And then there were eight.
Damien Sandow has been released by WWE, joining King Barrett, Santino Marella, Cameron, Hornswoggle, Alex Riley, El Torito and Zeb Colter as cuts on Friday, May 6, 2016.
The Money in the Bank winner was someone fans debated about whether or not he'd get his walking papers. He hasn't been used on television as anything more than enhancement talent for quite some time, but he's popular whenever he appears. Throughout his career, Sandow (real name Aaron Haddad) managed to get over regardless of his gimmick or situation - probably most famously when he was given the role of Miz's "stunt double" after doing several one-off impersonations, and became one of the most popular acts in the company.
His last push (after his program with the Awesome One was blown off) involved acting like Randy Savage while Curtis Axel riffed on Hulk Hogan. That act, the Meta-Powers, was pulled when Hogan was fired for the leak of a tape where he used racial slurs.
Sandow's WWE career was marked by seeming bad luck circumstances like that one. Despite persevering and entertaining fans regardless of his situation, the company never really got behind him - as evidenced by the fact he never held a singles title in his latest five year run.
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