Thursday, March 16, 2017
I have mentioned before that Cameron Mathews has started his own online wrestling production called Wrestler 4 Hire. After taking some time to get up and running, W4H is now putting out a decent amount of matches featuring some pretty respectable talent and entertaining action. I just came across an AWESOME match featuring our good friend Marco (known as Marco Thunder at W4H) facing Nick Sparx in a "Bro Battle." The match takes place in a pro-style ring, which I think opens up more possibilities for wrestling action as compared to just mat wrestling (which, don't get me wrong, has a lot of merit to it, too). We saw in my last post how Eagle at Thunders Arena showed the advantages of ring wrestling, and we see the same thing with Marco here at W4H. In his match against Nick Sparx, Marco is total Alpha, which is how I like my wrestlers. He also proves that he's very skilled at the sport, not just in pro-style wrestling, but also in submission and amateur. Marco is wrestler through and through. And obviously he loves the sport, taking advantage now of wrestling for multiple companies. The more Marco, the better for all of us.
But I do have one complaint about this match. We don't really get a good show of Marco flexing those big biceps of his. You're a certified muscleboy, Marco! What are you waiting for? But I guess Marco knows there is more than one way to enjoy being a muscleboy:
Sunday, March 12, 2017
I was glad when Thunders Arena began filming matches in a real wrestling ring. Being in a ring opens up possibilities for the wrestlers to try more high flying and pro-style moves that they can't really do on the small wrestling mat where most of TA's matches are filmed. And some wrestlers in particular I REALLY want to see go pro-style, with Eagle being one of them. Lucky for us, TA gives Eagle some ring time, including in a recent match where he goes head to head (hand to hand?) with Blayne. He does not disappoint. Over a year ago when Eagle made his debut at Thunders Arena, I hoped we would get to see this muscle stud gorilla press other dudes, and we get our wish granted in this match. Eagle also delivers other awesome wrestling moves and holds, too. I would make a comment about a soaring Eagle, but in this match it looks like Blayne is the one who gets the most air time. But to be fair here, Blayne is no pushover. He's got some great wrestling moves and techniques himself. Both Eagle and Blayne perform really well in the ring. All in all, it's a fun match to watch (if only the camera man could learn how to film around the ropes . . . a hazard of staging matches in a ring, I guess).
This is one certified Grade A muscleboy here! You can see more match photos and excellent commentary from Joe at Ringside and Alex in the Cave.
Thursday, March 9, 2017
While sorting through my fan email this week, I came across one message asking me to name a favorite wrestler who has not yet been featured in my blog. Ha ha, just kidding! I never get any fan emails. But if someone ever did ask me this question, Brad Barnes would be a good answer. Sure, he's made appearances here and there in my blog, but I've never actually done a post to celebrate the wrestler. I like Brad Barnes, and there's a lot about him to celebrate. He's got good masculine features and a muscular physique, especially when he's in bodybuilder mode. You expect a wrestler at 5' 9" and 200 pounds to be a powerful dude, and in the ring Brad can deliver power. There are plenty of places to see him in action because Brad has made the rounds to several different wrestling websites, including BG East, Thunders Arena, Muscle Domination Wrestling, and recently he's been wrestling with Cameron Mathews' group at Wrestler 4 Hire. It looks like Brad serves as a jobber more often than not, but in some matches he shows a heel side. And even when he's a jobber, Brad still gets in several good alpha wrestling moves. Brad's got muscles, and he knows how to use them. I guess that's why I like him so much as a wrestler.
I certainly haven't come close to watching all of Brad's matches, but I have to admit that one of my favorite all time wrestling matches features Brad, and it's his match at Thunders Arena against Tak. The main reason this one is a favorite is because Brad delivers one of the best over the knee backbreakers I have seen. The whole sequence lasts almost two minutes and begins with Brad flat on his back on the mat. It's a testament to his strength and power that from a prone position he takes hold of Tak, scoops him into the air, brings him down across the knee for backbreakers, and ultimately ends with a bodyslam. It's hard to describe in words, but you can check the match out at Thunders Arena. If you do, you'll be treated to awesome scenes like this:
Monday, March 6, 2017
I've blogged before about Cody Nelson being one of my favorite wrestlers, and here are some more pictures from his match against Bam Bam at Thunders Arena. The action comes from the Bodybuilder Battle series. Now, while these two dudes are pretty muscular, they aren't as built as the bodybuilders TA likes to feature these days. Actually, watching the match you see that Cody and Bam Bam are more athletes than bodybuilders, and that's why I like this one so much. There's nice back and forth action, and both wrestlers exhibit good skills. And of course, there's an awesome lift and carry scene where Cody scoops Bam Bam up, parades him around the room, and then delivers a nice over the knee back breaker. That's why this match has a five star rating in my own personal wrestling library.
Although I am showing Cody off in the photos above, let's not forget that Bam Bam is no pushover. He gets in some pretty good moves on Cody, too:
There's a lot to like about this match, so I recommend you check it out. Now's a good time to do so because TA is doing a storewide sale today. The price of all matches are reduced, so don't forget about all the other great matches TA has been producing for the past ten years.
Monday, February 27, 2017
Steel! I completely forgot to do this post a while back. Steel is typical for the wrestlers we see at Thunders Arena, coming in at 5' 9" and 200 pounds. Clearly a bodybuilder. I don't know where Mr. Mike finds these guys. Here Steel is wrestling Jake, who is another notable find for TA. Jake is no pushover himself at 5' 8" and 180 pounds. The set up for the match is an argument over who ate whose chicken. In the world of Thunders Arena, that's all that needed to convince a couple of alpha male that it's time to head to the mats and prove who the real man is. When the actions starts, you get the sense that if this were an amateur wrestling match, Jake would dominate. But this isn't amateur wrestling. It's Thunders Arena. And muscle is the name of the game. And the bigger Steel uses the match to show off his muscles with power moves like head scissors (I'm convinced those thighs cracked Jake's skull), rib crushing bearhugs, and of course the most alpha wrestling move of all, the gorilla press.
I noticed this match is currently on sale at TA, so it's worth checking out. I'm looking forward to seeing more of these two guys in action.
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
This is a continuation of my last post featuring Jack Marino in his match at Underground Championship Wrestling against Johnny Deep. It's accepted procedure at these internet wrestling productions to have gear that isn't exactly regulation in the world of wrestling, and UCW is no exception. But even accepting this fact, I have to say Johnny Deep's thong is a little too much (or maybe a little too little). He's really showing more skin that I usually feel comfortable featuring in my family-friendly blog. Before the match begins, Johnny boasts that his pale and pasty glutes drive the woman wild. When he tries to flex them, though, all gets from Jack is "Ew! They jiggle!" I'll agree with Jack on this one. Ew!
Anyways, Jack doesn't let his opponent's overexposed flesh intimidate him. In fact, maybe it motivates Jack even more to lay a hurting on Johnny to punish him for his insolence in showing up on the mat in such a skimpy outfit.
In the end, I'd say that Johnny's thong makes his beat down look even more humiliating.
Thursday, February 2, 2017
It's only recently that I began giving some attention to Underground Championship Wrestling, and it looks like I've been missing out on some pretty good wrestling action over the past few years. If you ever look over my blog, you'll see that I spend a lot of time talking up wrestling productions like Thunders Arena and Rock Hard Wrestling. These companies capitalize on niche markets in the underground wrestling world, with TA mostly featuring the bigger bodybuilders and muscle guys and RHW drawing its talent from the fitness model and college jock crowd. As much as I like both TA and RHW, there's a big world of wrestling out there, including the likes of UCW, and I haven't been giving proper credit to a lot of it.
You know, one reason why I think wrestling is the greatest sport is because size doesn't matter. You can be any size, and wrestling gives you an opportunity to compete. You probably won't see most of UCW's athletes competing at TA or RHW, but that doesn't make them any less of an athlete . . . or any less of an alpha stud. Take Jack Marino of UCW as an example. He's only 5' 4" and 135 pounds. Looks like he's just a kid. You wanna call him Jack Jack. But make no mistake. He may be small, but Jack Jack is all wrestler. That's clearly obvious in a match where UCW pits him against the taller, lankier Johnny Deep. Jack Jack proves that you don't need to be a hulking bodybuilder to give us some awesome power moves like bodyslams, backbreakers, bearhugs, and piledrivers. Jack Jack also proves that you can be small in stature but still be a total alpha wrestler.
I often talk about the muscleboys of wrestling and how they are certified to flex their biceps. But I have to say that Jack Jack gives us the best biceps flex I've ever seen a wrestler give:
Holy fuck! I love it!