Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Rope Burns

Longtime contributor to this blog and good friend David emailed me some amazing photos he took at some recent NXT events in Florida. What do these images have in common? All the action in these shots involve ring ropes. I've always liked matches where the wrestlers use the ropes to gain an advantage over their opponent or where the ropes become a big part of the action. The ropes are there for a reason, so I think the wrestlers should always use them. Thanks to David for sharing these images with us.
Noam Dar (foreground)

Roderick Strong (right)


Marcel Barthel aka Axel Dieter, Jr.


Johnny Wrestling aka Johnny Gargano (right)

Tino Sabatelli (left)

Bonus Shot : There are no ropes in being used in this shot, but let's take a moment to appreciate Tino Sabatelli and Robert Roode in the same frame.






Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Oh, Charlie!

Fill in the blank : Charlie Sterling (formerly known as Charlie Garrett) is _________________.













Monday, July 24, 2017

Muscle Monday : Justin "The Hammer" Sysum

Like Alexander Hammerstone (last week's Muscle Monday beefcake), Justin "Hammer" Sysum looks to the Norse God of Thunder, Thor, as the inspiration for his wrestling persona. Muscular physique? Check. Long blonde hair? Uhm, not anymore. Sysum cut his shoulder-length tresses a few months back and has been sporting a clean-cut look ever since. He doesn't look like Thor anymore, but I think the shorter look suits him better. Watch him in action against Bram (formerly known as Brandon T) here.











Saturday, July 22, 2017

Color My World with Steinbolt

Gone is the trademark purple singlet and in its place, Swedish wrestler Steinbolt has been showing off conventional wrestling trunks in a range of colors. From basic black to bright yellow to a red-white-and-blue combo and even hot pink, there's always something new and exciting he likes to bring to the ring. Watch him wrestle Doug Williams for the Maximum Wrestling Championship title here (uploaded to YouTube last October 2016).

 







Friday, July 21, 2017

I'm Also Too Sexy For My Shirt

From Sexy Peter White in Austria (yesterday's featured beefcake) to another wrestler with the word sexy in his name, here's English wrestler Sexy Kev. Watch him go up against Joe Vega here.