It took Stay Puft mere minutes to correctly answer all 5 questions in yesterday's Name That Gear quiz! Now that's a good eye for homoerotic wrestling gear! There were other players who also correctly identified all 5 homoerotic wrestlers from their gear, but it was definitely Stay Puft doing it first. With Topher running the board last week, and SP sticking a fork in this one in record time, I may have to start making these quizzes a little harder again. That's not to say that SP doesn't deserve the laurel leaves for the week, so let's take another look at what he saw so quickly.
Gear #1 belongs to...
Thunder's Arena's Big Sexy, of course!
Specifically, Big Sexy has his hands very, very full with the muscle stud juggernaut, Ace Hanson, in No Holds Barred 3. In his recent interview with Joe at Ringside at Skull Island, Big Sexy seems to indicate that he may have his own little fetish going on with those pink and lime green trunks of his. At least he seems infatuated with that particularly attractive gear. I think we all need to pitch in and buy Joe a plane ticket to south Florida to take Big Sexy up on the offer to wrestle him, with Joe getting dibs on wearing the pink-n-lime trunks!
Stay Puft correctly nailed gear #2 as belonging to...
...muscle jobber boy extraordinaire, BG East's Troy Baker.
This is another example of an iconic homoerotic wrestler who, if you don't know, you must instantly stop reading this blog, click over to BG East, and order a Troy Baker DVD - nay, a couple of them, with at least one of them being Troy's Wrestler Spotlight. This mouthwatering shot of Troy's golden trunks wedgied high between those unbelievably aesthetic mounds of muscle that are his ass cheeks comes from his Wrestler Spotlight DVD, where he faced off out of doors with Jarret Cole. The term "golden boy" seems somehow completely misplaced on anyone else, so those metallic gold posing trunks epitomize Troy in homoerotic wrestling.
Gear #3 belongs to...
...BG East's Josh Avery.
There's just something about homoerotic wrestler's named Josh sporting egos the size of watermelons over at BG East. Josh pulling out the headgear and gloves (take note, Ace, it has been done... just sayin'...) was always nice storytelling. Meeting up with muscle jock Adam Killion for Mat Hunks 3 may have been more than Josh bargained for, but nothing keeps the babyface badboy from pulling out the gear and raising his game another notch.
Stay Puft instantly named gear #4 as belonging to...
BG East's Muscle Mask.
I still find it astonishing that this masked musclehunk jobs. All that muscle looks like it's hard earned and built out of something other than just hours at Gold's Gym. That, and that big granite chin of his always make me intuitively expect him to open up a can of heel whoop-ass. So watching him felled by one opponent after another is fantastic storytelling, as I watch in wonder at the big, intimidating muscle hunk brought screaming to his knees.
Finally, gear #5, indeed, belongs to...
BG East's "Tarzan" Tyler Reese.
I own this match in which Tyler faces Ricky Martinez in Ringwars 10. First, Ricky dominates the wild one commandingly, which, let's face it, must have even surprised Ricky. All is said and done, really, until Ricky goes a little too far, humiliates a little too much, takes below-the-loin-cloth liberties in dishing out humiliating punishment over Tyler. As a result, Tarzan Tyler taps into his inner beast, making Ricky sorry he ever stepped foot in the ring. The priceless moment comes early on, though, when the boys are giving their all, and suddenly, Tyler's eyes go wide as he looks up toward the camera in panic. The leather tie at the side of his loin cloth has come undone, and he's holding it up, quite literally, by a string. The scene cuts awkwardly, panning back to Tyler suddenly geared up securely once again. When Tyler abandoned the loin cloth and cut his hair short, I lost my infatuation with glimpsing his bare ass cheeks. There just wasn't the fun of watching in anticipation of another delightful wardrobe malfunction.
So thanks again to Topher for the most excellent suggestion of a new Name That genre. I expect we'll see future editions of Name That Gear, but regardless what the future holds, this moment, this week, it's Stay Puft who's on top of the Name That heap. Nice work!