“Alright, you know how it starts…”, says Eli Black. “I circle this way, you circle that way. You stare at me, I stare are you. I punch you in the face, you fall asleep. I win, hand is raised. Sounds good?” he recites, as if the words were part of his favorite poem. “No, not really”, replies Nero. “We might improvise a little bit.”, responds the full bodied hunk.
I’m not sure how this video slipped through my net. I had bought it weeks ago but I didn’t even remember that it was inside my “Downloads” folder. Then I remembered it features Eli Black, whom I have missed A LOT in recent months, and Nero Angelo, the hottest “ref” underground wrestling has ever seen. Angelo’s nicely proportioned bod seems almost to be double in mass compared to the leaner Black. Still, just from the preview video on UCW’s site, you could tell this is a pretty even match.
In fact, Nero’s weight advantage is easily neutralized by Eli’s brutality. On and on, Eli goes hard on Nero as he tries to keep him down and avoid letting him get on the offensive. But it becomes clear Nero is not just a ‘ref’. He can take a punch or two (or a slam or two for that matter) and comeback for more. He traps Black good and goes on to work over his bandaged right hand, exploiting his only apparent weakness. Nero not only seems to be interested in beating Black, but also makes sure to enjoy the time he spends with his opponent as he goes on to caress Eli’s abs and check if there are at least six of them in there, only to be sexily forced to correct his count to 8 minutes later.
Back and forth they go, with a coat of sweat covering their bodies as they keep trying to break each other for more than 25-minutes (just so you have an idea, all the gifs here doesn’t even make it to the match’s halfway mark). As the match gets both fiercer and sexier, Black is forced to admit something. “Gotta give it to you, man. There’s very few people that make me get to this point.” It will take more than just their own bodies to settle the score as a rope and the actual ring bell are brought into the mat, making me wonder if someone should also admit he wasn’t enough to end his foe on his own.
I’m not sure if it is because I’m watching this with a refreshed mind after taking a break but I can tell you I LOVED watching this video. It mixes all the ingredients needed for a La Sustancia P favorite: lots hard-hitting action spiked with some brutality, more-than-just-implied sexyness throughout the match, great personas and well delivered dialog (specially from Black, as always) and the type of edge-of-your-seat ending I always want to see. Plus, it gives us Eli Black, whose appearances nowadays seem more an exception than the rule. His natural viciousness and flat out brutality are the stuff you can only get from movie’s supervillains. And then we got Nero who in his UCW debut (as a wrestler) proves he’s got the brawn to keep up with the best of their roster.
UCW has done it again, making me remember to never underestimate the stuff that gets lost in the deepness of my “Downloads” folder and making me want to sort everything that’s in there so I can find another UCW hidden gem.