Here's Coach Flexo now...
Sunday, July 30, 2017
Saturday, July 29, 2017
|Iestyn Rees vs Bubblegum|
|Adam "Flex" Maxtead vs Aaron Achilles Rammy|
|Anthony Bowens vs Brian Cage|
|Tommy Blue Eyes (right)|
|Dave Mastiff vs Chris Andrews|
Friday, July 28, 2017
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
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
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.
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.
|Noam Dar (foreground)|
|Roderick Strong (right)|
|Marcel Barthel aka Axel Dieter, Jr.|
|Johnny Wrestling aka Johnny Gargano (right)|
|Tino Sabatelli (left)|