Here’s an old-school Shirtless Saturday post. Phil Hickerson is a wrestler I discovered a few years ago thanks to the classic pro-wrestling matches shown on ESPN. I missed out on his younger and furrier persona, so I just knew him as his villainous Japanese counterpart, PY Chu Hi. [KEEP ON WOOFIN’!]
Jock Samson is one of my current intense obsessions. He’s amazingly agile, cocky, and he always strips off his wrestling singlet, revealing his magnificent and gorgeous build. I’m sure I will be posting more about him, but I’d like to remain focused for a moment and let’s discuss his shirtless appearances, shall we? [KEEP ON WOOFIN’!]
One of my favorite pro-wrestling photo blogs is Wrestling Great. There’s not a lot of big guys (at least with my definition of “big” is); but for the ones who do show up are simply “great” to behold. One of my finds is a pro-wrestler who dons a pharaoh costume. Unfortunately, I have no clue as to who he is and I’m begging any wrestling expert out there to provide us with the 411. [KEEP ON WOOFIN’!]
If you want to see old-school musclechub wrestlers, then the indy circuit is the place to be. Case in point: the masked chubby known as “Bulldozer”… [KEEP ON WOOFIN’!]
Why is this “Super Shirtless Saturday”? Because I will be posting a handful of shirtless pro-wrestlers today and what better way to honor their athleticism and theatrical skills by describing them as “super”?
The BearMythology look has been updated again by your finicky and oft-absent blogger. Also, based on numerous suggestions, I will finally get with the 21st Century and start placing “Continue Reading” links on every post for easier reading consumption…
Anyway, my great friend, GE, sent me a link to a video that gave me a heart attack (I wonder how many heart attacks I’ve had during the course of this blog’s lifespan?): it is a video of pro-wrestler, Mark Henry, wearing only skimpy bright red speedos! Seriously, why can’t he wrestle with this type of outfit?! [KEEP ON WOOFIN’!]
Koobert from Bears In Games have a threesome of great videos about bearish men in sports-themed video games (check out Bears In Games’ YouTube Page). The one I’d like to highlight today is Legends Of Wrestlemania.
It’s pretty cool that even when Koobert designed a very obvious gay-looking character, his online opponents would not harass him nor negatively criticize the flamboyant look of his wrestler. I found that interesting as pro-wrestling fans tend to get an image of being extremely homophobic. Unfortunately, we find our homobphobic brethren in video games like Halo. I actually watched my co-worker’s 14-year-old son spew insults like “Fucking fag that is so fucking gay you’re gonna get it fucked up in your fucking fag gay ass” in Halo 3. Ah, to be 14…
Pro-wrestling, especially WWF in the ’80s and ’90s, was my source of a “different type” of entertainment. It was a world where half-naked burly men role-played a character, as they sweated and wrestled away. I had a personal attraction towards wrestlers who were cocky, arrogant, and just plain villainous (check out my Sonny Roselli post). If you looked at the wrestling roster on the above image, I only have about three “good guys” (or “faces”). But then again, they were also at one point villains prior to WWF. I guess I just love “bad bears” (I was so angry when I rented The Bad News Bears in Betamax). Anyway, I feel that today’s pro-wrestling do not have the same mystique that these bearish wrestlers provided back in the day. There was a rawness and realness to the theatrics that they used to entertain us. It’s probably still out there since I viewed pro-wrestling a bit differently as a child, teenager, and heck, as an adult in my early 20’s.
Finally, let me end with an Arn Anderson entrance video from Legends Of Wrestlemania as well as a high-res image of Big John Studd. Yes, if you look at the collage again, they are my top two professional wrestlers of all-time.
Every Friday, I will provide a weekly wrap-up then post a screenshot from a movie and I would like for you guys and gals to guess who the actor is and what movie it is from… Just post your answers in the comments section. The answers will be posted the following Friday.
Shirtless Saturday got a barrage of sweaty & oily beefy men from OilWrestlers.com.
Goonday Moonday got a visit from the Sell This House host and musclebear extraordinaire, Roger Hazard.
On Two Woofy Tuesday (Beary Yummy Seconds), John Goodman not only made an appearance, but also became our visual aid for the Lost Art Of Copping A Bear.
Strongman Jay Hughes showed us why his nickname is “Hollywood.”
The ghost of Flannery O’Connor was supposed to possess some blogger from East Tennessee, but she got lost and inadvertently possessed a gay man. The result: “A Good Bear Is Hard To Find.”
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As for the answers from last week’s TGIF:WWU…
What’s great about pro-wrestlers is that they typically would make great actors as they’re practically playing a live theatrical role every time they’re out wrestling for the public. I always get annoyed at people who criticize and insult people who watch pro-wrestling and proudly pronounce it as “FAKE!” Here’s a news flash, movies and television are also fake, but for some reason, they watch them. Hypocrite much?
With that random rant out of the way, here is Big John Studd in all of his woofy glory…
Bassbassboomboom of the Real_Thick Yahoo Group has recently emailed his Top 25 Pics/Men of 2008. Needless to say, the group exploded into a frenzy as these images are definitely the creme de la creme of any real thick, musclebear, big bull admirer… As this is Shirtless Saturday, I will be posting the shirtless photos from his collection…
More photos of this big bull here
Previous posts & photos of Chad Aichs here
It’s the one and only Real Thick’s all-time favorite, Ryan Kennelly.
Check out BassBoom’s Ryan Kennelly video clip
I’ve posted about him before. In the comments section,
BassBoom gave us YouTube links of this mystery bearlug
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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.
Shelton Benjamin (right) is not technically “bearish” but I do
consider him as a musclebear