Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Demolition claimed victories over all of the established face tag teams in the WWF at the time, including The Killer Bees (Jim Brunzell and B. Brian Blair), The Rougeau Brothers (Jacques and Raymond), British Bulldogs (Dynamite Kid and Davey Boy Smith),[13] The Young Stallions (Paul Roma and Jim Powers),[9] The Islanders (Haku and Tama),[9] and The Can-Am Connection (Rick Martel and Tom Zenk). Smash (left) and Ax as WWF Tag Team Champions, Addition of Crush and aftermath (1990–1993). had a car accident that ended his career, and after admitting that he respected his one-time rival, Nikita turned his back on Ivan and Krusher to team with Magnum's good friend, Dusty Rhodes. Change ). He was soon "arrested" for pushing Dustin Rhodes. Years later, Eadie, as Ax, began teaming with Carmine Azzato, who also used the name "Blast". [1] Repo Man made his final PPV appearance at the 1993 Royal Rumble, where he was eliminated by Savage. The team lost a match to Genichiro Tenryu and Koji Kitao at WrestleMania VII. Barry Darsow (October 6, 1959) is a former American professional wrestler who is known as Smash, one half of the tag team Demolition, and as Krusher Kruschev, Repo Man, and The Blacktop Bully. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. On December 9, 1986, they lost the US Tag Titles to Ron Garvin and Barry Windham. [56], In November 2013, their finishing move was rated by WWE as the 7th greatest Tag Team Finisher of All time. On Friday, February 22, 2008, both Ax and Smash were inducted into the XWF (later Legends Pro Wrestling) Hall of Fame. [6][7] On January 11, 1986, Khruschev severely injured his knee in a match with Houston on TBS. Learn how your comment data is processed. In late 1985 at the NWA’s premier event – Starrcade, Krusher defeated Sam Houston win the vacant Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Championship but dropped the belt to Houston in early 1986 in a match that also saw him picking up an injury that kept him out for more than six months. In March 1993, Darsow left the WWF and joined the IAW promotion where he teamed with Paul Roma to win the IAW Tag Team titles on February 4, 1993. You can read all previous ‘The Many Faces Of’ articles here. Colonel Rob Parker bailed him out and Darsow became The Blacktop Bully, under the tutelage of Parker and feuded with Rhodes. Shortly after his debut, he helped Ted DiBiase defeat Virgil for the Million Dollar Championship, leading to a series of matches with Virgil. Japanese band Aural Vampire produced a song called "The Repoman" and use video footage of Darsow and other wrestlers in live performances. [2] He returned to Hawaii, before he began wrestling in 1983 in Georgia for Georgia Championship Wrestling before moving later that year to Mid-South Wrestling as Crusher Darsow, a turncoat American who was now a Soviet sympathizer and a tag team partner of Nikolai Volkoff. From there, he went to Pro Wrestling America in Minnesota to feud with Wahoo McDaniel and Tom Zenk. Last edited on 12 September 2020, at 16:58, any tag team championship in WWF/WWWF history, "WWF Superstars of Wrestling Results 1987", "KCW Keystone Championship Wrestling LLC", "World Tag Team Championship official title history", "Demolition's first World Tag Team Championship reign", "Saturday Night's Main Event results - April 30, 1988", "Saturday Night's Main Event results - October 29, 1988", "Big John Studd (spot No. A double turn took place as Demolition turned face while the Powers of Pain turned heel. It’s almost unbelievable that one school could put out that many well-known wrestlers in a three-year period, but it happened with the following stars: Although Nikita Koloff never wrestled in the WWF, it’s worth noting that he also graduated from Robbinsdale High School in 1977 under his real name of Scott Simpson. Darsow feuded with "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan and Chris Adams during this time, typically on WCW's "C-show" WCW Saturday Night. Demolition lost the titles to The Hart Foundation at SummerSlam ’90 and after a feud with Legion of Doom, the team dropped down the card and would disband in the spring of 1991. However, Eadie felt that many WWF fans would not recognize Darsow, who had been working for Jim Crockett Promotions as Krusher Khruschev alongside Nikita Koloff. Over in the World Wrestling Federation the team of Demolition had been put together, the company’s attempt at recreating the Road Warriors. Darsow attended high school in Robbinsdale, Minnesota with six other future wrestlers: Curt Hennig, Richard Rood (Rick Rude), Brady Boone, Tom Zenk, John Nord (The Berzerker), and Scott Simpson (Nikita Koloff). Barry Darsow (Class of 1978), who wrestled under many gimmicks, most notably as, Curt “Mr.