Sunday, March 24, 2019

Review: Austin Tyler vs. Luca Ferrari (Muscleboy Wrestling)

Well, as I expected (feared?), my 2018 Cavey winner for Favorite Wrestler is winding down his career in gay-oriented wrestling videos. Austin Tyler's been a rising star for a while, but now he's officially risen too high to keep playing in our space. I first read the news on Joe's blog, but UCW has officially released their last match with him. I have purchased it, but not watched it, yet. I don't know if Austin Tyler vs. Luca Ferrari is Muscleboy Wrestling's last video with him, but it probably is.

Opposites attract as Austin battles Luca.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Guest Blogger 1: Cameron Matthews (Wrestler4Hire and Hero Hunks)


In my Four Years post, I mentioned that I’d made an offer for guest bloggers to some of the producers I’ve interacted with. The first one to answer is Cameron Matthews from Wrestler4Hire and Hero Hunks.

I gave everyone some sample topics. When Cameron asked which ones I thought he should write about, I suggested that given his background, he might have some interesting insight on pro wrestling, its enduring appeal and finding new talent. He answered a lot, so I’ll share one section of his post this month and more next month.

Cameron takes a break from breaking in beefcakes
(Image from W4H’s Cameron Matthews vs. Dax Carter)

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Review: Scrappy vs. Tristan (Thunders Arena)

Tristan: "See these trunks? I took these from some young zipperhead with a smart mouth, a pretty face and not much else. Just like you."

Scrappy: "Was that in the 70's?"

This is officially my first Thunders Arena match of 2019. So far, I've been watching ones that I purchased last year and they sent me seven freebies last month, one of which I reviewed. Scrappy vs Tristan, however, was bought from the website in 2019. I haven't really been feeling them so far, plus Underground Wrestler was posting a lot of the same guys on their Patreon. All it took to bring me back was one look at this superstar pairing.

Scrappy: "Fuck. They're going to give me
fucking grandpa to wrestle."

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Review: Elite Eliot vs. Channing Travolta (Wrestler4Hire)

One of the most interesting recent debuts at Wrestler4Hire is Channing Travolta. His name is interesting in an odd way. He's physically interesting in a hot way. Wrestling Arsenal wrote a nice article about his silent match against Garrett Thomas that showcased his hottest look.

Channing appears in five of the sixteen audio-free matches Cameron was practically giving away (just $2 and some change each - they're more now, but still a deal). I liked what I saw (but didn't hear) from him, so I was excited to finally see a Channing Travolta match with full audio.

Channing's a man right up my alley.

Friday, March 15, 2019

Heroes: Tarzan and James 3

Chapter One

"Your what?"

My lover turns his head towards me against the ornate wooden headboard, his dark chest hair matted with the sweat that covers his stout muscular body. We're relaxing after our usual intense lovemaking. I'm equally as sweaty and tired, but now I'm re-energized with shock. As I sit up quickly, the thin sheet falls away from my lean hairy body.

Me, James Porter.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Review: Calvin Haynes vs. Kirk Donahue (BGEast)

When it comes to heel turns, I feel like a good guy jobber just finally snapping is one of the classic tropes. He loses and loses then finally says, “Screw this, I’m done playing by the rules. I’m gonna do what it takes to win!” This happens a lot in tag teams when one partner just loses it and beats the crap out of his partner. It’s fun. Unless you’re the guy’s first victim.

In our part of the pro wrestling world, there are many guys switch back-and-forth from good guy to bad guy or dominant to jobber, but usually there’s no reason why. Brad Rochelle’s turn in The Contract series is the only guy I can think of who’s clearly played this out. Now, there’s another with Calvin Haynes vs. Kirk Donahue.

It's nice guy jobber vs. nice guy jobber ... or is it?

Monday, March 11, 2019

Review: Joey McCoy vs. Quin Quire (Muscleboy Wrestling)

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

I don't know if it's just me, but a lot of gay wrestling videos aren't great right now. I almost had nothing to review today. It's not because I have nothing on my hard drive. It's just that nothing was inspiring me. I've watched a bunch of perfectly cromulent videos, but none of them rose (or fell) to the level of being interesting enough (or bad enough) to talk about.

In a last ditch attempt to find something for a Monday post, I decided to focus my attention this weekend on MBW and BGEast, since they've been the most reliable so far in 2019. And it worked. I watched two great videos, starting with this one.

All right, boys, give me something to talk about.