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Saturday, September 19, 2015


Marco Corleone, formerly known as Mark Jindrak.  This post is a "Why the hell hasn't HE been featured on Inner Jobber yet?!" post.  Click to enlarge, and keep scrolling through these pictures; I'm not PROMISING there will be ass shots, but you never know...

Friday, September 18, 2015


I have a stuffed penguin--not like taxidermy-stuffed, he's cartoony, with a scarf and a hat.  Last winter I got really sick (that same day I had watched a show on Discovery Channel where people with a mysterious illness checked into a hospital and died the same day so my fevered and sometimes-overly-dramatic mind wondered if I was dying).  My brother went to get me medicine, and leaving the store, decided to try his hand at the crane game, because even though he doesn't care about it he knows I do, and thinking he wouldn't have any success he pulled out the penguin.  We named him Brad Armstrong.  (My straight brother doesn't like wrestling for the same reasons I do necessarily but we watch it sometimes, and we both like Brad.)  And what better way to honor a deceased legendary jobber than by naming a potential-deathbed penguin after him.

The following two images come from Wrestling Arsenal.  Welcome back, Wrestling Arsenal!

And finally, images of Armstrong against another favorite of mine, Dale Veasey.  The two seemed to meet up quite a few times throughout the years, and if you think Brad Armstrong was a jobber, let me just tell you, I don't think Dale Veasey ever DID beat him.  (Future Inner Jobber Jobber of the Year, maybe, Mr. Veasey?)

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Another Hero

Or: The REAL Rock

A barrel-chested Hawaiian by any other name...

So the topic has come up of "Gay Superheroes rescuing a muscle jobber damsel in distress from the Gay Villains" (hi, Alex R and Alex M!).  It brought to mind something from my childhood...

Before that ONE Rock, the Rock I knew was "The Rock" Don Muraco.  I liked him specifically because of this one time.  A heel and a jobber were having a match (details escape me).  'Course, I didn't learn the term "jobber" until I was in college; as children we called them "unknowns."  I'd watch wrestling with my siblings, but I was the one who liked the unknowns, even though they had no chance of winning.  (Except this ONE TIME when an unknown got a two-count on the freakin' WARLORD, and it turns out it was Chris Walker, and I was so excited that an unknown was actually going to win, but tragically he didn't, but that's a story for another day.)  ANYWAY back to my first story, the heel ("bad guy" I would have called them back then) beat the unknown, but then kept beating him up post-match.  And then "The Rock" Don Muraco ran down to the ring, beat up the bad guy and saved the unknown.  I had never seen anybody (who wasn't me) show concern for the unknowns, let alone come down and rescue one from an evil villain!  That was a big day for me, and it kind of ingrained Don Muraco as a heroic character for me.

Of course, now I'm much older and I can understand that probably, that was more about furthering the feud between Muraco and whoever the heel was, and not so much about rescuing a jobber in distress, but don't tell child Sean Pford that.  Let him have his "happily ever after" fantasies.

Now that I'm older, I can also appreciate Muraco for different qualities, such as barrel-chestedness, or beefiness, or rock-hard-guttedness.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Who Is Sexy

Or: Sometimes You Feel Like A Gut

When I first saw Who wrestle, in a yellow mask and bright little yellow trunks with a big gut, I thought he was incredibly sexy.  When I figured out it was Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart, it made me realize how sexy The Anvil truly was.

Thanks to the following page, where many of these images came from: