Tuesday, January 31, 2012

From Dustin Starr's Scrapbook

If indie wrestler Dustin Starr had a scrapbook, these would probably be some of the photos you'd find in it. If you're a fan of Dustin's, you might want to subscribe to his YouTube channel, The Five Starr Showcase. 


Hey, Champ

Congratulations to Lane Vasser and his tag team partner Se7en for winning the NWA Anarchy Tag Team Championship belts from previous champs Slim J and Brian Casanova. Looks like Lane has gone from babyface to heel!
Se7en and Lane Vasser

Monday, January 30, 2012

Carry On, Karouani

The name Johan Karouani (or Fehd Karouani as he's sometimes called) may not ring a bell with wrestling fans, but perhaps the name Jo Atlas would. That's the name the French bodybuilder goes by when he wrestles in Europe. Here are some beefcake shots of Jo/Johann; click on the label at the bottom of this post to see more pictures.

With fellow bodybuilder Iana Ionut

With Domino, Tom La Ruffa and other French wrestlers

With Domino, Emil Sitoci and other European wrestlers

With Tom La Ruffa

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Mascagni's Muscle Family

Things are heating up at Ohio Valley Wrestling! The OVW website reports that on their January 25 show, "Christian Mascagni not only managed to secure Rob Terry to his Family, but has managed to seize power over OVW via the Board of Trustees. To begin his reign, he ordered Mr. PEC-Tacular (Jessie Godderz) to face opponent Nick Dumeyer and then interjected himself into official business (as the referee) in the main event (a match between fan fave Jason Wayne and Rob Terry)." After that match, The Mascagni Family, with Marcus Anthony in tow, started making trouble until Mike Mondo came out to teach the cocky heels a lesson. Looks like my wish of seeing Mike and Jessie in a feud is going to come true! (Photos by Pamela Barnett)
Jessie Godderz

Marcus Anthony

Rob Terry

The Mascagni Family

Robe Terry vs. Jason Wayne

Mike Mondo is not impressed.

The French Stallion

French wrestler Tom La Ruffa joined the cast of reality show World of Hurt in 2011 as The French Stallion. Although he had the looks and ring skills to make it big in the business, it seemed that LaRuffa's only shortcoming was his ego. Watch a short clip of The French Stallion from the show on the Beefcakes of Wrestling channel on YouTube.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Mr. Pac-tastic (Part 1)

Regular contributor Jim from Chicago emailed me a set of amazing new photos he took of indie wrestler Pac. Jim writes: "We've got a new promotion here in Chicago called Resistance Pro*. I attended their show held Friday January the 13th and I have to say the list of talent was impressive. In this match PAC faced El Generico at the start but the Canadian Destroyer, Petey Williams and Matt Cross joined in the match.Talk about action!   El Generico won the match pinning the Canadian Destroyer with a top rope brainbuster. I had never seen PAC before and was amazed at his agility and skills in the ring.  He must have been a gymnast or diver before he got the itch to wrestle." Thanks for the pics, Jim! Looking forward to the next batch with Petey and Matt. (*You won't believe who Resistance Pro's Creative Director is...Billy Corgan, the frontman of the rock band Smashing Pumpkins. Read about it here.)