Thursday, August 22, 2019

Review: Will Favero vs. Kenny Dean (Wrestler4Hire)

In most forms of entertainment (e.g., movies, TV, comics), I don't watch or read things that glamorize and glorify evil people. Shows like Animal Kingdom or comics like Batman Who Laughs are popular, but not for me. However, when it comes to wrestling, it's the heels who often grab my attention and having me cheering for them to unleash their wild side.

That's certainly the case with Will Favero vs. Kenny Dean, currently streaming on Wrestler4Hire.

Dean learns a valuable lesson.

Monday, August 19, 2019

Review: Kirk Donahue vs. Elite Eliot (BGEast)

I'll state this right upfront. The images in this review of Kirk Donahue vs. Eliot Elliot might be deceiving. Kirk Donahue gets lots of time on top, but you will see almost none of it here. And so, let me say that Kirk is not squashed. However, his suffering is what I most remember, so it is what I pulled for this review. While both guys are very skilled, I think they're at their best and have the most chemistry (and they have a ton) as a babyface jobber (Kirk) and nasty heel (Elite Eliot)

Kirk's more experienced, but can he handle this heel?

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Encounters: The High School Reunion

The Inn on the Park. Presidential Suite.

“You have won.”

My large manicured hands run over my sculpted and perfectly-trimmed torso as I watch in the bathroom mirror. I turn my remarkably handsome face to admire my professionally-groomed stubble, $300 messy haircut and flawless tanned skin. It costs a lot to look this chill, but I’ve got it and I’m worth it.

I'm almost ready.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Review: Kirk Donahue vs. Kid Karisma (BGEast)

Kirk Donahue earns the BGEast honor of his own Wrestler Spotlight. One of the characteristics that I think makes a good Spotlight is showing a wrestler's range. It could be win/loss, location, style, persona, whatever. Just something that avoids the compilation ending up as three identical matches. I plan to watch all three matches, but today, I'm just focusing on Kirk Donahue vs. Kid Karisma.

And this, boys and men, is how you earn a Spotlight.

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Review: Alex Costa vs. Ryan Sparks (Muscleboy Wrestling)

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

When I first opened Alex Costa vs. Ryan Sparks, I wondered if this was a classic (i.e., two years old) MBW video that they were sharing with me out of their back catalogue. I didn't think I'd missed an Alex Costa match, certainly not one where he faces an even bigger more muscly opponent, but there are definite signs it's from the early days. After visiting the website, I can confirm that this is a catalogue 15 match and it's a good one.

Alex goes back to jobber-land when
he runs into the big bodybuilder.

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Review: Cason vs. Loki 2 (Thunders Arena)

I went to a destination wedding last weekend. It was a beautiful ceremony and all that jazz, but five days in rural New Brunswick isn't really my thing and I'm glad to be back in a city. Unfortunately, it didn't go like my Encounters: The Wedding Crash story (no reunion with a hot buddy and no wrestling). Oh well. Before I left, I did stock up on some Thunders Arena videos in their recent buy two get two free sale.

First up is the rematch, Cason vs. Loki. This is an actual rematch, as the guys start out referencing their first match (reviewed here) which kicked off 2019 beautifully.

It's a rematch but not a remake as bros battle again.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Encounters: The Wedding Crash

Hotel Wellington. Kansas City MO. Private Dining Room.

“And so, please rise and join me in toasting Mark and Todd.” We rise and raise our glasses, grateful that the longest and most boring toast in history is done. It wasn’t funny. It wasn’t heart-warming. It wasn’t anything but a rambling mess. At least it’s over. Or not. Brad keeps talking. “I know you two will … blah, blah blah.”

Some of the older folks in the room actually have to lower their arms as the ‘best man’ rambles on for another three minutes before finally letting us clink glasses. CLINK! Everyone starts to mingle as the busboys finally get a chance to clear the plates and refill water glasses. I sit back down at my place and immediately feel Trevor’s hot breath on my ear.

Me. Quinn.