Barry Darsow

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Title History

  • Flordia United States Tag Team titles w/Jim Neidhart defeating Hector Guerrero and Cocoa Samoa (October 2, 1984);
  • Mid-South Television title defeating Terry Taylor a Tournament Final (May 2, 1984);
  • NWA World 6-Man Tag Team titles w/Ivan and Nikita Koloff -replaces Don Kernodle- (1985);
  • NWA World 6-Man Tag Team titles w/Ivan and Nikita Koloff defeating Manny Fernandez and Buzz Tyler and Sam Houston (1985);
  • NWA Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight title defeating Sam Houston in a Tournament Final (November 28, 1985);
  • NWA United States Tag Team titles w/Ivan Koloff defeating Dutch Mantel and Bobby Jaggers (September 28, 1986);
  • WWF Tag Team titles w/Ax defeating Tito Santana and Rick Martel (March 27, 1988);
  • WWF Tag Team titles w/Ax Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard (October 2, 1989);
  • WWF Tag Team titles w/Ax defeating Andre the Giant and Haku (April 1, 1990);
  • WWF Tag Team titles w/Crush -replaced Ax due to injury- (1990);
  • IAW Tag Team titles w/Paul Roma (February 4, 1993);

Career Highlights

In The Beginning

  • Barry Darsow went to school with Nikita Koloff, John Nord, Curt Hennig, Rick Rude, Tom Zenk and Brady Boone.

Mid South Wrestling – Krusher Khruschev

  • 1984: Barry Darsow got his start in the wrestling business with Bill Watts’ Mid-South promotion as “Krusher Khruschev”.
  • April 7, 1984 – Superdome: Jim Duggan defeated Krusher Kruschev in a “Roulette Coal Miner’s Glove” match.
  • May 2, 1984: Krusher Khruschev defeated Terry Taylor in a Tournament Final to win the Television title.
  • June 16, 1984 – Superdome: Terry Taylor defeated Krusher Khruschev to capture the Mid-South Television title.

Championship Wrestling from Florida – Krusher Khruschev

  • October 11, 1984: Krusher Khruschev and Jim Neidhart defeated Hector Guerrero and Cocoa Samoa to win the U.S. Tag Titles.
  • December 1984: Mark and Jay Youngblood defeated Krusher Khruschev and Jim Neidhart to win the U.S. Tag Team titles.

NWA Jim Crockett Promotions – The Russians

  • 1985: Krusher Khruschev showed up in the NWA and joined Ivan and Nikita Koloff as 6-Man World Tag Team Champions.
  • July 6, 1985 – Great American Bash: Krusher Khruschev and Ivan Koloff vs The Road Warriors ended in a DOUBLE DQ.
  • September 28, 1985 – AWA SuperClash: The Koloffs and Krusher Khruschev beat The Crusher and The Bruiser and Baron Von Raschke.
  • November 28, 1985 – Starrcade: Krusher Khruschev defeated Sam Houston to win the Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight title.
  • November 28, 1986 – Starrcade: Krusher Khruschev and Ivan Koloff beat The Kansas Jayhawks (Bobby Jaggers and Dutch Mantel).
  • ~~~This was a special “No DQ” match and The Russians retained their United States Tag Team titles.

World Wrestling Federation – Demolition

  • Barry Darsow played the part of “Smash” in powerhouse team of Demolition, with Ax (aka Bill Eadie), managed by Mr. Fuji.
  • March 27, 1988 – Wrestlemania IV: Demolition defeated Strike Force (Tito Santana and Rick Martel) to win the Tag Team Titles.
  • Demolition feuded with teams like The Bulldogs, The Hart Foundation but their toughest test was against Powers of Pain.
  • July 29, 1989 – Saturday Night’s Main Event: The Brain Busters defeated Demolition to win the WWF Tag Team titles.
  • Demolition beat the Brain Busters three months later to recapture the WWF Tag team Titles.
  • December 13, 1989: The Collosal Connection (Andre and Haku) defeated Demolition for the WWF Tag Team titles.
  • Wrestlemania VI: Demilition (Ax and Smash) defeated The Collosal Connection to recapture the WWF Tag Team titles.
  • April 13, 1990 – WWF/AJPW Wrestling Summit: Giant Baba and Andre the Giant defeated Demolition (Ax and Smash).
  • Demolition began to take on a new attitude and added a third member, Crush when Ax developed some health problems.
  • Summer 1990: The Road Warriors finally entered the WWF and feuded with all three members of Demolition (Ax, Smash and Crush).
  • The Road Warriors (Hawk and Animal) and The Ultimate Warrior faced Demolition (Ax, Smash and Crush) on numerous house shows.
  • SummerSlam 1990: The Hart Foundation defeated Demolition (Smash and Crush) to win the WWF Tag Team Titles.

World Wrestling Federation – Repo Man

  • December 3, 1991 – This Tuesday in Texas: Ted DiBiase and The Repo Man defeated Virgil and Tito Santana.
  • January 19, 1992 – Royal Rumble: Repo Man entered the royal rumble at number 10 and was eliminated by Big Bossman.
  • April 5, 1992 – WrestleMania 8: Hacksaw and Slaughter and Virgil and Bossman beat The Mountie and Repo Man and The Nasty Boys.
  • April 19, 1992 – UK Rampage: Hacksaw Jim Duggan defeated Repo Man.
  • May 16, 1992 – Superstars: The Repo Man defeated Jay Sledge.
  • June 6, 1992 – Superstars: The Repo Man defeated Dan Robbins.
  • June 20, 1992 – Superstars: The Repo Man defeated Brian Costello.
  • August 29, 1992 – SummerSlam: Crush defeated The Repo Man from Wembley Stadium in England.
  • January 18, 1993 – RAW: The Repo Man attacked Randy Savage from behind during the show and then stole his hat.
  • January 24, 1993 – Royal Rumble: Repo Man entered the royal rumble at number 29 and was eliminated by Randy Savage.
  • January 25, 1993 – RAW: Randy “Macho Man” Savage defeated The Repo Man to regain posession of his hat.
  • March 15, 1993 – RAW: The Bushwhackers (Luke and Butch) defeated Damien Demento and The Repo Man.

World Championship Wrestling:

  • Uncensored 1995: Blacktop Bully defeated Dustin Rhodes in the first ever “King of the Road” match.
  • ~~~The match took place on the flatbed of a moving transfer truck driving down the road at high speed.
  • ~~~Barry Darsow and Dustin Rhodes were both suspended and fired for blading during the match putting themselves at risk.

World Championship Wrestling:

  • Barry Darsow eventually returned as a comedy act on WCW Saturday Night changing gimmicks on a weekly basis.
  • November 8, 1997 – Saturday Night: Barry Darsow and John Nord defeated Disorderly Conduct.
  • January 3, 1998 – Saturday Night: Barry Darsow and John Nord defeated Disorderly Conduct.
  • January 24, 1998 – Saturday Night: Barry Darsow defeated Barry Horowitz.
  • February 28, 1998 – Saturday Night: Barry Darsow defeated Todd Griffith.
  • March 7, 1998 – Worldwide: Barry Darsow defeated Jeff Bradley.
  • March 9, 1998 – Monday Nitro: Bill Goldberg defeated Barry Darsow.
  • March 20, 1998 – Thunder: Ray Traylor defeated Barry Darsow.
  • March 28, 1998 – Worldwide: Barry Darsow defeated Chad Fortune.
  • April 6, 1998 – Monday Nitro: Lex Luger defeated Barry Darsow.
  • April 17, 1998 – Thunder: Bill Goldberg defeated Barry Darsow.
  • May 2, 1998 – Saturday Night: Jim Duggan defeated Barry Darsow.
  • May 2, 1998 – Worldwide: Barry Darsow defeated Dale Tolbert.
  • May 29, 1998 – Thunder: Perry Saturn defeated Barry Darsow.
  • June 6, 1998 – Saturday Night: Jim Duggan defeated Barry Darsow.
  • July 13, 1998 – Monday Nitro: Konnan defeated Barry Darsow.
  • July 18, 1998 – Saturday Night: Barry Darsow defeated Jim Powers.
  • September 12, 1998 – Worldwide: Barry Darsow defeated Adrian Bryd.
  • September 28, 1998 – Monday Nitro: Lex Luger and Konnan defeated Barry Darsow and Hugh Morrus.
  • October 17, 1998 – Saturday Night: Bret Hanmer defeated Barry Darsow by Countout .
  • ~~~Darsow arrived in golf attire, said he had a tee time in 30 minutes, and left the ring.
  • October 31, 1998 – Saturday Night: Barry Horowitz defeated Barry Darsow by DQ.
  • ~~~Darsow hit Horowitz with a putter while he tried to putt on putting green in the ring.
  • November 7, 1998 – Saturday Night: Barry Darsow vs. Johnny Swinger ended in a No Contest.
  • ~~~Barry Darsow was upset about being called a cheat, and kicked Swinger in the face and left.
  • December 19, 1998 – Saturday Night: Kaz Hayashi defeated Barry Darsow by DQ.
  • ~~~Barry Darsow slammed Kaz on the putting green, then twisted his putter around Kaz’s neck.
  • January 30, 1999 – Worldwide: Ernest “the Cat” Miller defeated Barry Darsow.
  • February 6, 1999 – Saturday Night: Barry Darsow defeated Mike Enos.
  • Feburary 20, 1999 – Saturday Night: Mike Enos defeated Barry Darsow.
  • March 27, 1999 – Saturday Night: Jerry Flynn defeated Barry Darsow.
  • April 24, 1999 – Worldwide: Barry Darsow defeated Villano 5.
  • May 15, 1999 – Saturday Night: Barry Darsow defeated Bull Pain.
  • May 15, 1999 – Worldwide: Barry Darsow defeated Chris Adams.
  • June 5, 1999 – Worldwide: Van Hammer defeated Barry Darsow.
  • June 12, 1999 – Saturday Night: Bobby Duncum Jr. and Curt Hennig defeated Barry Darsow and Barry Horowitz.
  • July 3, 1999 – Saturday Night: Brian Knobbs defeated Barry Darsow.
  • July 17, 1999 – Saturday Night: Barry Darsow defeated Silver King.
  • July 24, 1999 – Saturday Night: Jim Duggan defeated Barry Darsow.
  • July 28, 1999 – Thunder: Ernest Miller defeated Barry Darsow.
  • August 14, 1999 – Saturday Night: Steven Regal and David Taylor defeated Barry Darsow and Bobby Eaton.
  • August 21, 1999 – Saturday Night: Harlem Heat defeated Barry Darsow and Bobby Eaton.
  • September 18, 1999 – Saturday Night: Barry Darsow defeated Villano V.
  • September 18, 1999 – Worldwide: Barry Darsow defeated Al Green.
  • October 2, 1999 – Saturday Night: Barry Darsow defeated El Dandy.
  • October 23, 1999 – Worldwide: Luther Biggs defeated Barry Darsow.
  • October 30, 1999 – Saturday Night: Norman Smiley defeated Barry Darsow.
  • November 13, 1999 – Saturday Night: Chris Benoit defeated Barry Darsow.
  • December 18, 1999 – Worldwide: Steven Regal defeated Barry Darsow

Retirement:

  • April 1, 2001 – WrestleMania 17: The Repo Man competed in a gimmick battle royal which was won by The Iron Sheik.

Demolition Reunion:

  • Bill Eadie and Barry Darsow reunited at several legends conventions and planned to go on tour with the Demolition gimmick.
  • July 28, 2007 – NWS: Demolition Ax and Slayer (w/Barry Darsow) beat Salvatore Sincere and J.D. Smooth w/Royce Profit.
  • October 6, 2007 – Championship International Wrestling: Demolition (Eadie and Darsow) vs. Mayhem ended in a No Contest.
  • ~~~Demolition and Mayhem beat The Bumpin Uglies and N8 Mattson and Gutter in an 8-Man Tag Match in Hillsdale, Michigan.
  • October 27, 2007 – MWF: Big Rick Fuller and Demolition Smash defeated Makua and Brian Milonas in a Casket match.
  • December 7, 2007 – Great Lakes Championship Wrestling: Demolition won a 4-WAY Tag Team Main Event match.
  • ~~~Demolition beat The Texas Hangmen and American History Next and Dysfunction and Mason Quinn in a 4-WAY.
  • December 10, 2007 – RAW 15th Anniversary: Repo Man participated in a special Battle Royal featuring past RAW Super Stars!
  • March 8, 2008 – Great Lakes Championship Wrestling: Dakota Darsow (son of Barry Darsow) defeated Eric Freedom in Milwaukee.
  • June 5, 2010 – TWX: Demolition (Axe and Smash w/Stacy Carter) defeated The Nigerian Nightmares w/Voodoo Princess Sheeta.
  • ~~~Stacy Carter pinned Princess Sheeta in the ring while the Nigerian Nightmares and Demolition battled outside of the ring.
  • June 6, 2010 – TWA: Demolition defeated Jeff Jett and Matt Riviera.
  • October 22, 2010 – ICW: Demolition defeated Pinkie Sanchez and Maximus Sex Power.
  • October 23, 2010 – ECPW: Demolition defeated Crazy Ivan and Slugga.
  • November 27, 2010 – CWE: CWE tag team champions Cliff Corleone and JJ Sanchez defeated Demolition to retain the titles.
  • October 14, 2011 – RCW: Demolition and Barricade defeated Evan Inferno, Slammer and Steve Rivers.
  • November 16, 2012 – 2CW: Demolition defeated Kevin Graham and Mike Van Slyke and Steve Cruz and Steve McKenzie in a 3-way tag team match.
  • November 17, 2012 – 2CW: Demolition defeated Sean Carr and Kage.
  • December 1, 2012 – GLCW: GLCW tag team champions Demolition defeated Shanghai Pierce and Tex Slazenger to retain the titles.
  • October 15, 2011 – RCW: Demolition defeated Heavy Metal and Tommy Lee Curtis.
  • April 28, 2012 – PWX: PWX tag team champions Francisco Ciatso and Simon Sez defeated Demolition to retain the titles.
  • May 4, 2012 – PWS: Demolition was in a tag team gauntlet #1 contenders match for the tag team titles won by DJ Phat Pat and Fallah.
  • September 14, 2012 – PWS: The Barbarian and The Warlord defeated Demolition by disqualification.
  • September 15, 2012 – FTW: FTW tag team champions Bill Carr and Jim Sullivan defeated Demolition, Jimmy Cash and Kurt Varis and Ken Scampi and Nightmare in a 4-way match to retain the titles.
  • September 16, 2012 – Chikara: Demolition was in a tag team gauntlet won by The 1-2-3 Kid and Marty Jannetty.
  • August 31, 2013 – DSCW: Demolition Ax and Robert Gibson defeated Brandon Collins and Jason Collins.
  • November 30, 2013 – Wrestlecade: Demolition was in a tag team gauntlet match won by Caprice Coleman and Cedric Alexander.