Sunday, May 28, 2017

The Greatest Gift and the Night I Turned Heel

I may or may not have written about Bob Armstrong's heel turn in the mid 80's in the old Southeastern Championship Wrestling territory.  Austin Idol, who was so over with crowds everywhere that he was considered by Vince McMahon, Jr. as Bob Backlund's successor as WWF world champion, had come to town with his Idolmania leaving too many baby faces and not enough heels.  With the women and girls screaming for Austin and the men teaching their boys that it would be good and honorable to grow up and be just like him, a previously unthinkable idea was born:  turn baby face of all baby faces, Bullet Bob Armstrong, the Georgia Jawjacker, into a crowd hating heel.

I was such a big fan of Bullet Bob's that when when the unthinkable happened, instead of turning on him for Austin, I, at the grand old age of 12 years old, turned heel with him!

Yes, I sat at ringside with my older brother and screamed my lungs out for Bullet Bob and all of his dirty tricks.  The more the crowd booed my guy the louder I got in support of my guy.  So much so that a toothless lady sitting next to me tried to save my lost soul right then and there.  She told me to "turn from evil and root for the good guys" just like Austin Idol.

But, no.  Good, bad, or indifferent, I am loyal to a fault.  I was with Big Bad Bullet Bob all the way, and I didn't care what the well-meaning toothless lady thought about it!

I even managed to provoke the crowd around me to boo me when I turned around and faced them with a smug look on my face as Bullet Bob gained the upper hand by dastardly means, of course.  Yet, as the script usually goes, the baby face Austin Idol eventually came back to win the match with his patented Las Vegas Leglock.  Bullet Bob's bad buddies came in and broke things up only to have another referee to come in and tell the match referee that Bullet Bob had submitted before the interference came.

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The crowd jumped up and down as they heartily cheered the victor with the bobbed blond hair.  I sat quietly with my arms folded and my bottom lip poked out mad at the world because Bullet Bob had lost.

However, the night was not a complete loss as I discovered something about myself.  I actually enjoyed being booed!

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This would resurface later in high school when I was on the basketball team.  I prided myself in being a tough defender in the middle and crashing the boards to get the ball back for my team.  Dirty Detroit Piston Bill Laimbeer had become a favorite of mine.  And just like Bill, I realized that I LOVED being booed at road games.  I had no problem with hacking a guy that tried to come down my lane and score.  One day, my coach just looked at me and shook his head and said, "Just don't commit a flagrant or technical foul, and just don't let the guy score!"

I embraced that role, and as a result my teammates embraced me.  You see, they knew the real me.  They knew that I was kind, loyal, and generous to a fault.  Having them know who the "real me" was gave me license to go do the dirty work and get the job done on the basketball court.  Not necessarily for my benefit, but for the benefit of my team.  And being booed just made it all the better.  You see, being a dick sometimes is okay if that's not who you really are.

All of this makes me realize that I was born probably ten years too late.  Had I been born earlier, and had I worked towards my dream of being a professional wrestler, I could have been a great heel.

The truth is, I thought it was pretentious to have a big dream and to say what that dream was to someone else in all seriousness.

I wish that I had trusted myself more and really believed in myself.  I know now that the root of my problem with confidence was the secret that I was hiding about my sexuality.  The older I got the more it felt like to me that people could see who I really was.  It shouldn't have been a problem.  But it certainly was back then.

Once in a while, we all have someone reveal to us who they really are.  It's an honor and a privilege when someone does that with you whether you like or agree with what they tell you.  The greatest gift that you can give to someone is to listen to them and to tell them that you see them for who they really are.  Don't discourage them, encourage them.  It's easy to be someone who mocks or ridicules.  It's harder to be a good friend and tell them it's okay to be who you are.  Now, maybe more than ever, we need for young kids to dream big, and to not be afraid of doing so.

Just a little food for thought ......

AC Yates

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Reader Mail from Brazil

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I love hearing from readers.  You guys inspire me with your stories, both your struggles and your triumphs. As we have talked about many times before, wrestling is just like life. Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose, sometimes you grow the fuck up and put yourself out there!

"Bruno" lives in Brazil and loves wrestling/fighting of all kinds.  Living in a country like Brazil that has such a great tradition in jiu jitsu gives him the opportunity to spar with like minded guys of all types.  And for seven years he has done just that.  However, Bruno also likes the occasional fight with an erotic element to it.  He DM'd me on twitter to let me know he was reading "Memoirs of a Motel Wrestler."  

The gut punching and erotic elements to the fifth story in that book, my match with Midwestern Beef boy, Flexx, from New York City appealed to him.  Like many of us, Bruno enjoys gut punching.  He loves to both give and receive - my kinda guy!

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I admire Bruno for being so dedicated to the wrestling/fighting opportunities that he does get in Brazil.  He fights all types of guys, not just the men that he finds attractive.  This gives him the opportunity to meet all kinds of people bonding with his bash brothers.  No doubt, the man is a formidable opponent.  He gets my competitive juices flowing just talking to him.

Although he's going to have to travel to do it, he has found an opponent that shares his interest in the eroticism of wrestling and gut punching.  I wish him well when the time comes to meet up with the guy and get down to business.  

I wanted to mention Bruno because he is the kind of the guy that I loved meeting back in my motel wrestling days.  Tough, versatile, and willing to put himself out there.  I admire people who have the guts to do what he does with other men that want the same experience.  And, I also like the fact that he is willing to take on guys that physically may or may not appeal to him sexually.  He loves the fight and the experience first.  And this is why I loved chatting with him.  

So, Bruno, go get 'em my new friend!  And for the rest of you, get out there and practice, learn, and get yourself into good shape.  Surround yourself with like minded people that inspire you, maybe even hold you accountable. You don't have to be perfect.  None of us are.  Just get out there and do what your natural male instinct is pushing you to do.  

Happy wrestling, fighting, gut punching.  Just go for it!

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Hey guys and gals, St. Patrick's Day happens to be one of my favorite days every year.  It's always a fun day to let loose and party whether you are Irish or not.  Perhaps that is why I chose Savannah's annual St. Patrick's Day celebration as the backdrop to one of my erotic wrestling short stories that I published last year, "Savannah Stakes," 

While I'm still planning and working on other writing projects, please enjoy a FREE gift from me.  From now through midnight tomorrow night (March 17, 2017), you can download my short ebook, "Savannah Stakes," for FREE at all international stores.  So put on your green and cozy up to an erotic wrestling story with your kindle or other digital device using the Kindle app.  If you enjoy the ebook, please leave a review at Amazon, Goodreads, or wherever you enjoy sharing your ebooks with your friends.

As always, thank you for your support!

AC Yates

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Black Wrestling Network: FREE FINISH: Xavier Cage vs. Kidd Fresh

I came across the Black Wrestling Network via the other day and bookmarked it. This is a great site for those of us that enjoy watching our African American brothers in tough, but intimate action.

Their website features dozens of hour long videos, snapshots, a newsroom and fan forum,  a magazine, and even a comic strip!  Judging by the website and the preview videos, the people behind this are creative and are featuring a product in which some of you might be interested.

Check out one of their free videos that I found on youtube.  It features a HOT finish by a dominant stud over a handsome guy that just wasn't good enough in the end.


AC Yates

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Corona vs Intruso

For those of you that do not know who Corona is, let me introduce you to him NOW.  This is a very ambitious young man that has been training in professional wrestling for quite some time.  He and his friends have taken the big step of producing their own wrestling video.  Their first video is the one I have shared with you in this post.

First of all, I have seen pictures of and read accounts of Corona's wrestling.  But this was my first chance to actually see him wrestle.  If this video is any indication of what he is capable of at this point in his young career, I WANT TO SEE MORE!

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Corona and his friends are from Mexico, so the match commentary is in Spanish.  For non-speakers, never fear, because the video does come with English subtitles.  Since I watched the match several times, it was easy for me to pay attention to the action and go back later to see what the commentator was contributing to the video.

Corona's opponent is a talented masked man known as Intruso.  The first thing that I noticed is that Corona has a decent size advantage in both height and weight over his opponent.  This is new for me as I am used to seeing Corona square off against guys his size or larger.  In fact, with his good looks and his preference for white wrestling gear, I have said to Corona in the past that I think he would make an excellent jobber.

When I said that to him, I got an interesting response from the future Mexican star.  He told me that he wanted to be more than just a jobber.  Sure, he can sell.  But, in this video, he proves that he can carry a match like a face should be able.  Not only that, but there are periods of real dominance displayed by Corona over the smaller heel.  In fact, he punished Intruso extremely well and got a convincing win over him by submission.

Intruso himself is a guy with wrestling training.  I give him a lot of credit for his look although I would rather see him in briefs or a singlet in the future.  But, hey, his gear is mostly in keeping with what we see in today's professional wrestling.  It's not what I like.  However, if he likes it so be it.

I also give Intruso credit for the offensive moves he displayed against a larger, stronger opponent like Corona.  He used his quickness as well as his own wrestling knowledge to punish the good looking baby face with an arm bar, drop toe hold, a crab, and a skillfully executed knee to the back version of a backbreaker.

True to his heel persona though, he gave Corona a couple of dirty cheap shots. First, he used a cord that was part of his attire to illegally choke the handsome Corona and wear the bigger man down.   But the highlight was a skillfully executed low blow when he noticed that Corona's, ummm, bulge was resting on the ring rope. Intruso used the rope to temporarily debilitate the man in white with a blow to the crotch.

Corona was able to shake it off and eventually make the heel pay.  He used one of my favorites, the corner chop, as well as a dropkick, arm drag take down, and a well executed inverted backdrop.  Corona, too, used great imagination by going up on the top rope and twisting his opponent's arm until he was forced to flip over on his back.  There, Corona maneuvered the masked man into a backslide that easily could have won the match.  But, to Intruso's credit, he kicked out before the three count.

Seemingly having worn down the smaller man, Corona made him pay the price.  He worked him over until he could scoop Intruso up across his shoulders into a torture rack before slamming him rudely to the mat.  Corona ended the match in style by taking his beaten opponent and applying a painful rocking chair submission hold to which Intruso was forced to give up.

Corona's arm was raised in victory by the referee, and he left the ring with his defeated opponent shaking off the cobwebs inside the ring.

Now, I think the action to this video is pretty spot on.  There are some minor breaks in the action that can be tightened up.  Corona's chest chops can definitely use some work.  And the rest is really just a matter of two guys in training trying to keep a good flow going to the match without hurting one another.

Overall, I give the video an A.  Especially considering that it was a first time production featuring two wrestlers who probably have limited experience in front of a camera.  In fact, I am absolutely impressed with what both men were able to do inside the ring to put on a good match that I think many of you will find entertaining.  So, I urge you to check out their video above.

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Also, they put this video out there for us to enjoy free of charge.  However, they do accept support via paypal.  It is totally up to you if you want to donate to recover costs and to (hopefully) fund future projects which should include more wrestling videos just like this one.  If you are inclined to do so, no donation is too small as it all adds up.

I, for one, sincerely wish these guys the best in what they are trying to do.  And I definitely hope to see them make another video.

¡Excelente trabajo, los hombres!

AC Yates

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Sunday, February 26, 2017

I'm back in 2017!

To my regular readers, my apologies for not having updated this blog in so long.  Now that the holidays have passed and we are settling into a new year, things will go back to normal.  I have more topics I want to talk about and some to re-visit.  Plus, there are a few matches that I have seen that I want to review for you.

Also, I want to get back into my writing projects - a few of which have been started and need finishing.  That does include the combined print book of the Motel Wrestler Series.  But, there is some new editing and some other publishing details that need to be worked out first.  So, please bear with me as this will take more time.  Unlike with e-books where you can go back and change the formatting or the editing, you don't get that chance with print edition books.  This is a one man job, and I've had to learn as I go.  In the beginning, I wasn't able to give the kind of quality that you all deserve when you spend your money.  I want to make sure going forward that I can give the best that I possibly can.

I continue to get some great reader mail and messages via my Facebook page.  I really do enjoy hearing from all of you.  Please forgive me if I don't get back to you right away.  It just depends on what is going on in real life.  Also, please, PLEASE keep your messages to me limited to a discussion of wrestling or books.  I don't accept calls, invitations to cam, etc.  Don't take it the wrong way.  I am flattered by it.  However, I am partnered and happy.  And that is something completely separate from this part of my life.  Thank you for your understanding.

Now, back to the wrestling.  I have connected with some old opponents through this blog and through my Facebook page.  That is fun and exciting.  So, with their permission, I may share some of that with my readers this year.  There is more reader mail that I think is important to more than just me.  And there are wrestling events and videos that I want to share with you.

Anyway, it's good to be back.  I hope everything is going well for you all.  If it's not, remember that wrestling is GOOD for you.  And, it's just like life.  We struggle, we fight, and we overcome fear.  We win, we lose, and in some very important ways we improve ourselves.  You never know.  You may also help someone else that wants to wrestle, or who is struggling with something similar to your issues.

So find some wrestling buddies and kick some ass!

AC Yates

Friday, October 28, 2016 Match #329 Axel vs. Hiro

Hey Wrestlers!

Recently, I took the time to sit down and watch another production.  I chose this match to watch recently because it features the forever-awesome Axel (duh), and because his opponent, Hiro, reminds me of a great opponent that I once faced years ago.   For those of you that have read Travels of a Motel Wrestler, you will probably recall the Japanese guy that I wrestled in San Diego that I called Shuzo.

Hiro has more than just physical similarities to Shuzo.  He displays the same eagerness to learn, fighting spirit, and good sportsmanship that Shuzo displayed during the long, arduous, and rough battle that I had with him.  Of all of the guys that I defeated, he was the toughest to get that final submission.  There was a lot of dynamite in that small package, and it took a LONG time to wear him down to the point that he could no longer wrestle.

In Match 329, the experienced Axel wants to put the new guy through his paces.  There's no better way to judge what a guy has inside of him than to wrestle him yourself, which is exactly what Axel does.

In the beginning, the veteran Axel finds a few weaknesses in Hiro and exploits them.  Hiro doesn't attack aggressively enough at the initial lockup and finds himself in the clutches of one of the best torturers in the world of erotic wrestling video.

Through a little trash talking and cajoling, Axel finds a way to bring out the fighting spirit inside of Hiro.  And when the newbie turns the tables on him, things get even more interesting.

Hiro gut punches his way to an advantage though it still doesn't stop Axel from goading him into fighting harder.  It's a case of beware of what you ask for because Hiro eventually puts Axel square on his back.  Just when Axel starts to turn the tide, the not-so-innocent Hiro goes for a ball grab that allows him to keep the upperhand!  So unexpected.  But, let's face it, Axel's "target" is rather ... um .. large.

Hiro's no small guy in that department either and, just as you would expect, the master of dirty tricks finds a way to take advantage of the younger, less experienced guy.  Soon, Axel is as mean as ever grabbing Hiro's package and giving it a nice twist!

Axel goes through an array of offensive wrestling maneuvers that leave no doubt as to whom the master is in this matchup.  Hiro ends up over Axel's shoulders folded up like an accordian.  The two men shake hands as Axel sends the good sport, Hiro, to the showers.

Walking away, Axel shakes his head and bemoans the job of having to break in rookies like Hiro.  However, his rather large bulge was revealing in more ways than one.  I, for one, can't wait to see more from Hiro.

I kind of skirted around the edges of things so as to not completely spoil the video for you. I paid the price to watch it and felt that it was a fair price.  I enjoyed watching both guys do their thing and I highly recommend that you watch it too.  In fact, I think you'll find it quite .... motivating.

Yes, that's the right word - motivating!

AC Yates

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