Thursday, June 23, 2016
My last post mentioned that French stud (yes, that's not an oxymoron) Tristan Archer was making a move to pro wrestling in the United States. We'll be glad to see him here, no doubt, but it made me think about who else from Europe I'd like to see. It didn't take more than a few seconds for Austrian beast Mexxberg to come to mind. He's definitely an accomplished wrestler with over six years of experience in the ring. Mexxberg's resume is filled with titles, too, with championship belts from multiple European federations like New European Pro Wrestling, Power of Wrestling, European Wrestling Association, and Victory Pro Wrestling. I think he's a natural up and coming talent that WWE would want to look at.
But you better make your move soon, Mexx. You don't want to fall behind!
Friday, June 17, 2016
Yikes! Sorry dudes for not posting much lately. So here's a little something to keep you entertained. It's our favorite French wrestler Tristan Archer. Or is it? After spending several years working the rings across the Atlantic, slamming hapless Euro trash opponents about, it looks like the French Revolution is coming to America where he will appear under the name Clement Petiot. Well, the folks at WWE can call him whatever they want, but he'll always be Tristan Archer to me. I like this dude because he projects a clean-cut, all around good-guy persona, but still isn't afraid to mix in a little bad boy attitude now and then.
Welcome to the USA, Tristan (or Clement)! Let's hope we get to see a lot more of you in action now.
Saturday, June 11, 2016
A while ago I mentioned in a post that "the Z Man" Zack Vazquez had been appearing in online wrestling matches for as long as I've been watching them. Now for a little bit of a history lesson, Zack's first appearance ever in a wrestling match occurred for Thunders Arena, and that was ten years ago. TA celebrate's Zack's tenth anniversary in the ring (and on the mat) by putting him in a match against Eagle. Is this supposed to be an award for Zack or a punishment? I guess that depends on your point of view. The young corn-fed wrestler constantly reminds Zack throughout the match that he's an old man. But if Zack is what an "old man" looks like, then I should stop worrying so much about the aging process. As you can see from the pictures above, Eagle finds out that an old man can still be a formidable foe. Thanks for a decade of dominating wrestling action Z Man!
Sunday, May 29, 2016
The little dude in a big vs little wrestling match has to rely on his speed and agility if he's going to have any chance of surviving the contest. That's why you often see these guys turn their bodies into human missiles by climbing the ring ropes and launching themselves at their beefcake opponents. That's what we see in a match from Thunders Arena featuring little dude Bolt wrestling muscle beast Brian Cage. But this strategy doesn't always work out well when the big guy catches the little dude in flight. It just gives a muscle stud like the 255 pound Brian Cage the opportunity to show off his power and press the 150 pound Bolt overhead.
This match has been out for a few months, so why am I waiting til now to feature it? Well, it's Memorial Day weekend, the time to honor warriors who have fallen in battle. Wrestlers are warriors, after all, and in giving up over 100 pounds in this match, there's only one logical outcome for Bolt. R.I.P. little dude.
Just kidding! Take heart, Bolt fans. The little guy is alive and well. And if you get a chance to watch this match, you might find yourself surprised at how big this little dude appears.
Friday, May 13, 2016
This is one of my all time favorite wrestling photos, and it features Chris "The Shark" Andrews gorilla pressing his brother in a pro wrestling match. Andrews is a UK wrestler who had his debut in the ring over ten years ago. This picture is from 2007, and even Andrews recognizes it as an iconic photo of him in action. Luckily for us, The Shark is still going strong (literally and figuratively) and continues to appear in the ring where he gets to show off his superhuman strength.
Chris Andrews is a true muscleboy of wrestling, which means he's licensed to carry around and show off his powerful guns wherever he wants.
Sunday, May 8, 2016
For the past couple of years Tak has been the golden boy of Thunders Arena, and by "golden boy" I mean the small dude who gets thrown into the ring like a piece of meat to satisfy the muscle monsters that regularly appear on TA's roster. But are Tak's days numbered? There's a new kid at TA who's giving our golden boy some competition. It's Flaco, who at 5' 9" and 140 pounds really lives up to his name (I think "flaco" basically means "scrawny" in Spanish, but I'm too lazy to look it up right now). Recent matches have him wrestling the likes of Kid Titan, Talon, and Viggo, just to name a few. Tak has got some competition now, because I like the looks of this little dude as he gets tossed around in the ring. Welcome to Thunders Arena kid!
Saturday, April 23, 2016
One of the more prolific wrestlers at No Rules Wrestling, especially in its earlier days, was Drake. When I first came across NRW I though that maybe Drake was the owner of the company because he wrestled everybody and appeared in so many matches. But without any fanfare Drake just sorta disappeared from the ring one day, and Dave Calbrese became the undisputed dominant force of No Rules Wrestling. But there's good news for all you Drake fans out there . . . Drake is back! And one dude who really seems happy about this is Dave Calbrese, who is celebrating Drake being back by breaking Drake's back over and over again. Drake looks bigger and more muscular than ever, but can his new and improved physique help him withstand double punishment from the Calbrese brothers? Looks like he's got a tough road ahead of him if he wants to reclaim his status as king of the ring at NRW.