Thursday, July 7, 2016

Summertime Slams

Hey!  It's summer time and things are really starting to heat up!  Here are some random action pics for you guys to enjoy.  There's no better way to enjoy the warmer weather than to strip your shirt from your musclebound torso and get all alpha by bodyslamming some other dude.

Monday, July 4, 2016

Jake Is Back

I haven't been posting much lately, but I can't let this pass without a comment.  Jake Jenkins is back at Thunders Arena.  His first return match against Austin Cooper has been out for a few days already, but that wasn't just a cameo by Jake for a special reunion match with his old partner.  It looks like Jake is going to be a regular on the TA roster again, and he now has a match against the 200 pound Steel.  TA bills Jake as coming in at 155 pounds, but I think he looks bigger.  It definitely looks like he has put on some mass since his last appearance on the mats a few years back.  But extra mass or not, Jake is at a distinct physical disadvantage against the bodybuilder Steel.  The smaller dude is gonna have to rely on his superior wrestling skills if he's going to get out of this one alive.

Thunders Arena has been on a roll lately with some awesome matches and new wrestlers.  And with the return of Jake Jenkins, it looks like things are only going to get better.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Who's Next?

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

Coming to America

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

Ten Years of the Z Man

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

In Memoriam

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

Chris Andrews

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.