Last time we saw Archer he was fighting to stay conscious as dirty Marco had him trapped in a tight sleeper, all while Tak watched from his front-row seat to the action. (You can read the full recap here) So what happened? Did Archer escape Marco’s tight choke, or was he left out cold in the mat?
Well, Archer was left taking a nap at Thunder’s mat, humiliated in front of the impromptu spectator that witnessed how he slowly succumbed in Marco’s arms. And in what I consider one of the hottest set ups I have seen in match so far this year, Tak gets up from his seat to appreciate what is left for him, claiming it was now “his turn”. Unfortunately, the video goes to black before we get to see Tak come back again, now in his wrestling gear ready to wake up his groggy opponent. I swear I could have busted a hands-free load if Tak would have slowly stripped from his business casual attire right there, slowly revealing his fight-ready trunks underneath! I’ve never consider myself a Tak fan, but there is something about that scruffy beard that is making me lust after the blond guy too.
Tak wakes up Archer and lets him know how bad he looked going down against Marco. Not only that, but Tak taunts Archer by belittling his skills, ignoring his muscles and treating him like a rookie, which clearly puts the Junior Olympic champion in defensive mode. What follows is an instant challenge that has everything we love about Thunder’s: trash talking, muscle comparisons and that competitive roughhousing that keeps getting more and more competitive with each minute that goes by.
In fact this match feels more even than the previous one as it seems that Archer’s opponent is closer to his weight division. They also seem to have the same quickness and strenght that makes up for the type of levelled encounter that I love to see and that leave you thinking what will happen in the end. Both are quick and strong enough to engage in some cool dueling challenges where they put each other in the same holds giving us a chance not only to compare who punishes who better, but who looks better being punished too.
By the end of it all, one wrestler will be subjected to a final slam and will end up ARCHEd in the same seat one of them was using to watch all of it before. Just as sexy as they both are is the final image of the winner posing above the prostrate body of the looser.
So who will be the winner? Tattooed Archer or squeaky clean Tak?
This match closes this Grudge Match series… but wait! Did you remember what happened with Vein in the first match? Wait for it!