Above is the first image I ever saw of a BG East match. I had come across this picture on the Bearhug Submission Page. It features Wade Cutler vs. Steve Sherman in Hard Pros 3. I still haven't seen the match, but my god, do I want to see that bearhug! Bard at Neverland recently spoke about the first time coming across companies like BG East, and I too remember the thrill of discovering wrestling that was a little more intentionally homoerotic than what you can find on TV.
On a side note (as long as I'm feeling all wrestling nostalgic), the first BG East tape (yes, tape back then) I saw was Hunkbash 5, my favorite match at the time being Johnny Modesto vs. Psycho Capone. The other matches were great, too, but this is the one I noticed the most. Johnny's gear! It was so much smaller than gear on TV! And he got so dominated by Psycho! (Oops--spoiler alert.) Sadly, it's been a long time since I've seen that match. I think that tape might have, um...accidentally been thrown away one day, after a sudden bout of guilt and self-loathing. (It hasn't always been an easy road, you know?)
|Psycho Capone plants his foot on Johnny's carcass.|
It looks like the Bearhug page also offers a cleaned-up version of the picture--in technical terms of things like color and lighting, that is. Whew! Wade's butt! (He said, guilt-free.)