Friday, December 19, 2008

Barry Darsow

Barry Darsow, best known as Smash, was born October 6, 1959 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is a former pro wrestler .
During his career he worked for Jim Crockett Promotions, the WWF, WCW, and several regional promotions in the 1980s and 1990s.

Darsow got his wrestling cred early on in life. He attended Robbinsdale High School in Minneapolis with Curt Hennig, Richard Rood (Rick Rude), Brady Boone (Battle Kat), Tom Zenk, John Nord, and Scott Simpson (Nikita Koloff).
Was it some kind of Genetic Research facility?
He also worked as a bouncer with the Road Warriors, Hawk and Animal.
During his career he held the NWA Florida United States Tag Team Wrestling Championship with Jim Neidhart, the IAW Tag Team Wrestling Championship with Paul Roma, the NWA Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Wrestling Championship, the NWA United States Tag Team Wrestling Championship with Ivan Koloff, the NWA World Six-Man Tag Team Wrestling Championship twice with Ivan and Nikita Koloff, the Mid-South Television Wrestling Championship and the WWF Tag Team Wrestling Championship three times with Ax.

And his legacy lives on, as now his son Dakota Darsow has signed a developmental contract with the WWE.

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