Monday, August 31, 2015

The Cave: The Adventures of SuperStar 6

The Cave: The Adventures of SuperStar 6

"Another loss! What the hell is wrong with you, farm boy?" SMACK!

"OW!" I jump when I feel the now-familiar sting of the Kryptonite-laced glove come across the left cheek of my ass as I shower. I knew Batman would be upset, but he usually waits until I've cleaned up before laying into me. I just lost another wrestling match in front of thousands of people (millions, if you count the television audience), only to be fucked afterwards below the arena floor by the victorious villain, General Zod, in front of all my friends and enemies.

I quickly spin around, my face flush. I look down, my eyes settling on his black boots, which pop against the white tile floor of the shower room. Standing naked with water cascading down my 6'3"/230-lbs muscular body, I instinctively feel subservient and a little shy.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Review: Guido Genatto X 2 (BGEast)

(Originally posted on New Stories 5/6/15)

One of the great trends currently is the surge of the hottest indie pro wrestlers playing in the underground wrestling space. Of course there have been guys doing it for a while, but it feels like the curtain has come down slightly and working pros with rising careers are freely joining the ranks of BGEast, CameronWrestler, Can-Am and the like.

One of my favorites so far is Guido Genatto. I have bought three matches of his - vs. Flash LaCash (BGEast), Jake Jenkins (BGEast) and Superman/Randy Winters (CameronWrestler).

What really impresses me is how different the three matches are, even though Guido remains the same character. I already covered one here, but I thought the other two were worthy of review, too. I'm reviewing them together, because they make a nice contrast.

Demolition 17: Guido Genatto vs. Jake Jenkins

Guido's sitting pretty in the match

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Review: Marco x 2 (Thunder's Arena)

(Originally posted on New Stories 6/12/15, prior to the arrival of Jersey)

I have to start this by saying that Thunder’s Arena is hit-or-miss for me. I've bought 25 matches from them over the years, so I feel like that’s a decent sample size. Certainly enough to make a judgment.

They always have a great selection of hot guys. The pics, clips and descriptions sell hard. The matches are fun and light in tone, but often the action is often sub-par. The camera work and editing aren’t always the best.

My biggest challenge is that the value is tricky. It’s tough for me to justify over $30 for 20-minute videos where you can have 5 minutes of posing and/or nonsense. I saw that they have a new ring match for $35. If they can get it, good for them. I don't begrudge them charging what the market will bear. I, however, will not pay that much for one match.

So for me, it's tough to know what to buy and not regret it. I had basically dropped to only trusting Big Sexy matches, but both he and his matches are long gone from the site.

Right as Big Sexy left, Marco came along. He got rave reviews, he’s hot and I enjoyed an interview he did on a former blog. However, he debuted right when the prices increased. I held off, but I kept checking the site. I was definitely tempted to give him a try. So when they had their recent sale, I bit the bullet and bought a few.

Marco to the rescue?

Friday, August 28, 2015

Review: How To Kill A Superhero (Books 1 and 2)

The paperback covers

Something a little different today. A book review. Books? Wait. What? Where are the GIF's of sexy wrestlers? ARGH!

Yes, I'm reviewing a book. Two, in fact.

As this is primarily a long-story blog, I figure a lot of you are readers, like me. While my stories might be best-described as a "super-sexy wrestling soap opera" (thanks Sean), it's really a bunch of chapters in some huge-ass novels. Route 69 alone would be over 700 pages as a book.

Now, for my more visual readers, I have included images of some hot guys here. They are inspired by some of characters of the books. They're my take on the look and costumes, perhaps not exact and not necessarily actual scenes from the book.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

The Cave: The Adventures of SuperStar 5

The Cave: The Adventures of SuperStar 5

"All right, Cody, that's enough. I'm tired. I've been posing and flexing all day."

I pout, "What? C'mon, Jae, just a few more. You looked so hot up on that stage. I just want to admire all your hard work up close."

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Review: Superman vs. Guido (Wrestler4Hire)

I had planned to do a little tribute to Joe's Ringside at Skull Island yesterday (note: this was originally posted in March). Joe closed it and I thought it'd be nice. I woke up yesterday morning, checked my feed and found two wonderful tributes already posted.

Both are really nice tributes that sum up my feelings pretty well. I decided against doing an inferior tribute that's repetitive and late to the game, I decided to just comment on their blogs.

So instead, I thought I'd do a review. This will be nowhere near as well-written or thoughtful or as timely as Joe's. But it seemed like something to do, rather than just talk about how much I loved his blog.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Review: KOTR 4 Dash Decker vs. Austin Cooper (RHW)

Another King of the Ring is in the books. This time it's Dash Decker, the biggest star of Rock Hard Wrestling (and an RHW exclusive), versus Austin Cooper, one of the most prolific wrestlers anywhere.

Dash sweaty, pumped and flexing
Austin is ripped for his chance at the belt
I certainly know these guys pretty well. I have all but one Dash match. And I've bought Austin matches from five different companies (BGEast, Can-Am, Jonny Firestorm, RHW and Thunder's). So, the talent alone made me excited.

So how'd it go?

Monday, August 24, 2015

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Casting The Cave: Multi-Promotion Edition

The first two Casting posts using guys from Rock Hard Wrestling and BGEast seemed pretty popular. A lot of views and a few comments. So I'm trying again, this time with the guys who are too big to stay in one place, too hot to be contained and so in demand that they can work anywhere and everywhere.

That's right, here's the casting for the multi-promotion guys.

For Rock Hard Wrestling, I did choose Jake Jenkins, but at the time, I didn't know that I would do another casting post. When I followed it up with my BGEast casting thoughts, I specifically left out these guy out. I wanted a more pure choice that couldn't be duplicated anywhere else.

It ended up excluding a lot of guys. I was actually quite shocked just how many guys it disqualified. There are so many sites producing videos now that it’s becoming a blur with the same guys appearing constantly. However, it also meant that there is a robust roster and that this is actually quite a difficult task.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Casting The Cave: BGEast Edition

Well, I think my attempt to cast The Cave with Rock Hard Wrestling wrestlers turned out to be pretty popular based on the number of page views and comments.

So, I'm back to try again. This time with the king of the ring. The heavyweight champion of the gay wrestling video world. The best there was, is and (maybe) ever will be ... BGEast.

I love BGEast. They introduced me to this whole gay wrestling video thing, back when I was younger and had no idea anything like this could actually exist. I'm a bit disappointed with them right now over their lack of downloads, but I am a member of the Arena and have bought VODs. It says something that my only complaint is that I can't give them more of my hard-earned money.

Friday, August 21, 2015

PSA: Thunders Arena 25% Off Sale


Thunder's Arena is having a 25% off sale through August 31 for their "Grand Re-Opening" (new website).

If you've been thinking about some of the matches, but cost is an issue, this might be the perfect time to try them out. For me, it's a perfect chance to check out some more Dozer and new Jersey matches.



Casting The Cave: RHW Edition

I don't think The Cave would be a viable business. Based on the number of abandoned attempts to combine superheroes and wrestling, there probably isn't a market big enough to sustain it. People don't usually stop making successful series, so I can only assume they don't sell that well.

However, if The Cave ever came to life, I see it looking like Rock Hard Wrestling. I visualize The Cave's pro ring in a similar stark black environment. It's so clean and simple, which is my aesthetic. I'd want the same high quality camera and sound work. The site is singular-minded, much like The Cave. You know exactly what you're going to get with RHW.

And the guys are all pretty perfect for my imaginary world. They're young and they look like models, which is my main source of base images. I have featured slightly more variety, specifically in body type/hair with guys like Pete (The Cave 4 & 8) and Blake (Route 69: Harrisburg), in race/ethnicity with guys like Terrence (Route 69: Baltimore) and Abdi/Yusuf (Route 69: Dallas) and age with guys like Blake and John (Route 69: Fort Worth). However, most of my guys are young, ripped and great looking.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Route 69 S303: Utica NY

Route 69: Utica NY

"Aw, Hart, are you kiddin me?"

"What's wrong, Jeff?"

"Dude, when you said you wanted to grab a drink, I didn't know you were hostin a show at this place. I thought we were just drinkin. I even got a motel room next door so I can get good and ripped."

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Review: Z-Man x 2 (BGE/Can-Am)

Z-Man/Zack Johnathan is clearly one of the biggest and most prolific stars in the wrestling video community. And it's no wonder. He has an incredible body, big personality and he's talented both jobbing and in competitive matches. No matter the challenge, it seems like he always brings a cocky and confident attitude.

Z-Man is pumped and ready to face the pro wrestler

Yeah, he's making sure EVERYTHING is ready

I have matches featuring Z-Man from four different companies, so choosing something to review wasn't easy. I settled on these two matches, because they have some natural connections. First, they're from BGEast and Can-Am, the grand daddies of wrestling video companies. And they both feature the fitness model against rising pro wrestlers - Kelly King and Lane Hartley.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Up and Adam (Part 2)

Continued from Up and Adam (Part 1)

So here we are, ready for more Adam Page-y goodness. Please note: I made the GIF's from YouTube, but the JPG's below are from Google images.

Adorably intense

Aw, so patriotic

Reminds me of young Shawn Michaels

Up and Adam (Part 1)

Sometimes things just come together. Today's two posts are a by-product of three almost simultaneous events ...

First, Jose at La Sustancia P was kind enough to share the name of his GIF program with me. Up to now, I've been using GIFYouTube, which involved me making clips, editing them down in iMovie, uploading them to YouTube, converting them with fingers crossed that they turned out okay. I was excited to have a better alternative that didn't require me to spend a ton on PhotoShop.

It's GIF-tastic!
(Adam Page vs. Roy Wilkins CWF)

Monday, August 17, 2015

Route 69 S302: Toledo OH

Route 69: Toledo OH

Dylan says, "Meet you in the showers, babe?"

I nod, "Yeah, just let me get my stuff together."

My boyfriend Dylan and I kiss passionately, pressing our sweaty, bare torsos together. Dylan's shirtless in exercise shorts, while I'm in tight pro wrestling trunks and boots. We're taking advantage of the near-empty facility, working out separately. Dylan was using the treadmill and I was rolling around the pro wrestling ring, jumping rope, doing push-ups and sit-ups.

Mmm, our bodies feel so good together it's all I can do not to take him right here and now. We reluctantly break, lingering in a long stare. Finally, he leaves and I think about how lucky I am. If not for Dylan, I don't know how I would've handled the last three months since my best friend Jeff decided to not only abandon his dream to be a pro wrestler, but also quit on our journey to find where we fit.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Inspiration: Route 66's Wrestling Episode

Route 66 “A Feat of Strength”

Route 66 featured a lot of fighting. Well, it also included an entire episode with a pro wrestling theme. It was the episode “A Feat of Strength”, a Tod solo adventure and it’s on Hulu (and probably other places, if you’re not in the US).

Tod enters the ring

With the unseen Buz in the hospital fighting a mysterious virus, Tod (Martin Milner) goes it alone as the assistant to a hard-nosed wrestling promoter. The story revolves around a love triangle between a wrestler named Sandor (Jack Warden), his wife Eva and the promoter.

Friday, August 14, 2015

RHW: KOTR 4 Coverage at La Sustancia P


Jose at La Sustancia P is doing his usual amazing job covering the upcoming release of Rock Hard Wrestling's King of the Ring 4. This time, it's the incomparable King Dash taking on Austin Cooper. I'm not sure if anyone is wrestling as much as Austin/Frey these days, but will the extra experience help him when he faces the might of RHW's number one stud?

Jose asked me what I think, so I told him. Check it out HERE.

Be sure to vote for TEAM DASH in the poll and tell everyone what you think in his comments!


Proud member of #teamdash

Inspiration: Acknowledging Route 66

I didn't create Route 69 without inspiration. Some of you might recognize the source. I'm guessing most of you will not. It likely depends on your age and/or love of classic television.

Route 69 is heavily influenced by the 1960's TV show Route 66. Longtime readers have heard all this before, but with this new Blogger platform, I felt like I should acknowledge Route 66 again.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Route 69 S301: Springfield IL


"No, bring it on! First time for everything, right?" My boyfriend Dylan laughs nervously as he says it.

I smile back, "I can't believe you've never done it. I mean, how is that even possible?"

Dylan shrugs, "I don't know. I thought about it, for sure. I've watched enough of it. I've fantasized about it. But, it just never happened for me. I have to say that I'm glad my first time is with you, Ben."

I reassure him, "Don't worry, it'll be fun. If you want to stop at any point, we'll stop. You'll be sore afterward, but it's worth it."

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Review: Aron vs. Dave Markus (Movimus)

This is the first Dave Markus match I've bought. Jose at La SustanciaP has reviewed many of them and I can see why. He has a killer body and it's usually barely covered by a perfect gear choice. So I've thought about it, but never took the plunge until this Movimus "World Series" match versus Aron, a guy I've reviewed a couple of times already (vs. Mikey Hanlon and vs. Ares).

I'm not sure what makes this a "World Series" match. They're not from different countries. It's not a best-of-seven. They don't use baseball bats, gloves or balls (that's Aron's other home UCW that would do that).

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

The Cast: Who's Who (August - Part 1)

Since we're done with the last older stories to be published, I figured I'd do the casting post now.

AWL: The Education of Jake Justice

5/6: Jake Justice - Barry Windham (Pro Wrestler)
5/6: Chuck Rollins - Butch Reed (Pro Wrestler)
5/6: Colt Hill - Scott Hall  (Pro Wrestler)
5/6: Dick Van Winkel - Nick Bockwinkel (Pro Wrestler)
5/6: Eric Kaine - Kerry von Erich (Pro Wrestler)
5/6: Justin Cody - Dustin Rhodes (Pro Wrestler)

Encounters: The Exit Strategy

Steve Houston - Steve Kuchinsky (Model)

Monday, August 10, 2015

Encounters: The Exit Strategy

Story done by request and based on synopsis by Alex R.

Encounters: The Exit Strategy

"Time to put this bitch down for good!"

Amid a chorus of boos from the assembled throng, Damien circles the ring, carrying their handsome hero across his chest. The 6’3”/215-lbs heel has no trouble supporting his victim’s 6’/195-lbs of muscle. He turns and leaps, slamming the battered body of Steve Houston down. KA-BOOM! It's been a long, grueling fifteen minutes, but Damien has finally gained the clear upper hand. He sits up and back then fires fists into Steve's body. Damien grabs Steve's arm, drags him to his feet then whips him into the corner turnbuckle. CLANG!

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Review: Marcus Ares vs. Axel (UCW)

And here we are with the final of my Marcus Ares reviews.

Ares vs. Axel

This match is probably my favorite of the three. Both guys look great and Axel's gear really shows off his ... assets.

Patterned trunks obscure the view
So Axel easily wins the battle of the bulge

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Review: Marcus Ares vs. Aron (UCW)

Welcome back as we continue to check out Marcus "The Spartan" Ares.

Checking out the new guy
I was rather effusive about Ares yesterday. While I think Ares is the hottest guy I've seen in the UCW stable, he still 'fits'. In fact, the only other groups where I can really see him fitting are BGEast, because there isn't a BGE 'look' and Movimus, because he's an everyday guy with a natural muscle build.

This match features him against the UCW veteran. Can Ares keep dominating?

Friday, August 7, 2015

Review: Marcus Ares vs. Quinn Harper (UCW)

I love it whenever a special guy comes along into the 'underground' wrestling world. You don't know where he came from or why he's doing it, but you're just happy he's here. These special guys just have 'it'. He stars in matches that I have to start, stop and re-start. Matches that I'll want to re-watch. A guy who brings it every time. A guy I want to base a character on.

Marcus "The Spartan" Ares is one of these guys for me. I think he's a transcendent UCW star, with swarthy good looks, an awesome body and a charming personality. He fits their style, but elevates their appeal. The stud knows his way around a garage wrestling mat, portraying an awesome dominating force without being obnoxious, off-putting or unbelievable.

Source: UCW Ares Profile

The risk, of course, is that a special guy can be a one-taping wonder. He might do one match or maybe even a few filmed over a weekend. They'll be released, I'll get excited. Until they stop coming out. After a while, there's that moment you realize he might not be coming back, but you can't be sure. So you wait. And wait. Until reality sets in. And his 1-5 matches just aren't ever going to be enough.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

AWL: The Education of Jake Justice 6

Chuck says, "Fucking Colt. Losing to that punk ass little bitch. Shit, it's up to you, kid. I mean it, Jake. You've gotta beat the old man to protect our fucking honor."

I roll my eyes, "Right, Chuck. You really mean to protect your ass, don't you? Your mouth wrote a check and now I gotta cash it."

"Okay, yeah, yeah, yeah. I mean my ass. Kid, I don't wanna get fucked tonight. And I sure as hell don't wanna give up my belt to those NWL assholes. Damn it. I figured Colt was a sure thing against that beanpole. I never would've made this muthafucking bet if I thought he was gonna lose." Chuck slams a fist into one of the lockers, seriously denting it.

I respond sarcastically, "Gee, thanks." The implication that Chuck had no faith I could win just hangs there for a moment before Chuck realizes what he’s said.

Chuck starts to apologize, but I wave him off. I'd be insulted, but the fact is, Chuck is kind of right. Dick probably even chose me as his opponent because he thought I’d be easier than Colt. While I'm definitely the underdog here, I don't need to hear it just minutes before my match. I need to hear suggestions on how I avoid 1984 starting off in a really crappy way. I finish changing as Chuck paces, circling the entire locker room. I wish Colt was here to calm him down, but the last time I saw Colt, he was hogtied buck ass naked in the ring, fresh after being fucked by Justin. We should've untied him, but I had this match to get ready for. I assumed Chuck would do it while I got ready. Instead, Chuck came back here with me, leaving our friend to figure it out on his own.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Review: Jersey vs. Dozer (Thunder's Arena)

Let me state clearly and unequivocally: I still like Jersey. I liked him in this match. I like his body and look. I like his personality. And I like how he turns red whenever he exerts himself. Thunder's Arena is teasing a match versus Tak, which I am very likely to buy.

Why am I stating this at the start?

Well, because when I bought Jersey vs. Dozer, I expected to write all about Jersey. Thing is, now I'm all about Dozer.



Monday, August 3, 2015

AWL: The Education of Jake Justice 5

In the far corner of the wrestling ring area, I’m standing with my buddy and fellow pro wrestler, ‘Chainsaw’ Chuck Rollins. My name’s Jake Justice and I’ve been better.

I’m trying not to look worried, because across the ring are two of our current rivals, Dick von Winkel and Eric Kaine.