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Brett Giehl (born March 4, 1986) is an American Professional Wrestler from Rochester, NY as Dalton Castle. He debuted in 2008 and wrestled for various Northeastern promotions. After GEKIDO destroyed Darkness Crabtree and tore down Wrestling Is Intense on September 15, 2013 as part of The Flood's campaign of destroying all the Wrestling Is... promotions following the CHIKARA shutdown at Aniversario Never Compromise on June 2nd, it was revealed that Castle was Crabtree's "nephew." This led to Crabtree reinventing himself as wealthy wrestling yachtsman "Smooth Sailin'" Ashley Remington. He also debuted for Ring of Honor that same year and has wrestled for them consistently ever since. Among his in-ring achievements, along with being a former ROH World Heavyweight Champion, he and Will Calrissian held the ESW Tag Team Championship as The Peacock Experience, he is a former IWC World Heavyweight Champion and he and The Boys are former ROH World 6-Man Tag Team Champions.

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"Smooth Sailin', Peacock Party Tropes":

  • Agent Peacock: The peacock party boy is a bit more literal than most. Still, for all his flaunting Castle is a state champion in Greco Roman wrestling and competed in the world championships.
  • Animal Motifs: Peacocks. Feathers on his tights, and his under tights.
  • Borrowed Catchphrase: The New York City crowd at Best in the World and the subsequent TV taping co-opted Jay Briscoe's "Man Up" chant for Castle, instead chanting "Fan Up."
  • Cheap Pop: He's taken the fans The Boys usually use on him and given them to audience members.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Due to the relative success of his alter ego elsewhere, Remington's appearances gradually tapered off until he vanished completely after the Challenge of the Immortals finished. He was finally removed from the roster in 2017.
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  • Cuteness Proximity: He lost it at the cat cafe in Tokyo, and apparently has done it before in Pet Smart.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Made a few appearances for the Wrestling Is promotions as Dalton Castle.
  • Even the Guys Want Him: Bryce Remsburg was particularly smitten with him.
  • Gender-Blender Name: Ashley Remington
  • Gosh Dang It to Heck!: What The Dickens!
  • Groin Attack
    • After Truth Martini threw his boys around and grabbed Dalton by the hair, Dalton grabbed him by the balls.
    • His crotch suffered during his match with Silas Young at the 2015 Best In The World. While Young and the referee were arguing about this and Young cheating in general Castle gave Young a low blow.
  • Hope Spot: He nearly defeated IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kazuchika Okada with the bangarang at the 2016 Death Before Dishonor, but Dalton didn't want a count out victory, and that was his own downfall.
  • Idle Rich: Seemed to spend his time yachting, throwing parties, and occasionally wrestling.
  • Impossibly Cool Clothes: He enters the ring wearing an outfit with a cape that, when he grabs the edges and raises his arms, fans out to look like a pair of wings. It apparently it isn't easy to get on, as at a York Hall show The Boys had to help him get dressed when Castle lost track of time during the meet and greet.
  • Large Ham: Dear God. This is seemingly the main reason the boys have those fans, to calm him back down when he really gets going. But Castle wasn't just an amateur wrestler, he also studied theater.
  • Leitmotif: "Dalton Wants It Now" by Adam Massacre, which is a Suspiciously Similar Song to "I Want It All" by Queen, which he also used before.
  • Porn Stache: Not as prominent as Silas Young's, but it's to be expected with Castle.
  • Mundane Made Awesome: His entrance alone gets chants of "This is awesome".
  • Nice Guy: He could give Jervis Cottonbelly a run for his money here. Unfailingly polite and courteous, as well.
    • Described as having held a door open for everyone to enter the Palmer Center before You Only Live Twice for four hours straight.
    • Gave his opponents fruit baskets after defeating them.
      • Charmed Kodama by giving him a potted plant, which backfired on him when Kodama presented him with a present of his own...which prompted an In-Universe expression of pure Squick.
    • Invited everyone to yacht parties after the shows.
    • When locking up during a match, he immediately broke a hold when a referee started to count and informed them, "I break at one, my good man."
    • Let Archibald Peck have a second chance at his finisher after the venue's low ceiling foiled Archie's first attempt. Despite Peck falling short of the mark with a flying headbutt, Remington then moved closer and draped Archie's arm over himself for a two count.
  • One Steve Limit: Cross-gender example. Ashley Remington had stopped appearing in CHIKARA by the time Ashley Vox arrived.
  • Parts Unknown: Ashley Remington was billed from "The Open Waters."
  • Personal Mook: He has two, his 'boys', who escort him into the arena, act as stepping stones for him to get into the ring, help him remove his costume, and occasionally act as a couch for him to recline on. Silas Young offered to become a third "boy" on the stipulation Castle would release them should Young win in a match. Young won but the boys found their way back to Castle by the end of the year. He later upgraded to four in promos, and had many more for his entrances in Las Vegas, though mainly sticks to two at ringside. He eventually won the Six Man Tag belts with these main two.
  • Red Baron: "Smooth Sailin'".
  • Tag Team:
    • The Peacock Experience/The Peacock Express with Will Calrissian
    • The Afterparty, with Cecil Nyx
    • Battle Hive, with Amasis and Fire Ant and Worker Ant in the CHIKARA Challenge of the Immortals tournament.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: The reaction when he turned heel on The Boys.
  • Wrestling Family: Darkness Crabtree's nephew, as revealed in this video.
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