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

UCW: #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

Friday, September 15, 2017

CLAW 2: Mateo vs. Xander


"It doesn't bug you?"

Xander doesn't answer me. Instead, the ripped muscleman spins and flexes his right bicep in the mirror on the far wall outside the wrestling ring where we're supposed to be training. Or more accurately, where I'm supposed to be training his untalented, but hot, ass. And the guy is super-hot and huge - 6'5"/260-lbs, tanned and sculpted, decked out in tight white trunks, along with white boots and pads.

Xander's a big guy.


Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Quick Hits: Vinny x 2 Ring (Thunders Arena)

We're back with day two of Vinny. Hairier, hunkier and more ripped, Vinny debuts in the Thunders Arena ring. He's barely wearing the same tiny blue posers that I loved on Talon against Tak. They look microscopic on the bigger macho muscleman.

What a man, what a man, what a mighty good man.

Big Daddy Vinny owns the ring and Scrappy..


Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Quick Hits: Vinny x 2 Mats (Thunders Arena)

I've liked Vinny for a long time. Barring one language issue early in his career, I really do enjoy him. I will freely admit that my attraction has always been primarily physical. I love his body. I love his look. I can enjoy his blue collar muscleman vibe, even as I occasionally cringe at his banter.

If you've been following Vinny lately, you might have noticed a change in his look. I certainly have. For me, he looks better than ever. Vinny has gone full-on rugged muscle Daddy. Beard. Body hair. And a leaner look. It's just fan-fucking-tastic.

Holy fuck. Better than ever.

Yeah, kiss that muscle. You deserve it.

Today and tomorrow, I'm going to quickly cover four of Vinny's most recent matches. First up are two mat matches in the Thunders garage then tomorrow are two ring matches.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Review: Blayne vs. Scrappy 3 (Thunders Arena)

Two of the best at Thunders Arena are back against each other. Even though I already own two different Blayne vs. Scrappy matches (Custom Series 45 and No Holds Barred 82) and even reviewed them both this year (here and here), I decided this looked different enough for me to try it. Plus, I just really like them both.

Blayne and Scrappy pull out all the stops
to get a big win in the Thunders ring.


Friday, September 8, 2017

Review: Lane Hartley vs. Kirk Donahue (BGEast)

BGEast's Kirk Donahue vs. Lane Hartley match is exactly what you think it is. It's entirely predictable, built off common pro wrestling tropes. That's neither good nor bad, because it all comes down to execution. There are good pro vs. joe squashes and there are bad ones. It comes down to the performances, the action and the production.

Luckily, this one is good on all three, so if this is your type of match, you'll like it.

Big pro Lane shows wannabe Kirk the ropes.


Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Review: Justin Powers vs. Luke Maxwell (Muscleboy Wrestling)

I'm back already with more Justin Powers from Muscleboy Wrestling. I've watched all four matches so far and they're all very entertaining. I chose this one to review second for no particular reason, other than it's somewhat unique among the four.

Justin faces his toughest challenge
so far against Luke Maxwell.


Monday, September 4, 2017

Review: Ace Owens vs. Nick Justice (W4H)

As I've explained before, I feel like if there's one or two matches a month that I really like on Wrestler4Hire’s streaming service, I've made my money back. Thanks to this match, I've already won September. Ace Owens vs. Nick Justice is a really well-done wrestling match with just the right amount of story elements.

Ace vs. Nick (with Minion)

Friday, September 1, 2017

The Cave Undercard 18: Ace vs. Moneymaker



"Ryan, are you serious with this match?"

My best friend and business partner looks at me with his usual amused and patronizing look whenever I question his business decisions. He simply responds, "Yes."

Ryan and I are seated at my kitchen island discussing The Cave. It's our gay-oriented, superhero-themed wrestling video company. We co-own it, but Ryan definitely has more experience on the business side. However, I have more experience on the talent side. After all, I am The Bat, the biggest and best-selling star. So I feel like he should listen to me on this.

My boyfriend Jae looks over from my sofa, curious about what I'm talking about. He's also a popular wrestler, both as the hero SuperStar and the villain DarkStar. I turn, "Get this, Jae. Ryan is pairing Ace against Moneymaker."




Wednesday, August 30, 2017

The Cast: Who's Who (August 2017)

Guys,

All the wrestlers are returning guys this month, including fan favorites Jae and Corey, rising star Ramsay, and surprise (probably) returnee Steve. Meanwhile, Brody and Javier got new roles on the sidelines, along with the only new guy, "Slim Jim" the announcer.

The Cave: The Adventures of SuperStar 15

Jae/DarkStar = Mike Carr (Model)



Monday, August 28, 2017

Review: Hunkbash 3 (BGEast)

In my "What's your custom match?" post, a commenter brought up Randy Wilkins, a one-and-done blond bodybuilder from BGEast who doesn't even have a profile on the website. I didn't remember him (by name) as his only appearance was against Hal Foster (again, who?) on Hunkbash 3.

While I didn't remember Randy or Hal by name, I remembered them by sight, especially Hal Foster, the hot Canadian beefcake. And I remembered Hunkbash 3. When I looked back through that compilation, I fondly recalled my lust for small-town muscleboy Chris Denver, who faced mega-heel Psycho Capone. The other two matches are no less than Mike Columbo against Cruze and Chris Bruce facing Dante Rosetti.

The incredible men of Hunkbash 3

Wow, that's eight great guys. Five are studs that I'd consider superstars or stars, plus three unknowns who are all big and beautiful. The matches are also really good. Even though this is a Hunkbash, none of the matches are 100% squashes. The "hunk" gets his turn on top and often makes the "basher" submit.

If you're interested at all, I would get it. It's on permanent sale for $29, but be warned. On BGEast's website, they have the following disclaimer:
SALE: Due to some video damage, video and DVD versions have some distortions that do not affect ability to view action.
I can't tell you how bad it is, because my version is rough, too. I owned this as a VHS then put it on DVD then ripped it onto my computer. So I can't be sure what's BGEast's fault and what's mine. However, my video is still watchable, so I imagine theirs is too.

Here are some images from each match ...

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Review: Jaxton Wheeler vs. Z-Man (W4H)

Another match built off contrasting looks, this time from Wrestler4Hire. Jaxton Wheeler vs. Z-Man features two wrestlers that I have liked in the past, so I was interested to see this battle between a hairy porn guy and a smooth fitness model.

SPOILER ALERT ... both these guys have won and lost, but I am spoiling the outcome. There's no way I can avoid it without jumping through hoops. Stop reading now if you don't want to know who wins.

Hairy vs. smooth.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

PSA: Jake Jenkins for $13.95 Until 9/5 (RHW)

Guys,

The Bruce Ballard sale back in March must have worked okay, because Rock Hard Wrestling is doing it again. This time, it's Jake Jenkins and it runs through 9/5.


Wake up Jake! You're on sale!
Jake vs. Ethan Andrews

I own 12 of Jake's 16 matches. The four I don't own are the tag matches. Maybe I'll rectify that with this sale. Since Jake looks pretty much done with wrestling, we all better stock up now. The only new material is likely to be whatever remains in BGEast's vault, if anything.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

What's your custom match?

So I was asked a question by email the other day ...

Hello Alex: 
After your post on Jaxton Wheeler vs. Ricky Vega, and our comments back and forth, I had a question for you. 
If you were to commission a custom video, and cost was not an issue, who would be your 2 wrestlers (and of course, they don't have to be from the same company). 
I don't think you've ever done a post before detailing your own idea/thoughts on a custom video - though I have a sneaking suspicion there would be a ton of power moves involved and the action would be 65/35 instead of a squash.

Keep up the great blog work!

What a great question.

I'm sure this is something we've all thought about. I certainly have. I kind of addressed this with my Battle of the Wrestling Stars series, which allowed me to pit cross-company studs against one another. In fact, Kid Karisma vs. Marco was my first thought to the above question and the anchor to my BOTWS 2 series.

Still one of my top fantasy match-ups.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Review: Dante vs. Justin Powers (MBW)

Muscleboy Wrestling has come out of the gate hard and fast. I've been pretty happy with my buys so far. However, it's daunting to figure out where to go next. Fortunately, a friendly commenter gave me some direction. In the comments of my Jake/Steve review, Chris posted his favorites from Muscleboy Wrestling, which included a lot of Justin Powers.

So I went in Justin's direction. How did Chris' suggestion work out? Well, I ended up buying all four Justin Powers videos, so what does that tell you?

Sexy Dante bends new superstar Justin Powers.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Review: Marco vs. CJS (Thunders Arena)

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

You know I love contrasts between wrestlers. Marco vs. CJS definitely fits that description. So many angles as Kasper returns to Thunders Arena as CJS to battle one of their biggest stars in Marco. Who the heck is Kasper? I had the same reaction, but does it matter? No, as it turns out, it doesn't. You'll be able to follow along without any kind of history.

Marco vs. CJS

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Rival Pro Wrestling 1: Damien Dreamer vs. Kevin O'Shea


Rival Pro Wrestling. Television Taping. 1982.


El Presidente: The Show

Me. El Presidente.
The Boss. Don't forget it.

"Welcome, wrestling fans. This is Rival Pro Wrestling."

Loud crowd noises interrupt Jimmy, the new lead play-by-play man for the federation. He's lookin' good in a baby blue blazer over an open paisley shirt that shows off the center of his hot chest. As he continues his intro in front of the pastel backdrop, I gotta admit I'm feeling a little nervous. He probably is, too, but he's not showin' it.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Quick Hit: Jaxton Wheeler vs. Ricky Vega (W4H)

Last Wrestler4Hire video in this series of one-note Quick Hits is Jaxton Wheeler vs. Ricky Vega.

Porn Guy for Hire?

This is a strange video. It felt like the exact kind of thing that a wrestling blog should look at, because it's different. It wasn't really my taste, but it's unique. I'll leave it to you to guess if you'd like it or not.

Jaxton is open for business.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Quick Hit: Austin Cooper + Joey Angel vs. Guido Genatto (W4H)

Following up on yesterday's post is another Wrestler4Hire video where one idea stuck in my head ... Joey Angel + Austin Cooper vs. Guido Genatto.

These Boots Are Made For Jobbing ...

Yes, this is a one-on-two squash job featuring three sexy wrestlers, two of whom are the most popular in the business. It's a good video with a lot of brutish Guido domination. And you might notice no trigger warning as the hairy hunk actually manages to not use any gay slurs. That might have been the most shocking part of this video, if not for Joey's gear choice.

What really stood out to me is the same thing that stood out to Guido - Joey's bright, white, odd-fitting footwear. I'm pretty sure that they're the same pro boots as yesterday, but on Joey they look quite big and very bright, looking more like 60's go-go boots than wrestling boots.

The hairy heel fixates on them right away and so do I. Austin Cooper is part of the match from an action standpoint, but not as much from a storyline perspective. That's the problem with being perfect, there's nothing for Guido to make fun of. Doesn't save him from a vicious beating, but it does save him from ridicule.

Guido thinks Joey's a wonder, wonder woman
in those boots.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Quick Hit: Mark Muscle vs. Alex Oliver (W4H)

So not all videos inspire me to write about them. Not because they're bad, but more because I don't have a hook. It's like sometimes I just don't have a full review in me for them.

Starting today, I am going to do shorter posts on three Wrestler4Hire videos. I generally check out a lot of the videos, but obviously only a few end up earning full reviews. In these three videos, each one had something about it that was interesting, but they're very simple in premise and I didn't have much to say.

Born to be Bane ...

First up is Mark Muscle vs. Alex Oliver in a superhero squash. Alex is a jobber Superman and Mark Muscle is a big, brutal villain in black. As I looked at Mark in black, flexing those massive muscles, all I could think was "fuck, that's Bane." In his original appearance, the man who broke Batman's back is styled like a wrestler, so he naturally fits in the ring.

Big "Bane" bends the hero to his will

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Review: Calvin Haynes vs. Nino Leone (BGEast)

Not only did I almost not review Calvin Haynes vs. Nino Leone from BGEast, I almost didn't watch it. It's basically the same story as MBW's match Jake Zane vs. Steve Tanner, which I reviewed here. Obviously both feature the same hairy muscle hunk, but in both he arrogantly dominates then gets his humiliating comeuppance from a smaller opponent. I wasn't sure if there was really anything to say about this. It's like Calvin has his thing, which is letting smaller guys manhandle him.

However, after watching it, there are some differences and I have a preference. So I figured that was worth a post.

Nino takes control of big Calvin.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Review: Bart vs. Scrappy (Thunders Arena)

I'm heading back to Vegas, at least from a reviewing standpoint. There's a Thunders Arena video I didn't cover that I want to. Scrappy vs. Bart involves my current favorite wrestler and a Thunders rookie I was very intrigued to see. It is definitely deserving of some commentary, so I made sure I circled back it now.

Scrappy: "No, no, no. I hate this!"
Bart: "You ain't stopping this. There's nothing you can do."

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Review: Chris Cannon vs. Jake Zane (Muscleboy Wrestling)

I'm sure there are great Muscleboy Wrestling videos I haven't seen. I was planning on looking for another video with newbies, but Chris Cannon made me change plans. I enjoyed him a lot in his debut, so I decided to check out his return pretty much immediately.

Did I make the right call? Was Chris Cannon vs. Jake Zane worth it?

Jake: "Argh! My back!"
Cannon: "What's wrong with your back?"

Friday, August 4, 2017

Review: Ronnie Pearl x 2 (Wrestler4Hire)

I've really warmed up to the idea of a streaming membership. I only do it at Wrestler4Hire, because it's the only one I've seen that has great value. You get a lot of variety for a decent amount of money. And one of the benefits is that you see guys and matches that you'd likely never buy. And every so often, you find a gem, like Ronnie Pearl.

Hey, Ronnie. Nice to meet you.

Marco shows off the new stud.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

The Cave: The Adventures of SuperStar 15


The Gym

"Oh yeah, Corey, that's it. Slower, slower. Yeah, make it hurt. Why're you stopping?"

"I just need a sec to adjust, Jae. Okay. UNH! UNH! UUNNNNHHHH!"

Corey finishes his last three squats then I help him rack the bar. He kicks out his legs and stretches, walking off a great set and new personal best. I'm smiling, proud of helping the 19-year old stud to reach a new level in his training. His ass and legs look great, but with my help, they're getting better than ever. His compression pants can't hide the gains he's already making.

Jae (Me)

Sunday, July 30, 2017

The Cast: Who's Who (July 2017)

Guys,

A ton of "story" in this month's first story then another visit to BIGBeast. The guys are mostly existing or 'familiar' characters. Havoc is the only 100% new guy, but hopefully you enjoyed seeing guys like Ram and Steve again.

The Cave Undercard 17

Cody = Leighton Stultz (Model)



Friday, July 28, 2017

Review: Kid Karisma vs. Reese Wells (BGEast)

More from BGEast's latest Ringwars compilation. This time, it's Kid Karisma vs. Reese Wells. It's a master heel against a cute babyface in a surprising match that ended up being both compelling and super-hot.

Go for it, Reese. You've got Kid Karisma
right where we all want him.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Review: Bruno vs. Nick Flex (Muscleboy Wrestling)

While the newest gay-oriented wrestling video company, Muscleboy Wrestling, is already on their third catalogue, I'm still back on at square one, checking out some original releases. Bruno the Beast vs. Nick Flex was a video that immediately caught my attention back when it was released, but I just recently got around to watching it.

Nick Flex flips the script on Bruno the Beast.


Monday, July 24, 2017

Review: Josh Goodman vs. Gil Barrios (BGEast)

Josh Goodman is having a pretty good year at BGEast, even though he might not even be wrestling any more. He's already appeared in my current favorite match of 2017 against Cole Cassidy, rocking animal print trunks. Now, Ringwars 27 features Josh Goodman vs. Gil Barrios.

This is another old-new match. New because it was just released, but obviously filmed years ago where aging musclemen wore unfortunate soul patches and things existed in a 4:3 ratio.

Josh wants Gil bad enough to
face him one-handed.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Review: Lane Hartley vs. Nick Justice (W4H)

One of the reasons I subscribe to Wrestler4Hire is for seeing indie pros in more private, slower and generally more interesting matches than youTube offers. Indie pro often moves too fast and lacks a coherent storyline. I've equated modern pro to basketball where they just keep going back-and-forth, but only the last minute really matters.

So when Lane Hartley vs. Nick Justice came up for viewing, I had to watch it. How did it go?

Nick pinches an inch as he and Lane
go at it hard in this big boy battle.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Review: Scrappy vs. Viking 2 (Thunders Arena)

First things first, I am going to SPOIL Thunders Arena's re-match between Scrappy and Viking. There's simply no way not to, because the pictures will tell the story.

When this came out, I bought it immediately. I loved the first one and it made Viking a must-buy guy for me. Scrappy was already there. Plus, I did suggest a Custom Series reversal of fortunes, which this is, so I might be partially responsible for some generous fan actually making this.

It's tough to make a sequel to a beloved and spectacular debut. How did Thunders do?

Can Scrappy flip the script in
this science vs. history grudge match?

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Review: Scrappy v Finn McCool (Thunders Arena)

Thunders Arena finally hit the jackpot during this latest round of Vegas videos and it looks like their lucky charm is Scrappy. The feisty fireplug has at least five recent Vegas winners - Marco, Karl, Bart, Steel and this one against newcomer Finn McCool. Yes, Finn, Steel and Bart also had some other good action, but it's Scrappy who led the way. So that's why I decided to look at Scrappy vs. Finn McCool.

It's a love fest when Scrappy and Finn go at it.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

BIGBeast: The New Guy 3


This story is based on a reader commission

At the Home for BIGBeast Wrestling

"Hey, jobber. Put these on and be in the ring in five minutes." Jimmy hands Steve a pair of silver and black shiny trunks.

Steve looks suspicious.

After a moment of skeptical hesitation, the hot new guy's eyes light up. He says, "Oh nice. These don't look very jobber-ish. What's the deal?"

Jimmy circles behind the blond muscleman then rubs his broad shoulders. He ignores the comment, responding, "You did good as a jobber against Dino. I mean real good. Camera-boy here was hard most of the match and when you squealed? He shot his wad into his shorts."