Monday, July 31, 2017

Muscle Monday : Coach Flexo

Here's Coach Flexo now...

And Coach Flexo from a few years back when he was wrestling in the independent scene as David Flex.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Caption This!

Charlie Garrett aka Charlie Sterling

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Beefcakes In Action

Jesse Vane

Steinbolt (left)

Iestyn Rees vs Bubblegum

Tracer X

Adam "Flex" Maxtead vs Aaron Achilles Rammy

Anthony Bowens vs Brian Cage

Mexx (left)

Tommy Blue Eyes (right)

Dave Mastiff vs Chris Andrews 

Friday, July 28, 2017

New Wrestler Spotted!

Say hello to Luke Menzies, a former professional rugby player from Yorkshire who just announced on Twitter (as I write this, he tweeted the news only an hour ago) that he is now available to be booked for wrestling matches. So who is Luke Menzies? Big Menz, as he's fondly called, is a 29 year old English rugby player who most recently played for the Toronto Wolfpack. I believe he started playing rugby in 2007 and has been on the team of several clubs since he first turned pro. In November 2016, Menzies attended a tryout for WWE. WWE may have liked what they saw because a couple of months ago, they reportedly signed Menzies to a developmental deal (read about it here). If the Englishman secures a visa from the USA, he will then train at the WWE Performance Center. In the meantime, he's open to appearing in wrestling matches in his native England. Menzies' size (6'1", 258 pounds), strength, speed and stamina may serve him well in the ring. I can't wait to see one of his matches on YouTube very soon.

Big Menz is on th leftmost side of the front row. Chris Silvio is the shirtless
guy in the front row. Is that Sexy Kev in the Metallica t-shirt?

With Adam "Flex" Maxtead (in the red shirt, center), wrestling coaches,
and wrestling trainees. 

With former pro wrestler and current wrestling coach/mentor Marty Jones.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Body Shots : The Belt

Jason Jordan

Dan Joseph

Johnny Moss

Kay Jutler

Brian Cage

Karl Fredericks

Tyler Cintron

Matt Riddle

Travis Gordon

Mexx and Adrian Severe

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 being used in this shot, but let's take a moment to appreciate Tino Sabatelli and Robert Roode in the same frame.