Thursday, February 22, 2018
Sunday, February 18, 2018
88 Wrestling: Rex Bedford vs. Chase Lundquist
Rex Bedford is a great heel. He's mouthy, arrogant, and the description that came into my head watching this match: just downright bratty. As a good heel, when he's in charge he's dominant and mouthy, and when he's not in charge he suffers nicely and is STILL mouthy. A good heel really elevates a match, adding stakes and drama and just more story. So good on you, Rex.
There, now that I've given Rex his due, I can gush about Chase Lundquist guilt-free. My god! What a beauty. While I used the word "bratty" for Rex, with all its association with youth, Chase Lundquist definitely seems like a man. I don't THINK it's the beard alone (though it IS a nice beard, neatly trimmed, you don't see those a lot nowadays); Chase has this sense of gravity and dignity in the ring. Oh, and he's hot as fuck. A beautiful face, great body with eye-popping abs and SUCH a nice ass (noticeable around the 20 minute 40 second mark, if you find yourself watching this match). But it's not just what he LOOKS like, it's how he moves, the sounds he makes whether suffering or in control, the youthful maturity (if you know what I mean) and dignity. And the way Rex (heel that he is) is determined to make poor Chase a living blond buff Stretch Armstrong doll. Now to be fair, Chase takes his turns stretching Rex beyond HIS limits of endurance as well. It's just that Chase happens to LOOK more like Stretch Armstrong.
Yesterday, you may remember, I talked about my favorite part of that match being Round 3. I'm figuring out that maybe that'll just be a given for me anymore. I like the ending, I like one warrior's work paying off in victory, but only after he gets really determined and realizes he has to go that extra mile, and MAKE THAT BITCH TAP DAMN IT!! Er-hrm. Excuse me. What I mean is: "Hot guys, hot holds, hot match." Thank you.
Saturday, February 17, 2018
Tito Santos vs. Dash Decker: King of the Ring Final.
Previous match SPOILERS ahead: In the first round of King of the Ring, I was a little surprised that Tito Santos won. Again, I underestimated him because he's cute, with big ears and a deceptively upbeat demeanor that belies his viciousness. So I SHOULDN'T have been surprised that he made it all the way to the finals, and I SHOULDN'T have been surprised that he can even give Dash Decker a run for his money. But like any true jobber, I never learn.
This is not a squash by any means. Both these guys worked hard to get to this point, and they work hard now that they're here. That said, Round 3 is my favorite, for being most squash-like. For all that hard work, they get frustrated with each other, they get mean. The winner forces the loser to say stuff. That'll push my buttons every time.
So for a hard-fought battle with a climactic finishing scene that truly feels earned, this match gets the Inner Jobber Seal of Approval.
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
Muscleboy Wrestling is sexy. Granted, I think most wrestling is sexy. But this isn't just straight-up wrestling that I find sexy. These guys add heat to their matches. Kissing. Groping. In fact, this ties in with today's featured star, Alex Costa, and his Achilles heel. The video: Alex Costa vs. Nick Flex.
Alex Costa is handsome, ripped and lightly hairy. In a word, beautiful. And he seems like a nice guy, so in another word, doomed. Because his opponent definitely has a mean streak: Nick Flex.
Sure, he looks nice enough in the above image, but that's BEFORE the beatdown begins. Remember: mean streak.
Alex fights back. But he is just...OVERWHELMED. Whether Nick is actually more skilled than Alex, or whether Nick's viciousness gives him an edge that Alex just can't match, it's hard to say. All I know is that Nick could totally win this without resorting to any tricks--but that doesn't stop him.
Remember when I mentioned Alex Costa's Achilles heel? That would be, basically, anything sensual. Alex will be fighting back, his jobber's never-say-die attitude in full effect, when Nick switches tactics, with a kiss, or a gentle hand on the back of the neck, or a hand sliding south of the equator. And Alex Costa is weak to these distractions. They stop his struggling dead, he gives in to passion, his pained grunts take on a sexier tone...And then Nick Flex strikes, with twice the intensity he had used before.
During the match, Nick strips Alex down to his ass-revealing thong. When Alex gets his jobber flurry (that flurry of attack a jobber gets about two-thirds through a match, when you start to think he can turn things around, but in actuality all he does is piss off the heel and make the rest of the match that much worse for himself), he strips Nick's trunks off in turn. (From a film making point of view, one sees this reversal as the needed reason to get Nick Flex in his ass-revealing thong, too.) Now both these guys have wonderful asses. As someone whose ass is pretty much just the back of my legs, I can definitely appreciate a really good one when I see one. And while they're BOTH impressive, this match is definitely Alex Costa's show. Nick Flex realizes this, and quite unselfishly shows off Costa's ass very skilfully for our benefit.
Their voices are great too. Nick Flex's deep guttural threats, Alex Costa's whimpers, rising in pitch with elevating pain or panic. A perfect jobber-heel team.
Even when Alex Costa gets a jobber of his own, he ends up jobbing. God I fucking LOVE this man.
Tuesday, January 2, 2018
The Zach Altovito obsession continues with Wrestler4Hire's Ravaging Savages: Zach Altovito vs. Zach Reno & Matt Blakewood.
After seeing some dominant Zach Altovito, here we have him more on the receiving end of some pain. But it's not his fault! His opponents here are smaller than him, true, but there's TWO of them, and they're determined and vicious. You ever watch little ants fighting a big ant on the sidewalk when you were a kid?
AND! The feral twins are relentless. Once they get control of Zach, they keep it going, trying not to give him a CHANCE to rally. And he's a game fighter. There are moments when he attempts to turn the tide. But every time he tries to take his chance, focusing on one barefoot brawler, the other comes in and tries to shut him down.
The double-teaming, if I haven't made it clear, is pretty great in this match. There's a series of low blows that'll particularly leave you feeling for the big man. Or alternating low blows and chest-scratching that leaves big Zach confounded, and unable to protect himself. In fact, the heels often resort to raking their claws across Zach, imprinting his skin.
The double-hold submissions are nice.
And it's pretty neat when both vicious little guys try, but are unable to apply a full nelson, due to Altovito's size.
So even if, unlike me, you're a stickler for a squash match "making sense," you should be able to accept an outclassed, outnumbered wrestler like Zach, who plays fair and just lacks the vicious streak of his opponents to keep up.
Tuesday, December 26, 2017
|Joel Thomas, "Brody"|
|Brad Rowe, "Ram"|
Alex recently hosted an epic, five-part fan fiction. An anonymous fan was fascinated by two of Alex' characters, Brody and Ram, and wrote a story featuring these two favorites. (I'm a sucker for a big ol' bull, so they're two of my favorites, too.)
Now, these stories, like their characters, are big and meaty. I understand it took the anonymous writer about a year to create this. (So don't feel bad if, like me, you need several sittings to digest it all.) Like Alex' own stories, this has character building, great character backgrounds and interactions, and really great, detailed action. It was a labor of love, clearly it meant a lot to the author, and it shows.
If you enjoy reading wrestling fiction, and find the models pictured above to be scorching hot, you'll probably like this story. Below are links to the five chapters. And for those of you interested in reading this, you might want to bookmark this page, to easily find the chapters later on. :)