Thursday, November 30, 2017

The Cast: Who's Who (November 2017)


It was a busy month with two long-awaited singles debuts, an all-time favorite against a hot newcomer and a fan fiction encounter between two popular bodybuilders. You likely already know all but one of these guys, but a lot of the images are new.

The Cave Undercard 18

Paul/Storm = Daniel Rumfelt (Model)

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Review: Duke Russo vs. Robert Biggs (Movimus)

So, Thursday is the cutoff for the 2017 Cavey Awards. If I haven't watched a match by then, it'll be eligible for next year, not this year. Duke Russo was co-winner of my Favorite Wrestler for 2016. So far, 2017 has been a quiet year for him with just 1.5 videos, but now he's back with a scorcher, getting in right under the wire.

Duke is back.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Fan Fiction 1: Brody vs. Ram (Part 5 of 5)

This story was written by Anonymous featuring characters from The Cave.

The Cave Unleashed: Brody vs. Ram

Round 4: Spear vs. Club

(Brody bending over to remove his posing trunks)

Brody tossed the Ram mask over to the corner where his faux-denim Country Boy trunks hung. "Then it's time for the grand unveiling," Brody stated. "We start by getting naked."

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Fan Fiction 1: Brody vs. Ram (Part 4 of 5)

This story was written by Anonymous featuring characters from The Cave.

The Cave Unleashed: Brody vs. Ram

Round 3: Bodybuilder vs. Bodybuilder

Brody vs. Ram

Both men removed their shoes for the last round to compete in as little clothing as possible. Brody again suggested they compete nude, but Ram argued that Brody had seen him naked in his Cave videos while he had never seen Brody in the buff. Until then, Ram said he preferred to leave a little something to the imagination until he beat Brody and stripped him, causing Brody to laugh.

Before the two men entered the ring, Brody picked up his Country Boy trunks and Ram's mask from his chair, leaving Ram's gauntlets behind.

Friday, November 24, 2017

Fan Fiction 1: Brody vs. Ram (Part 3 of 5)

This story was written by Anonymous featuring characters from The Cave.

The Cave Unleashed: Brody vs. Ram

Round 2: Cowboy vs. Man-Beast

Brody aka Cowboy Chris Steele vs. Ram

"What's this?" Ram asked with an amused expression.

"I wasn't sure if we were going to work on gimmicks or not, so I wore my trunks from Rival just in case,” Brody said. “Y’all say howdy, now, to one half of the Rival Pro Wrasslin’ tag team champions, The Country Boys: Cowboy Chris Steele!" he added, now fully embracing and even exaggerating the country drawl he thus far worked so hard to conceal.

"It won't make a difference," Ram snorted.

"You betcha it will! We milk goats all the time on the farm, and that's all a ram is – just a big ol' billy goat," Brody twanged, then added in a much more serious tone, "Prepared to be MILKED, boy."

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Fan Fiction 1: Brody vs. Ram (Part 2 of 5)

This story was written by Anonymous featuring characters from The Cave.

The Cave Unleashed: Brody vs. Ram

Round 1: Athlete vs. Athlete

Brody vs. Ram

"So how do you want to go about this, man?" Brody asked. "Do you want me to show you how to do some moves?" "Let's just start and see where things take us," Ram said, bouncing his pecs at his new rival.

Brody smiled. "If you think you got what it takes," he warned, bouncing his pecs in return. "Do you want to change into some workout clothes or something?" he asked.

"I'm good like this," Ram replied. "Wrestling in our skivvies!" Brody grinned. "Is that OK with you?" Ram asked.

"You're asking a guy who wrestles semi-professionally in public wearing only a Speedo if practicing wrestling moves in private wearing boxer-briefs is OK?" Brody asked rhetorically. "Heck, this is downright modest compared to my usual gear!"

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Fan Fiction 1: Brody vs. Ram (Part 1 of 5)

This story was written by Anonymous featuring characters from The Cave.

The Cave Unleashed: Brody vs. Ram

Saturday Afternoon

"Hell yeah – that's what I'm talkin' about!"

Having just finished a phenomenal workout, Brody admired the results of his efforts. Standing shirtless in front of the locker room mirror, his muscles pumped and glistening with the sweat of a heavy lifting session, he struck pose after pose with his 5'10", 230-lb frame. A lifetime of athletics – beginning with gymnastics at a young age, to wrestling in middle school, to powerlifting in high school, and finally bodybuilding post-graduation – created a body for him few men could achieve.


Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Fan Fiction Starting Tomorrow!


Some of you might remember that in the comments of The Cave Undercard 18: Ace vs. Moneymaker an anonymous reader mentioned that he did his own story using a couple of my popular, but under-utilized Cave characters. Specifically, it's an encounter between Brody and Ram. After some scrambling on his part to fit within my ever-changing broader narrative, it's now set about a week before before Rival Pro Wrestling 2: Country vs. Cave.



Folks were curious, especially when I mentioned it was 147 pages long. Well, after almost a year of work on this anonymous reader's part (he started last December, shortly after The Cave Undercard 14: City vs. Country), he gets to see his creation published starting tomorrow morning and curious site visitors get a bonus story to read.

The reader wants to remain anonymous, but he really went above and beyond, even sending me a revised version after my October stories posted. Anonymous also included over 124 images, but they were unedited and I simply couldn't help with that. So, Anonymous taught himself photo-manipulation and spent 100+ hours changing them himself! Wow.

With so much passion, dedication and creativity, I wanted to share this story with all of you. Due to the length, I'm posting it over the next five days. It works, because there are natural breaks at almost equal lengths. This also seemed like a perfect window. It's right in between my stories. Plus, in the US, this is Thanksgiving week, so 57%* of you will have more time to enjoy a daily entry (*source: Google Analytics).

Please enjoy and please comment!


PS. Anonymous even did a fancy disclaimer, something I've never even done. I've included it here and at the bottom of every chapter. Some of the names are familiar sources of enjoyment and inspiration to me, but a lot are not. Guess I have some googling to do.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Randomness (Thunders Arena Edition)

After the success of my Twitter-focused randomness post, I was going to do a Tumblr one, featuring pics like this:

Why jobbers are jobbers. For the view.

Anyway, Thunders Arena was going to be a big part of that story, because their Tumblr account is awesome. So instead, I decided to do an entire post about random Thunders thoughts. They have two great things that you need in your life, if you don’t have them already.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Review: Marco vs. Blake Starr (Wrestler4Hire)

I will freely admit that my enjoyment of this Wrestler4Hire video is mostly due to personal nostalgia. Does that mean you won't like it? No. Does it mean you will? No. I'll explain what this video is and why I like it then you can decide for yourself.

Marco's casual as he wrecks this rookie.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Review: Scrappy vs. Steel (Thunders Arena)

With Thunders Arena's sales, I often buy videos in bunches to get the savings then they sit. I've owned Scrappy vs. Steel for a really long time, but somehow it got lost in my collection until now. Surprising, given the talent involved, but a lucky bonus for me now that I've re-discovered it. Yay!

Steel and Scrappy fit together nicely.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

The Cave Unleashed 5: Bird Boy vs. Cage

This story is a reader commission

Outside The Cave Facility

"Whoa, whoa, whoa. Who the fuck are you?"

The huge black bodybuilder ignores me as he shuts off his phone and puts it away. I guess this is the guy I was just talking to, but who is he? He slams the door of his big black SUV then casually slips the strap of his bag over his shoulder. It cuts over his bare big fat pecs. The 35-year old guy is probably 6'1"/230-lbs with wide shoulders and thick arms. His jeans are stretched tight over tree trunk legs and a huge fat ass. There's a big bulge in front, too.

Who the fuck is this?

Monday, November 13, 2017

Review: Mike Columbo vs. Blaze (BGEast)

I've never fully reviewed a Mike Columbo match, but he's one of my all-time favorites. After my quick summary of his match in BGEast's Hunkbash 3, it's been in the back of my head to give Mike his due. It's tough with a mega-superstar, because there are so many choices. After some debate, I finally decided on one of my favorites, Blaze vs. Mike Columbo from Demolition 4.

When is a ring match not a ring match?

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Review: Coop/Jake vs. Ethan/Jason Kane (RHW 1.0)

Now that Rock Hard Wrestling is officially defunct and replaced (my post here), we can't be sure how long its website will be up and running. So I figure I better have what I want before the cost outweighs the income. Luckily, I probably have everything I want, including every Jake, Bruce, Dash and Alex solo match.

During the recent Jake Jenkins sale, I completed my Jake collection adding the four tag team matches that I had previously skipped. Out of all those tag matches, I decided to review Coop/Jake vs. Ethan/Jason for some variety and nostalgia. Coincidentally, it's also the "Encore Presentation" right now.

Three huge stars in one match!
Jake plays the concerned partner perfectly.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Review: #550 Chase Michaels vs. Max Ryder (UCW)

In the comments for my Austin Tyler vs. Erik the Viking review (here), I received two recommendations for other matches. Chase Michaels vs. Max Ryder was the second one. It's another UCW video in the classic style with a couple of twists - one at the start and the other at the end - that were inspired by a reader of this this blog.

Chase and Max go for it.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Review: Dash Decker vs. Tanner Hill (88Wrestling)

Full disclosure: This video was provided to me.

Dash Decker vs. Tanner Hill pits RHW 1.0 against RHW 2.0, but proves to me that 88 Wrestling is more than just a re-branded Rock Hard Wrestling. Like Tanner's first match in the promotion, it breaks from the standard format, challenging my assumptions and keeping me on my toes. And it does it while still delivering a really good video that I enjoyed a ton.

Dash vs. Tanner is the best 88 Wrestling
video I've seen so far.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Review: Bruno the Beast vs. Steve Tanner (Muscleboy Wrestling)

Steve Tanner is kind of like this year’s Biff Farrell. He's a big, seemingly capable wrestler who could be tough, but fate has cast him as a jobber. In Biff’s case, I think it was his all-American good looks and fireplug physique that just looked so poundable. In Steve’s case, I'm 100% convinced that it's his preference. After watching multiple videos with him, the guy likes being dominated. If he doesn't, he's an amazing actor.

Bruno the Beast has a new plaything in Steve Tanner.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

The Cave Undercard 19: Storm vs. Valet

The Cave Locker Room


I laugh, "Excuse me?"

Moneymaker replies seriously, "You heard me, Cody."

"Yeah, but I didn't understand you. What does 'no' mean exactly?"

"Valet is my ... assistant. He's not a wrestler. He's not going to be a wrestler. Clear?"

I nod, deciding how much to push this. Along with my best friend Ryan, I'm co-owner of The Cave, a gay-oriented, superhero-themed wrestling video company. After a long career as part of a tag team, Moneymaker is now one of our solo wrestlers. Technically, I'm his boss here, but The Cave isn't his whole life. Like most guys, this is a side gig for him.

Me. Cody.