Sunday, June 30, 2019

Story Preview: July 2019 (Warning: Spoilers)

The wrestlers and openings for July stories lie below the cut. You have been warned ...

Saturday, June 29, 2019

The Cast: Who's Who (June 2019)


Something a little different this month, as I only had two real people wrestling and the rest are drawings. But what a couple of real people they are.

The Cave Undercard 27

Thor = Caylen Hughes (Model)

Friday, June 28, 2019

Review: Todd the Rod vs. Vinny Motz (Wrestler4Hire)

And we’re back with more of Todd the Rod and his “hairy dad bod, dorky jokes and comebacks, a fading Batman tattoo [and] his total commitment to his own [uncool]ness.” That description courtesy of Wrestler4Hire. My description is that he’s an entertaining guy with a unique look and style. Yesterday, he was totally squashed, but what about today against someone who isn’t a badass pro wrestler?

Has Todd found an opponent more his speed?

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

(Not Really A) Review: Scrappy vs. Dashing Dustin (W4H)

Okay, I had to post on this. It is officially the strangest wrestling video I've seen ... ever? Since it features Scrappy, I had to watch it, but I didn't realize what I was going to be watching. Wrestler4Hire calls it "Neck Attack", which is right, but it's a very specific neck attack. It's literally one hold applied over and over for 20+ minutes.

Monday, June 24, 2019

Review: Ace Aarons vs. Kirk Donahue (BGEast)

Half of the wrestlers from Wrestling with Pride 1 return to face off in Wrestling with Pride 2. However, Ace Aarons vs. Kirk Donahue is the only match that SPOILER ALERT features a winner from last year's event. It actually SPOILER ALERT features two! Ace and Kirk return, putting their 1-0 records on the line. One of these men will have the best record at WWP.

Kirk decides to see if Ace's bulge is award-worthy.

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Randomness 3: Twitter/Tumblr

Following up on the post from 2 weeks ago, here is more social media fun.

Pro Wrestlers ...

Adam Page ... his All-Elite debut didn't go exactly as planned, but he did turn the Full Gear Challenge around. I was disappointed in a body-shaming angle, especially for a guy who's so fucking hot already, but it ended up with a message that any shape can be Full Gear shape. With that out of the way, I'm looking forward to him winning the AEW belt. He'll look great with gold around his waist. #allelite

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Review: Scrappy vs. Texas (Thunders Arena)

I haven't watched as much Thunders Arena this year as I usually do, but certain things still draw my attention. Big, brawny hunks like Texas are definitely one of them. Thunders has a history of finding great new talent. They come and go, but even when they go, they're quickly replaced by new musclemen. And when these new guys are put against one of the best in the business, I'll check it out.

Wrestlers might be bigger in Texas, but are they better?

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Review: Braden Charron vs. Cameron Matthews (Wrestler4Hire)

When big stars wrestle, you can go a few ways with the story. When those guys are friends and former roommates, making it a fun showcase for their skills seems like a great way to go. That's the approach Wrestler4Hire takes with Braden Charron vs. Cameron Matthews takes and it works really nicely.

Buddies take to the ring, leaving their friendship outside.

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Heroes: Bane of My Existence 2

Chapter 1: The Batmobile

Outside Gotham City, the spandex-clad muscleman drove down the empty highway at breakneck speeds, testing the incredible handling of the one-of-a-kind vehicle. His bulging biceps flexed inside the famous gray unitard, straining the seams. His mountainous pecs distorted the black Bat symbol as the fabric stretched across his massive chest.

Under his black mask, he actually smiled, an unusual event for the determined and serious muscleman. The Batmobile was unlike any other car in existence and he had to admit, he was impressed by its capabilities. In any other vehicle, he and his unconscious passenger would likely have spun out, rolled or crashed multiple times. It was an engineering marvel.

In fact, the arrogant powerhouse was much more impressed by the car’s performance than by the pathetic display from its previous owner earlier tonight. His vaunted opponent had presented no challenge. The outcome of their fight was never in doubt. Not that he had expected anything else. His months of detailed preparation had played out exactly as planned. As it always did. Still, he would have enjoyed a little competition. Some kind of surprise.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Review: Scrappy McNair vs. Joey McCoy (Muscleboy Wrestling)

Of all the Muscleboy Wrestling matches listed on their 13th catalogue, Scrappy McNair vs. Joey McCoy was probably the most exciting for me. It’s weird that I waited to watch it and review it last, but that’s the way cookies crumble. You’ve probably already decided whether you want to buy it or not. And it has certainly been talked about elsewhere. Still, I felt compelled to post on it. Originally, it was scheduled for next week, but with catalogue 14 now up, I figured I should move it up to today.

The boys are ready for fun at MBW.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Review: Austin Tyler vs. Ethan Slade (Muscleboy Wrestling)

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

MBW is teasing catalogue 14 on Twitter (it's now released), so I better get through the last two catalogue 13 videos I have. My penultimate review from this catalogue is Austin Tyler vs. Ethan Slade, which features two very different kinds of muscleboys. I’ll end with Scrappy vs. Joey McCoy on Thursday. That one has been been covered by both Ringside and W.R.’s Screencaps, but I just want to add to the gushing.

What about this match? Is it worthy of gushing?

It's pro vs. joe at MBW.

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Review: Ty Alexander vs. Jordi Gabana (BGEast - Wrestling with Pride)

For some reason, the Pet Shop Boys' Shameless got stuck in my head after watching this particular BGEast battle of the butts. The 1993 song was ahead of its time as it's perfect for the reality show/YouTube/Instagram era. And it's perfect for a match featuring these two aspiring superstars as they strut, flaunt and go for broke to impress each other, the fans and ultimately, us at home.

These two could be in a left vs. right Twix ad.

Friday, June 7, 2019

Randomness 2: Twitter/Tumblr

The last time I did a 'Randomness' post was October of 2017. I decided to do a couple this month for fun and because I'll be on a two-week vacation.

Social media and vacation-themed!

Twitter is my go-to source for images and inspiration, so most of these images are found there. It's the only social platform that I post on and visit daily (@AlexWrestler68). I don't really like Instagram and don't even get me started on Facebook. I follow mainly sports, wrestlers, wrestling commentary and a couple of porn guys that I like. I've tried to avoid politics and craziness, but admittedly sometimes it still finds you.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Review: Kasee vs. Loki (Thunders Arena)

Wow, I’ve heard about writing down your wishes and maybe they’ll come true. I literally just wrote a post for later this month where I said that I hoped Loki would return and here he is back at Thunders Arena. Now I kind of wish I’d written down that I hoped to win the lottery. Oh well, clearly a missed opportunity and I didn’t buy a ticket anyway.

Luckily, Kasee vs. Loki is not a missed opportunity. I enjoyed it very, very much.

Kasee: "You're stronger than I thought. I thought
you were all pizza, beef and burgers!"

Monday, June 3, 2019

Review: Ash DeLeon vs. Dimitri (BGEast - Wrestling with Pride)

It's Pride Month. Yay! I hope most of us are proud all year long. It's mostly a time for parades, parties, and companies and politicians to fall all over themselves to fly the rainbow and tell us how much they love our money and votes us. On the genuine side of the month, we have BGEast with a perfectly timed release of this year's Wrestling with Pride event. It's a perfect first topic for June.

I've OTA'ed this year's event, same as I did last year. There are six matches. I was originally going to cover all of them in one post, but the first two matches I've viewed are worthy of their own posts. I haven't seen the rest, yet.

It's a ten-year pro vs. a BGE trainee.

Saturday, June 1, 2019

The Cave Undercard 27: Him vs. Thor

The Cave Ring

“You’ve got the skills. The looks. The body. You’re perfect for The Cave. We’d be honored to have you join us.”

“Thank you, sir.”

I smile, “Please, Seon-Hui, just call me Cody.”