Friday, August 31, 2012
Fun fact: On the back of Trent Barreta's tights is written, "Trent?" He says this is because he once randomly added a question mark after he wrote his name on a bottle of water with a Sharpie, and he thought it looked cool. (Crazy kid.) Here are some images of Trent? on NXT, which is currently shown on the internet. Now, my computer is not in a very private place, so I can't watch wrestling on it. (Even maintaining Inner Jobber requires more caution and careful timing than I care to admit.) I don't watch wrestling on TV anymore because there's only the WWE or TNA, and for different reasons they both piss me off when I try to watch it, and it got to the point where there just wasn't enough hotness to satisfy my Inner Jobber to make it worth watching all the slop. But judging from these shots (and the fact that Trent? is used on NXT at all), if it was televised I'd definitely watch! See Trent? lose to the likes of Tyler Reks, Heath Slater, and Tyson Kidd, often jobbers in their own rights. Even in jobber against jobber, Trent? loses. In the words of Yukon Cornelius, "Even among misfits, you're misfits!"
Thursday, August 30, 2012
I haven't yet mentioned Trent Barreta on this blog and that's a shame. Fun, charismatic personality with a love of video games that I'm convinced is NOT just part of a character gimmick, handsome face, huge chest and narrow waist. I've loved him for quite some time. In fact, I first loved him when he was a random unsigned jobber, Plasma, who fought on the independent scene but appeared in a squash job against Mark Henry. Since then he's been actually signed, but the jobberdom remains. It's true that nowadays you don't often get consistent jobbers the way you did in the eighties and nineties, but Trent comes damn close to fitting the bill. Even his official bio on the company website doesn't seem to deny this:
It’s not easy to regularly fall short on your expectations. It’s even harder to rise when you fall.
For Trent Barreta, learning to rise from early failures comes with agonizing but very necessary growing pains. Making his ECW debut in December 2009 at the ripe age of 22, Barreta quickly climbed through the ranks alongside tag team partner Caylen Croft as part of The Dudebusters, who came as close as you could get to earning No. 1 contendership and a future title opportunity. Barreta & Croft then moved on to SmackDown in February 2010, where they were constantly throttled by the likes of Cryme Time and The Hart Dynasty before finally scoring their first victory against Curt Hawkins & Vance Archer more than six months after their WWE debut.
Barretta blindly charged into singles action shortly after the dissolution of The Dudebusters. Save one upset victory over Drew McIntyre in early 2011, Barretta couldn’t buy a win on SmackDown while WWE Superstars such as Cody Rhodes, Jinder Mahal, and Wade Barrett roughed him up on a regular basis.
Aerosmith lead singer Steven Tyler once sang that “you’ve gotta lose to learn how to win.” That’s a lesson Trent Barretta hopes is true. There’s also “Goonies never say die” – a mantra that should certainly resonate with someone from Barretta’s generation. If the young prospect can keep this in mind, he’ll find a way to learn from a rocky start and build upon the brief successes he’s already experienced in WWE. He’s got nothing to lose and quite literally everything to gain.
Aw. I believe in you, Trent.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
|BG East's Bulldog Barzini|
Friday, August 24, 2012
There's something so hot about masked fighters, isn't there? So now to cast my own Batman and Bane, because, why not.
For the massive-jawed, barrel-chested Batman...
And for the hyper-powerful mountainous man, Bane...
So can we get these guys some masks and turn them loose on each other? Please?
Thursday, August 23, 2012
|BG East's Brook Stetson|
BG East (and probably other wrestling companies) usually start their matches with the wrestlers warming up or posing at each other. Usually I fast forward through these parts to get to the action. But in Mitch Colby vs. Brook Stetson on Sunshine Shooters 4, as massive beefy hairy Brook poses in the mirror, I was riveted. No WAY could I skip over that! He's just so hot, so manly, so...fascinating. He grabbed my attention like few others. And not just for the warm-up posing. I have a thing for jobbers (not sure if I mentioned that before) and can really get behind wrestling featuring a hot guy taking a beating. But even when Brook's firmly in control (as is often the case), I'm still drawn in. (Now Brook Stetson on the receiving end of some pain REALLY does it for me; maybe he needs to be booked in a two-on-one, for the chance to see him suffer.)
You know, I'm used to our friendly corner of the internet. The people who leave comments here, the bloggers in the column to the right, and the people who leave comments THERE, for the most part everybody speaks with respect, to each other and to the subject matter. I only bring this up because I was searching for Brook Stetson images on the internet, and boy howdy, did I come across some mean, petty, snide, catty remarks against him. Against Brook Stetson! Obviously, everyone's entitled to their own opinions, and I know my tastes differ from other bloggers and from people leaving comments. But it's refreshing to remember how nice it is to be among people who choose to use their energy to build up what DOES trip their trigger, rather than tear down what DOESN'T. (Love you all! Stay nice!)