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@kevinhunsperger & @my123cents
When my co-blogger Chad introduced me to Chikara Pro several years ago, I wasn't overly interested in the product. Fast forward to 2012 and picking up some hands on experience in the world of indie wrestling, I've come to appreciate Chikara and can say that I am a big fan of what they do. Back when I first watched, "Sweet 'n Sour" Larry Sweeney was the biggest standout for obvious reasons. But close behind him was Darkness Crabtree.
I can't exactly explain what it is about Darkness that I enjoy, but I find the character to be very entertaining. He's the perfect representation of not taking wrestling too serious. For those who aren't aware of Darkness Crabtree he's an elderly wrestler who has taken on all comers. His slow saunter to the ring makes it seem like the Undertaker is speed walking. His moves are slow and comical, but not in a Kevin Nash sort of way. In short, Crabtree is awesome.
|Matt Classic & Darkness Crabtree|
Photo from TheBurningHammer.com
Anyway, back to Darkness, obviously he'll never be the Young Lions Cup champion as he's too old. At this point, I don't see his Stone-Age Stunner putting Grand Champion Eddie Kingston down for the three count. Perhaps he and Matt Classic compete for the Campeones de Parejas, but dare I say it Darkness Crabtree doesn't need a title to get over with me. I hope to see him wrestle in person some day. He wasn't on the shows I attend back in April, maybe he'll be wrestling Wrestlemania weekend. I'm seriously crossing my fingers (and now having trouble typing) that he will be.