Monday, September 10, 2018

Backbreaker Monday

It's time again for another Backbreaker Monday post to pay homage to that awful first day of the week when we have to go back to work.  The sponsor for today's Backbreaker Monday is No Rules Wrestling, which recently produced a match featuring our favorite hero David Calbrese breaking the back of Lorenzo Smalls.  When it comes to an over the knee backbreaker, Calbrese is one of the best in the business.  Be sure to check out NRW.  For a limited time only, all matches are only five dollars!

Ouch!  That's how I felt after last night's Bears vs Packers game.

Monday, September 3, 2018

Who's the Boss?

Cameron Matthews is a long time underground wrestler having appeared in matches at BG East and Thunders Arena, among other places.  Now he runs Wrestler4Hire where he even sometimes appears in matches.  What an awesome way to make a living!  But surely Cameron is not the only guy to create an internet wrestling company in which he gets to be a wrestler.  That makes me wonder if any of the wrestlers we see perform at places like Thunders Arena, UCW, 88 Wrestling, and so on are also the dudes behind the scene who really run things.  And what about Muscleboy Wrestling, whose CEO is self proclaimed "bad ass" Rocco Russo?  I'm convinced Rocco Russo is a wrestler at Muscleboy, but which one?  After checking out a lot of Muscleboy matches this year, I've got my suspicions.  First I zeroed in on Taylor Reign.  He's appeared in a lot of matches, almost twenty, which is something you would expect the owner of Muscleboy to do if he's also a wrestler.  Plus, we have seen Taylor dominate the muscular looking Justin Powers, because maybe Justin knew better than to beat up on his own boss?  But then I get to thinking about Jesse Zane, who has appeared in over thirty matches, by far the most at Muscleboy.  If Jesse created Muscleboy as a venue for his own wrestling, then it makes sense he would appear in so many matches.  And Jesse definitely looked like the bossman when he destroyed Logan Cross.

This is just a long introduction to my post here about a match at Muscleboy between Nick Flex and Connor O'Reilly.  See, I think Nick Flex has got a strong claim to be the real Rocco Russo, too.  To date he has appeared in sixteen videos, so he's one of the more frequent wrestlers on the roster, something you expect from the owner.  And Nick dominates, because maybe no one wants to mess with the boss?  I've posted about his matches against Alex Costa and Taylor Reign, and Nick really savors his domination in those matches while his opponents just endure, like they know they have to submit.  Of course, Nick is big and powerful, so he needs no excuse to demolish another wrestler.  Here are some pics from another match of Nick's, against wrestling boytoty Connor O'Reilly who Nick really seems to take pleasure in playing with (afterall, that's what you do with a toy).  While this does not prove that Nick Flex is Rocco Russo, if I were the CEO of Muscleboy, I certainly would make sure to get my choice of wrestling opponents, with Connor O'Reilly being near the top of the list.

Who's the boss?  Connor has no doubt it's Nick Flex!

Monday, August 27, 2018

Best of the Best

In my 500th blog post, I talked about one of my favorite all-time bodyslams.  And that got me to thinking about the other "best of" moves that can be found in my blog.  It's no secret that the over-the-knee backbreaker is one of my favorite wrestling moves, and I have posted many pics about it over the years.  So which one is the best of the best?  It's really no contest.  Hands down, it's muscleboy Brad Barnes breaking Tak's back over his knee in a match from Thunders Arena.

And what makes this one so great?  Well, first off, it features Brad Barnes.  That's pretty hard to beat right there.  Also, it begins with some flair, thanks to Tak as he kicks his legs about while Brad carries him to the center of the mat.  I love it when they kick!  And then Brad brings Tak down with such authority over the knee.  Ouch!  That's gonna be sore in the morning.  Brad then tortures Tak by stretching him out and grinding him over the knee. You'd think Tak should be in agony, but take a quick glance at his shorts and it seems like he's making the best out of a bad situation.

A perfectly executed backbreaker, right?  There's nothing left to do, right?  Wrong!  There's more!  Brad picks Tak back up (the little bitch still kicking his legs) and then cracks his back over the knee one more time.  This is ultimate muscleboy wrestling here.  I love it when a strong wrestler like Brad isn't content to just leave things at one backbreaker.  Brad has got the power, so why no show it off by breaking Tak's back one more time?  And I love how this move shows off Brad's massive shoulders.  Check out those fucking traps!  This is one of the longest OTK backbreakers I have ever seen.  It just goes on and on and on. 

It's the backbreaker that keeps on giving.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Big Bad Jesse Zane

Be sure to check out Muscleboy Wrestling, and you will be pleased to see that they released several new matches about a week ago.  But of course, I am behind the times while I still sort through some of their older productions, which leads me to this post about Jesse Zane.  Not long ago I explained that (for me at least) a big appeal about Muscleboy is how it gives smaller wrestlers a chance to be more than just jobbers in the ring.  Jesse Zane is a case in point.  The dude is only 5' 5" and 145 pounds, which screams jobber at most places, but when Muscleboy puts him in the ring against the 140 pound Logan Cross, you expect an even match.  Or at least on paper it looks like it should be even.  Here are some action shots from that match.  If I could, I would include some good pics of Logan in action, but when this match begins, it is all Jesse.  With bodyslams, powerslams, bearhugs, torture racks, back breakers, and more, Zane demonstrates the best of power wrestling.  He easily looks like a strapping 5' 10" and 180 pound stud as he tosses hapless Logan around in dominant heel-like fashion.  I love the action here precisely because little Zane proves to be a total alpha wrestler, which is what makes this match so fucking awesome.

Jesse Zane . . . Total Badass!

Friday, August 17, 2018

Number 500

So, today is a momentous occasion for my blog as I present post number 500.  I started this blog eight years ago with no real plan other than to make wrestling commentary about things that catch my interest.  And even today, that pretty much remains the rule for whenever I post something.  I have no real agenda for my blog.  I'm not trying to promote any particular point of view.  My primary motivation is not even to get people to read it, although I have to admit that I'm incredibly flattered that you guys do.  Sure, I don't get the numbers that bloggers like Joe at Ringside, Alex at The Cave, and Bruno at Beefcakes of Wrestling get.  Their blogs (and many others) are so much better than mine anyway, but I appreciate that there are some guys out there that find my pics and commentary interesting enough so that they take a few moments out of their week to check it out.  So with eight years gone and 500 posts on the books, what's in store for the future?  Do I have eight more years in me?  500 more blogs?  For all we know, this could be my last (not likely).  Or I could have thousands more (even less likely).  Who knows?  We'll just have to see what the wrestling muses have in store.

OK, enough of this sentimental crap.  The photo above comes from my very first post where I explained why I like the bodyslam.  While that commentary was not very insightful, I have to say that this pic is still one of my favorite bodyslams.  It's taken from a match years ago at Thunders Arena between Batar and some dude who's name I don't even remember anymore.  Why do I like this one so much?  Well, first you take the wrestlers, who are both muscular dudes in squarecuts (my favorite wrestling gear).  I like Batar's flag theme shorts in particular, because, you know, he loves America.  And how about how the legging kind of rides up a bit on one of his thighs?  And check out those thighs!  Talk about incredible.  And Batar shows awesome technique with his arm deep and secure through the other dude's crotch, holding him up high, and leaving no doubt he's the alpha wrestler during this match.  Batar actually delivers two nice textbook bodyslams here, and while the picture above is worth a thousand words, a gif or two on the subject make for a pretty good movie.

So do you guys have any favorite posts from over the years?  Let me know!

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Bodyslamming Beefcakes - Braden Charron

Braden Charron is one of my favorite beefcake wrestlers (quite possibly the favorite).  The dude has been wrestling for our entertainment over twelve years now, and he's showing no signs of slowing down.  Sure, he has aged a little bit over the years, but he remains in prime physical condition with that amazing bodybuilder's physique of his.  As long as Braden has the muscles, he'll keep wrestling.  These pics come from a match of his at Wrestler4Hire against Ty Alexander where the beefcake shows us what he and his big biceps can do.

And speaking of Wrestler4Hire, Cameron Matthews just announced the start of a new related website called Hero Hunks.  It features many of the W4H wrestlers we have come to know and love, but in matches with superhero themes.  And of course, this includes Braden Charron -- as if he needs a superhero outfit to look like a superhero.  I can't wait to see what Hero Hunks has in store for us.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

The End of Taylor's Reign

In my my last post, I extolled the virtues of Taylor Reign, conferring upon him the coveted title of "muscleboy" after watching his beat down of Justin Powers at Muscleboy Wrestling.  But the wrestling gods are fickle, or at least they can be here at the Bodyslam Fan blog.  Taylor sure looked totally alpha in his match against Justin, but what happens when you put the 170 pound Taylor on the mat to face Nick Flex, who comes in at 5' 11" and 215 pounds?  Nick has big muscles, and not only does he know how to use them, he totally LOVES to use them.  There's really not much that Taylor can do against Nick's muscles, and to be honest, Taylor doesn't even try to resist for most of the much.  He knows his role here is to be nothing more than a rag doll for Nick to play with.  And for his part, Nick takes full advantage.  If you enjoy seeing a muscular wrestler show off power by dominating a smaller opponent, then this match is not to be missed.

Sorry, Taylor, but you can't be the muscleboy forever!