- Maurice got his big start in Ohio Valley Wrestling as the valet for Kenny Bolin & his faction known as Bolin Services..
- Lamont first appeared in the WWE on Smackdown! as the butler of the APA (Bradshaw & Farooq) during their card games..
- Lamont was reassigned as Ernest “the Cat” Miller’s personal assistant, but was left abandoned when Cat was fired..
- February 12, 2004 – Smackdown!: Akio defeated Lamont in a dark match..
- March 29, 2004 – RAW: Travis Tomko defeated Lamont (Desmond Howard) in a dark match..
- November 9, 2004: Desmond Thompson is released from his WWE Developmental contract..