In the buildup to WrestleMania 31, Damien Mizdow, formerly known as Damien Sandow, made waves as a WWE superstar, despite being primarily a comedic act. After months as The Miz's stunt double, Mizdow's memorable turn on The Miz during the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal cemented him as a massive fan-favorite.
CinemaBlend recently interviewed Aron Stevens, formerly Mizdow, now with NWA, discussing his WWE days and future plans. Recalling his split from The Miz at WrestleMania, Stevens described experiencing a zen moment amid 90,000 spectators.
However, WWE's decision not to capitalize on Mizdow's popularity, leading to his elimination by Big Show, contributed to Stevens leaving WWE over a year later. He reflected on his departure, saying he didn't want to be where he wasn't appreciated and had reached an unhealthy place.
Stevens' Positive Outlook on WWE Departure
Despite the outcome, Stevens holds no grudge against WWE, accepting that "it is what it is." After leaving WWE in 2016, Stevens joined promotions like TNA/Impact Wrestling, Global Force Wrestling, Battle Arts Academy, and others before settling in NWA, where he manages the Blunt Force Trauma tag team.
Stevens attributes his ongoing success to always giving his best and exceeding expectations. Currently enjoying his role as a manager, Stevens isn't ruling out an in-ring return. For now, he's focused on getting Blunt Force Trauma qualified for the Jim Crockett Sr.
Memorial Cup Tag Team Tournament, taking place in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, on June 3rd and 4th. The prestigious tournament has been won by legends like The Road Warriors, Sting and Lex Luger, and The Briscoe Brothers.
Fans can catch Aron Stevens, Blunt Force Trauma, and other wrestlers like Chris Adonis on NWA's YouTube channel for free weekly shows and exclusive content. To relive Damien Mizdow's iconic moment with The Miz from WrestleMania 31, viewers can subscribe to Peacock Premium for access to this and other WWE events.