We are in the dog days of summer, and here in North Carolina we are in the midst of hurricane season, as well. Most people will be happy to see the heat go away, but I say keep it coming ... but then I mean an altogether different kind of heat. I'm talking about the heat generated by a great wrestling heel like Derek Sanders, 26, 5'11", 224#.
Four things that are bound to generate heat with a working-class crowd at a pro-wrestling event:
1. wear pink to the ring
2. call yourself "The Boss"
3. flaunt your big gym-built muscle
4. try to run away from a fight
Derek Sanders, APW Worldwide Internet Champion, hits all four points in this match against the No. 1 contender, Dylan Drake, 29, 6'2", 223#. And in yet a third sense of the word "heat," both these wrestlers are hot. What other wrestlers give us long sweaty scissors and bearhugs to near submission anymore? Matches like this one and an icy mojito are all I require to consider myself on vacation. (Watch the fight here and here on YouTube, via allprowrestling.)