Friday, June 23, 2017

Barroom Brawl

If you're thinking of heading out to a bar this Friday night, imagine what it would be like to experience a wrestling match while you sip on your favorite cocktail. That's what patrons of this bar were doing when an independent promotion recently set up some matches at a bar in Florida. Regular contributor and a good friend of this blog, David, was there to capture the action between Maxwell Jacob Feinstein and Anthony Henry. David writes that the action "spilled out of the ring, all over the bar, and even out into the streets to the delight of passing motorists." Can you imagine driving on a busy street and then seeing sweaty, half-naked guys like these brawling? Talk about stopping traffic! Thanks to David for these amazing shots. Can't wait to see what event you'll photograph next.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Meet Karl Fredericks

I can't believe I haven't heard of independent American wrestler Karl Fredericks before. Where has this guy been all this time? Apparently, in Reno, Nevada where he was on the roster of Reno Wrestle Factory (sadly, the company closed in January). But Frederick's wrestling career didn't end there; he has also wrestled and continues to wrestle for West Coast Wrestling, Pro Championship Wrestling, and Impact Wrestling. I couldn't find any stats on him (age, height, weight), and from what I can tell reading his social media posts, he's been wrestling for about a couple of years now. He may not look like it, but this heavyweight can soar over the ring like an eagle. More on that in a future post coming soon. For now, watch him in action here and here. (Oh, and if you're ever in Reno, check out Frederick's bartending skills at the EDGE Nightclub.)

With former tag team partner Ryan Chaump

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The Mexx Factor

If you missed seeing Austrian wrestler Mexx here on Beefcakes of Wrestling, it's because I thought he had retired from wrestling last year. Turns out, he hasn't. Mexx took some time off from the squared circle, but made a comeback in December 2016. And boy, did he make a comeback! He's already held 4 titles since the year began : New European Wrestling (NEW) Tag Team Champion (with Adrian Severe), NEW Heavyweight Champion, NEW Intercontinental Champion, and Ultimate Kombat Wrestling Association Champion. What a guy!

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

X Marks The Spot

Here are more images of young independent wrestler Tracer X. Click here to see his most recent match. Then watch the high-flying cruiserweight in a three way match with a couple of heavier opponents here.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Muscle Monday : Coach Flexo

I'm not really sure what Coach Flexo does at Championship Wrestling From Hollywood. Does he wrestle? Does he coach (whatever that means in professional wrestling)? Does he do both? Flex McCallion, better known as Coach Flexo, is 5'8" and 190 lbs of beefy muscle. He has a signature move (so that makes him a wrestler, right?) called The Challenge Flag, but he's also won Coach of the Year at CWFH so... Maybe this 60 second clip will shine some light on my questions: Coach Flexo & PAC-3 RCR 2016. Can anyone help me out here? Thanks.