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The APA Bar Room Brawl Invitational [July 27th, 2003]

When the WWE brand split started to promote individual-branded pay per views, one of the gimmicks they went for was to have The APA (Bradshaw and Ron Simmons) have this match, the APA Bar Room Brawl Invitational. The only rule of the match was that the last man who was standing and still drinking would be the winner.

The match’s participants were as random as they came. It was essentially a way to get guys on the pay per view that they couldn’t find anything else for. The participants included The APA (of course), Brother Love, The Basham Brothers, Doink The Clown (played by Nick Dinsmore), Los Conquistadors (Rob Conway and Johnny Jeter), Brian Kendrick, Funaki, The FBI (Johnny Stamboli, Nunzio, and Chuck Palumbo), The Brooklyn Brawler, Matt Hardy, Shannon Moore, Matt Cappotelli and John Hennigan, Orlando Jordan, Kanyon, Sean O'Haire, and… a bunny.

Though this wouldn’t be the first, nor last time we’d see a bunny in the WWE, this one has an interesting distinction. Rather than be the member of Adam Rose’s entourage of Rosebuds, this bunny, under the mask and donning the costume, was Aron Stevens, known today as Damien Sandow!

OVW: The Class Of 2005

Really…. really, stop for a second and adore the talent in this fucking photo. In one picture, you’ve got (kind of in order, I guess): Matt Cappotelli, CM Punk, Danny Inferno, some douchebag, Sosay, The Riggs Brothers, Ken Anderson, Paul Burchill, Chris Cage (Caylen Croft), Aron Stevens (Damien Sandow/Mizdow), Dean Visk (massive dude who could have been a monster), Cliff Compton, Nic Nemeth (Dolph Ziggler), Kenn DoaneChett The Jett, Melissa Coates, The Boogeyman, Brent Albright, Maria, Mike Mondo, Chris Kay (referee), Romeo Roselli, Jillian Hall, Alexis Laree (Mickie James), Beth Phoenix, Tank Toland, Chad Toland, Johnny Jeter, and Antonio Thomas.

…that’s just like, a smidge of the talent you got to see, weekly, for free. Multiple future champions, non-stop talent, and an amazing roster.