Goonday Moonday: Mike Hallick As Mantaur & Bruiser Mastino

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A few months ago, I posed one of life’s important questions: “What happened to pro-wrestlers like these?” In this case, pro-wrestlers of the bearish and massively goonish mold.  I then posted a photo of Bruiser Mastino who was only wearing a very revealing singlet.  Ever since then, I kept doing a “monthly google” for this massive musclechub.  Well, what do you know?  Not only did it lead me to finding a couple of his wrestling matches, it led me to a Bruiser Mastino who only wore something much better than a singlet: wrestling trunks!

However, before we get to the even better goonie good-stuff, here are some photos of the woofy Mr. Hallick as one of my favorites in the old WWF, Mantaur…

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mantaur-002These “eating photos” are dedicated to my good friend, Sam…
He had introduced me to a fetish that I wasn’t aware of.

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And as an important sidenote to this post, Mantaur was not the only big fella in the early and mid-1990’s.  My other favorites were Typhoon/Tugboat (Fred Ottman) and PN News/Cannonball Grizzly (Paul Neu).  I’ve had many nights where I would fantasize the three of them together as this crew of evil henchmen.  Here are some visuals of the other two naughty bears…  (Alright, alright, what about Earthquake, Yokozuna, Bastion Booger?  They’re there, I just want to keep my number of top goons in threes…)

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Unfortunately (for you and not me), with my BearBeat fetish, they always end up getting beat up and dominated by <enter generic and non-descript fantasy good guy(s)/gal(s) here>.  Here’s a close approximation of my BearBeat fantasies (of course, there are no actual usage of dangerous objects in my PG-rated fantasies).

As a treat, a video was just uploaded a few hours ago between Bruiser Mastino and Cannonball Grizzly.  According to the YouTuber, they were real life pals…

It’s interesting to note how Cannonball Grizzly started out more chubby then later on transformed into a musclechub, while Bruiser Mastino started out as being more husky (or as a blog reader once mentioned this term, “Huscular”) but have now also turned into a musclechub.  And for the sake of this post, both massive men are definitely of the bullgoon make and model.

Finally, here’s the match that you’ve all been waiting for…  It’s a squash match between Bruiser Mastino and El Puerto Riqueño from ECW Holiday Hell 1995.  My jaws literally dropped when I saw this match.  Unfortunately for me, he dominated the little man and it did not do my fetish any favors.  But, hey, beggars cannot be choosers as we were all treated to a big goon wrestling around in just those sweet, sweet trunks.  So I ask the question again: “What happened to pro-wrestlers like these?”…

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Mike Knox: One Furry Muscle Beast

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Though I have a handful of favorite wrestlers in the WWE (Mark Henry, Big Show, Festus, Ezekiel Jackson, Shad Gaspard), there is one in particular who I never paid attention to before because he was slimmer and smoother: Mike Knox.  Today, he has completely grown out his beard and mane and you can also now see some fantastic furry pelt on his beefy thick physique.  He possesses this stunning look of an intimidating barbarian, popularized by classic wrestlers such as John Nord (“Nord The Barbarian”) and Bruiser Brody.  This massive and tall bear would make a perfect Greek God, Zeus…

All of these photos are from his days at ECW.  He’s currently part of the WWE Raw stable.

mike-knox-and-shelton-benjaminShelton Benjamin (right) is not technically “bearish” but I do
consider him as a musclebear

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