Saturday, August 20, 2016

King of the Gods

Because of the Olympics I want to get back to the international nature of wrestling and feature one of my favorite wrestlers from Asia -- Zeus (real name Kenshou Obayashi).  In Greek mythology Zeus is the king of the gods, so the name is well chosen here.  Although he's Asian, he's got the body of a Greek god.  And from the pictures here, I'd say Zeus is the king of the Japanese wrestling gods.  The dude's got muscles, and he's not afraid to use them.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Horse Play

Hey guys!  Here's a picture of me hanging out by the pool while I enjoy the great summer weather.  Ha ha!  It's not really me.  Maybe you recognize this dude as Steel from Thunders Arena.  I just caught a preview of a new match TA released of Steel wrestling Tak in a rooftop pool in Vegas (Bear is also there to join the fun).  It brought back memories from when I was a kid hanging out at the pool during the summer with my buddies.  One public pool we went to had a list rules prominently displayed, and rule number one was "NO HORSEPLAY!"  Of course, when you get a group of kids in a pool together, and some of them are wrestlers, there's going to be horse play.  I can still hear the lifeguard yelling at us, "Hey, no horseplay!"  In this match between Steel and Tak, it looks like the rough housing gets a little out of hand, especially for Tak.  Good thing for Steel there's no lifeguard there to yell at them to stop the fun.

Check out Thunders Arena for a preview of the match, and Joe at Ringside has also got some nice commentary and pics to enjoy.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Ivan Kiev

With the Olympics going on, it reminds me of how universal a sport wrestling is.  This post celebrates the international flavor of the sport by going overseas to feature wrestler Ivan Kiev.  He wrestles in Berlin for the German Wrestling Federation.  Although his bio on the GWF website says he was born in Berlin and lists his nationality as German, he carries an obvious Ukrainian persona into the ring, what with the name Ivan Kiev and the blue and yellow tights.  He dishes out some pretty good bodyslams while he's in the ring, too.

At 6'2" and 205 pounds, Kiev is a tall, lanky wrestler.  I'm a fan of taller wrestlers and love to see them bodyslam other dudes.  In fact, I've always wanted to be scooped up and bodyslammed by a real tall wrestler myself.  Kiev is a few inches taller than average, but those extra inches make his slams look more impressive.

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Fantasy Wrestling

It's been a slow summer blogging, I have to admit.  I haven't found much inspiration to post things, at least not from my usual sources.  So let's try something different here.  I can have an active imagination when it comes to wrestling, and this has led to me create a fictional wrestling league called Muscle Beach Wrestling.  It features the kind of wrestlers and action you see in Rock Hard Wrestling and Thunders Arena.  The athletes primarily are fitness and underwear models you can find on the internet.  The dudes usually wrestle barefoot in a ring wearing boxer briefs, Under Armour shorts, or wrestling singlets.  Basically, just pick two male models you'd like to see wrestle, put them in the ring, and imagine how you want to see the match go.  Best two out of three falls wins.

Here I've got an example of a typical wrestling match.  It features 21 year old bodybuilder Gerardo Gabriel, who comes in at 5' 8" and 180 pounds.  His opponent is 24 year old fitness model Michael Fitt at 5' 8" and 165 pounds.  How do you see this match go?  It's totally up to you, but here's a little hint about what happens in my version of the match:

Sorry Michael.  You're lean and fit and all, but I don't see how you get past Gerardo and his muscles.  And Gerardo likes to bodyslam.  A lot.  Luckily for Michael, he enjoys being manhandled in such a fashion.

A special thanks to 09tuf of Deviant Art for helping bring to life my vision of the match between Gerardo Gabriel and Michael Fitt.  Check his site out for a lot of great wrestling drawings and other things.  You can even commission him to do a drawing for you.

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!