Exclusive: Aron Stevens, formerly Damien Sandow, on acting and his WWE career

Gary Cassidy
Damien Sandow won the Money In The Bank contract, but never got to cash in
Damien Sandow won the Money In The Bank contract, but never got to cash in

One of the biggest missed opportunities, in my opinion, EVER in wrestling was you dropping the Money In The Bank briefcase. Do you think things would have been different had that not happened?

It would have been different, but when I was told, "Look, this is what's going to happen..." - look, this goes for life, you have one of two choices when faced with a circumstance that you don't particularly like.

You can say, "Oh, that really sucks," and you can whine about it or you can say, "Can I really do anything to fix this circumstance? No, but what I can do is use this circumstance to my advantage."

I'm like, "All right, I've got to put in the performance of my life. I had to cut the promo of my life and wrestle the best match I could. They gave us three segments so, at that point in my life, shame on me if I couldn't deliver. I think I did and to me it was like, after the fact, I don't think they had any plans of what to do with me.

I could only do what was written for me to the best of my ability and I felt like I'd done that. Then it was, "Okay, you're going to be dressing up as someone new every week," then, "You're going to be with Miz." "You're going to be with Miz for a second week," and then I started wrestling the invisible man.

Without dropping the case, there would not have been a Mizdow. Would it have been kind of cool to win the belt? Yes, but at the end of the day, I'm remembered for doing something no-one else has done.

They haven't had the temerity to try it on TV or do it, I was just in a place where I said, "I'm going to go for it, so there's always an up side to everything.

Pertaining to the look of the briefcase, it looked exactly like... Well, a briefcase! Was that your idea in terms of how it looked?

That was kind of, when I won it, it was funny because the blue briefcase matched the blue robe but I think it was one of the writers or guys who worked in the props department who told me I was going to get a customised briefcase. "Oh, okay, cool!"

The Sandow character was such a strong character and when I saw that thing, I just went, "Oh, my God, it's beautiful!"

NEXT: Aron reveals whether he'll ever wrestle again.

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Edited by Kishan Prasad

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