Friday, April 8, 2011

Wade Cutler


Nothing gets to me more than the all-American man, and perhaps no man is more all-American than BG East's Wade Cutler, 5'6", 165#.  Looking at these photos makes me proud of my country in ways no boot in Toby Keith's ass could ever come close to.  No disrespect to his cousin Casey, but next to Wade, Casey looks positively European.  From 1989 to 1993***, honest, hard-working, healthy, and wide-eyed Wade fought sixteen battles at BGE, none better, in my opinion, than his five in the Hard Pros series.  To this day the words "Wade Cutler versus Steve Sherman" make me stand a little taller, shoulders back, chest out, and shoot splooge from here to Montezuma.  Clean cut, blandly virile, ruggedly athletic, with a toothy smile stretching from ear to shining ear, Wade lacked only the stature and an Abercrombie & Fitch contract for perfection.  If any of Kid Leopard's roster of champions, back then till now, could look at ease bearing the Captain America shield, it is Cutler.  Makes me all misty just to think of it.  

*** Kid Leopard informs me that my dates are off.  He would know, of course.  Some of these pictures were taken in a space that wasn't built until 1993.  These are the only dates I've got for Wade's tenure at BGE, based on the posted dates of catalogs featuring Cutler, so for the time being, accept them as roughly approximate and take them with a grain of salt.  (11 Apr. 2011)


I have removed some photos featuring explicit nudity from this posting because they belong to The Arena at BGEast, which owns exclusive rights to them.

7 comments:

  1. Oh yes! HELL YES!

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  2. Wade Cutler is, was, and will always be my favorite BG East wrestler.

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  3. Thank you! Wade Cutler was incredible, as was the Hard Pro series. You, sir, have great taste, as always.

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  4. For me, this period was BG East at it's best. I loved at the beginning how they played him up as the "All American Marine" at BG to do good with the battle against the evil and put him in tiny white or red white and blue trunks. But sadly, they never pitted him against Brooklyn Body Wrecker. That's what BG lacks these days - good villains there to reek havoc with the pretty boys, and a continuing story from one release to the next. Pretty vs. Pretty is sort of yawn for me. But when they played up the BBW and his "I'm coming for you next!" and a Wade Cutler type "Oh yeah? I'll wipe the floor with you" I was always racing to the mailbox (pre-website) to see if the new catalog was out.

    BTW, "Wade Cutler" used to be a regular (Jon Ramsey - his other stage name) at the Gaiety in Manhattan (everyone knew the place) and I saw him there. He still has an active web site I believe (add a ".com" to JonRamsey)

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  5. Well, allow me to point out the irony of all this well-deserved Cutler Love: every video title that Wade appeared in is either gone altogether or radically transformed from what it used to be. Hard Pros, where the entire premise was two hot guys ultimately wrestling naked with erections: gone. Oil wrestling, period, let alone in front of an audience as in Live at Paradise: gone. Fantasymen, where two guys who were male strippers as well as wrestlers and would try to out-strip each other before tearing each other to pieces: transformed into "real" wrestling that just happens to feature guys of above average looks. And Hunkbash, which is the series that defined Wade until Brad Rochelle came along: completely transformed from a gleeful, glorious, "enjoy the hot stud with the eye popping body twisted, tormented and tortured" series into another just two random "hot" guys in a ring title. Bash went from being a verb (as in "beat up," squash, abuse) to a noun (bash as in "festival").

    And this is why I cringe whenever I see anyone actively and openly involved in the making and marketing of gay wrestling videos, whether it's as a blogger, a writer of match descriptions, a wrestler or a producer and director, say use phrases like "real wrestling," or authentic or tradition or "we're wrestlers" and all that claptrap. It sounds like savvy, insider insight, but what it always means is that the person speaking doesn't respect what guys like Wade and Brad (and Troy Baker and Alexi Adamov and Justin Pierce and Rio Garza...) bring to the ring.

    And, so, yeah, I'm negative. But given the obvious success of those names and those disappeared/transformed titles I've mentioned, it pisses me off that no company working today actively looks at the history of their own products, the titles that sold well, and acknowledges and advances the internal themes, fantasies, gear and character traits that made them all work. And if anyone wants a specific example of what I mean: Zack Vasquez debuts at a new company and the title isn't Fantasymen or Hunkbash let alone Hard Pros. It's in a goddamn fucking shoot fight. That says it all.

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  6. I want to thank JoshH for clarifying what his anti-real comment meant that Joe responded to in his blog above. Certainly, I can concur withJosh's objection to the cavalier use of the term 'real' without any sense of history or precedent.

    MAwrestler

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