On the October 10, 2008 edition of SmackDown, vignettes promoting the debut of Kizarny began to air. During the vignettes, he spoke in carny talk with additional vignettes airing during the next few weeks. He also competed in dark matches before SmackDown tapings, defeating Ryan Braddock and Curt Hawkins. Kizarny made his in-ring televised WWE debut on the January 2, 2009 episode of SmackDown, defeating Montel Vontavious Porter. Kizarny later reappeared in an Elimination Chamber qualifying battle royal but was eliminated early in the match.
On March 9, 2009, WWE announced that Kizarny had been released from his contract.