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Charles David Haas Jr. (born on March 27, 1972), is an American professional wrestler currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment wrestling on its RAW brand as one half of The World's Greatest Tag Team with Shelton Benjamin.
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Haas regularly teamed with his brother Russ Haas for numerous independent promotions, most notably Jim Kettner's ECWA, before the WWE came calling. The two worked their way through the tag ranks in the Heartland Wrestling Association (HWA), as well as Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW). Tragically, Russ died from a pre-existing heart condition in December 2001. To honor the memory of his fallen brother, Charlie began using the name RC (Russ-Charlie) Haas before being called up to the WWE roster.
On the June 5, 2006 edition of RAW, Charlie Haas inadvertently knocked Lilian Garcia off the ring apron as he was entering the ring. It was announced on WWE.com that as a result, Lilian suffered a sprained wrist. It was noticed that he received no heat over this as everyone understood it was an accident (it should be noted that the injury was not a work). The result was a feud with Lilian's onetime storyline love interest Viscera, and Haas's second heel run of his career in the WWE. Haas would make advances towards Lilian, at one point forcefully kissing her and then dropping her to the ground. Haas and Viscera continued to fight for Lilian's affection in the ring, until Lilian stated to the both of them that she wants to be "just friends." Haas gave Viscera an eye rake in anger, and a blinded Viscera accidentally gave Lilian a Samoan drop. Though it was unintentional, when both Charlie and Viscera had seen what had happened to their now former love interest, they simply had a laugh about it. After that, Viscera and Charlie became a tag team, usually found competing on Heat in random matches until splitting in December 2006.
After Shelton Benjamin won a match against Super Crazy on the December 4, 2006 edition of RAW, Haas came out to celebrate his win with a bewildered Benjamin. Haas and Benjamin announced the return of the World's Greatest Tag Team on the December 11, 2006 edition of RAW and they defeated The Highlanders in their return match. They then started a feud with Cryme Tyme. Since the reunion of the World's Greatest Tag Team, Haas has begun a new gimmick where he looks and acts "wiggerish". Examples of this: He uses ebonics in promos, does the Westside gang sign in his entrance (despite being from Oklahoma), wore a Bloods bandana in at least one match, and as recent as January 29, 2007, made his hair into cornrows. However, this minor gimmick was quickly discarded and Haas has reverted back to his original look from his first run in the WWE, albeit with blonde hair. Benjamin & Haas now compete regularly on RAW and Heat, sometimes in singles matches.
At the One Night Stand pay-per-view on June 2, 2007, the WGTT challenged the Hardys ( Matt and Jeff) for the World Tag Team Championship in a ladder match but came up short.