for the one-time WWE Champion, Damien Mizdow. While aligned with “The Awesome One,” Sandow captured his one and thus far only title in WWE, the WWE Tag Team Championship.
August 2, 2015 – New reports have provided further speculation surrounding new gimmicks for mid-card WWE talent such as Curtis Axel, Damien Sandow, Adam Rose, and Brad Maddox. As previously noted, Axel had to drop the “Axelmania” gimmick when WWE severed all ties to Hulk Hogan amidst the controversy surrounding the WWE Hall of Famer and racism.
Along with Axel dropping his imitation of the WWE legend, Sandow also has stopped emulating the late WWE Hall of Famer “Macho Man” Randy Savage. Sandow was competing under the “Macho Mandow” moniker, and although his profile on WWE.com still reads as such, “Macho Mandow” appears to be a thing of the past, as over the last two weeks, Sandow has just competed as himself.
PWInsider.com has discussed the possibility that Sandow may adopt a rhyming/rapping gimmick in the future, based off of the schtick he does on Xavier Woods’ official gaming YouTube.com channel, Up, Up, Down, Down. Sandow has appeared on episodes of Gamer Gauntlet on the channel, where he provides commentary in a rhythmic, rhyming pattern. PWInsider.com speculated recently that this may be the direction WWE takes with Sandow.
Rose may also now be a new character, teaming up with the former General Manager of Monday Night Raw in Maddox. While Rose has been teasing a return to his previous NXT character Leo Kruger, he assisted Maddox as his partner at WWE live events over the weekend.
Both men were dressed alike, and by the following tweet from WWE’s official Twitter account for the WWE Universe, it appears that they even have a name already, which is “Beef Mode.”
— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) August 2, 2015