Sunday, August 31, 2014

Monday Muscle : Uhaa Nation

American wrestler Uhaa Nation (real name Sesugh Uhaa) made his professional debut at the age of 22 in 2009. The 6 foot tall, 240 pound strongman from Sacramento, California has also wrestled in Japan and has held several championship titles (Dragon Gate USA, Great Championship Wrestling, Full Impact Pro). You can read more about him here. Oh, and if you're wondering how he got his name, it was given by his coach in high school who during weight-training, noted that "he's as strong as a single nation."

Friday, August 29, 2014

Have A Nese Weekend

Anthony Nese...blah, blah, blah....does it matter what I say about The Premiere Athlete? I thought not. Enjoy these match pics of Nese vs Petey Williams and Alex Reynolds. (Photos by Mark Griffith, Jr.)

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Body Shots : Making An Entrance

First of all, I'd like to welcome the 405th member to this blog. Hope you like what you see here. Now let's get down to business: which of these beefcake wrestlers is your favorite entrance-maker?
Ethan Carter III (formerly Derrick Bateman/Mike Hutter)

Kharn Alexander

Anthony Nese

Shawn Spears

Mike Verna

Joe Coleman

Joey Ryan

Ashley Remington

Paul Ryker

Leon Shah

Scotty Saxon

Alexander Chamberlain (formerly Aleksander Chekhov)

Ricky McKenzie

Unidentified (M. Andrews?)

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Throwback Thursday : Johnny Curtis vs Mason Ryan

My good friend Jim from Chicago, a longtime contributor to this blog, emailed me additional photos he took of a match between Johnny Curtis (aka WWE's Fandango) and Mason Ryan (formerly known as Barri Griffths) that took place on Oct. 14, 2010. This was during the time NXT, WWE's developmental territory, was still known as Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW). Jim refers to these photos as the "B-side" of the first set of photos; you can see the first set here.  Thanks, Jim! (Up next from Jim, pics of Davey Richards's last match in Chicago before joining TNA. Watch out for it!)