Thursday, December 18, 2014

Out with the Old, In with the New






Recently Rock Hard Wrestling posted a match featuring the Z-man going up against a new guy named Chad Daniels who is touted as a college athlete.  Seems like Z-man has been breaking in a lot of the new guys lately at RHW, which makes sense because he's such an experienced wrestler.  And as I thought about it, I realized that Zack has been appearing in underground wrestling videos ever since I have been following them.  I don't want to say he's old, because he certainly doesn't look it, but it makes you wonder how much longer he can continue dishing out and receiving punishment in the wrestling ring against younger opponents.  Not long ago I was wrestling with a cousin who is on the high school wrestling team, and because I'm older, stronger, and more experienced, I stayed in control (well, most of the time, at least).  But the next day I was sore as hell.  This came as a shock because I think I'm too young to be getting old, but I guess that's the way it goes.  Anyway, I suspect Z-man was also feeling it the day after his match with the younger Chad, especially after being slammed a few times.

For more match pics and quality commentary (as always), check out Joe and Ringside.



Monday, November 24, 2014

Power of the Atom



 
In college I loved my physics classes.  I was fascinated by the power of the atom.  Something so tiny that it's measured in picometers (a trillionth of a meter), yet when split through nuclear fission it produces an exothermic reaction to release a large amount of energy.  Ha ha!  Just kidding.  I wasn't really a science geek in college.  I just got that stuff from Wikipedia.  But I am impressed with the power of Atom the wrestler at Thunders Arena.  I've posted before about how deceptively strong he is, and he's at it again with a nice looking gorilla press here of Angel.  I'm a fan of Angel, too, who's a scrapper who really knows how to put the hurt on bigger dudes.  With Thanksgiving just a few days away, I'm thankful to both Atom and Angel (as well as Thunders Arena) for all the entertainment they have provided us.

And I'm also thankful for having finally reached 100 followers.  Thanks guys!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The Champ






One of my favorite pro wrestlers is Austrian Mexxberg, in no small part because he loves to bodyslam and gorilla press his opponents in the ring (and sometimes out as the fourth pic shows).  What's not to like about that?  Mexx is active in at least two European federations, Varsity Pro Wrestling and New European Championship Wrestling.  He makes that VPW championship belt look pretty good.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

CameronWrestler.com




As long as I am promoting wrestling websites, I want to feature Cameron Mathews' website today.  Recently Cameron has begun to produce his own wrestling matches and posting them for sale.  Many of the wrestlers will be familiar to you.  The pictures here come from a match Cameron recently made available between Marko and Maverick.  Maverick is none other than indy wrestler Tony Nese, and he suffers from a pretty good looking otk backbreaker here.  There's a lot more on the website than just these videos.  You can get information on how to request custom made matches, and Cameron also has details about "Pro vs. Joe" matches where you can challenge an underground wrestling star to a one-on-one match.  Stepping into a ring against someone like Brad Barnes sounds like a lot of fun . . . at least until he scoops you up and snaps your spine with an otk backbreaker . . .

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Molto Lotta Italiana





If you check out Italian Muscle's website, you'll see a link to his wrestling videos.  These matches feature not just him, but several other of his buddies, too.  From the previews, it looks like they are mostly lift and carry videos.  Bearhug fans in particular should find them entertaining.  Our man at Italian Muscle sent me these screen shots to show there's some good bodyslam and backbreaker action, too.  The match between the two guys in the second and third pics really looks intriguing.  Their singlets may not be quite regulation, but I'd love to wrestle them.  I really need to start planning that trip to Italy . . .

Monday, October 20, 2014

Italian Muscle










Hey, can you believe I'm doing a second post in the same week?  I need to make up for neglecting my blog for much of the year. Also, today's post just can't wait.  I have always been interested when bodybuilders make wrestling videos for sale.  It's a win-win proposition.  Those who appreciate muscle wrestling get to see some fun action, and the bodybuilder gets to earn some money to help fund his training.  Bodybuilders who do this include Karl Kasper at Hunk Muscle Show, Steel Muscle God, and Evander.  Recently I came across another dude who is eager to show off his muscles in the wrestling ring.  The guy in action here is known as Italian Muscle.  He was kind enough to send these amazing screen caps from a couple of his matches where he shows off his strength and power.  Italian Muscle has a website that is worth checking out. He has previews for several other videos, including wrestling.  There are links to his social media sites, plus information about how to connect with him for private videos.  Let's hope we see him bodyslamming many more dudes in the future.

When you think of Italy, wrestling doesn't immediately come to mind, but Italian Muscle shows just how universal wrestling is.  You know, maybe it's time for me to take that vacation to Italy that I keep putting off . . .

Check the website: http://www.italianmuscle89.com/

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Brodie Brings It






It's hard to believe that it is already October.  The year has gone by fast.  At the end of last year, I crowned Brodie Fisher of Rock Hard Wrestling the Wrestler of the Year for 2013, but it seems like he has kept a low profile in 2014.  I think he's appeared in just one match this year, so maybe he has moved on to other things.  It would be a shame to not see him wrestling anymore, but then again, sometimes to old has to make way for the new, and RHW has brought onboard some stunning new talent recently, like Dash Decker and Bruce Ballard.  I'm pretty confident those two dudes will give me some good material to blog about soon.  But back to Brodie, here he is above delivering some slams and backbreakers in a match against Colt Palmer.  It's not really much of a match to be honest.  Except for a few minutes of boxing at the beginning, Colt doesn't really fight back.  That's my kind of opponent.

On another note, the photo below comes from a recent college wrestling match in California, and I love it!  A lot of ingredients go into making a successful wrestler, such technique and skill, strength and muscles, drive, and a good dose of insanity.  A cocky attitude is also essential for success in wrestling, and this photo captures that perfectly.