Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Big Bad Bruce

The other day I received an email from Bruce Ballard of Rock Hard Wrestling, and he threatened to kick my ass if I didn't do more posts about him.  I thought, what a prima donna!  How many posts does this dude need?  Then going over my blog, I realized I've only featured Bruce once.  So, I have to agree with him.  I really do need my ass kicked!  That made me go back through my library of matches to see what I had on the big guy, and I came across a beauty featuring Bruce wrestling fellow RHW alpha stud Alex Waters.  This match has been out for a while.  Why did it take me so long to do a post about it?  Alex has long been a superstar at RHW, and he even earned the highly coveted Wrestler of the Year honors from my blog (Bruce also bitched me out about that, but that's another story).  At 5' 8" and 165 pounds, blond hair and blue eyes, Alex is the golden boy of RHW.  But he's got his hands full with Big Bruce in this match.  At 5' 11" and 190 pounds, Bruce has a definite size advantage here, which he uses to his benefit in the ring.  As the golden boy is being tossed about, Alex repeatedly complains that Bruce is at least two weight classes bigger than he is.  As if that matters in professional wrestling . . .

But don't count Alex out.  Bruce may be larger in size, but Alex has the bigger ego.  Of course, that's not always such a good thing, especially when Alex mouths off and ridicules Bruce for having "thunder thighs."  Bruce respond by calling down the thunder on Alex:

You can actually see the precise moment when the last bit of breath escapes Alex's body.  For more match photos and much better commentary than I can provide, be sure to check out Alex Miller in the Cave.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Marco for Hire

I have mentioned before that Cameron Mathews has started his own online wrestling production called Wrestler 4 Hire.  After taking some time to get up and running, W4H is now putting out a decent amount of matches featuring some pretty respectable talent and entertaining action.  I just came across an AWESOME match featuring our good friend Marco (known as Marco Thunder at W4H) facing Nick Sparx in a "Bro Battle."  The match takes place in a pro-style ring, which I think opens up more possibilities for wrestling action as compared to just mat wrestling (which, don't get me wrong, has a lot of merit to it, too).  We saw in my last post how Eagle at Thunders Arena showed the advantages of ring wrestling, and we see the same thing with Marco here at W4H.  In his match against Nick Sparx, Marco is total Alpha, which is how I like my wrestlers.  He also proves that he's very skilled at the sport, not just in pro-style wrestling, but also in submission and amateur.  Marco is wrestler through and through.  And obviously he loves the sport, taking advantage now of wrestling for multiple companies.  The more Marco, the better for all of us.

But I do have one complaint about this match.  We don't really get a good show of Marco flexing those big biceps of his.  You're a certified muscleboy, Marco!  What are you waiting for?  But I guess Marco knows there is more than one way to enjoy being a muscleboy:

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Eagle Uncaged

I was glad when Thunders Arena began filming matches in a real wrestling ring.  Being in a ring opens up possibilities for the wrestlers to try more high flying and pro-style moves that they can't really do on the small wrestling mat where most of TA's matches are filmed.  And some wrestlers in particular I REALLY want to see go pro-style, with Eagle being one of them.  Lucky for us, TA gives Eagle some ring time, including in a recent match where he goes head to head (hand to hand?) with Blayne.  He does not disappoint.  Over a year ago when Eagle made his debut at Thunders Arena, I hoped we would get to see this muscle stud gorilla press other dudes, and we get our wish granted in this match.  Eagle also delivers other awesome wrestling moves and holds, too.  I would make a comment about a soaring Eagle, but in this match it looks like Blayne is the one who gets the most air time. But to be fair here, Blayne is no pushover.  He's got some great wrestling moves and techniques himself.  Both Eagle and Blayne perform really well in the ring.  All in all, it's a fun match to watch (if only the camera man could learn how to film around the ropes . . . a hazard of staging matches in a ring, I guess).

This is one certified Grade A muscleboy here!  You can see more match photos and excellent commentary from Joe at Ringside and Alex in the Cave.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Brad Barnes

While sorting through my fan email this week, I came across one message asking me to name a favorite wrestler who has not yet been featured in my blog.  Ha ha, just kidding!  I never get any fan emails.  But if someone ever did ask me this question, Brad Barnes would be a good answer.  Sure, he's made appearances here and there in my blog, but I've never actually done a post to celebrate the wrestler.  I like Brad Barnes, and there's a lot about him to celebrate.  He's got good masculine features and a muscular physique, especially when he's in bodybuilder mode.  You expect a wrestler at 5' 9" and 200 pounds to be a powerful dude, and in the ring Brad can deliver power.  There are plenty of places to see him in action because Brad has made the rounds to several different wrestling websites, including BG East, Thunders Arena, Muscle Domination Wrestling, and recently he's been wrestling with Cameron Mathews' group at Wrestler 4 Hire.  It looks like Brad serves as a jobber more often than not, but in some matches he shows a heel side.  And even when he's a jobber, Brad still gets in several good alpha wrestling moves.  Brad's got muscles, and he knows how to use them.  I guess that's why I like him so much as a wrestler.

I certainly haven't come close to watching all of Brad's matches, but I have to admit that one of my favorite all time wrestling matches features Brad, and it's his match at Thunders Arena against Tak.  The main reason this one is a favorite is because Brad delivers one of the best over the knee backbreakers I have seen.  The whole sequence lasts almost two minutes and begins with Brad flat on his back on the mat.  It's a testament to his strength and power that from a prone position he takes hold of Tak, scoops him into the air, brings him down across the knee for backbreakers, and ultimately ends with a bodyslam.   It's hard to describe in words, but you can check the match out at Thunders Arena.  If you do, you'll be treated to awesome scenes like this:

Fucking killer!  Hey Brad, sorry for taking so long to do a feature on you in my blog!  You're a certified muscleboy of wrestling!

Monday, March 6, 2017

Monday Madness

I've blogged before about Cody Nelson being one of my favorite wrestlers, and here are some more pictures from his match against Bam Bam at Thunders Arena.  The action comes from the Bodybuilder Battle series.  Now, while these two dudes are pretty muscular, they aren't as built as the bodybuilders TA likes to feature these days.  Actually, watching the match you see that Cody and Bam Bam are more athletes than bodybuilders, and that's why I like this one so much.  There's nice back and forth action, and both wrestlers exhibit good skills.  And of course, there's an awesome lift and carry scene where Cody scoops Bam Bam up, parades him around the room, and then delivers a nice over the knee back breaker.  That's why this match has a five star rating in my own personal wrestling library.

Although I am showing Cody off in the photos above, let's not forget that Bam Bam is no pushover.  He gets in some pretty good moves on Cody, too:

There's a lot to like about this match, so I recommend you check it out.  Now's a good time to do so because TA is doing a storewide sale today.  The price of all matches are reduced, so don't forget about all the other great matches TA has been producing for the past ten years.