Thursday, November 23, 2017

Fan Fiction 1: Brody vs. Ram (Part 2 of 5)

This story was written by Anonymous featuring characters from The Cave.

The Cave Unleashed: Brody vs. Ram

Round 1: Athlete vs. Athlete

Brody vs. Ram

"So how do you want to go about this, man?" Brody asked. "Do you want me to show you how to do some moves?" "Let's just start and see where things take us," Ram said, bouncing his pecs at his new rival.

Brody smiled. "If you think you got what it takes," he warned, bouncing his pecs in return. "Do you want to change into some workout clothes or something?" he asked.

"I'm good like this," Ram replied. "Wrestling in our skivvies!" Brody grinned. "Is that OK with you?" Ram asked.

"You're asking a guy who wrestles semi-professionally in public wearing only a Speedo if practicing wrestling moves in private wearing boxer-briefs is OK?" Brody asked rhetorically. "Heck, this is downright modest compared to my usual gear!"


Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Fan Fiction 1: Brody vs. Ram (Part 1 of 5)

This story was written by Anonymous featuring characters from The Cave.

The Cave Unleashed: Brody vs. Ram

Saturday Afternoon

"Hell yeah – that's what I'm talkin' about!"

Having just finished a phenomenal workout, Brody admired the results of his efforts. Standing shirtless in front of the locker room mirror, his muscles pumped and glistening with the sweat of a heavy lifting session, he struck pose after pose with his 5'10", 230-lb frame. A lifetime of athletics – beginning with gymnastics at a young age, to wrestling in middle school, to powerlifting in high school, and finally bodybuilding post-graduation – created a body for him few men could achieve.

Brody.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Fan Fiction Starting Tomorrow!

Guys,

Some of you might remember that in the comments of The Cave Undercard 18: Ace vs. Moneymaker an anonymous reader mentioned that he did his own story using a couple of my popular, but under-utilized Cave characters. Specifically, it's an encounter between Brody and Ram. After some scrambling on his part to fit within my ever-changing broader narrative, it's now set about a week before before Rival Pro Wrestling 2: Country vs. Cave.

Brody

Ram

Folks were curious, especially when I mentioned it was 147 pages long. Well, after almost a year of work on this anonymous reader's part (he started last December, shortly after The Cave Undercard 14: City vs. Country), he gets to see his creation published starting tomorrow morning and curious site visitors get a bonus story to read.

The reader wants to remain anonymous, but he really went above and beyond, even sending me a revised version after my October stories posted. Anonymous also included over 124 images, but they were unedited and I simply couldn't help with that. So, Anonymous taught himself photo-manipulation and spent 100+ hours changing them himself! Wow.

With so much passion, dedication and creativity, I wanted to share this story with all of you. Due to the length, I'm posting it over the next five days. It works, because there are natural breaks at almost equal lengths. This also seemed like a perfect window. It's right in between my stories. Plus, in the US, this is Thanksgiving week, so 57%* of you will have more time to enjoy a daily entry (*source: Google Analytics).

Please enjoy and please comment!

Alex

PS. Anonymous even did a fancy disclaimer, something I've never even done. I've included it here and at the bottom of every chapter. Some of the names are familiar sources of enjoyment and inspiration to me, but a lot are not. Guess I have some googling to do.


Monday, November 20, 2017

Randomness (Thunders Arena Edition)

After the success of my Twitter-focused randomness post, I was going to do a Tumblr one, featuring pics like this:

Why jobbers are jobbers. For the view.

Anyway, Thunders Arena was going to be a big part of that story, because their Tumblr account is awesome. So instead, I decided to do an entire post about random Thunders thoughts. They have two great things that you need in your life, if you don’t have them already.


Sunday, November 19, 2017

Review: Marco vs. Blake Starr (Wrestler4Hire)

I will freely admit that my enjoyment of this Wrestler4Hire video is mostly due to personal nostalgia. Does that mean you won't like it? No. Does it mean you will? No. I'll explain what this video is and why I like it then you can decide for yourself.

Marco's casual as he wrecks this rookie.


Friday, November 17, 2017

Review: Scrappy vs. Steel (Thunders Arena)

With Thunders Arena's sales, I often buy videos in bunches to get the savings then they sit. I've owned Scrappy vs. Steel for a really long time, but somehow it got lost in my collection until now. Surprising, given the talent involved, but a lucky bonus for me now that I've re-discovered it. Yay!

Steel and Scrappy fit together nicely.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

The Cave Unleashed 5: Bird Boy vs. Cage

This story is a reader commission

Outside The Cave Facility

"Whoa, whoa, whoa. Who the fuck are you?"

The huge black bodybuilder ignores me as he shuts off his phone and puts it away. I guess this is the guy I was just talking to, but who is he? He slams the door of his big black SUV then casually slips the strap of his bag over his shoulder. It cuts over his bare big fat pecs. The 35-year old guy is probably 6'1"/230-lbs with wide shoulders and thick arms. His jeans are stretched tight over tree trunk legs and a huge fat ass. There's a big bulge in front, too.

Who the fuck is this?

Monday, November 13, 2017

Review: Mike Columbo vs. Blaze (BGEast)

I've never fully reviewed a Mike Columbo match, but he's one of my all-time favorites. After my quick summary of his match in BGEast's Hunkbash 3, it's been in the back of my head to give Mike his due. It's tough with a mega-superstar, because there are so many choices. After some debate, I finally decided on one of my favorites, Blaze vs. Mike Columbo from Demolition 4.

When is a ring match not a ring match?

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Review: Coop/Jake vs. Ethan/Jason Kane (RHW 1.0)

Now that Rock Hard Wrestling is officially defunct and replaced (my post here), we can't be sure how long its website will be up and running. So I figure I better have what I want before the cost outweighs the income. Luckily, I probably have everything I want, including every Jake, Bruce, Dash and Alex solo match.

During the recent Jake Jenkins sale, I completed my Jake collection adding the four tag team matches that I had previously skipped. Out of all those tag matches, I decided to review Coop/Jake vs. Ethan/Jason for some variety and nostalgia. Coincidentally, it's also the "Encore Presentation" right now.

Three huge stars in one match!
Jake plays the concerned partner perfectly.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Review: #550 Chase Michaels vs. Max Ryder (UCW)

In the comments for my Austin Tyler vs. Erik the Viking review (here), I received two recommendations for other matches. Chase Michaels vs. Max Ryder was the second one. It's another UCW video in the classic style with a couple of twists - one at the start and the other at the end - that were inspired by a reader of this this blog.

Chase and Max go for it.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Review: Dash Decker vs. Tanner Hill (88Wrestling)

Full disclosure: This video was provided to me.

Dash Decker vs. Tanner Hill pits RHW 1.0 against RHW 2.0, but proves to me that 88 Wrestling is more than just a re-branded Rock Hard Wrestling. Like Tanner's first match in the promotion, it breaks from the standard format, challenging my assumptions and keeping me on my toes. And it does it while still delivering a really good video that I enjoyed a ton.

Dash vs. Tanner is the best 88 Wrestling
video I've seen so far.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Review: Bruno the Beast vs. Steve Tanner (Muscleboy Wrestling)

Steve Tanner is kind of like this year’s Biff Farrell. He's a big, seemingly capable wrestler who could be tough, but fate has cast him as a jobber. In Biff’s case, I think it was his all-American good looks and fireplug physique that just looked so poundable. In Steve’s case, I'm 100% convinced that it's his preference. After watching multiple videos with him, the guy likes being dominated. If he doesn't, he's an amazing actor.

Bruno the Beast has a new plaything in Steve Tanner.


Wednesday, November 1, 2017

The Cave Undercard 19: Storm vs. Valet


The Cave Locker Room

"No."

I laugh, "Excuse me?"

Moneymaker replies seriously, "You heard me, Cody."

"Yeah, but I didn't understand you. What does 'no' mean exactly?"

"Valet is my ... assistant. He's not a wrestler. He's not going to be a wrestler. Clear?"

I nod, deciding how much to push this. Along with my best friend Ryan, I'm co-owner of The Cave, a gay-oriented, superhero-themed wrestling video company. After a long career as part of a tag team, Moneymaker is now one of our solo wrestlers. Technically, I'm his boss here, but The Cave isn't his whole life. Like most guys, this is a side gig for him.

Me. Cody.

Monday, October 30, 2017

The Cast: Who's Who (October 2017)

Guys,

Well, it was all returning studs this month. Corey and Ramsay managed to get in twice, while Ryan, Brody and Buck saw their first action in almost a year.

The Cave Unleashed 4

Ramsay = Nick Sandell (Model)

 


Saturday, October 28, 2017

Review: Dozer vs Eagle x 2 (Thunders Arena)

I pulled some images from these two matches a while back, but never got around to posting about the videos. Even though these two videos feature the same guys, they're pretty different. One is a typical Thunders Arena. The other is a short specialty taste featuring some tickling and very, very light and brief bondage.

Match 1 is a familiar scene ...

... while Match 2 stretches things a little.


Thursday, October 26, 2017

Review: Chet Chastain vs. Mark Muscle w/Brendan Cage (Wrestler4Hire)

Today, I'm covering a video from Wrestler4Hire featuring what I'd call a specialty taste, but it's likely one with broad appeal. Why? Well, it's based off a classic pro wrestling trope. You'll know the one. The one where the evil rich guy (e.g., a promoter, manager, etc.) uses hired muscle to hurt the handsome face. The one where an emotionless brute for hire uses his superior muscle to abuse a cute young stud for his employer's enjoyment. Yeah, that one.

If this scenario appeals to you, you'll likely love this video. The talent and elements of that story are all pretty much here and Chet makes a great victim.

Brendan: "It's nice to be rich. Just have people do what
I want them to do. Like kick your little pussy ass."

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Randomness (Twitter Edition)

I'm a pretty orderly person. Somewhat OCD, but not in a debilitating way. You can probably tell that by how formulaic this blog is. Stories, reviews and other posts are written within a system, done in advance and compartmentalized into neat little buckets. However, the world doesn't always work like that. I come across random stuff all the time, especially on Twitter.

Up to now, my attitude has been, "if I can't build a proper post around it, I put it aside". While everything on the blog is in its place, not everything has had a place here. Today, that changes. A little. Here's some random stuff that's caught my eye recently on Twitter.

WWE Folks: Dash Wilder. Twitter: @DashWilderWWE

My love of Dash Wilder should be no surprise. After all, I cast him as Daring Danny Chase in the AWL series (my only straight ongoing narrator). I still find him cute and sexy as he's matured into an adorable bad ass tag champ in the WWE. And so, I love these when GIFs like this show up in my feed.

So cute and sexy.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Review: Joey King vs. Vinny (Thunders Arena)

Joey King: "I ain't gettin' beat by no dude in a banana hammock. Clearly, one of us is a pro and one of us is an amateur playing around in his underwear."

Gotta love Thunders Arena for videos like Joey King vs. Vinny. It's just the kind of thing only they can do. Of course, I knew I'd buy this one as soon as I saw it. Both these guys have had a good year with some real winning videos. Of course, there's never a guarantee the video will live up to the talent. So how did it go?

Joey and Vinny take a spin in the ring.


Friday, October 20, 2017

Review: #545 Austin Tyler vs. Max Ryder (UCW)

If you've visited the blog very often, you know that I ask for comments on virtually every post. I love all comments, but one of my favorite things is when you guys give me suggestions and recommendations. I mentioned in my last UCW review (here) that I hadn't watched much from them lately. My readers came through with a couple of suggestions and I bought both.

Wow, a friendly start for Austin vs. Max.

I will acknowledge that it didn't take much convincing to get me to try it. I figure readers know my tastes well enough by now to make a solid recommendation and both videos feature two guys that I really like. Max Ryder vs. Austin Tyler was the first one I watched and it was definitely a good one.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Review: Guido Genatto vs. Chet Chastain/Alvin James (Wrestler4Hire)

Chet: "Guido! We came here to issue a challenge. The hottest tag team in wrestling versus the alpha male of the underground. Two-on-one. What do you say?"

Guido: "Both of you? I'll kick both of your asses right now!"

Guido kicks things off in this handicap match.


Sunday, October 15, 2017

Rival Pro Wrestling 2: Cave vs. Country



Narrator: Brody
Location: Rival Pro Wrestling Locker Room

Me. Brody. Getting ready for action.

“So we're all set? Great job maneuvering this, Ramsay.”

As the 6’3”/230-lbs 21-year old hunk strips down, he replies to me, “Thanks, Brody. I ran into Ryan's friend Corey. I learned they knew about Rival. Him and me started talking about how to avoid a feud. It just kind of happened.”

Friday, October 13, 2017

Review: Dash Decker vs. Sasha Savvin (88 Wrestling)

Of all the surprises with the launch of 88 Wrestling, the return of Dash Decker to the ring is the biggest for me. I honestly never thought he'd be back. In fact, one of my custom match wishes at the end of August was buying him out of retirement and sending him to Thunders Arena. This isn't that, but I'll take more Dash anyway I can get him.

Dash is back!


Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Review: Beauxregard vs. Calvin Haynes (BGEast)

You know the old expression, “it's not you, it's me”? People never mean that. Like never. Until now. In this case, I really do mean it. It's 100% me. In my excitement over this BGEast pairing, I jumped on it, failing to notice one little detail. It's a Wrestle Worship video. Yeah, I really wanted to see these two in a match. Just not this one. However, I'm a big enough man to admit that it's my fault, not theirs. It's branded right. The description is right.

It's not quite the big boy battle I expected.


Monday, October 9, 2017

Review: Tanner Hill vs. Chase Lundquist (88 Wrestling)

It's probably not a huge surprise that I bought both 88 Wrestling debut videos. This evolution of Rock Hard Wrestling intrigued me right away and I was curious to see how it would go. It might be a surprise that I've chosen to review Tanner Hill vs. Chase Lundquist first. I think this makes a more interesting video to review because it doesn't feature anyone I really like.

Tanner Hill makes the move to 88 Wrestling
to face Chase Lundquist

Saturday, October 7, 2017

1,000,000

The Cave has officially passed the 1 million page views milestone. Say what? How the heck did that happen?

Launched on February 28 2015, it took 953 days to get here. Technically, if you count the New Stories blog I used at launch, I passed a million in August. I don't count that way, though. Somehow it's just not the same as seeing that little counter on the lower right actually hit seven figures.

So that's when we got here. HOW did we get here?

The Bat contributes a lot of views
with my #2 and #3 biggest stories.
(vs. Spartan and vs. Mr. Riddle)

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Review: Blayne vs. Iceman18 (Thunders Arena)

Full disclosure: This video was provided to me by Thunders Arena.

Today, I'm looking at Blayne vs. Iceman18, the second of the two Iceman18 videos I was sent. Once again, the rookie gets a great opponent for a debut match. While Frey is the usual initiation at Thunders Arena, I think that Blayne has evolved into a perfect foil for a young newbie.

Boys being boys as Blayne helps
break in the latest rookie.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Review: Frey vs. Iceman18 (Thunders Arena)

Full disclosure: This video was provided to me by Thunders Arena.

I think the most impressive thing about Thunders Arena is how they never stop finding new young studs. I wish a lot of them would hang around longer, but I've learned to appreciate them for the time they're there. A big part of the 'flash-in-the-pan' feeling is driven by their distribution model. While BGEast might produce the same number of matches with a guy, they will take years to release them. With Thunders, five matches might be uploaded in two weeks then you never see him again.

And so, when I saw they sent me a couple of matches with a new find named Iceman18, I was excited to check them out. I started with Iceman18 vs. Frey, because let's face it, that's how so many rookies begin their careers - facing off against the master.

Welcome to Thunders, Iceman18.
You couldn't be in better hands.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

The Cave Unleashed 4: Corey vs. Ramsay


An Indie Federation Ring

“Wow, this is fucking cool, Corey.”

“You think it's cool now? Just wait until I get your hot ass actually in the ring, big guy.”

I suddenly giggle like an idiot before I can stop myself. Fuck, be cool, Ramsay. Normally, I'm the one who guys are idiots over, but this time, the roles are reversed. In fact, I'm still in shock over how fast this has all happened. This Corey guy came up to me in the park while I was stretching, getting ready to smack a few balls. Baseballs, that is.

Me. Ramsay.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

The Cave: Who's Who (September 2017)

Guys,

A lot of storyline this month in both stories, but of course there were hot studs. We got an unlikely matchup in The Cave and to see a couple of the CLAW 1 background guys in action.

The Cave Undercard 18

Ace/Micah = Daniel Peyer (Model)



Friday, September 29, 2017

Update on Rock Hard Wrestling and 88Wrestling

Guys,

I received the below email from the owner of 88Wrestling as a 'press release' of sorts. It explains what 88 is and its relationship with Rock Hard Wrestling. I figured I'd share this with all of you, since it seems relevant. And I added a couple of pics just for interest's sake.

Why is Tanner vs. Chase an 88 video? Let's find out ...

Update on Rock Hard Wrestling and 88Wrestling

There’s been quite a bit of talk and speculation over the past several months about what’s happening at Rock Hard Wrestling. And, what is this new 88Wrestling site all about? I haven’t been able to share any insight up to this point out of respect for the business decisions that were being made at RHW. Essentially, the decision to bring RHW to a close was a mutual decision between myself and the other co-owner. My business partner moved on, but, I was persuaded to stay in the wrestling business by some close associates, and thus went on to create 88Wrestling. The new site’s goals are; 1) to bring the next generation of superstar wrestlers to the underground wrestling scene, along with some favorite blasts from the past, 2) to bring exciting, never seen before match series for our fans and customers to enjoy, and 3) to bring quality videos at reasonable prices to our fans and customers. We welcome all of the RHW fans and customers, along with all the other underground wrestling fans, to come join us.

About 88Wrestling (which can be found on our Contact Us Page) 
 
We are the next generation of superstar wrestlers in the online wrestling scene. You’ll see fresh, young, aesthetic, hard bodied wrestlers that flex and show off their real muscle, along with some hot, sexy favorite blasts from the past. These two factions collide and fight to lay claim to the crown of the federation. In addition, you’ll discover never seen before new match series along with a fierce attitude. Come join us for a world of intrigue and excitement!

Located deep in the heart of south Florida in the baddest part of town is the 88th Street Gym. Every week wrestlers train in the heat and grit inside this professional ring and gym to improve their skills in an effort to scratch, scrape, and sweat their way to the top. We film the best of these wrestlers in high definition and produce high quality videos for you to enjoy.

Will 88 Wrestling be a winner?

Alex

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Review: Justin Powers vs. JJ Allen (Muscleboy Wrestling)

The completist in me felt compelled to cover the fifth of five Justin Powers matches I have. It would've been okay to do one or three, but four of five just gnawed at me. So here we are. Looking at Justin Powers vs. JJ Allen from Muscleboy Wrestling.

Can JJ really resist Justin's charms?

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Quick Hits: Justin Powers x 2 (Muscleboy Wrestling)

So I just learned that Justin Powers is also a porn actor. It's not a secret, but I didn't know. Muscleboy Wrestling copied his porn identity when they re-tweeted my tweet about my review. I kind of wondered who Aston Springs was, but I didn't look until recently. He's on Men.com, but I let my subscription expire since I was only returned there for the superhero videos last summer.

Anyway, why is this relevant? Well, first it helps explain why he's so comfortable on the mats. Remember I said I couldn't believe he was a rookie, because he was too good. Now I get it. He's an experienced performer. It also helps me understand why his videos are getting heavier on porn and in his latest, lighter on wrestling.

And so, I feel like I need to review these, since I've talked Justin up so much. They suggest a trajectory that is moving in the porn direction, especially against Sean Duran. Justin's matches are more expensive than most ($30), so it seems like something you should know before you buy.

Justin Powers vs. Ethan Slade

Justin Powers vs. Sean Duran

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Review: Cole Cassidy vs. Tarzan Tyler Reese (BGEast)

A recent comment got me thinking about this classic BGEast match again. I knew I wanted to post about Cole Cassidy vs. Tarzan Tyler Reese as soon as I read the comment, so here we are. I even VOD'ed it, because my copy is good enough for me, but not as good as I wanted for a post.

It's a classic featuring one of my favorite things
in the world - a sexy stud in a loincloth.


Friday, September 22, 2017

Review: Austin Tyler vs. Zach Reno (Wrestler4Hire)

I'm back with more Austin Tyler, this time from Wrestler4Hire. I'm sure I would've watched Austin no matter what, but when I saw that he was wrestling Zach Reno, this became one of those immediate views.

It's Austin Tyler vs. Zach Reno


Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Review: Nick Flex vs. Luke Maxwell (Muscleboy Wrestling)

Muscleboy Wrestling has launched its fourth catalogue since debuting in April. I decided on four matches to start, all of which featured some of my favorite wrestlers from the early catalogues. I've watched them all, but decided to review Nick Flex vs. Luke Maxwell first.

Things start out friendly as
Nick Flex takes on Luke Maxwell.


Monday, September 18, 2017

Review: #551 Austin Tyler vs. Erik the Viking (UCW)

It's been a little bit since I reviewed a UCW video. It's been even longer since I bought one. I'd say we went in different directions, based on Joe at Ringside's reviews. He talked about 'no homo' and gay creeper stuff that my regular readers know isn't something I like. There was also a 'death match' in June. Uh, no thanks.

So that's how nine months can go by as I just got out of the habit of regularly checking UCW out. I finally remembered they exist when I wanted to look at something different. I decided to see what was up and chose Austin vs. Erik.

How did it go?

Can Austin bend the Viking to his will?

Sunday, September 17, 2017

What is 88wrestling.com?


Well, well, well ... it appears there's a new player coming. Or, I suspect a re-branded old player.

I received this teaser in my inbox for a new site called 88wrestling.com. It sure looks like Rock Hard Wrestling to me. The look, tone and feel are similar and the featured guy, Chase Lundquist in black and blue square cuts, is very RHW.


I know that this new site must be linked to someone I've bought from, because it didn't come to my gmail account. So it's not someone teasing me as a blogger. They're teasing me as a (former?) customer.

Also teasing us is Austin Cooper/Frey via Twitter ( @Austin_Frey1 ).


The question is, who's doing it and why? NHB became Movimus, so it has happened before. New management? Did someone buy RHW and want a fresh start? Was the name Rock Hard Wrestling off-putting to wrestlers? Is someone just copying RHW? Or am I completely wrong and this has nothing to do with RHW at all? I highly doubt that last question.

So what do you think? We've got four days to speculate. Is it interesting to you? Does it excite you? Will you be checking them out on 9/21?

Alex