Time for one more post before summer comes to an end, so why not make it an easy one? Here are some great pics of "Mr. Pectacular" Jessie Godderz in action. There's not a lot I really need to say about this guy. His body and his slams pretty much say it all. There's no need to guess why he's a fan favorite.
Monday, August 27, 2012
So, we know in France pro wrestling is called "Catch", but the combination of catch and wrestling can be found in the good ol' USA, too, especially when you get a match involving a wrestler as huge as Rob Terry. I love the look of excitement on the face of the little guy as he flies through the air. He knows he has no chance of beating the Muscle Freak, so he's just having the time of his life while he can. Rob Terry, on the other hand, looks like he's all business, but you know deep down he's loving it.
Saturday, August 25, 2012
I was watching the new Fred movie on Nickelodeon because one of my little cousins wanted to see it (at least that's my story and I'm sticking by it). John Cena appears in the Fred movies as Fred's imaginary father, and in this one he dishes out a bodyslam and gorilla press as he gives Fred a pep talk. Talk about tough love. John Cena has also made several other appearances on Nickelodeon shows (um, so my cousin tells me). I like how Cena can capitalize on his pro wrestling persona in a comical way. It brings "wrestling entertainment" to a whole new level.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
In my last post I mentioned my old track coach and his disdain for "hippies." Whenever he told any of us that we were starting to look like a hippie because our hair was getting too long, we knew it wasn't meant as a compliment. When I actually studied about the Vietnam War in high school and college, it gave me a better understanding of where my coach was coming from. The funny thing is, whenever I see a guy with long hair now, the word "hippie" pops into my head. I have to admit that in wrestling, I always like to see the clean cut jock beating up on the long haired dude. That's why I like these bodyslam photos. So, what do you do whenever you bodyslam a hippie? You look down at him with a sneer and tell him to go get a haircut.
Sunday, August 19, 2012
My track coach in middle school was an old Marine who had served in Vietnam. He had his quirks, and one was to call any of us a "hippie" if he thought our hair was getting too long (even though he had been out of the Marines for probably 25 years, he still kept his military haircut). "Time for a haircut, you hippie," he would say. And if he thought we weren't working hard enough he'd call us a "lazy hippie." One day one of my teammates asked him what his problem was with hippies, and this set coach off on a tirade. He began a rant about how hippies were lazy, smelly, un-American, communists, immoral, freeloving, pot smoking, cost us the war, doing all kinds of acts against God and creation, and on and on. We were all kind of stunned by the outburst, and no one dared ask him anything Vietnam related again. So, this is just a long introduction to this photo of Marcus Anthony gorilla pressing some long haired dude in front of a bunch of cheering Marines. I'd like to think of this as Marcus exacting some vengence on hippies in order to restore honor to our men in the milatary. This one's for you, coach!
Friday, August 17, 2012
In France pro wrestling is called "catch wrestling", probably referring to the old "catch as catch can" style which has eveolved into the wrestling entertainment we see today. These pictures comes from the APC Catch promotion in France, and it gives a whole new meaning to "catch wrestling." This French wrestler thought it would be a good idea to launch himself off the top ropes towards his Russian opponent, but he's second guessing that strategy now. Not such a good idea, was it, Jacques? He'll have plenty of time to think over his next move after he gets slammed to the mat.
Saturday, August 11, 2012
Some of my best summer memories come from spending time at the pool or the beach. When I was younger being in the water with some of my friends inevitably led to wrestling around, especially if I was with any of my wrestling buddies. The water made it great to practice throws and pro wrestling moves. At a public pool we never paid much attention to the "No Horseplay" signs and only grudgingly toned it down a little after being berated from the life guard. So now I'm no longer a teenager, but I have to admit whenever I'm in a pool with other dudes, the urge to wrestle is still pretty strong.
By the way, BG East has a whole series devoted to wrestling in a pool. If you like that kind of stuff, be sure to check it out.
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
This week at the London Olympics marks the wrestling competition. It's unlikely you will see any pro-style bodyslams, but you should be able to see many bodies being slammed and tossed about. Let's hope the USA does better this Olympics than they did at wrestling in Beijing four years ago. If the Greco competition from the past few days is any indication, things don't look too good, but freestyle is always our stronger style. Regardless of nationality, though, you should see a lot of great wrestling.
Sunday, August 5, 2012
In yesterday's post I noted many of the good qualities of Tristan Archer's bodyslams, and he demonstrates them for us again above. A nice, deep crotch hold . . . check. Hoisting his opponent up high for all to see . . . check. Grabbing a handful of the other dude's ass . . . check. These things make his bodyslams so awesome. There's also the savor factor which I didn't really go into yesterday, but luckily in response to my last post someone else pointed it out. When I get the chance to scoop another dude up, I like to hold him up for a few moments because I want to savor the moment. I suspect that's a reason why Tristan Archer does the same. And there are two things to savor. First is my masculinity, my strength, my skill that allows me to control another wrestler like this. Second is knowing that my opponent knows, at least for that moment, that his body is completely at my mercy. A big thanks to Tristan Archer for his demonstrations on how to do an awesome bodyslam. We hope that Tristan pays us another visit real soon.
Saturday, August 4, 2012
Tristan Archer is probably my favorite wrestler in France. I decided to check out what he's been up to lately, and I came across two matches on Youtube, which you can check out here and here if you want to see him in action. Watching these matches reminded me why I like Tristan so much. He knows how to do a bodyslam right. Many times a wrestler will scoop another dude up and immediately slam him back down. It's really over before the other guy knows what's going on. And what's the good of that? If you're thoughtful about the bodyslam, you're opponent will feel dominated and humiliated in the process. Tristan understands this. When he bodyslams another dude, he reaches in for a deep and secure crotch hold. You really want your opponent know what kind of hold you got him by. Tristan lifts his dudes up high and holds them there for several seconds. You want your opponent to realize everyone is looking at him being manhandled. Tristan's hand always grabs his opponent's butt and squeezes some ass. The other dude knows he's Tristan's bitch at that moment and there's nothing he can do about it. Only when you have properly humiliated your opponent is it time to slam him down. Many thanks to Tristan Archer for showing us how it's done.
Thursday, August 2, 2012
These pictures are a nice find. Stud wrestler Mark Angel ups his game by gorilla pressing opponents in recent matches at Beyond Wrestling, a promotion where he appears as part of a tag team called the Academy of Anatomy. Anatomy indeed. I normally like being the alpha male when wrestling, but I would not object to finding myself pressed over this guy's head. If you prefer your wrestlers to be the blond All-American jock type, then Mark Angel is your man. You like?
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Here are some more OTK backbreakers for your enjoyment. What better way to spend a warm summer evening than fantasizing about having a muscled up dude sprawled over your knee, completely at your mercy? That's Ezekial Jackson in the fourth picture, and we all know Rob Terry in the fifth. If you can identify any of these other dudes, please comment.