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1st Dec '12 12:27:37 PM KantonKage
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'''Damien Sandow''' (born Aaron Steven Haddad) is a professional wrestler who made his Wrestling/{{WWE}} debut in 2006 wrestling under the ringname "Idol Stevens". He was one half of a tag team with KC James and managed by Michelle [=McCool=]. Stevens would later be released from WWE in 2007, and James would linger [[{{Jobber}} in perpetual jobberhood]] under the name James Curtis before following suit a year later. In 2010, Stevens was rehired and sent back to developmental, where he received a gimmick change and a new ringname (Damien Sandow). Originally portrayed as a militant character, he would later receive another gimmick change. He is currently portrayed as an InsufferableGenius-type character who proclaims himself to be "The Intellectual Savior of the Unwashed Masses".

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!!'''Tropes associated with Damien Sandow include:'''

* AffablyEvil: He just wants to "enlighten" the WWE fans (make them less stupid), but he goes about it in an arrogant manner.
* ArchEnemy: It may still be too early to tell, but ZackRyder seems to be becoming one to Sandow.
* BadassLonghair
* BadassLongRobe
* BeardOfEvil: And a very robust one at that.
* BullyingADragon[=/=]TooDumbToLive: His choice to interrupt, of all things, the DGenerationX reunion on the 1000th episode of MondayNightRaw. And this wasn't just ''any'' DX reunion: this was a '''''DX Army''''' reunion - Trips, Shawn, The New Age Outlaws, and X-Pac. And it gets better: Sandow actually [[LampshadeHanging acknowledges how stupid it is]] during the promo and admits ([[SesquipedalianLoquaciousness in so many words]]) that he's probably going to get his ass kicked. (Of course, he does.)
** Also with BrodusClay, who he repeatedly ambushed and assaulted. When they finally have a straight match, Brodus spends most of it [[CurbStompBattle beating the crap out of him]], only losing when Damien cheats and grabs his tights. And after that, Damien finds himself on the receiving end of Brodus' wrath.
* BreakupBreakout: He is currently a much bigger star than his former tag team partner KC James.
* CatchPhrase: Begins his promos with "Allow me to beg your indulgence. My Name is Damien Sandow, and I'm here to help all of you." Ends his promos - and occasionally [[RefugeInAudacity his beatdowns]] - with "You're Welcome."
** Also tends to use "I do this for the benefit and the welfare of you, the unwashed masses"
* CombatPragmatist
* DeclarativeFinger
* {{Expy}}: He gets a lot of comparisons to both "The Genius" Lanny Poffo (brother of RandySavage) and TripleH in his original "Hunter Hearst Helmsley gimmick.
** It's less common as the other two, but a few people have also drawn comparisons between him and MuhammadHassan, because he has a distinctive theme and a habit of interrupting other people's promos.
** However that cartwheel he does was a staple of the Genius.
** The Genius confirmed in an interview that he personally gave Sandow his blessing to use the gimmick.
* FinishingMove: A cross-arm/straight jacket neckbreaker, which has been dubbed "Terminus" (Latin for "over" or "end").
* GeniusBruiser: Under all the posturing and SesquipedalianLoquaciousness is about 250 pounds of angry dude.
* GratuitousLatin: Has a showboaty elbow drop he calls the "Cubito Aequet" (Elbow of Disdain). Careful examination of the Latin language will reveal that the second word is translated as a homophone of the word they were really looking for. But since few people actually know Latin, [[TheyJustDidntCare it doesn't matter much.]]
* {{Hypocrite}}: Claims to be more refined than anyone else in the building, but his wrestling attacks are every bit as savage as RandyOrton's.
* InsufferableGenius
* KarmaHoudini: He gets away with quite a few dirty attacks on a few people.
** KarmaHoudiniWarranty: However, this expired, despite him winning by cheating, when Brodus Clay knocked him out and danced with his kids and dancers in the arena.
* LightningBruiser: This guy is 6'4'' and he can do cartwheels around the ring.
* MeanCharacterNiceActor: He plays the obnoxious know-it-all to perfection, but during an episode of ''WWE Main Event,'' Cody took a nasty fall that left him with head and shoulder injuries. Cody and a lot of fans noticed that Sandow refused to tag Cody back into the match after it happened and prevented the injury from getting worse. Cody later thanked him saying it probably saved his career.
* MinorInsultMeltdown: Sandow was supposed to wrestle Yoshi Tatsu, but deemed him an unworthy opponent. He beat him up anyway when Tatsu called him "chicken".
* RedBaron: The (Self-Proclaimed) Intellectual Savior of the Unwashed Masses.
* RealMenWearPink: His choice of gear, pink trunks and purple kneepads.
** Not to mention the fact that he essentially walks down to the ring in a bathrobe.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Pulls these when he's put in matches that are made on the fly, as he wants to study his opponents and exploit any weakness they may have.
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: Oh, my dear lord...
* SpotOfTea: On Twitter, many of his (or rather, "Ignatius" his supposed personal scribe's) tweets are regarding what type of tea he is drinking.
* VillainTeamUp: With Wrestling/CodyRhodes, calling themselves Team Rhodes Scholars, who Damien says is the only guy on the roster that he can have an intelligent conversation with.
* VillainousBreakdown: Had a minor one during the September 21 episode of Smackdown when {{Wrestling/Edge}}, {{Wrestling/Kane}}, and [[BryanDanielson Daniel Bryan]] were in the process of "hugging it out" to get rid of their frustrations. Sandow came out and was doing his usual schtick when Edge asked the audience if they'd rather see Sandow face Kane or Bryan. After a short period of time, Sandow went from being calm like he usually is to screaming "STOP IT! STOP IT! STOP IT!"
* WickedCultured: His introductory promos are basically spiels about art and how the 'common man' doesn't understand it. When giving promos, he even holds his mic like a champagne glass.
* YouLookFamiliar: Was once Idol Stevens, part of a tag team managed by [[LayCool Michelle McCool.]]

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-->'''You're Welcome!'''

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[[caption-width-right:333:"[[CatchPhrase Allow me to beg your indulgence for one moment...]]"]]

'''Damien Sandow''' (born Aaron Steven Haddad) is a professional wrestler who made his Wrestling/{{WWE}} debut in 2006 wrestling under the ringname "Idol Stevens". He was one half of a tag team with KC James and managed by Michelle [=McCool=]. Stevens would later be released from WWE in 2007, and James would linger [[{{Jobber}} in perpetual jobberhood]] under the name James Curtis before following suit a year later. In 2010, Stevens was rehired and sent back to developmental, where he received a gimmick change and a new ringname (Damien Sandow). Originally portrayed as a militant character, he would later receive another gimmick change. He is currently portrayed as an InsufferableGenius-type character who proclaims himself to be "The Intellectual Savior of the Unwashed Masses".

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!!'''Tropes associated with Damien Sandow include:'''

* AffablyEvil: He just wants to "enlighten" the WWE fans (make them less stupid), but he goes about it in an arrogant manner.
* ArchEnemy: It may still be too early to tell, but ZackRyder seems to be becoming one to Sandow.
* BadassLonghair
* BadassLongRobe
* BeardOfEvil: And a very robust one at that.
* BullyingADragon[=/=]TooDumbToLive: His choice to interrupt, of all things, the DGenerationX reunion on the 1000th episode of MondayNightRaw. And this wasn't just ''any'' DX reunion: this was a '''''DX Army''''' reunion - Trips, Shawn, The New Age Outlaws, and X-Pac. And it gets better: Sandow actually [[LampshadeHanging acknowledges how stupid it is]] during the promo and admits ([[SesquipedalianLoquaciousness in so many words]]) that he's probably going to get his ass kicked. (Of course, he does.)
** Also with BrodusClay, who he repeatedly ambushed and assaulted. When they finally have a straight match, Brodus spends most of it [[CurbStompBattle beating the crap out of him]], only losing when Damien cheats and grabs his tights. And after that, Damien finds himself on the receiving end of Brodus' wrath.
* BreakupBreakout: He is currently a much bigger star than his former tag team partner KC James.
* CatchPhrase: Begins his promos with "Allow me to beg your indulgence. My Name is Damien Sandow, and I'm here to help all of you." Ends his promos - and occasionally [[RefugeInAudacity his beatdowns]] - with "You're Welcome."
** Also tends to use "I do this for the benefit and the welfare of you, the unwashed masses"
* CombatPragmatist
* DeclarativeFinger
* {{Expy}}: He gets a lot of comparisons to both "The Genius" Lanny Poffo (brother of RandySavage) and TripleH in his original "Hunter Hearst Helmsley gimmick.
** It's less common as the other two, but a few people have also drawn comparisons between him and MuhammadHassan, because he has a distinctive theme and a habit of interrupting other people's promos.
** However that cartwheel he does was a staple of the Genius.
** The Genius confirmed in an interview that he personally gave Sandow his blessing to use the gimmick.
* FinishingMove: A cross-arm/straight jacket neckbreaker, which has been dubbed "Terminus" (Latin for "over" or "end").
* GeniusBruiser: Under all the posturing and SesquipedalianLoquaciousness is about 250 pounds of angry dude.
* GratuitousLatin: Has a showboaty elbow drop he calls the "Cubito Aequet" (Elbow of Disdain). Careful examination of the Latin language will reveal that the second word is translated as a homophone of the word they were really looking for. But since few people actually know Latin, [[TheyJustDidntCare it doesn't matter much.]]
* {{Hypocrite}}: Claims to be more refined than anyone else in the building, but his wrestling attacks are every bit as savage as RandyOrton's.
* InsufferableGenius
* KarmaHoudini: He gets away with quite a few dirty attacks on a few people.
** KarmaHoudiniWarranty: However, this expired, despite him winning by cheating, when Brodus Clay knocked him out and danced with his kids and dancers in the arena.
* LightningBruiser: This guy is 6'4'' and he can do cartwheels around the ring.
* MeanCharacterNiceActor: He plays the obnoxious know-it-all to perfection, but during an episode of ''WWE Main Event,'' Cody took a nasty fall that left him with head and shoulder injuries. Cody and a lot of fans noticed that Sandow refused to tag Cody back into the match after it happened and prevented the injury from getting worse. Cody later thanked him saying it probably saved his career.
* MinorInsultMeltdown: Sandow was supposed to wrestle Yoshi Tatsu, but deemed him an unworthy opponent. He beat him up anyway when Tatsu called him "chicken".
* RedBaron: The (Self-Proclaimed) Intellectual Savior of the Unwashed Masses.
* RealMenWearPink: His choice of gear, pink trunks and purple kneepads.
** Not to mention the fact that he essentially walks down to the ring in a bathrobe.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Pulls these when he's put in matches that are made on the fly, as he wants to study his opponents and exploit any weakness they may have.
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: Oh, my dear lord...
* SpotOfTea: On Twitter, many of his (or rather, "Ignatius" his supposed personal scribe's) tweets are regarding what type of tea he is drinking.
* VillainTeamUp: With Wrestling/CodyRhodes, calling themselves Team Rhodes Scholars, who Damien says is the only guy on the roster that he can have an intelligent conversation with.
* VillainousBreakdown: Had a minor one during the September 21 episode of Smackdown when {{Wrestling/Edge}}, {{Wrestling/Kane}}, and [[BryanDanielson Daniel Bryan]] were in the process of "hugging it out" to get rid of their frustrations. Sandow came out and was doing his usual schtick when Edge asked the audience if they'd rather see Sandow face Kane or Bryan. After a short period of time, Sandow went from being calm like he usually is to screaming "STOP IT! STOP IT! STOP IT!"
* WickedCultured: His introductory promos are basically spiels about art and how the 'common man' doesn't understand it. When giving promos, he even holds his mic like a champagne glass.
* YouLookFamiliar: Was once Idol Stevens, part of a tag team managed by [[LayCool Michelle McCool.]]

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-->'''You're Welcome!'''
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24th Nov '12 7:35:37 AM SomeoneElse17
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* RedBaron: The Self-Proclaimed Intellectual Savior of the Unwashed Masses.

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* RedBaron: The Self-Proclaimed (Self-Proclaimed) Intellectual Savior of the Unwashed Masses.
24th Nov '12 7:31:55 AM SomeoneElse17
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* StrawmanHasAPoint: Especially in the eyes of the IWC.
24th Nov '12 7:31:13 AM SomeoneElse17
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* VillainTeamUp: With CodyRhodes, calling themselves Team Rhodes Scholars, who Damien says is the only guy on the roster that he can have an intelligent conversation with.

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* StrawmanHasAPoint: Especially in the eyes of the IWC.
* VillainTeamUp: With CodyRhodes, Wrestling/CodyRhodes, calling themselves Team Rhodes Scholars, who Damien says is the only guy on the roster that he can have an intelligent conversation with.
17th Nov '12 3:11:38 PM eviltwin531
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* MeanCharacterNiceActor: He plays the obnoxious know-it-all to perfection, but during an episode of ''WWE Main Event,'' Cody took a nasty fall that left him with head and shoulder injuries. Cody and a lot of fans noticed that Sandow refused to tag Cody back into the match after it happened and prevented the injury from getting worse. Cody later thanked him saying it probably saved his career.
9th Nov '12 8:33:07 AM majohe
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* VillainTeamUp: Teamed up with CodyRhodes a few weeks ago to take on the tandem of Brodus Clay and Sin Cara, expressing joy of having found the only other Superstar he can have an intelligent conversation with. Picked up on the September 21 episode of Smackdown when he and Rhodes took it upon themselves to knock Kane and Daniel Bryan off their perch. It didn't work.
** However, it appears as though Sandow and Rhodes are an official tag team now. They've begun calling themselves "Team Rhodes Scholars".

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* VillainTeamUp: Teamed up with CodyRhodes a few weeks ago to take on the tandem of Brodus Clay and Sin Cara, expressing joy of having found With CodyRhodes, calling themselves Team Rhodes Scholars, who Damien says is the only other Superstar guy on the roster that he can have an intelligent conversation with. Picked up on the September 21 episode of Smackdown when he and Rhodes took it upon themselves to knock Kane and Daniel Bryan off their perch. It didn't work.
** However, it appears as though Sandow and Rhodes are an official tag team now. They've begun calling themselves "Team Rhodes Scholars".
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4th Nov '12 3:08:51 AM xXwindsofchangeXx
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* CatchPhrase: Begins his promos with "Allow me to beg your indulgence. My Name is Damien Sandow, and I'm here to help all of you" Ends his promos with "You're Welcome."

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* CatchPhrase: Begins his promos with "Allow me to beg your indulgence. My Name is Damien Sandow, and I'm here to help all of you" you." Ends his promos - and occasionally [[RefugeInAudacity his beatdowns]] - with "You're Welcome."
3rd Nov '12 9:07:52 AM Pwnisher248
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** The Genius confirmed in an interview that he personally gave Sandow permission to use the gimmick.

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** The Genius confirmed in an interview that he personally gave Sandow permission his blessing to use the gimmick.
30th Oct '12 6:26:24 AM Pwnisher248
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** However that cartwheel he does was a staple of the Genius.

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** However that cartwheel he does was a staple of the Genius.Genius.
** The Genius confirmed in an interview that he personally gave Sandow permission to use the gimmick.
28th Oct '12 10:14:16 AM majohe
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* MessiahComplex: What with all his talk of being a 'savior' and a 'martyr'... and then growing a long hair and a beard? Yep. Clearly headed in this direction.
** Plus his "Hallelujah Chorus" entrance music.
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