WWE Signs Repo Man's Son, "The Wrestler" Makes WWE Hall of Famer Cry, More

Submitted by Daniel Pena on December 6, 2008 - 1:10pm
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sources: PWInsider.com, Wrestling Observer Newsletter

-- WWE has signed yet another second generation wrestler. They have signed Dakota Darsow, 21, to a developmental contract, who is the son of Barry Darsow (a.k.a. Demolition Smash, a.k.a Krusher Darsow, a.k.a. Krusher Khruschev, a.k.a. Repo Man, a.k.a. Blacktop Bully, a.k.a Barry "Hole in One" Darsow). Darsow took part in a week long tryout with WWE a few months ago, but only recently signed a contract. He's profiled in the latest issue of The Wrestler/Inside Wrestling and said he was still hoping to land a deal with WWE. Darsow reported to Florida Championship Wrestling this past week. Unlike certain second generation signings, Darsow has prior wrestling experience as he started wrestling in the Midwest about a year ago. But quite like other WWE developmental talents, he has a strong build, various tribal tattoos and a short haircut.

-- Darren Aronofsky, director of The Wrestler, told The Tufts Daily that WWE Hall of Famer "Rowdy" Roddy Piper broke down crying in actor Mickey Rourke's arms after watching the flick at a screening. "His character is really an amalgamation of lots of different characters," Aronofsky said regarding Rourke's character. "The sad thing is the more of these guys we met, the more clich├ęs we ran into, as so many of their lives ended up a similar way. Even the guys who kept it together and have a family, etc. - they all had similar stories and all knew someone who was going through a similar thing and dealing with the physical damage that had been done to them. It was great; the other night, Rowdy Roddy Piper showed up at a screening and he loved it. He broke down and cried in Mickey's arms, so he was psyched that this story was finally told." {Aronofsky looks over a wrestler's shoulder for his latest endeavour}

-- Monday night's Raw taping at the Verizon Center in Washington D.C. drew 8,500 fans, a bit lower than what WWE usually draws in the Nation's Capital. When WWE was in D.C. for Raw back in July, I believe the arena was sold out. Although, tickets went on sale mere days after the last event, which could explain the lower than usual turnout. The next event to be held at the Verizon Center looks to be in nearly a year as they have Survivor Series scheduled next November. The last time they held a "big four" pay-per-view in D.C. was SummerSlam 2005, and they didn't hold an event there for over a year prior.

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