Monday, December 31, 2018

Story Preview: January 2019 (Warning: Spoilers)

What's up for January? Well, if you're type who likes to be spoiled, click and find out ...

Sunday, December 30, 2018

2018 Year in Review + 2019 Preview

I'd always been told that time moves faster as you get older, but I think it's just hitting me now. This year flew by like it didn't even happen. Wow. I was really glad to get a few weeks off here at the end of the year, although it's the by-product of not taking much vacation during the year. Oh well. This year did, in fact, happen and this is the time of year when we get to look back and forward.

Aryx provided me with a
high point in 2018!

Friday, December 28, 2018

Review: Aryx Quinn vs. Mitch Colby

Closing out my December reviews, let's check out Mitch Colby vs. Aryx Quinn, another BGEast favorite that pairs two hot hunks. Interestingly, this match has largely been ignored. I'll often ask, "What are other bloggers saying about this match?" Nothing really. Joe used an image for a post on scissors. It came up in Bard's interview with Aryx (more on that below), but otherwise, I couldn't find any coverage of it. Maybe it's not that good for anyone else?

Well, let me explain why I like it and you can decide for yourself.

Two mega-stars collide in this inter-generational battle.

Thursday, December 27, 2018

The Cast: Who's Who (December 2018)


We closed the year with one newbie, a lot of fan favorites and maybe a couple of new fan favorites? Interestingly, I saw on Twitter that Derek Bolt did a porn video bottoming for Jay Landford, the base model for Handsome Hart Mitchell. Maybe Hart can come to life?

Anyway, this is the last cast post for 2018, but there are a lot more returning and new guys planned for 2019. More on next year in a few days in my usual wrap-up post.

Encounters: Model Roommates 2

Travis/Stunning Shane Tatum = Trevor Signorino (Model)

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

The Bat + SuperStar in “What a Croc!”

SuperStar: Let’s Get It Started

“Ooh, that's cold!”

“Hm. The fact that you can feel it means it's working. The fact that you flinched shows just how much work we have to do, SuperStar.”

I roll my eyes, “Oh, and of course The Bat would never flinch at anything.”

“I've faced Dr. Frozen in nothing but my boots and cowl. I think I could manage to stand still for two seconds while someone put a little lotion on my nipples.”

I frown, but let The Bat continue to apply the cream, which is literally magic. I try to stand still, but now it tingles. Mystical hero Professor Fate gave it to him so he could train me. The Bat and I are nearly the same size - he's 6’/200-lbs and I'm 5’11”/190-lbs - but I'm an invulnerable alien, while he's just an amazing human. Without help, it'd be impossible for him to spar with me, no matter how tough he is.

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Review: Dev Michaels vs. Kid Karisma (BGEast)

On one of my Kid Karisma reviews, a commenter wished things had gone the other way. The match, not my review. He wanted to see the smaller heel get put in his place, which I think is a natural feeling. I threw out Dev Michaels vs. Kid Karisma as a great place to see a more dominant performance by a big man against the ginger superstar.

Boy and Tarzan get ready to battle it out.

Friday, December 21, 2018

Review: Jonny Firestorm vs. Exavier (BGEast)

While I was looking back, I started with BGEast, because they're the oldest videos that I have. I settled on early Wrestler Spotlights, as they usually had really good matches. I did young Aryx Quinn, so I decided to also cover young Jonny Firestorm. They kind of go together, both living in that coveted insider role, both heels who could job and having had a great match against each other (reviewed here).

I was all set to review the second match on the compilation, but I realized that it's no longer for sale, so it seemed pointless to post about it. Instead, I'm doing the third match, Jonny Firestorm vs. Exavier, which is now second, I guess.

It's an indie pro wrestler battle.

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Review: Alexi Adamov vs. Jaxx O'Doul (BGEast)

The hardest part about this post was deciding which of the 24 Alexi Adamov matches at BGEast to write about. He's so amazing, but all of his work is pre-blog for me. So the world was my oyster, but that also made for a ton of debate. Part of doing old videos this month was to save time, so I had to just make the call. Then it hit me to accomplish "two needs with one deed" (a more politically correct version to "two birds/one stone") and review an Alexi video against another guy that I want to review.

And so, I chose Alexi Adamov vs. Jaxx O'Doul. I like both guys, have covered neither and it's a good match. It's not actually either guy's best video, but it is worthy of a review.

Young guns go for it in this early battle.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Review: Impact vs. Brock (Thunders Arena)

For my brief December trip down memory lane, I think I hit on a good one here. Impact from Thunders Arena is the perfect guy to look back at. His wrestling career ended before I was a blogger and he doesn't get a ton of coverage. Some of you might not even know who he is. But for a brief moment, damn, was he the finest thing around? Maybe not THE finest, but definitely one of the finest. And so, I decided to post about Impact vs. Brock because I think it's a great video for him.

Impact was a real shooting star.

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Review: Jonny Firestorm vs. Paladin (BGEast)

When I was thinking about older matches to review, I don’t know why this BGEast match didn’t occur to me first. I’ve used it often enough as a reference point. Jonny Firestorm vs. Paladin might not be a classic for anyone else but it obviously is for me. When I needed characters to ground my BIGBeast series, these guys were perfect. Here’s why I love it and why you might.

This instant rivalry turned into
an instant classic for me.

Friday, December 7, 2018

Review: Aryx Quinn vs. Danny Gage (BGEast)

There are obviously a lot of older matches that I could review. I've been watching gay wrestling videos for almost 20 years. My choice today is somewhat random in a broad sense. I was scrolling through my hard drive and Aryx Quinn vs. Danny Gage from BGEast just kind of popped. Why? I picked it because there's a very specific plot point that makes it special to me.

Love me some OG Aryx.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Review: Tarzan the Magnificent

Something a little different. Due to work travel and holidays, I'm actually only home six nights total between now and Christmas, meaning any content I need uploaded before then has to be done now. I didn't want to go dark, but watching a bunch of new stuff isn't really possible. Instead, I decided to look for reviews of things that I've already watched and liked.

A very magnificent Tarzan.

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Encounters: Model Roommates 2


"I don't wanna do it. I HAVE to do it, Jordan.”

I hop out of my convertible, which I can’t afford (hey, it’s LA and we all need a cool car). I’m on the phone with my buddy Jordan. Other than my roommate Porter, Jordan’s the only other guy who knows I’m here. Where’s here? A low-budget motel, outside room 9. I just called to let him know I arrived. He questions my sanity.

I don't want to be a wrestler for hire.
I have to be a wrestler for hire.