Haas was an amateur wrestler in high school, and attended Seton Hall University on a wrestling scholarship, before becoming a stockbroker. After Russ died in due to a heart attack , Haas began wrestling in singles competition, winning the HWA Heavyweight Championship once. Haas then transferred into singles competition before being released from WWE in After Benjamin transferred to the ECW brand, Haas began wrestling with a comical luchador persona, before developing a character where he imitated other wrestlers and WWE Hall of Famers.
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