Sunday, July 24, 2011

Know Your Indie Wrestlers: RD Evans/Archibald Peck

*NOTE: No DVR Report this week. Sorry folks :(

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The Drumline Daddy

Who: Robert D. Evans (most feds)/Archibald Peck (Chikara)
Also Known As: The Barrister of the Embassy, The Essence of Excellence, The Winnipeg Wonder, Drumline Daddy
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 198 lbs.
Hometown: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Promotions: ROH, ACW, Chikara, PCW

Affiliations: In Chikara as Archibald Peck, he pals around with the lovely Veronica as his flag girl. In ROH, he's the Barrister of the Embassy, around to make sure that folks like Homicide don't do bad things to his charges Mia Yim, Ernesto Osiris, Rhino, Tomasso Ciampa or Prince Nana. In ACW, he used to be affiliated with Portia Perez, albeit in disguise as a Robot, but that seemed to have been a ruse to get back at her.

Twitter: @Oh_Robert_Evans

Signature Moves:
Standing Blockbuster (on a wooden stage, no less)

Flying Headbutt


ACW U-30 Young Guns Championship (3x)
NWA Southwest Jr. Heavyweight Championship
PCW Cruiserweight Championship (3x)
PCW Uncut Championship
PCW Tag Team Championship (2x, unknown)

Reintroducing The Embassy


All About RD Evans:

His Matches - I can't speak about his matches as Robert Evans in the Texas indies, mainly because they're so hard to come by and because no one gives them the play that they deserve nationally outside of Brandon Stroud, who's in the thick of things down there. That being said, good Lord, he's awesome in Chikara from a comedic heel standpoint. His matches are just a spectacle. It doesn't matter if they're technically proficient or not. They're preeminently engaging. He might be so likable that it's impossible to boo him.

His Character - For lack of a better term, he has a silver tongue. Every time he opens his mouth, he holds the audience in the palm of his hand. He's so engaging to the "smart" fan, and to the more "mark" fan, he can incite a riot. Honestly, he's one of the most dynamic personalities in wrestling. It's clear in that in two East Coast feds he's in, he plays two completely different characters. That's clutch.

Why You Should Know Him - I know that people like to think of "The Internet" as this hive-minded group of people that like all the same things and all the same people. Yet, just ask about John Cena. Hell, even ask about Chris Jericho. You get a bunch of different opinions. Of those who know about RD Evans, it's an almost unanimous consensus that this guy is special and is a star and should be in WWE at least as a manager. He's that good.

Photo Credit: Scott Finkelstein - Please visit his site to view the plentiful amounts of pictures he's taken for DGUSA, ROH and other indie feds: Get Lost Photography

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