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FOUR-TIME STANLEY CUP CHAMP DARREN MCCARTY SET TO MAKE HIS PRO WRESTLING DEBUT

SEP 13, 2021  (16H40)      TIM TUCKER
If you've ever wondered how former NHL enforcer and four-time Stanley Cup winner Darren McCarty would fare in a wrestling match, you're soon going to find out. McCarty has signed on to make his pro wrestling debut on October 1st in Fenton, Michigan. Not only will McCarty be wrestling, but it looks like he'll be doing it in what is probably the most violent style of match one can complete in in pro wrestling; a deathmatch.

McCarty will face off against multiple-time deathmatch competitor Brandon Kirk. For anyone unfamiliar with the death match style, there are no disqualifications, no count-outs and it usually includes a number of improvised weapon such as tables, chairs, barbed wire, fluorescent light tubes, crow bars, etc. Chances are there will be blood, and lots of it.


Kirk has already started taunting McCarty on Twitter.

"I've never had to cripple a senior citizen," he wrote. "But I'll do what I must. F--k Detroit."

Kirk also sent out a Tweet asking if anyone had Claude Lemieux's contact information. McCarty and Lemieux have a hate-filled history for each other and were involved in the infamous 1997 brawl between the Detroit Red Wings and Colorado Avalanche. McCarty has said he watches the fight every year on its anniversary, which is March 26th.

While wrestling is, of course, scripted, there's plenty of opportunity in a death match for McCarty to get himself injured for real. Why he's choosing to do this at 49 years old is anyone's guess at this point, but I'm sure he'll get a huge pop from the crowd in Michigan when he comes through the curtain.




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