Friday, November 20, 2015
For the last year Thunders Arena has really been giving one of it's new wrestlers a hard workout. Marco is a wrestler from Pennsylvania who made his way down to Florida to join the roster at TA. He's 5' 8" and 180 pounds, and from the video clips and pictures I've seen, he knows how to handle himself on a wrestling mat. Marco is looking pretty studly in that third picture as he presses Bolt overhead. Be sure to check out all his matches at the Thunders Arena's website.
Thursday, November 12, 2015
Sorry, I know it's been a month since my last post. It's been hard for me lately to update the blog unless something gets my attention. And luckily something has. I may have mentioned before how much I like it when fitness models get into wrestling. I think it's only natural. As a model, your fit body is your main asset, and you show it off wearing as little as possible. That's not a whole lot different than wrestling, to be honest. A few years back there was a muscular fitness model named Will Grant, looking stunning as he modeled underwear, swim suits, and spandex shorts. Most of you probably recognize him as Jackson from Thunders Arena. Wrestling provided Will with another venue to show off his muscle bound physique. He only appears in a few matches, unfortunately, but one match in particular Will proves himself to be a true muscle stud by gorilla pressing Angel over his head. Of course, there's a flip side to getting into wrestling at a place like TA. There's usually going to be a bigger muscle dude eager to show off how strong he is, which Will finds out the hard way in a match against the hulking STL. I say the hard way, but even as he gets pressed overhead himself, it looks like Will is having fun. I would too if I were in his position.
Monday, October 12, 2015
Today is Columbus Day! I'm sure all you dudes are celebrating it in appropriate fashion. Although Columbus represented the Spanish crown, lived much of his life in Spain, and even died there, a lot of places in the U.S. use Columbus Day to celebrate Italian-American culture. I always thought that was kind of odd, but whatever. It's different in Spanish speaking counties. If you are in Spain, today is Dia de la Hispanidad, which a friend tells me loosely translates to "Hispanic brotherhood". And what better way to celebrate Hispanic brotherhood than a wrestling match? After all, brothers do like to fight and wrestle around a lot. A recent match at Thunders Arena featured the 6' 3" and 220 pound Lupe facing off against our favorite (and much smaller) wrestler, Zack Vazquez. As you can tell from the pics above, it looks like the Zman takes a beating, but since the bigger brother usually wins these kind of things, that should come as no surprise here. TA bills Lupe as the "Latino lover" and describes the match as "a hotblooded blowup between Cubanismo and Mexicano-hasta-las-cachas, with Zman promising to send Lupe's ass back to Telemundo." Hispanic brotherhood indeed. I better put an end to this post soon before the PC thought police shut me down.
Friday, October 9, 2015
five years ago, and I'm always glad to come across some good pics of him in action. Mexxberg is a big strong dude who likes to show off his power in the ring. He's one of my favorites. Thirty may not sound too old to many who follow this blog, but the physical punishment a dude endures performing in the ring as a pro wrestler has got to take its toll as the years wear on. I'm not a pro wrestler myself, but I have been surprised at how much harder it is for my own body to recover from mat wrestling. I can only imagine what it's like for the guys in the ring. And I got to say that after several years, Mexxberg continues to look tough and perform like the beast he is. I bet in 30 years he'll still be able to kick a lot of ass.
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
I spent my last post gushing all over Dozer, but I failed to point out the little guy he's pressing overhead in the last picture. If you've been to the Thunders Arena website lately, you will recognize him as Bolt, a new wrestler who's 5' 7" and 150 pounds. I guess until he can make a name for himself, Bolt will have to be the chew toy for some of the more experienced wrestlers at TA. It looks like Dozer, Archer, and Marco already are making the most out of their new found play thing.
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
A large chunk of talent at Thunders Arena comes in the form of bodybuilders, and lately one in particular has made several appearances. You probably know the dude I'm talking about. It's Dozer, the 5'10" 230 pound muscle stud on display above. Outside wrestling, he's an accomplished competitive bodybuilder (like I need to point that out). But Dozer is one of those guys who likes to do more than just flex his big muscles. He likes to show them off by dominating other dudes in wrestling. Although he wrestled in a ring a while ago for No Rules Wrestling as The Ox (see third pic above), at TA Dozer's action mainly has been on the mats with just a few lift and carry type moves thrown in to show off his power. But not long ago the Arena announced it had a wrestling ring, and I think Dozer can make himself a nice home in that type of setting. Let's hope TA turns Dozer loose in the ring so he can wreak pro-style wrestling havoc on many hapless opponents.
Thursday, September 10, 2015
It's back to school time, and not just for all the boys and girls in the neighborhood. Even wrestlers need to get their education, and No Rules Wrestling has a couple of new students eager to learn the ropes. Who better to teach them than professor Dave Calbrese? The first two pics above show Calbrese teaching Master Chase a thing or two, and the other pics feature Sean Quick learning the hard way what life is like in the NRW schoolyard, better known as the wrestling ring. Master Chase appears to be about the same size as Calbrese, but that doesn't prevent him from getting tossed about by the professor. In contrast, Sean Quick is a pretty small dude who gives up at least forty pounds to his teacher. The size disparity really shows when Calbrese does arm curls with his student. Maybe Calbrese assumes the role of bully here instead of the teacher. It's a tough lesson for the little guy, but it's not his first at NRW. Quick also received some instruction from a wrestler closer to his size in the form of Matt Meadlock, but seems he didn't fare so well in that class either.
Looks like the education of Sean Quick will be long and arduous. And seriously, dudes, Matt Meadlock looks like a total beast here. Fucking awesome.