Talky, ebullient Claymore Kenneth Alexander, 5'10", 175#, makes a flashy debut against the hardy Travis Carter, 5'8", 186#, in Movimus's latest new release. I love the vibrant red curtain, by the way, but what steals the show for me is the high-contrast struggle of ego versus muscle.
Reportedly coming to Movimus with a reputation of a giant-slayer of sorts, Claymore takes on one of the company's beefiest wrestlers in Travis. Claymore shows off for the fans' attention, willing to go the whole you-love-him-or-hate-him route too, and demonstrates amazing perseverance against Carter's thick muscle.
It takes him eleven minutes to do it, but dadgummit if Claymore doesn't make the big man tap out with a choke, even if he must suspend his whole body weight off his opponent's adam's apple to pull him down groaning and gasping. The contest between gumption and protein powder lasts a full 22 minutes, with Claymore's mouth working for a good bit of that time and the sweat pouring off both men's bodies. Are Travis's stoicism and bulk enough to subdue the recruit's self-confidence and verve? Is Claymore's positive thinking enough to take down the iron man? It's a tough contest all right, between two submission wrestlers with a whole lot, even if very different kinds, of star power.