Monday, May 10, 2021

Mindsweeper Monday: TCCW 8

TCCW are wrestling stories from two different Yahoo! groups from the early 2000's. These entries were part of a much larger universe led by other writers. There are references to characters, events and matches that will not be posted here. Titles change hands, friendships and alliances form and dissolve, all without you ever seeing it. Imagine you are watching an Indy fed sporadically.

Note: You can find ALL (?) the stories by all authors in order in their original versions HERE - thanks for the link, Mangler!

Texas College Championship Wrestling 8

Patrick (MW) versus Noel (MW)



Friday, May 7, 2021

Review: Braden Charron vs. Mike Pitt (BGEast)

I'm back with another review for Big Boy Battles 2. This time, it's Braden Charron vs. Mike Pitt. Like the other BB2 matches, this is from the BGEast vault. You can tell this from the 4:3 aspect ratio and from how young Braden Charron looks. Wow, he's a baby in this video. A beefy bodybuilder baby with a deep voice and Boston accent, but a youngin' nonetheless. I like both these guys, so I was eager to see how it would go down.

Young guns go for it!


Sunday, April 25, 2021

Review: Caffrey vs. Simpson (Thunders Arena)

Simpson: "I'm not just a prettyboy."
Caffrey (confused): "Who said you were a prettyboy?"

Rude.

Although, I get where Caffrey is coming from. Simpson would not my definition of a prettyboy, either. Muscleman? Yes. Stocky stud? Sure. Hairy hunk? Definitely. But a prettyboy? Nah, that's more Caffrey's turf, dude. Still, the exchange quickly sets up the dynamics of this Thunders Arena match. Caffrey vs. Simpson is a respect-free battle between two very different wrestlers.

Drama!


Thursday, April 22, 2021

Review: Austin Cooper vs. Kirby Stone (BGEast)

Kirby Stone: "You talked a big game. Seemed like you had something in you. Instead, you're all stars and stripes and a stupid haircut."

Let me begin by saying that this match is not available outside the BGEast Arena yet. It's coming on catalogue 151 as part of a compilation curiously called "Big Boy Battles 2". I get that "Big Boy" is a subjective term, so I'll focus on the guys, not their size. There's a young Braden Charron vs. Mike Pitt, both of whom I like. The match with the biggest boys is Joe Robbins vs. Jeremy Tyler. And then there's Austin Cooper vs. Kirby Stone, which I decided to watch first. 

Kirby Stone finally gets to go all out. 

Monday, April 19, 2021

Mindsweeper Monday: Cruel Jungle

Chapter 1 - Our Hero

Deep in the jungle, the animals were anxious as the most powerful beast in the jungle passed by. Birds scattered from the perches. Antelope scurried for cover. The lions suspended their hunt and looked up into the trees, but before they could even raise their heads, whatever had caused the disturbance was gone.

Despite their anxiety, the animals had nothing to fear, for it was no beast, but instead it was only Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle, who raced by at an impossible pace. Tarzan made his way to the western plains. Five days ago, the safari drums had told him of some poachers devastating the land. The local Commissioner was investigating, but needed Tarzan's help. Tarzan had his tribal allies warn his friend to wait for him to arrive - but their had been no response confirming that he would in fact wait. It normally took Tarzan two weeks to cross the jungle, but fear for his friend drove him to move like a man possessed.

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Review: Roger Atlas vs. Johnny Greco (MBW)

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

Two reviews in a row featuring a guy in USA flag gear. I used to assume that the red, white and blue meant jobber, but that might've been a BGEast thing with all-time greats like Wade Cutler and Braden Charron. Now, American gear doesn't really predict the outcome. Especially against a beautiful bearded muscleman in shiny pink! Woof. Roger Atlas vs. Johnny Greco features two hot hunks in gorgeous gear, but it's the action that ultimiately made this a winner for me.

I just freakin' love seeing Johnny on his knees.


Monday, April 12, 2021

Review: Captain Flagg vs. Assassin (BGEast)

I'm doing this review a little differently. I've watched this 34-minute video featuring two hot masked studs twice. However, six of the ten images come from two specific moments in the action representing just under five minutes of total video time. Everything that happens before these moments is important to making them what they are, but these are the two scenes that I just love, love, love. BGEast knows how to do masks and Captain Flagg vs. Assassin is a great example.

You need long legs to grab those shoulders.
Luckily, the Assassin is up to the task.


Monday, April 5, 2021

Mindsweeper Monday: TCCW 7

TCCW are wrestling stories from two different Yahoo! groups from the early 2000's. These entries were part of a much larger universe led by other writers. There are references to characters, events and matches that will not be posted here. Titles change hands, friendships and alliances form and dissolve, all without you ever seeing it. Imagine you are watching an Indy fed sporadically.

Note: You can find ALL (?) the stories by all authors in order in their original versions HERE - thanks for the link, Mangler!

Texas College Championship Wrestling 7

Elton (MW) versus Jordan (MW)


Thursday, April 1, 2021

The Cave Undercard 33: Silver Herald vs. Toyboy


The Cave Arena. Hallway.


“Xaq! There you are. Everything okay?”

“Yeah, it’s great, Cody. Why?”

Friday, March 26, 2021

Review: Cash Kellogg vs. Lobo Gris (MBW)

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

Man, I am really falling down on the job watching and reviewing videos. It's been a while, for sure. I've been trying to finish the story I wanted for March 1st but am now hoping will be April 1st. I keep re-writing and tweaking the same parts - I've had the beginning, stakes and ending done since early February but can't seem to write the actual wrestling.

Anyway, I have a few lined up and hopefully I can actually watch them. I did get a chance to watch this one and it's definitely review-worthy. SPOILERS BELOW! Can't talk about this without spoiling it, unfortunately.
 
C'mon, man, the guy doesn't
even have his shorts off, yet.

Monday, March 15, 2021

Review: Scrappy v Jeremy Daniels (Muscleboy Wrestling)

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

Jeremy: You're a good looking dude. You ever play with guys?"
Scrappy: "We haven't got to that part yet. You're taking things way too fast."

Some guys just fit together. Scrappy vs. Jeremy Daniels features Jeremy Daniels crushing hard on the ultimate muscleboy. And who can blame him? From beginning to end, Jeremy cannot resist making his attraction known. And Scrappy drinks it up like a double-chocolate peanut butter protein shake. The one-sided admiration society suits both guys just fine, bringing out the best in both.

Scrappy: "Gotta feel what's
beating you up, right?"


Monday, March 8, 2021

Mindsweeper Monday: TCCW 5-6

TCCW are wrestling stories from two different Yahoo! groups from the early 2000's. These entries were part of a much larger universe led by other writers. There are references to characters, events and matches that will not be posted here. Titles change hands, friendships and alliances form and dissolve, all without you ever seeing it. Imagine you are watching an Indy fed sporadically.

Note: You can find ALL (?) the stories by all authors in order in their original versions HERE - thanks for the link, Mangler!

Texas College Championship Wrestling 5

Elton (MW) vs. Patrick (MW)


Sunday, February 28, 2021

Six Years

In my fifth anniversary post, I ended with a prediction ...

"I do feel a break coming with stories. I think that I can get to #200 on June 1st ..."

I can't really call that prescient, since I control my ability to write the stories and my 200th story actually posted 6/15 (there was an unanticipated fan story in there on 5/1). However, I was right. I could feel I was hitting a wall and that was before COVID messed up the world. I actually made it to #202 before taking August off. I returned for one story on September 4th. It was four months before the next story appeared on January 1st, followed by one on February 1st.  So I'm up to 205 with 12 stories posted in year six.

My 200th story jumped 20 years into the future ...

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Review: Cameron Matthews vs. Topher DiMaggio (W4H)

So, apparently I missed a great video last year. No, not this one. A different one featuring Topher DiMaggio. I only know this because I was looking to see who reviewed this one and found multiple blogs raving about Joey Nux vs. Topher DiMaggio from Wrestler4Hire (WR's Screencaps, Knockout, Ringside, and Bodyslam). Huh. Oh well. Can lightning strike twice for Mr. DiMaggio?

Cameron welcomes a new stud to his ring.


Monday, February 22, 2021

Mindsweeper Monday: TCCW 4

TCCW are wrestling stories from two different Yahoo! groups from the early 2000's. These entries were part of a much larger universe led by other writers. There are references to characters, events and matches that will not be posted here. Titles change hands, friendships and alliances form and dissolve, all without you ever seeing it. Imagine you are watching an Indy fed sporadically.

Note: You can find ALL (?) the stories by all authors in order in their original versions HERE - thanks for the link, Mangler!

Texas College Championship Wrestling 4

Gerritt (HW) vs. Jacoby (LW)



Saturday, February 20, 2021

Review: Cole Dallas vs. Lobo Gris (UCW)

Lobo: "It's good to see you here. New faces. New muscles to destroy."
Cole: "Destroy?" 
Lobo: "Yeah, yours." 
Cole: "I don't think you'll be doing that."

The images in my review of Cole Dallas vs. Lobo Gris will be deceptive. Just owning up to that right now. UCW doesn't do 100% squashes, but as I pulled my favorite images, I had a baker's dozen (13) of Cole Dallas suffering and four of the reverse. So, I decided, why fight it? Just post ten of your favorites with Lobo Gris kicking the rookie's bare muscly ass.

If Lobo can't destroy Cole's muscles for real, he can at least do it on my blog.

Lobo: "Nice pecs."
(yeah, nice pecs ... to destroy!)


Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Review: Caffrey vs. Cason (Thunders Arena)

It's been a long time since I bought, watched or reviewed a Thunders Arena video. There are two good reasons why I took a break but I recently took another look. With their weekend sale, I decided to buy a couple of videos to see what's up. One was exactly what I don't like about Thunders, while Cason vs. Caffrey was everything that I do like about them. In the spirit of being positive, I figured I'd review the one I enjoyed.

Muscle on the mats at Thunders!

Saturday, February 13, 2021

Review: Johnny Greco vs. Rex Brody (Muscleboy Wrestling)

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

I'm continuing to catch up on wrestling. You'd think with a pandemic and three feet of snow outside, I'd have all the time in the world, but my consumption still remains low. However, I did gleefully watch Johnny Greco vs. Rex Brody this week. I enjoyed these two rookies last year and they're both so hot. Plus, since I'd seen them both lose, I was unsure how this would play out. Being surprised is fun!

Go ahead and flex. Johnny can't stop you.

Monday, February 8, 2021

Mindsweeper Monday: TCCW 3

TCCW are wrestling stories from two different Yahoo! groups from the early 2000's. These entries were part of a much larger universe led by other writers. There are references to characters, events and matches that will not be posted here. Titles change hands, friendships and alliances form and dissolve, all without you ever seeing it. Imagine you are watching an Indy fed sporadically.

Note: You can find ALL (?) the stories by all authors in order in their original versions HERE - thanks for the link, Mangler!

Texas College Championship Wrestling 3

Buzz (HW Champ) versus Greg (TWWA Champ)



Thursday, February 4, 2021

Review: Bull Barrett vs. Jesse Zane (MBW)

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

I've decided that my new favorite place in the world would be trapped in Bull Barrett's camel clutch with him taunting me in my ear. I've been put in camels, but gosh, Bull's sure looks like the most fun. I once opined that everyone should experience being toyed with and tortured in an over-the-knee backbreaker (here). You still should, but based on Brendan Byers' and Jesse Zane's experience being bent back by Bull, I think this looks even better.

Bull: "Who owns your spine, boy?"
Jesse: "You do!"


Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Review: Cameron Matthews vs. Jonny Firestorm (BGEast)

It's usually a bad sign when a movie or comic book is endlessly delayed. Being put on the shelf is the worst sign because you just know it's a complete dud. At some point, it gets released for contractual reasons, not because anyone believes in it. BGEast consistently challenges this entire premise by filming great matches with all-star talent then putting them on the shelf for years and decades.

Maybe I need to view these matches differently. Think of them as fine wine, because Jonny Firestorm vs. Cameron Matthews has aged amazingly well. 

Jonny starts this classic fast -
attacking Cameron right away!

Monday, January 18, 2021

Mindsweeper Monday: TCCW 2

TCCW are wrestling stories from two different Yahoo! groups from the early 2000's. These entries were part of a much larger universe led by other writers. There are references to characters, events and matches that will not be posted here. Titles change hands, friendships and alliances form and dissolve, all without you ever seeing it. Imagine you are watching an Indy fed sporadically.

Note: You can find ALL (?) the stories by all authors in order in their original versions HERE - thanks for the link, Mangler!

Texas College Championship Wrestling 2

Scott (HW Champ) vs. Buzz (Challenger)




Thursday, January 14, 2021

Review: Cameron Matthews vs Mighty Vinny (W4H)

Cameron Matthews' persona has certainly evolved over time. From the freshest young babyface in wrestling and frequent victim, he is now all grown up as the boss of Wrestler4Hire. While that still involves jobbing, it also involves using his tight muscles and abusing his lofty position in classic pro wrestling fashion. In tight red trunks, Cameron is looking fit and fiery.

Welcome to W4H, Vinny.
Hope you survive the experience!

Sunday, January 10, 2021

Review: Brendan Byers vs. Ethan Axel Andrews (BGEast)

I will admit, I'm going to miss a lot of great rookies for the next little while. With my break from watching wrestling videos, I'm mainly focused on matches featuring my favorites. And there have been quite a few of those across the gay wrestling world. Brendan Byers and Ethan Axel Andrews definitely qualify as favorites. I've watched a lot from both and couldn't wait to see them hit the mats at BGEast.

We get the best from both these studs.

Thursday, January 7, 2021

Review: Bull Barrett vs. Nick Flex (MBW)

Full disclosure: This video was sent to me by MuscleboyWrestling.com.

During my blogging hiatus, I also took a hiatus from new wrestling videos and keeping up with blogs. There are a lot of matches that I missed. Great ones, I'm sure. Favorite wrestlers. New wrestlers. Old wrestlers at new places. I'll never be able to catch up but there are some matches that I really wanted to go back and watch. Bull Barrett vs. Nick Flex is definitely one of them. 

Two of MBW's biggest boys.

Monday, January 4, 2021

Mindsweeper Monday: TCCW 1

TCCW are wrestling stories from two different Yahoo! groups from the early 2000's. These entries were part of a much larger universe led by other writers. There are references to characters, events and matches that will not be posted here. Titles change hands, friendships and alliances form and dissolve, all without you ever seeing it. Imagine you are watching an Indy fed sporadically.

Texas College Championship Wrestling 1

Buzz (HW) versus Blake (MW)


Every year, Lambda Theta had a rushing war with Epsilon Xi. All fourteen on campus fraternities had developed their own unique personality over time, but that didn’t stop overlap in desiring recruits. The life blood of any fraternity is getting the best candidates. Often there were guys that fit well with more than one, but only with a few with the seriously intense competition between the houses occur.

Saturday, January 2, 2021

The Cave 2021: Look Forward

My theme right now is "look forward".

I am looking forward to a lot of things. It seemed like this nightmare might never end. While everything is pretty much the same, there is stuff I can look forward to and I hope that you can, as well. I won't go into my life, since we've all dealt with the same circumstances to different degrees, but it's been busy and stressful on the work and family side, same as most of you, I expect. 

I appreciate all the concern. I am surprised but appreciative. It is not something I anticipated, so it's not something I prepared for. I'll be honest, it didn't really occur to me that people would worry or even care. Writers and bloggers disappear all the time and I've never particularly fretted it. At least not to the point of worrying. Maybe that makes me a bad person. I have good friends that I only connect with once a year so it's not just y'all. I guess I'm just used to long stretches of silence.

Anyway, it makes me feel good that folks would care but a little guilty that I just cut myself off from this part of my life so completely. I have not looked at this blog, any other blog, any wrestling videos, or my gmail in months. Still haven't gone into gmail. I did find some spam comments here and deleted them this week when I knew I'd have a new story coming. Hopefully nobody was gullible enough to click on them.

Since some of you do care, let me confirm that I am healthy. Actually, healthier. I turned my commuting time into workout time and have lost weight, getting to a number I haven't seen since I put on the "Frosh 15" and never looked back. No COVID or anything like that. No major concerns. Some depression for the first time in my life but nothing I'd consider extreme. 

Looking forward to the blog ...

There are more unknowns than knowns. I did not post yesterday's story with some grand plan in mind. Compared to how planned I've been in the first five years, that's how unplanned I am right now. I have a couple more stories started. I'm thinking about posting on the first of each month, rather than the 1st and 15th. Unless I get more momentum. Reviews are up in the air as well. I've just watched my first video in months and have a small backlog to catch up on then actually grab images, GIFs and write my thoughts.

2020 Caveys

I don't know exactly how or exactly when these will return but I do plan on doing them. The Oscars are moving two months, so surely my little awards can, as well. They will happen but I need to catch up on the last three months of videos, maybe post a few reviews of candidates. I'm thinking late January.

Mindsweeper Mondays

I don't know exactly how much I will be posting but I will have two stories every month for the next two years at least. A couple of Mondays every month, I will post an older wrestling or superhero story from the old Mindsweeper site.

I've loaded 57 wrestling stories in about 50 posts through the end of 2022. These are all from an old Yahoo! Group that started as a multi-author teen wrestling story group then morphed into a series about college age men. There's no sex in any of them but I still think they're interesting. They're not meant to replace the content on the blog, just add to it. I'm looking at the superhero stories now to mix them in, too.

That's all I know.

Thanks again for sticking with me for the past few months of silence. Months? It feels like years.

Happy new year,

Alex


Friday, January 1, 2021

The Cave Undercard 31: Kraken vs. Young Love



The Cave Arena. Hallway.

“Well, I guess there’s no talking your friends out of this, Xaq.”

“I told you, Cody. They love taking on big muscle like me. It’s why we’re friends. And it’s why I recommended this match as soon as I saw Paul.”

“Uh huh. I just usually like to ease guys into The Cave. Kraken is a rookie but he’s definitely not the easy way in.”

Kraken (Paul)