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Dasher Hatfield is an American Professional Wrestler known for his work in CHIKARA. He debuted in 2007 as Create-A-Wrestler, with the idea being that fans could suggest gimmicks for him. At CHIKARA Young Lions Cup V Night I, June 22, 2007, he was reintroduced as MosCow The Communist Bovine. That ran its course, and he went back to being C-A-W again. At Young Lions Cup VI Night I on June 13, 2008, he was reintroduced as Ultimo Breakfast. At Young Lions Cup VII Night I on August 14, 2009, he was reintroduced yet again, this time as Dasher Hatfield. He is a former CHIKARA Campeon de Parejas with "Mr. Touchdown" Mark Angelosetti as The Throwbacks and was the final CHIKARA Grand Champion.

"The Old-Tropey King of Swing":

  • Abusive Parents: To Boomer Hatfield, post-Face–Heel Turn.
  • Action Dad: To Boomer Hatfield in Kayfabe.
  • Alter-Ego Acting: At the 2010 Season Premiere A Touch Of Class, January 31, 2010, as C-A-W, he teamed with Sugar Dunkerton and Player Uno against The UnStable (Vin Gerard, STIGMA and Colin Delaney). The match started with everyone brawling around, with Gerard dragging C-A-W to the back. Ultimo Breakfast came out to take his place. He was sent to the back and Dasher came back to finish the match, pinning Colin with the Grand Slam.
  • Animal Gender-Bender: MosCow The Communist Bovine was male.
  • Antiquated Linguistics: Speaks in turn-of-the-century dialect.
  • The Atoner: In late 2016, after he realized that Mark Angelosetti wasn't willingly a part of Nazmaldun's cadre.
    • Deconstructed with his heel turn, as Dasher has stated publicly that he will not be turning face again and intends to end his career as a heel.
  • The Bad Guy Wins: When Chikara shut down, Dasher was champion and set up with no viable opponent who could beat him after making short work of Razorhawk and Molly McCoy still at his side, with her renouncement of Dasher being a Noodle Incident that has yet to be shown or elaborated on.
    • The Boomer/Dasher feud also ended this way, assuming that one of Dasher's final matches isn't one last match against Boomer. Dasher and Dan Champion both brutalized Molly McCoy to the point that she didn't know where she was in the ring during his "mask vs remask" match and ultimately won the match, forcing Boomer to unmask. Afterwards, both Dan and Dasher planned to drink to their victory in the ring while Dasher unmasked his son, until Molly intervened and after unmasking, Dasher pretended to want to offer his son an apology hug before moving out of his way and rejoining his partner outside to celebrate their win.
  • The Chosen One: To lead the fight against Nazmaldun, as seen in a vision by Ophidian. Although Dasher pinned Hallowicked to win the Cibernetico, it was Ophidian who used the Eye of Tyr to exorcise Nazmaldun from UltraMantis Black, and then enlisted the Thunderfrog to destroy it.
  • Edible Theme Naming: As Ultimo Breakfast.
  • Expy: To former Chikara alumni Equinox. Both were the top face of Chikara during their respective eras (Equinox in the 2000s, Dasher in the 2010s), both turned villains and repudiated their previous heroics, both lost of their masks which only made them even worse villains than before, and both retired without any sort of redemption arc to their stories.
  • Face–Heel Turn: At the end of season 19, shockingly, turning him into a Fallen Hero.
  • Finishing Move:
    • (as Ultimo Breakfast): Sunny Side Up, He's Toast (Crucifix powerbomb).
    • (as Dasher Hatfield): Suicide Squeeze (Death Valley Driver), Grand Slam (second-rope powerslam.) When teaming with Sugar Dunkerton as the Throwbacks, Dunkerton would follow the latter move with a top rope elbow drop, and the two moves combined would be called a "Grand Slam Dunk," thus combining Dasher's baseball gimmick with Sugar's basketball one.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: The entire partnership between Dasher Hatfield and Mr Touchdown becomes this given that Dasher eventually betrays his former friend and ends his career.
    • The "Supper At the Hatfields" shorts, that Dasher starred in during the "lost year" of Chikara also fall into this given how the shorts introduced Boomer and focused on the father and son relationship. Even moreso when you factor in a recent twitter video/promo Dasher did, where he provided a massive lore drop on Boomer's birth (that he was conceived out of wedlock when Dasher was only 18 years old and that Boomer was basically abandoned by his mother for Dasher to raise on his own, making him a single father who was barely an adult himself when he had Boomer).
  • The bulk of Dasher's career as well becomes this given how he has since repudiated the "Dasher Hatfield" gimmick, arguing that it and the Dasher Hatfield mask damaged his career and effectively prevented him from being able to get work outside of Chikara along with pigeonholded him as a "good guy" in the eyes of fans. To the extent, that when offered a chance to end his current retirement tour with a face turn and redemption arc, Dasher flat out refused to go along with the offer due to him preferring to end his career as a heel. Since abandoning the mask, many wrestling pundits have argued that as well, that the entire "smiling masked babyface" persona did Dasher a disservice and kept him from reaching his true potential as a wrestler.
  • He-Man Woman Hater: "Hater" is a strong word, but after his rudo turn he's started making some repugnant comments about the idea of getting beaten by a girl.
    • In his defense, the comments in question were directed at Molly/Shae McCoy, who he personally trained and has straddled the fence between not wanting to have to choose between her beloved uncle or her beloved cousin.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: An actual In-Universe example. As part of the buildup for Young Lions Cup V, where Create-A-Wrestler's new gimmick would be revealed, CHIKARA posted this video with different wrestlers offering their opinions. Among the suggestions were "El Supermercado," "Buddhist Beefcake", "Olympia," "Million Dollar Clam," and "A.C. Slaughter". In the clip, Create-A-Wrestler begs God that he doesn't get set up with a lame gimmick (a reference to Dasher's disdain for the furry inspired MosCOW gimmick). The gimmick he ended up getting was Ultimo Breakfast, which was conceived as a temporary gimmick for Dasher until he could be given the one that would define him: the Dasher Hatfield persona.
  • Hope Spot: After losing his mask, Dasher attempts to reconcile with Boomer to get him to team with Dasher and Molly at the 2019 King of Trios tournament. Sadly, during their sole match at the tournament quarterfinal round, Dasher's villainy resurfaced with a vengeance when he tried to unmask Fire Ant in a fit of rage after losing and reaffirmed his villainy.
  • Humiliating Wager: Lost a Mask vs. Mask match to Boomer Hatfield; then got revenge on Boomer, unmasking him when Boomer baited him into a "mask vs remask" match after Dasher repeatedly repudiated his previous persona after rebranding himself Avery Good.
  • The Ghost: Dasher's youngest son and daughter and wife; referenced extensively on his social media pages but not appearing in the ring and in storyline, they are in truth Dasher's actual children in real life.
  • Improbable Weapon User: As Create-A-Wrestler in his match with Grizzly Redwood at If The Airplane Is Snowed In, Put Your Bloody Skis On And Get Going!, February 20, 2009. During the match, CAW rolled out of the ring and came back with a plate of flapjacks (pancakes.) He gave Grizzly a flapjack (Head Spike) into the flapjacks!
  • It Will Never Catch On: C-A-W faced Crossbones at Time Will Prove Everything, March 24, 2007. Crossbones questioned the logic of such a gimmick.
  • It's All About Me: In spite of what he may claim about his motives for not giving Mr. Touchdown the Grand Championship back, it all boiled down to this. Dasher had finally gotten a taste of the gold and didn't want to give it up.
  • Jerk Jock: After he turns rudo he gradually becomes one. Dialed up to another level once he loses his mask.
  • Joisey: Billed from Hoboken as Dasher.
  • Legacy Character: Create-A-Wrestler was made one with the introduction of Create-A-Wrestler II. Subverted when Deucalion destroyed C-A-W II before he got the chance to do anything.
  • Morality Pet: Molly McCoy. In spite of everything, Dasher does care for her and his turn to villainy became cemented when she left his side full time to team with Boomer and replaced with Dan Champion.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: When he realized that he was in part to blame for Mr. Touchdown being brainwashed by the heXed Men due to his inability to forgive him.
    • Subverted behind the scenes. With his recent announcement that he intended to retire this spring, Dasher was offered a chance to briefly reclaim the Dasher Hatfield name and mask for his final batch of matches along with an out to his current storyline where he became a villain. The wrestler refused this offer, opting to have his character go down an unrepentant villain in the end.
  • Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: He's been a video game option, a cow, an Anthropomorphic Personification of a daily meal and is now a turn-of-The 20th Century baseball player.
  • Non-Ironic Clown: Dasher was this for the bulk of his career, especially once he assumed the Dasher Hatfield persona. Then the heel turn came...
  • Only Sane Man: For The Throwbacks, trying to keep Sugar Dunkerton and Mr. Touchdown on the straight and narrow.
  • Parody: At Aniversario: A Horse of Another Color, May 19, 2012, he cut a promo holding his Ultimo Breakfast and Create-A-Wrestler masks to mock Ophidian for carrying around Amasis and Hieracon's masks after "assimilating" their personalities.
  • Parts Unknown: (as Create-A-Wrestler): "Wherever You Want"
  • Power Stable: Dasher's Dugout, with Mr. Touchdown, Icarus and Heidi Lovelace
  • Red Baron: (as Hatfield) "The Old-Timey King of Swing"
  • Serious Business: During the Challenge of the Immortals tournament in 2015, Dasher's Dugout had been winning thanks to Mr. Touchdown's elbow pad. At Babylon Springs on November 8th, Dasher and Touchdown were in a four-way elimination tag match against The Nightmare Warriors (Hallowicked and Frightmare), The Osirian Portal (Amasis and Ophidian), and Hermit Crab and Cajun Crawdad. It came down to The Throwbacks vs. The Nightmare Warriors. A piece of metal fell out of the elbow pad, revealing that Touchdown had been cheating all this time, leading to Hallowicked pinning Touchdown for the win. Dasher was so angry about this that he surrendered all the points Dasher's Dugout had accumulated in the tournament.note 
  • Sour Outside, Sad Inside: In real life version. Since his heel turn, Dasher has stated in out of character interviews about his frustration with playing what he felt was a one-dimensional good guy and how he felt that his gimmick as a masked mustachioed baseball themed wrestler had effectively resulted in him being treated as a laughing stock by more serious indie companies such as Ring of Honor, NXT, MLW, and AEW as being the motivation for him pushing to both turn heel and remove his mask. Furthermore, he has stated that it was only after finalizing his shedding of his old Dasher Hatfield persona and his announcement that he was retiring after a near career ending injury, that he he started getting offers from indie companies for work. This in turn reflects his sour/sad character/IRL persona as his character, since unmasking, has been playing up the fact that he was arguably one of the best athletes in Chikara history and how his new arrogant attitude being a reflection of Dasher's IRL frustration of playing a goody-goody type that never had a chance to shine as an athlete because of the mask and character he played.
  • Tournament Arc: The Throwbacks (himself and Angelosetti) won the 2014 Tag World Grand Prix, which was held on Wrestling Is Fun! events.
  • Wrestling Doesn't Pay: A wrestling Baseball player as Dasher Hatfield.