Taunted, Manhandled and Beaten


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I was introduced to Mikey Hanlon by Movimus back when the producer had another name. In fact, he along with Max Anderson, are the primary reason why I started following their productions. I have spent a good number of hours watching his videos, admiring his skills and enjoying his cocky, but nice -but cocky- (yes, again) attitude.

Yo conocí a Mikey Hanlon gracias a Movimus, allá cuando esta casa productora tenía otro nombre. De hecho, él junto a Max Anderson son las razones principales por las cuales seguía sus producciones. He pasado un buen número de horas viendo sus videos, admirando sus destrezas y disfrutando de su actitud confianzuda, pero chevere, pero confianzuda (si, de nuevo). 

Just as we were celebrating Dave Markus’s achievements comes this match. I have seen all of Dave’s matches since his debut and I knew he was outmatched before I even read this match’s description. “Dave’s biggest challenge so far”, as Movimus puts it, is an understatement. This wasn’t much of match, but more of a lesson by Coach Hanlon.

Justo cuando estábamos celebrando los logros de Dave Markus llega esta lucha. He visto todas las luchas de Dave desde su debut y sabía que no tenía nada que buscar contra Mikey aún antes de leer la descripción de la lucha. “Este es el reto más grande de Dave hasta ahora”, dice Movimus y aún así se queda corta. Esto no es tanto una lucha como es una lección por el Entrenador Hanlon. 

I found this match to be extremely sexy not just because of the beautiful bodies and the amount of muscle involved, but because of the dynamic of watching the big guy being taunted, manhandled and beaten.  Mikey is relaxed as he can be, unfazed by Dave’s gargantuan assets and even taking his time to explain a little bit of the importance of good execution (while Dave is trapped).

Encuentro esta lucha extremadamente sexy no sólo por los cuerpos y la gran cantidad de músculos en exhibición, si no también por la dinámica de ver a un tipo grande siendo provocado, maltratdo y derrotado. Mikey está tan relajado como pudiera estar, sin miedo por los grandes atributos de Dave y hasta tomándose el tiempo de explicar la importancia de una buena ejecución (mientras tiene a Dave atrapado).

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Dave has his opportunities too, but only when Mikey becomes too relaxed, and at one point when it seemed like he was onto something, Mikey patiently waited for everything to blow over and once Dave lowers his guard he shows him how it’s done once again. It almost feels as if the match ended with a low score because Mikey wanted so, because if he hadn’t had that much fun taunting his opponent, this would have been officially a rout.

Dave tienes sus oportunidades también, pero sólo cuando Mikey esta demasiado relajado, y en un punto parece que Dave va a lograr emparejar las cosas, pero Mikey espera pacientemente a que todo pase y que Dave baje la guardia para entonces demostrarle nuevamente como se hacen las cosas. Se siente casi que la lucha termina con un marcador bajo porque Mikey así lo quizo, porque si no se hubiera divertido tanto molestando a su oponente, esto hubiera sido oficialmente una derrota aplastante.

Mental Dominance Dominancia Mental

The best thing about this match is how its viciousness comes not from not the physical but the mental dominance Mikey exerts over Dave. Mikey won this match by fucking with Dave’s mind from the start, building up the frustration to the point of driving Dave to desperation to finally capitalize -skilfully- over the forced mistakes. Take the first submission as an example, which brutality is evidenced by the pained body language, the agonizing screams and the obvious desperation of someone who is fighting to accept there’s no way out.

Lo mejor de esta lucha es como la crueldad viene de la dominancia mental (y no de la física) que Mikey ejerce sobre Dave. Mikey ganó esta lucha por joder la mente de Dave desde el principio, creando frustración que lleva a Dave al punto de desesperación para finalmente capitalizar habilidosamente sobre sus errores forzados. Tomen la primera rendición por ejemplo, cuya brutalidad se evidencia en el lengua corporal adolorido, gritos agonizantes y la desesperación obvia de alguien que esta luchando en aceptar que no tiene ninguna salida.

Bottom Line Conclusión

I loved this match and how it captures a bit of the psychology of control and dominance. Mikey proves why he is one of the best, not only in wrestling but in trash talking as well. If you like to watch bigger men getting their ass handed to them, don’t miss this. Dave gets a reality check while looking as sexy as ever!

Me gustó esta lucho por como captura un pedacito de la psicología del control y la dominancia. Mikey prueba porque es uno de los mejores, no solo en la lucha si no en la habladuría también. Si les gusta ver a hombres más grandes siendo sometidos, no se pierdan esta. ¡Dave recibe un ‘reality check’ viéndose igual de sexy que siempre!

Don’t worry Dave, we will still cheer you on! / No importa Dave, ¡como quiera seguiremos siendo tus fans!

Bonus! ¡Bono!

Of course the match has a couple of  very sexy moments as well! Here is one! / Por supuesto, ¡la lucha tienes par de momentos sexy también! ¡Aquí tienen uno! finaldot

The Beast & The Rush


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REMATCH! A week ago Movimus released Damien Rush vs Mikey Hanlon 2, in which Damien gets a second chance to prove he can beat one of Movimus’ ‘Hall of Famers’. It’s the “Beast from the East” going to suffer from the “adrenaline ‘Rush'”?

The video starts with the pre-match stretching ritual. First up, Damien Rush. You got to love this man. He is a brand himself. No matter where he shows up he brings the signature banter, the attitude and the drama. He could easily have a spin-off site dedicated to his antics. His mere presence transforms Movimus vibe and brings it closer to the usual atmosphere we see in other companies. Even when Movimus has its own authentic concept, such change is refreshing and interesting to see.

And Mikey? He  is just a vision in white. It is my favorite color to see on him. Be ready to have some nice bulge watching with those revealing trunks as you watch in that ultra big video image that only Movimus offers.

The verbal exchanges, as in their first encounter, are a bit difficult to hear, but be ready to keep up with the taunts these two make to each other throughout the match, effectively adding some spice to the normal library silence around the Movimus mat.

One particular issue in which I focused while watching this encounter is how Damien seems to be too big for Mikey to handle and Mikey seems to be too resourceful for Damien to stop. It’s a curious dynamic what happens when size becomes a limiting factor.  The volume and size of Damien leads to Mikey having trouble keeping the beefy guy in check. D’s upper body becomes a particular challenge but when he finally adds some legs to neutralize his lower half you get this beauuuutiful and delicious display of meat:

The guys go on, dealing with their short comings, successfully trapping each other and hardly escaping before giving in. Are we given a definitive resolution in this one? Well, the final score is uneven, but is not enough after watching how close both men were to multiply the results. So, although one wrestler seems to be just a tad more dominating than the other, I wouldn’t call the result “definitive”. And judging from the images that come out from their encounters, I wouldn’t mind to watch them going at it again and again trying to settle the score!

Damien Rush vs Mikey Hanlon @ Movimus Wrestling » finaldot

Cross(ed)-Over

(¡Traducción al español pronto!)
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It’s the second match of Movimus Wrestling 2nd anniversary celebration! And they got themselves the best gift of all: the return of one of the all-time favorites! Mikey Hanlon is back! One of my favorite fixtures returns to Movimus after two years to fight another known wrestler who makes his debut in the company. Make that another dream come true!

Mikey Hanlon is the one to welcome Damien Rush on his cross-over and initiate him in the art of unscripted wrestling, where there are no gimmicks, no baby oil and no plot lines. What no one can take from him though, is the ability to drag anyone into a good trash talking before (and during) a fight. Mikey looks as handsome as I remember him from the last time I saw him at Movimus, and now he fits in my favorite typecast as he added what it seems to be one artsy and intriguing bat tattoo to each of his forearms. Talk about making my water melt!

Damien enters the match looking bigger than ever before. He’s hairy body contrasts in size with Mikey’s; it’s a 30lbs difference between them. Yet Mikey is unfazed. It is obvious that he’s at home, comfortable and relax. And although Damien is carrying on with his usual talkative demeanour, you can feel a bit of jitters on his body language. It seems to be a new situation for him, and it seems like he’s still figuring out the plan. The match starts and it becomes a quest for control, with Damien deciding he’s more secure being on top (who doesn’t?). But relaxed Mikey waits until it’s time. And 4 minutes into the match, when he feels has has rested enough on his back, he turns over and start turning the pressure on.

Logically, Mikey’s relaxed state and the fact that seems to gain control easily turns into confidence. Maybe too much of it. And if Damien is smart enough he may use that as a weapon.

Highlights

The highlight of this match has a name: Mikey Hanlon. The man seems to be wrestling practice, relaxed enough to wait for the best time to take the bigger man down, hold him, and trap him. So if you need some proof to discern who’s the better man, here it is:

Exhibit A: Slithering under his opponent… (18:36)

Exhibit B: Reversing… (20:53)

Exhibit C: Trapping him… (14:11)

However, Damien’s size and knowledge lets him keep up, but he doesn’t get many opportunities to mount a threatening offensive until the last quarter of the match.

The Sexiest Bits

Exactly those last two minutes. They are heaven. Just a peek:

And as usual, there are moments everywhere that makes us wanna hit “pause:

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‘Sound’ Advice

Normally, Movimus matches would be mostly silent, with an occasional tease, comment and grunt. But this one had two guys who love to trash-talk and as you know Movimus have to shoot from certain distance in order to capture the action. The result is that the audio of the match seems a bit distant and you may have to blast the volume in order to hear everything. I warn you that it may become a bit distracting to hear all the wrestler’s thudding and the buzzing background sound. It can be an even bigger challenge to figure out what they say if English is not your first language. But nonetheless, it is worthy if you’d like to be part of the trash-talking fest!

The Bottom Line

We have a favorite’s return and the debut of a cross-over wrestler to the unscripted world of Movimus. So, who can lose? No one! We all win!

Go and get Mikey Hanlon vs Damien Rush @ Movimus Wrestling » finaldot

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