So I have to share my new discovery.
After a bit a research and a bit of tweaking (still not all there yet) I've come up with a great technique to making really great wings and still get a bit of crunch to the skin. First off is getting a good dry rub blend (the part I'm still perfecting) and then mix generously with baking powder (not baking soda). Then after giving your wings a good wash and pat down with paper towels, use your rub and set your wings on a rack in a sheet pan and let them sit overnight in the fridge uncovered. I'm a bit smokerless at the time for wings so I baked mine but still the same idea. Your results should yield a awesome wing with a crispy skin due to the baking powder.