Sunday, November 23, 2014

Monday Muscle : Hugo Knox

Here are more pics of NXT's British import Hugo Knox including a set of modelling pics by Gilles Crofta. What is it about Knox, a former goalkeeper for various football clubs in the UK, that drew the attention of WWE's talent scouts? Unlike Fergal "Prince" Devitt (now Finn Balor), another new NXT recruit, he's not a wrestler. Is it his looks? His build? We can only speculate. Knox made his in-ring debut on the November 8th show in Daytona Beach, Florida (it was a six-man tag team match alongside Steve Cutler and Elias Sampson). No less than wrestler Kevin Steen took notice of Knox and tweeted this message: "Witnessed the @WWENXT debut of @HugoKnosWWE... one of the most entertaining dudes I've met in a long time. So much fun to watch!" Now let's see what WWE does with Knox. Will he be their NXT Big Thing?

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Stick 'Em Up!

Got a blank wall that needs a little something-something? How about a wall sticker of your favourite TNA Impact wrestler? These and other stickers can be scored at A mini-sticker goes for $12.99 while a larger (life-size?) sells for a hefty $49.99. If you could, whose wall sticker would you get?
Jessie Godderz

Magnus (Nick Aldis)

Bram (Brandon T)

Robbie E (Rob Eckos)

Gunner (Phil Shatter)

Austin Aries

Rockstar Spud

Bobby Roode

Friday, November 21, 2014

Beefcakes In Action

Alexander Hammerstone

Anthony Antonelli

Brady Pierce

Eric St. Vaughn


Ricochet vs Roderick Strong

Mojo Rawley

Adam Pearce

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Knox! Knox! Who's There?

Hugo Knox, that's who. I wasn't familiar with him until my good friend David sent me a batch of photos he took of the up-and-coming NXT Superstar. Turns out Knox (real name Stuart Tomlinson) is British and was a professional soccer/football player in his home country. He is also a fitness model who has been featured in several international fitness magazines. Knox made his debut with NXT last November 8th (in this video from September 2014, he still hadn't made his debut); he's still considered a newbie there and when not appearing in matches, he performs different tasks for the company. Watch him talk about making the transition from pro football to pro wrestling  here. I can't wait to see more of Knox on NXT. But the polka dotted ring gear? Not my favorite thing. Couldn't NXT have given him something manlier? (More Hugo Knox coming your way on this blog's Muscle Monday post.)

Training with Triple H and the other NXT newbies.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

British Beefcake

Today, it's all about some awesome British beefcake. First up, this guy...
That tattoo looks awfully familiar, but for some reason, I don't recognise him (maybe the beard is throwing me off). Anyway, here he is in a match against Joel Redman.

And speaking of Joel Redman...
Now here are Nathan Cruz and Sam Wilder (match photos by Tony Knox).

And lastly, here's Joel Redman again, this time squaring off against Tyler Hawke.

Any one lucky enough to have seen this match?