Sunday, August 30, 2015

Muscle Monday : Chris Dickinson

Wait. What??? Whoa! When did Chris Dickinson muscle up and get so shredded? His transformation is amazing. Anyway, it seems that he's calling himself Dirty Dickinson now. I'm sure Dickinson's fans  will love the new look.

Those tree trunk leg muscles on the right belong to Dickinson.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Vintage Classic

If you're a fan of the old-timey, vintage classic wrestling matches of the 1950s-1960s, you may enjoy this televised bout from 1961. It features a wrestler with a muscular physique that's more the norm in wrestling today than it was fifty years ago (most wrestlers back then had thick, stocky builds; think Bruno Sammartino or  Cowboy Bob Ellis). I can't speak French so I don't know if this wrestler's name is Rouxel, but the commentator mentions it a lot so I'm assuming that's who he is. (UPDATE: A friend of mine wrote to tell me that the muscular wrestler in white is Mr. Montreal, a Canadian bodybuilder and that Rouxel is the heel in dark trunks. Thanks for the info!) Early on in the match, the heel, a much leaner guy, goes to work on the hero punishing him with kicks, stomps, and punches. This is the part I like to watch over and over again. Thanks to Bob Alpra for uploading this match (and many other great matches) on his YouTube channel. (Sorry for the grainy quality of the screen caps below.)

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Jumping Jack

When I saw thumbnails of these match photos, I initially thought the wrestler wearing the leopard-print trunks was British wrestler Tyler Bate, but as it turns out, he's a man called Jack Gallagher. I think this may be the first time I've seen pics of Gallagher. I guessed him to be 5 ft. 8 in. tall (I was right!) and weighing around 180-185 lbs. (he's 189 lbs.). You can read more about this 25 year old wrestler here. (Match photos by Tony Knox)
Gallagher's opponent in this match is Zack Gibson

Body Shots : Selfies

Here's another batch of selfies from beefcake wrestlers who are proud of all the hard work they do on their bods. Which one is your favorite?
Danny Duggan (UK)

Danny Duggan (USA)

Cedric Rougeau

The Big O

Daniel Pruehs
Jesse Sorensen

Rocky Rampage


Unidentified Japanese Pro Wrestler

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Thrill Ride

I thought that Jimmy Preston had retired from professional wrestling a few years ago, but as it turns out, he's still pretty active in the ring. "The One Man Thrill Ride", as he likes to call himself, has been in matches for independent promotions Chaotic Wrestling and Top Rope Promotions this year. Good to know he's still in the business.

And here's Jimmy from 2009-2013.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Muscle Monday : Five Years Ago This Month

Here are some of the beefcake musclemen who were featured in this blog in August 2010.
Brutus Magnus and Mason Ryan (aka Nick Aldiss and Barri Griffiths)

Johnny Moss

Strongman Jon Andersen

Oliver John

Brian Cage

DJ Gabriel

Jessie Godderz

Still can't get enough? How about some bodybuilder/wrestler twins?
The Gemini Trojans (Jeremy and Jon)

Sometimes they even wrestle each other.