New Kid on the Block
Brawlnet launches this weekend (yesterday), the brainchild of somebody who calls himself Coach. Right now there's only one video--correction: "video course"--of which I have watched only the trailer. Called "Woods Combat," it sells for $15.
Not a whole lot of description on the web site yet, just two pictures of the fighters, some terse tweets, and the trailer, but from what I can deduce from the trailer, Brawlnet presents itself as a rougher, outdoorsier version of kink wrestling.
The key differences are an assault scenario as opposed to athletic competition and a fight-club slug-it-out focus, which may or may not lead to some grappling and may or may not lead to overtly homoerotic content. First impressions are a likely yes to the grappling and a likely no to sex. The fighters strip off their shirts in the trailer, and perhaps more falls off--or gets torn off--as the combat heats up.
In the trailer for "Woods Combat," an unnamed blond in combat pants assaults a dark-haired stroller in the woods, slams him up against a tree, rips off his shirt, and dares him to fight, while he peels his own shirt off in true 1950s shirts-get-in-the-way-of-a-rumble fashion. It gets my attention, all right--the guys look fit and tough enough to really duke it out if they care to--and the premise, as best I understand it, hits the right note of menace and manliness, but I am going to wait just a bit before jumping into the fray.
To the more adventurous souls among us, please drop a line or comment to share your impressions of the initial product. I am always happy to see promising new product to assuage (and massage) my taste for male aggressiveness. The more interesting ventures (BG East, NHB-Battle, Naked Kombat) find their grooves and target audiences over time, through evolution, the capitalist law of natural selection, "red in tooth and claw," and I will be very interested to see what comes of Brawlnet.