Who is Danny Darko?
Danny Darko is a professional wrestler based in Suffolk. He is known as a prominent member of the Rise roster and is their inaugural hard-core champion. Darko stands at 6"1 and is 240 lbs of hard man with an unorthodox hard hitting wrestling style. He can wrestle a whole match one handed whilst enjoying a refreshing bud light in the other. He is versatile, competing up and down the UK in both in family friendly shows as well as adult shows, where he will go to war and have some of the most jaw dropping death matches imaginable. Darko is always a trier. He is loving of life and full of charisma whether it be at an 18+ show or a family one. You will find yourselves rooting for Danny Darko who is always up for a fun time and thrives on the fans enjoying themselves.
This video has been created by HMGW using a range of photos sent by Danny Darko. Photo Credits to Brett King, Gary Ward, Jamie Spaul, Pretige and Tony Knox.
Danny Darko has agreed to answer a few questions about his career, wrestling in general and his taste in music and gaming.
Interview with Danny Darko
First prior to becoming a wrestler what were your wrestling inspirations? When did you first get a taste for wrestling and what wrestler did you enjoy watching as a young one?
My first wrestling memory is a vivid one, I remember renting the same tape from the local video store multiple times and my most vivid memory of said tape is Jake “the snake” Roberts making his Snake bite Randy Savage, moving on from that I was obsessed with STING from the first time I seen him on ITV.
Are there any stand out matches that you have watched and really liked?
Seen so much that I couldn't possibly pick a list of favourites but can make some recommendations
· Ric Flair vs Hulk Hogan - Bash at the Beach 94
· Satoshi Kojima vs Toshiaki Kawada - Triple Crown Match
· Kenta Kobashi vs Samoa Joe - ROH
How long have you been wrestling? And where did you commence your wrestling journey and training?
I started training at the age of 17 at WAW academy in Norwich with the “Knight Family” and began wrestling shortly thereafter. I wrestled on their shows for approx. 4 years, then decided to take some time out. A little time turned into a decent amount of time and nearly 7 years later I decided to get back on the horse. After several shows with XWA I found a home at DOAwrestlinguk and soon enough found my way into RISEunderground
In your words who is Danny Darko in the ring?
Depends on the day of the week and part of the country but always super confident in his own ability and always trying to prove his worth sometimes to the point of being a jerk
What are some of your signature wrestling moves?
· Snap jabs with homerun right hand
· Sheer drop Fall away Slam
· Rolling belly to belly slam
· Dark Valley Driver
· Northern Lariat
What accolades have you held in wrestling?
· WAW Academy Champion
· ORW HardCore Champion
· RISE HardCore Champion
· DOA UK Heavyweight Champion
What are some of the promotions you have wrestled at?
· World Association of Wrestling - Norfolk
· XWA - Sudbury
· Kapow Wrestling - Horsham
· DOA:UK - Suffolk
· RISE:Underground - Leeds
What are some of your favourite matches of you career up to now?
· Darko vs Big Joe
HardCore Championship - RISE SlamDown
· Darko vs Ash Draven