The Crusher is a secondary antagonist of the Looney Tunes franchise.
Powers and abilities
The Crusher first appears as a brutish boxer called "The Champ" in 1948's Rabbit Punch. The Champ duels with Bugs after he heckles his beatdown on a previous challenger. At first, Bugs, having no experience, is punched back to his corner by The Champ. After this happens three times, Bugs begins using strategy to win. Afterward, the two begin cheating and the match changes from boxing to wrestling. The match ends at round 110 when The Champ ties Bugs to a railroad and tries to run him over with a train. The film breaks right as Bugs is about to be run over.
The Crusher later appeared as a professional wrestler in 1951's Bunny Hugged (directed by Chuck Jones). After he defeats Ravishing Ronald, the Crusher faces off against Bugs Bunny as the Masked Terror. When the Crusher gets Bugs in a leg-scissors move, Bugs resorts to some strategy where he makes the Crusher think he ripped his trunks. Posing as a tailor named Stychen Time, Bugs jabs a needle in the Crusher's backside causing him to fly screaming through the audience. The Crusher then comes charging back, but Bugs opens a safe door letting Crusher run through it and bounce off the ring ropes before being slung back into the now closed door. A now disoriented Crusher is able to be pinned (literally, as Bugs put a coat on Crusher, gets him to lie down and pins the coat's shoulders to the mat). When the match ends and Bugs is declared the new champion, Crusher snaps out of it. He offers his hand to shake Bugs', despite the crowd's objections causing the Crusher to merely growl them into silence). Bugs relents and when Crusher tries to bite Bugs' arm he's instead biting through a stick of dynamite, which blows up in his face.
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