T. Rex


Rock Hard Wrestling has discovered a new species of sexy! It’s the Twitchsaurus rex: a ridiculously photogenic lean-and-ripped specimen of muscles and handsomeness that could knock you out at first sight! There he is in his natural habitat, practicing his MMA skills on a punching bag as he’s about to make his RHW’s debut, but beware: he is on to invade much harsher territory.

And that territory is the new RHW ring which Ethan Andrews quickly claims as his own as soon as he enters the scene. In typical RHW modus operandi, you can tell the rookie wasn’t even given a clue about how his first opponent is a man who destroy bodybuilders double his size for a living. Last time we saw Ethan he gave Bruce Ballard the beating of his life, making him join the long list of names who have been broken down by the “Street Punk”. So is he ready to tame the newest addition to the RHW roster? You bet he is!

Ethan, who is looking bigger and hotter than ever, welcomes the rookie with a lesson in confidence. While his ripped body and cauliflower ear let us know Rex may have what it takes to take someone down, you can tell he is visibly nervous on his debut. That change of habitat sort of throws him off for the beginning of the first round, leading Ethan to insert his claws deep into his new prey. His intentions appear to be clear from the begging. Those ripped muscles need a lot of oxygen and by the time we are six minutes into the match, Ethan has tried to choke Rex in about 5 different moves.

Just when I started to think this was going to be a full-on squash job, Rex finally reverses and traps Ethan briefly in an armbar and then returns the favor by choking Ethan with almost all of his own bodyweight! You see, RHW named this “The Knockout Games” for a reason and the thought of watching one of the men go out in the others’ arms is already making me feeling lightheaded! Rex goes on to work Ethan some more but ultimately experience prevails as Rex finds himself trapped by Ethan’s legs in a figure-4 sleeper so tight that is bound to put an end to Round 1. It’s then when we find that Rex is a ‘twitcher’ as his body involuntarily jerks when he goes out thanks to Ethan unmerciful punishment. It’s a vision to watch Ethan standing over Rex’s sweaty torso proclaiming victory while the MMA fighter’s body continues to twitch on the floor. And if you think it is not possible to top all of that sexiness, wait until you watch how Round 2 ends!

While I can expect a rookie to be nervous on his debut, Rex will probably need to shake his nerves off in order to make it in RHW. I’m one to enjoy interviewing nervous employee prospects at work, so I throughly enjoyed watching cute Rex find his way in the RHW ring for the first time. However, I know this is not something everybody would like to see moving on. Rex was certainly outmatched here, particularly in performance experience, but his skills and looks hold a lot of promise for what could be another RHW star. You can feel him holding back, both when giving punishment and receiving it, as he doesn’t seem sure of how much force and energy bring in to the ring. This is understandable on a debut, yet I feel that it will just be a matter of time before we see him improve and become a real contender.

That aside, I loved how RHW  has been integrating different finishes, especially knockouts, to their matches. To me they are 100x times sexier than a submission and it provide matches with a more definitive endings as well as a stronger sense of domination. Of course I don’t expect every round and match to end like this, but I’d love to keep watching RHW trying different endings, from submissions to knockouts, and from pinfalls to countouts, in order to avoid repetition.

All in all, I’d give ‘The Knockout Games’ a thumbs-up, both for challenging RHW’s usual match structure and by giving us new meat to salivate for as well as a known face who is now bigger and sexier than ever before. finaldot

The Releases of September 2015


Here is the monthly recap of released matches. Just one point to make here. This recap tries to include all the matches that were made available for purchase to all costumers. Matches released on subscription sites (Club Firestorm, Thunder’s TV, BG East Arena) will only be included when (and if) they are available for sale to the general public. As always, blue squares (favorite) mean favorites and gray squares (watched) represent matches I got to see. Happy clicking!

watched Zman vs Dozer, Mat Wars 56: Thunder’s Arena

favorite Eli Hunter vs DJ, The Veteran Returns: Naked Kombat

favorite  Zman vs Talon, Custom Video Series 26: Thunder’s Arena

favorite  Aron Stokes vs Tommy Gainz: Movimus Wrestling
Malik & Diego Valentino vs. Axel & Michael Hannigan, 425: UCW Wrestling
watched Lane Hartley vs Z-Man, Lane Hartley Destroys…Z-Man: Cameron Wrestler
Santiago vs Mathieu, Late Summer Beatdown 2015: PWP Wrestling
Kevin vs Vince, Late Summer Beatdown 2015: PWP Wrestling

favorite  Archer vs Brute,  Mat Wars 49 (Labor Day Special): Thunder’s Arena
favorite  Sgt. Stiff vs Alex Oliver, Sgt.Stiff Squashers Alex Oliver: Cameron Wrestler

Jack Marino & Axel vs. Aron, 426 (Lost Video): UCW Wrestling

Young Ady vs Sammy Scrapper, Blood Feud: Spotland Scrappers
Lyon vs Jugo, Crossfire 11: BWN Video
Papi vs Enforcer, Brute Force 21: BWN Video
Hunter Vs Masterpiece, Straight Up Wrestling 8: BWN Video

Dozer vs Bolt, Mat Wars 57: Thunder’s Arena
Shane Saunders vs. Tyson Hammer, 427: UCW Wrestling

favorite  Ray Mousi vs Tito Marones: Movimus Wrestling
Ray Junior vs Joey Eden, Dominoes: Spotland Scrappers

watched Talon vs No Name, Mat Wars 58: Thunder’s Arena
favorite Chet Chastain vs Danny DeMented, Chet Chastain In A Steel Cage: Cameron Wrestler

favorite  Marco vs Bolt, No Holds Barred 49: Thunder’s Arena
Mark Muscle vs. Garrett Thomas: Cameron Wrestler

favorite  Austin Cooper vs Jax Brewer, This is ROCK HARD 2.0: Rock Hard Wrestling
Kip Johnson vs Cass Bolton: Naked Kombat

Brute vs Viggo, Ring Wars 09: Thunder’s Arena
Krush vs Stan Torum, End of Summer Splash-Down: Krushco

favorite  Nero Angelo vs. Ivan KaramazoffMovimus Wrestling
Austin Cooper vs. Bucky Lawless, Rough and Raw: Cameron Wrestler
The Banshee vs Ray Junior, Banshee’s Lore: Spotland Scrappers
Axel vs. Billy Gunn, 428: UCW Wrestling

Sam Smiler vs David Cuplu, Turkish Delight: Spotland Scrappers
Big Tony vs Drew, Generation Gap 6: BWN Video

watched Jobe Zander vs Jason Stryker, Decrotchery 10: Can-Am Wrestling

watched  Frey vs Viggo vs Dozer, Ring Wars 11: Thunder’s Arena

Dozer vs Brute, Ring Wars 12: Thunder’s Arena

Nick Diesel vs Victor, 429: UCW Wrestling

Gypsy Joe v LJ Silva, Beetmat Trials 1-4: Spotland Scrappers
Sammy Scrapper v Bear Ill Will, Beetmat Trials 1-4: Spotland Scrappers
Joey Eden v Lofty Valentino, Beetmat Trials 1-4: Spotland Scrappers
LJ Silva v Lofty Valentino, Beetmat Trials 1-4: Spotland Scrappers

favorite  Brute vs Frey, Ring Wars 10: Thunder’s Arena

??? vs ???, Xtra: Hiring Day Motel Edition: BWN Video

favorite  Niko Knight vs Zeke West, The Bigger They Are: Can-Am Wrestling

Krush vs Felix, Krush vs Felix 2: Bodybuilder Beatdown: Krushco
Mitch Vaughn vs BJ Adia: Naked Kombat

Remember, it is possible that many links will not take you directly to the product to which it’s linked since some producers do not create individual product pages for their releases or links may have expired. finaldot

An (Even More) Awesome Deal


I can say I follow around 8-9 underground wrestling video producers. However due to time and energy constraints, La Sustancia P focuses mainly on three or four of them. I mean, I need to draw the line somewhere. There is probably a dozen more sources of wrestling video material and I just wouldn’t even be able to cover them all even if I wanted to. However, I feel like I need to share this one with you. A couple months ago I was browsing through the Spotland Scrappers website and one particular release caught my eye. The video title is “Pony Tale”, which was a bit puzzling to me. Does this follows some sort of storyline? And is there a cute miniature horse involved?

‘Ohhh, is about the “tail”!’ I realized as I saw Young Ady’s haircut in the preview video. The match is a custom bout produced for a fan, to whom I want to extend my gratitude by the way.  I’m not sure how much of the match’s details were given by who commissioned this match and how much was developed by the team at Spotland Scrappers, but right from watching Ray Junior’s pleather jacket in the match’s opening takes I knew I was in for something really good.

From Young Ady’s skin-tight hoodie, the bulge-hugging leggings to Young Ady’s man bun, the set-up satisfies all of my wishes for a match the set-up but what really makes it work and what is really worth highlighting is how the guys attitudes tie it all together. Right from the start and all throughout the match both Ady and Ray lead you to believe they hold a real grudge as very move and hold seem to arise from pure hatred. A couple of off-angle punches let us know this guys know what they are doing, but still at some points I couldn’t help but to worry for their well being. The match is basically a stand-off between two alphas and the guys help the tale come true with their body language, their ruthless attitude and menacing silence that reigns throughout the match.

Spotland Scrappers are probably the British ring equivalent to UCW, as they go from silly to serious and still nail it all thanks to their commitment and talent. Spotland proves you don’t need extremely ripped and buff bodies to make a video sexy. Confidence and attitude also do the trick and in  in this particular case it makes it even better.

I have bought other videos from Spotland and I can tell that not all of them follow this line. However, although I probably shouldn’t be compromising even more, this release kinda convinced me of giving Spotland a spot from now on to be part of the monthly round-up of releases. It is that good, and for just $9 it is an (even more) awesome deal.

“Pony Tale” is available as a download and as part of a custom match compilation DVDfinaldot