Monday, February 24, 2020

Review: Ash DeLeon vs. Buck "Wildcard" Carter (BGEast)

This is a "Heel Bash" video. This is the second one in five catalogues and I hope they've filmed a lot more. I don't know who at BGEast thought of it but I love how they're pitting "heels" against one another and letting them run loose. In the "old days", I feel like it was a big deal for two bad boys to face off and both maintain their aggressive nasty side. I like when both guys come out looking good, like they do here.

Badass beauty meets brutal beast.

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Review #691 Gabe Steel vs. Zack Reno (UCW)

UCW has been adding a bit of established talent to its roster lately. Maybe they're "mainstream" now. Maybe they're paying better. Maybe Axel is hustling hard on the recruiting side. After all, UCW's Golden Boy wrestles everywhere so he knows everyone. No matter the reason, the big thing for me when guys jump around is do they adapt to the new place or does the place have to adapt to them?

That's one way to tenderize the big slab of beef.

Monday, February 17, 2020

Mangler is Back!

So, in my Firsts! post, I talked about how Mangler's “A Family Affair” was the first wrestling story I read and that I still remember it today. Even though it has ballbusting action that is harder than my more cartoony approach, the characters, the plot and the writing burned into my head and they're still there 20 years later.

Well, Mangler himself reached out to me to tell me he's just finished a sequel to one of his other stories. I asked where it would live. And lo-and-behold, he's created a place to house his hot-off-the-presses sequel, his old stories, and hopefully many more new ones to come. So far, he’s posted one classic and its brand new sequel.

Am I 100% responsible for the return? Obviously yes but I'm far too modest to take all the credit. Let's just call it a rather happy coincidence.

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Saturday, February 15, 2020

The Cave Unleashed 12: Beau vs. Ricky

Cody’s Gym.

“All right, before we go for the day, I just have to say it again, Beau. You’re a beast. Saved us an hour today. We could’ve scheduled the inspection for tomorrow afternoon at this pace.”

Beau. A beast.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Review: Scrappy vs. Jaxx Thanatos (Muscleboy Wrestling)

Full disclosure: This video was sent to me by Muscleboy Wrestling.

Sean Pford often comments after one of my stories that some element in it is his "one weakness." I always smile when I read it. He's got to be up to 30 or 40 "one weaknesses" by now. I do the same thing when I describe wrestlers as perfect. I must have about 30 or 40 different definitions of perfection by now. And I stand by all of them. Including both guys in Scrappy vs. Jaxx Thanatos. Literally two PERFECT studs.

Game recognizes game.
Perfect recognizes perfect.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Review: Young Ady vs. Rob Palomino (Spotland Scrappers)

Recently on Twitter, W4H commented on one of my tweets, "Awesome duplex!" Of course, he meant suplex but autocorrect struck a vicious blow. It happens to me all the time. My reply was that I need a wrestling dictionary for my computer. Imagine a world where bodyslam stays one word, along with headlock, etc. Armbar won't become armor. And suplex won't become duplex. Grrr.

A new one I need is Spotland Scrappers, which likes to change to Scotland Scrappers. Now, I'm sure that videos featuring feisty Glaswegians could be fun, too, but it's not right. This annoyance aside, it's not enough to keep me from posting about Young Ady vs. Rob Palomino.

The belt is on the line and these boys want it!

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Review: Guido Genatto vs. Elite Eliot (Wrestler4Hire)

Guido: Get the fuckin' tiara out. Get it out! The fuckin' queen is here. The fuckin' diva of all divas is here to fuckin' put you through the fuckin' wringer.

Yes, Guido Genatto calls himself the queen and diva, not his opponent. Being sexual and provocative is his brand and what makes him such a "sex god", so it's good to see him doing it in the right direction. He plays into his character a lot in this match from Wrestler4Hire, owning Elite Eliot from beginning to end. These two studs are hot and talented but this is entirely Guido's match. The young rising star is more a hot body than a wrestler against the hairy hunk.

Guido: "Just fuckin' destroyin' lives all fuckin' day."