Charlie Haas

Charlie Haas is the newest gaijin filling the role of former WWE castoff in All-Japan. This 14-year veteran was a standout wrestler in college and, along with his now-decesased twin brother Russ, was viewed as a future tag team superstar. Charlie and Russ broke into the pro ranks together and Charlie continued to compete after Russ died, often writing “Russ” on his taped wrists/armbands in memory of his late brother. At one time he also competed as “R.C. Haas”, R.C. being his & Russ’ first initials.
Charlie initially competed in the indies from 1996-2002 before breaking into WWE, and won the WWE Tag Team Championship with fellow collegiate standout Shelton Benjamin. He left WWE in 2005, shortly after which he made his Japan debut with a stint in New Japan. He would return to WWE in 2006 but was released again in February 2010, and has now returned to Japan.
Charlie will make his All-Japan debut on October 10, 2010. Like most of his fellow WWE castoffs now in the promotion, he will be aligned with the Voodoo Murders faction. And he has a big chance to make a huge impact right away, as he’ll get an All-Japan World Tag Team Title shot with former WWE star Big Daddy Voodoo on October 24, 2010.

Stats & Info:
Real name: Charles Doyle Haas II
Age: 38
Height: 6’2″
Weight: 242 pounds/110 kg
Experience: 14 years
Finishing move: Haas Of Pain (Modified Inverted Reverse Figure 4)
Current Affiliation: All-Japan

Titles won:
3-time WWE Tag Team Champion
1-time Ballpark Brawl National Heavyweight Champion
1-time CZW World Tag Team Champion
1-time ECWA Tag Team Champion
1-time HWA Heavyweight Champion
1-time JAPW New Jersey State Champion
2-time JAPW Tag Team Champion
3-time MCW Southern Tag Team Champion
1-time NWA Texas Heavyweight Champion
1-time PCW Tag Team Champion

Tournaments won:
2002 Russ Haas Memorial Tag Team Tournament

Other accolades:
2008 WWE Slammy Award For Best Impersonation
2003 PWI Tag Team Of The Year Award (w/Shelton Benjamin)
Ranked #25 in 2003 PWI 500
Inducted Into ECWA Hall Of Fame In 2004
Inducted Into JAPW Hall Of Fame In 2007