|Dalton was deliciously dirty and deserves some love for his 2014 campaign|
Photo Credit: Kelly Kyle
Wrestler: "Dirty" Andy Dalton
Who Is He?: Dalton is a nearly ten-year vet who has spent the lion's share of his career in Texas. In the last couple of years, he's been a mainstay in the Austin scene, working for promotions like Anarchy Championship Wrestling, Inspire Pro Wrestling, and other various NWA affiliates in Texas and Louisiana. He's mostly been relegated to midcards and tags, but he's gotten a chance to run with the ball in Inspire Pro, where he currently holds the top title.
What's His Deal?: Dalton is basically every sleazy trope about wrestlers rolled into one grimy gimmick with the backhanded, heel tactics in the ring to back it up. Few wrestlers own wanting to get booed on the indies the way Dalton does, and it usually enhances his matches by a couple of degrees. He takes a few bumps, and he's not afraid to live up to his nickname to the nth degree.
Why You Should Consider Him For Your Ballot: While the NFL quarterback that shares his name is deliciously mediocre (and yet similarly ginger), Dalton has excelled playing the slimy, grimy, top big bad in Inspire Pro Wrestling. While his feats before and after the bell played a large part in that, his work inside the ring has been nothing short of sleazy excellence. What other wrestler is willing to lick the bottom of his own boot before kicking his opponent? Dalton even got a stellar singles match out of Icarus, whose run as a solo star up to BATTLE WARS was checkered at best.
Matches to Watch:
vs. Vordell Walker, NWA Bayou Independent Wrestling, 7/11
vs. Ricky Starks, Inspire Pro Ecstasy of Gold, 1/5 (skip to 2:04 for the Dalton/Starks match, or watch the whole show why don'tcha)
Previous Entries: Timothy Thatcher, Heidi Lovelace, Vordell Walker