Dakota Darsow

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Dakota Darsow
Born 1987 (age 26–27)
Maple Grove, Minnesota
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Dakota Darsow
Maverick Darsow
Barry Allen
Billed height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)[1]
Billed weight 180 lb (82 kg)[1]
Trained by Barry Darsow
FCW Staff
Lenny Lane[2]
Debut 2008

Dakota Darsow (born 1987) is an American professional wrestler. He is best known for his time working in World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) developmental territory Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW), under the ring names Maverick Darsow and Barry Allen.

Darsow is a second-generation professional wrestler; his father Barry Darsow has also been professional wrestler, best known as Crusher Kruschev, Demolition Smash, and Repo Man.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Darsow attended Maple Grove Senior High School in Maple Grove, Minnesota. He played football on the school team and was named an All-Conference Honorable Mention.[1] He was signed by the University of Minnesota Crookston football team as a linebacker.[1] Darsow is shown in the film Jobbers.[4]

Professional wrestling career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Before being signed by World Wrestling Entertainment, Darsow competed in several Minnesota based wrestling promotions such as French Lakes Wrestling Association and Pro Wrestling America.[5] He also competed at Steel Domain Wrestling[6] and Great Lakes Championship Wrestling,[7]

World Wrestling Entertainment (2008–2009)[edit]

In late 2008, he signed a developmental contract with World Wrestling Entertainment and was sent to compete in Florida Championship Wrestling.[8][9] He debuted under his real name in a surprising win over Ian Richardson. He would go on to change his name to Maverick Dakota and wrestled under that name for over a month. He competed in six-man tag team matches, with Brett DiBiase and Tank Mulligan as his tag team partners, losing to Lawrence Knight, Kaleb O'Neal and Tyson Tarver, but defeating Tristan Delta, Derrick Bateman, and Abraham Washington.[10] In march he would change his name to Barry Allen. After teaming with Jon Cutler and Dawson Alexander Esq. to defeat Abraham Saddam Washington and his Secret Service faction, he defeated DH Smith in a singles match on March 26.[11]

On June 5, it was revealed that Darsow had been released from his WWE developmental contract.[12]

Florida Underground Wrestling[edit]

NVUS and 2nd Coming (2010–2012)[edit]

On October 12, 2010 Darsow debuted for Florida Underground Wrestling and defeated Kennedy Kendrick in his first match.[5] Darsow and Kennedy Kendrick teamed up in November calling themselves "NVUS". In their first match they defeated Jimmy Whiplash and Vindetta.[13] NVUS would be proclaimed as the first FUW Tag Team Champions and would defend their titles against multiple tag teams. They lost their first two title matches against Whiplash and Vindetta and against The Highwaymen (Butch Long and Marc Mandrake) but would retain their titles because they lost via DQ or count out.[13] However in their following matches they would beat their opponents legitimately until they lost them to The Heartbreak Express (Phil Davis & Sean Davis).[13] They would regain the titles back by defeating Kahagas and Sideshow and lost them to the Hunks In Trunks (Nick Fame and Ryan Sorensen). Holding the FUW Tag Team Championship 3 times NVUS was the most hate team in Florida even bringing in former WWE Superstar Shawn Spears to enforce they were a team to be feared. After that losing the title Nick Fame and Ryan Sorensen the team would split and went on to create new tag teams, Darsow would go on to team up with Wes Brisco and called themselves "2nd Coming" while Kendrick went on to team with JD Maverick. The two teams would go months without incident, however in late 2011 the two teams would feud with each other with both teams gaining wins over each other in both tag team and singles competition.[5] The feud between the two teams would culminate on March 6, 2012 with Kendrick and Maverick beating Darsow and Brisco in a no holds bared street fight, where the winner would get a shot at the FUW Tag Team Champions.[5]

Singles competition (2012–present)[edit]

In the middle of March, Darsow would start feuding with Maxwell Chicago. Chicago would get the best of Darsow on March 13 and a week later Darsow repaid the favour.[5] After the third match ending in a DQ win for Chicago the two would have one more match against each other where the victor would be Chicago.[5] On May 15, 2012, Darsow defeated Sam Elias in a FUW Cuban Heavyweight Championship number one contendership match. He went up against the FUW Cuban Heavyweight Champion and former tag team partner, Wes Brisco, in their first match Darsow would win via DQ meaning that Brisco would retain his championship. On June 5, Brisco would defeat Darsow and Nick Fame in a three way match for the Championship.[5] On June 29, Lince Dorado defeated Darsow, James Alexander, Maxwell Chicago, Sideshow and Wayne Wonder to retain the FUW Flash Championship.

On October 2, Darsow would make his return losing to Damien Angel.[5]

Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (2011, 2012)[edit]

On June 23, 2011, Darsow made an appearance on Total Nonstop Action Wrestling's Impact Wrestling television show, losing to Zema Ion in a three–way first round match of a tournament for a TNA contract, which also included Federico Palacios.[14] Darsow returned to TNA on the July 5, 2012, episode of Impact Wrestling, where he was defeated by Flip Cassanova in a TNA X Division Championship tournament qualifying match.[15] Three days later at Destination X, Darsow got another opportunity to earn his way back into the tournament, but was defeated by Mason Andrews in a four-way Last Chance match, which also included Rubix and Lars Only.[16] On the following episode of Impact Wrestling, Darsow faced new X Division Champion Zema Ion in a losing effort.[17] Darsow returned on the July 26 episode of Impact Wrestling, vying for a shot at the X Division Championship, but TNA World Heavyweight Champion Austin Aries opted not to grant him one and instead eliminated him from the running.[18]

In wrestling[edit]

Championships and Accomplishments[edit]

  • Florida Underground Wrestling
    • FUW Tag Team Championship (3 Times)- with Kennedy Kendrick [21]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Golden Eagle Football Signs 13 to Date". Golden Eagle Sports. February 1, 2006. Retrieved April 16, 2012. 
  2. ^ http://www.dakotadarsowwrestling.com/biography.html
  3. ^ Bonfiglio, Jeremy D. (2008-08-07). "‘Clash’ reunites Demolition at the Cove". South Bend Tribune. Retrieved 2009-01-21. 
  4. ^ "Synopsis". Jobbers the Movie. Retrieved 2009-01-21. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h http://www.cagematch.net/?id=2&nr=7208&page=4
  6. ^ Vetter, Chris (2008-03-04). "Torch Indy Weekend Report". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2009-01-21. 
  7. ^ "Wrestler Profiles: Barry Darsow". Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved 2009-01-21. 
  8. ^ Pollock, John (2008-12-05). "Dec 5 Update – Impact was Brutal". The Fight Network. Retrieved 2009-01-21. 
  9. ^ Hyatt, Missy. "Missy Hyatt on wrestling conventions, women's wrestling, indy scene, more". Figure Four Wrestling/Wrestling Observer. Retrieved 2009-01-21. 
  10. ^ "February 26, 2009–Florida Championship Wrestling – TV Taping (airing 3/1) in Tampa, Florida at the FCW Arena". Online World of Wrestling. 2009-02-26. Retrieved 2009-04-25. 
  11. ^ "March 26, 2009–Florida Championship Wrestling in Orlando, Florida". Online World of Wrestling. 2009-03-26. Retrieved 2009-04-25. 
  12. ^ Martin, Adam (2009-06-05). "WWE cuts some developmental talent". WrestleView. Retrieved 2009-06-05. 
  13. ^ a b c http://www.cagematch.net/?id=28&nr=4145&page=2
  14. ^ Boutwell, Josh (2011-06-24). "Impact Wrestling Results – 6/23/11". WrestleView. Retrieved 2011-06-24. 
  15. ^ Caldwell, James (2012-07-05). "Caldwell's TNA Impact Wrestling results 7/5: Ongoing "virtual-time" coverage of live Impact - final PPV hype, Hardy vs. Storm". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2012-07-05. 
  16. ^ Caldwell, James (2012-07-08). "Caldwell's TNA Destination X PPV results 7/8: Ongoing "virtual time" coverage of live PPV - Roode vs. Aries, new X Division champion, Angle vs. Joe". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2012-07-08. 
  17. ^ Caldwell, James (2012-07-12). "Caldwell's TNA Impact Wrestling results 7/12: Ongoing "virtual-time" coverage of live Impact - Aries's first show as champ, BFG Series matches". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2012-07-12. 
  18. ^ Caldwell, James (2012-07-26). "Caldwell's TNA Impact Wrestling results 7/26: Ongoing "virtual-time" coverage of live Impact - BFG Series matches, interim GM". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2012-07-26. 
  19. ^ Cite error: The named reference OWOW was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  20. ^ Cite error: The named reference ReturnEngagement was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  21. ^ a b "Dakota Darsow". cagematch.net. 2011-01-17. Retrieved 2012-07-08. 

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