Heel Idol


You can think of “Tag Team Tryout” as the American Idol for RHW’s budding heels. “Heel Idol”, if you wish. Scouted by acerbic resident heel Ethan Andrews, both Rex Bedford and Jax Brewer answer the casting call to become Ethan’s new partner in crime.

Right were WE want Rex!

Ethan may not be totally pleased with his options here. He sent Rex twitching away to la-la land in two straight rounds a couple weeks ago and most recently stripped Jax from his mask and any possibility of getting his first victory on RHW’s first masked match. This leads to the question: could any of them be good enough to stand beside the baddest heel in RHW history?

Showing off for the scout!

At first I thought “NO, they don’t”. But if you think it through you may realize both of this muscle boys have something Ethan could use to his advantage. Leaner Rex has some MMA background which combined with Ethan’s own knowledge could help him drag his opponents to the mat and deliver some of the most savage beatings ever to be seen. Jax, however, is much buffer and could complement Ethan in the strength department, using him as his hechman to stop, control and manhandle his usually BIG targets. It is then that this tryout starts looking like a great idea and we get lucky enough to watch the whole rough and sweaty(!) process.

Jax Brewer: Ethan’s next henchman…?

I’ve got to give it to both rookies here. These are some breakthrough performances by both. As they both work to impress his possible mentor, the rookies put on a good show of performance and entertainment. Sure, some punches could have landed a bit harder (or closer, for that matter) but to witness their improvement and how they have become more comfortable match after match feels like magic to me.

Think Rex can’t savage a muscle boy?

This match guarantees the first “rookie” victory since the start of the RHW’s 2.0 era and it comes when one of these rookies surprises even Ethan with not only with his power and drive, but with the unlikely cruelness with which he OWNS his opponent, making him convincingly scream in pain as he finds himself with no other option but to submit. Then, after the marvelous victory flexing, we witness the moment in which a new tag team menace rises as Ethan congratulates the winner and hands him his official tag team partner gear. TO BE CONTINUED!!! finaldot

A Little Bit of Halloween All Over It


Work kept me from trick-or-treating this year, but I spent a great time watching RHW’s Halloween-themed Masked Mania over the weekend. The producers decided to switch it up a bit by having the RHW’s wrestlers start in full luchador attire with their respective masks, full-length tights and their own lucha persona to match. Ethan Andrews takes the role of the “Red Demon”, the muscle-ripping presence that has savaged most of the bodybuilders that dared to step with him inside the ring. Meanwhile, Jax Brewer plays the “Golden Boy”, the up-and-coming, overconfident rookie who claims he’s got what it takes to become “the champ”. Wrestling Arsenal has an awesome round-up of the action particularly focusing on the devilish acts of Ethan and their effects on beautiful Jax.

And yes, as Wrestling Arsenal points out, the “Golden Boy” looks fantastic as he owned by Ethan for good part of the match especially during the first round. A definitive highlight of the match is watching the muscle boy being unmaked and forced to reveal his not-so-hidden identity after a cruel one-sided round. RHW told us upfront who were hiding behind those masks, but still I was surprised by my own ecstatic reaction as I got to see Jax’s sweaty face once again! The use of masks is great resource that helps to potentiate our perception of this boy’s beauty. Still knowing what he looks like, you will melt at the sight of his agonic face and vulnerable body being owned by the master of muscle punishment at RHW. And once the masks come off your eyes will be shifting like crazy not knowing what to watch:  Jax beautiful face, his ripped tanned body, or the heavily outlined shapes that those tights form around his crotch!

If you watched Jax’s first match you will definitely notice his improvement. It’s just fascinating for me to watch these guys evolve, as they get used to the space, timing and atmosphere. Jax not only looks more comfortable but he is also a lot more fluid and driven in his quest to score the first win of his career. I won’t tell you who comes on top in the end but I can tell you that at the least, this newfound confidence is enough to guarantee his first round win in RHW. So does Jax pulls what could be one of the biggest upset in the history ? Or will Ethan’s reign of bodybuilder terror continue?

RHW does a great job adapting this holiday theme to their usual format, making the most of the gear and personas to forge this concept while staying true to their style. In fact, I’m down for more editions of  “Masked Mania” where we see old and -even better- new faces emerge from behind those masks to surprise us all. The great thing about it is that it doesn’t need to be Halloween for us to enjoy such a treat. Wrestling has always had a little bit of Halloween all over it, right? 😉

Now the question is, would you like to see more masked wrestling matches at Rock Hard Wrestling? Vote now! finaldot

Gym Is The New Black


Who doesn’t like ‘NEW’?  For weeks Rock Hard has been teasing us with a new logo and colorful promotional posters but it is now that we get the full reveal. Rock Hard 2.0 introduces the company’s new studio where ‘gym’ is the new black! And to top everything off they are giving us a new addition to the RHW roster: beautiful and sexy Jax Brewer!

Jax is one of the most stunning men to debut in the underground wrestling scene in months. We actually haven’t seen a new face in Rock Hard since Catalog 21 but it has been definitely worth the wait. RHW has fittingly dubbed him ‘The Golden Boy” and probably not only honoring his luscious skin tone. Jax almost has it all: the most photogenic smile in the roster, huge furry pecs, bulging muscles, alluring sex appeal and lots of confidence. The only thing missing? Well, maybe a bit of experience but if we take into account he’s up against our favorite menacing redhead I’d say that’s a GREAT thing!

Austin is fresh on the heels of (SPOILER ALERT) his KOTR4 victory and after leaving Dash out cold 🙁 in RHW previous studio he earned the privilege of inaugurating Rock Hard’s new set. There he is, lifting weights and pumping those monster biceps in the new gym space while he waits for a new challenger.

“Someone ordered an ass-kicking?” is one of Jax’s opening lines. It seems like overconfidence is a must in order to be recruited by RHW. Time after time we have seen how the rookies that enter the black-and-blue ring seem unable to perceive REAL danger. My bet is that the RHW boss has made this part of his plan using this almost pathological defect in our favor. What does that mean? It means that we are treated to a 7-minute opening beating that serves as the rookie’s welcome! Austin works Jax good, stretching him, stomping him and forcing him to admit “Austin Cooper is…” “…A fat pussy!” That’s what Jax says while he is trapped by Austin and his pecs are being pummelled by ‘The Tactician’s’ giant forearm. He could just have finished the sentence with “…the man” just as he was supposed to, but no. The newbie is taking this seriously and even though he probably knows this will fuel Austin’s anger even more, he stands his ground by retorting back to all of the redhead taunts.

 Jax finally sees an opening when Austin comes around to pick him up for more punishment. A low blow shows ‘The Golden Boy’ is not so out of touch and did probably read the “Tips for Your First RHW Match” leaflet from his welcome package. As I said before, you can tell the college boy can’t match Austin in experience, but oh boy, does he look cute trying to capitalize on his opportunity. Jax is all over Austin, carrying him while demanding Austin to call him “his daddy”, moving on top him, rolling him around the ring and even suplexing the veteran! You know I can’t help the biology references around here, but Jax’s energy can only be described as the one from an adorable young lion cub getting the chance to kill his first prey. Although inexperienced, he gives everything he’s got in order to make sure this mountain of muscles is his to own, suffocating Austin as he moves from hold to hold without stopping for a single second to rest. But this prey is much more than what Jax can chew. An early sleeper attempt by Jax sets the scene for a marvelous strenght show from Austin, as he stands up from the mat with Jax still on his back until he smashes him against a turnbuckle. This leads the way for more corner punishment and the beginning of the end for Jax’s first ever round.

I don’t like spoilers but with everything I have told you so far I think you have enough info to know what happens in Round 2. Jax gets an opportunity for redemption, but we all know Austin is ‘The Man’ and although many things may have changed around RHW others will surely stay the same.

I personal dig the new gym setting a lot. It is like that private wrestling studio we all would love to own so we could make our sweaty late night fantasies come true. I can already envision someone tied to that punching bag, some one-upping weightlifting challenges and a ringside beating going on.

After almost five years of operation, Rock Hard renews its look to match their content evolution (try watching some stuff from Catalog 1) while maintaining everything we love about it: from the iconic royal blue ring mat to the incredibly handsome specimens in astonishing video quality.  Now that their new space multiplies the possibilities for new themes and scenarios, I just can’t wait to see what RHW have in store for us next! finaldot