Friday, February 21, 2014

Mucho Macho Muchacho










Last night my dear old pal (whose actual name I don't know, but we have written ball-gripping wrestling fantasies together twice a week for about 200 weeks now) suggested we do a match featuring Jose from BG East's golden age. It was a heart-stomping fantasy revenge match against a bigger blond wrestler at a rival online promotion, whom I reimagined (for the sake of dramatic tension) as a xenophobe. It was one of our greater matches among many great matches over the years. Jose--our version of him--kicked some racist butt.

I can't say that I have watched nearly enough of Jose, 5'10", 174#, in action, and having not checked my stash of BGE classics to be absolutely sure, I don't know whether I have even seen all the matches represented in the photos above.  I'm almost sure I have. I sure as hell should have. Jose was a Clinton-era favorite of mine: smooth, succulently muscled, cruel, proud, graceful, and haughty. Decidedly a heel, Jose usually found himself well matched against equally tough and ruthless opponents, so, consummate heel that he was, it was never written in stone that he would win every contest or take his victories easily.

Jose's the kind of exuberantly sexual gogo-boy wrestler that makes steam rise up off my fly. He was quite a performer back in the day, consistently watchable and persistently wicked. I smack my lips just at the thought of him.


8 comments:

  1. I love Jose and have as long as I've watch BGE. He was actually one of the guys a friend showed me to introduce me to them. Gorgeous and talented, I loved his attitude. I remember him very clearly against Wade Cutler and Cruze and being amazing. One thing ... it's hard for me to think of him as just 5'10" because he always seemed so tall in the ring. I know a lot of the BGE guys are really short, but i just thought it was funny how much that surprised me when I read your post.

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    1. I imagined him taller too. But 5'10" is still above average, I think. I just looked it up on Wikipedia, which states that, in the 21st century, the average height for (all ethnicities) American males over 20 years old is 5'9.5". Trivia.

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  2. Jose matches against Cruze were amazing. They both seem to enjoy working each other over. Jose had one of the best stomach claw around and loved watching him apply it to his victims.

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    1. Agreed! I may want to deal with the whole Cruze-vs-Jose oeuvre in a future post.

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  3. I can tell you that Jose is a pleasure to work with. He is a consummate professional. Outside the ring he is thoughtful, smart, easy-going and mild mannered. Inside the ring he is uninhibited and tough as nails. The match where he teamed with Cruze to take on long lean pretty boys Patrick Donovan and Sean Patrick is among my favorite tag matches ever.
    KL

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    1. Okay, just the words "Jose teamed with Cruze to take on Patrick Donovan and Sean Patrick" make my mouth start to water. Thanks for the inside insight to Jose, Mister Leopard. Your words make my admiration for the man bigger ... and firmer.

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  4. Would love to read that fantasy match!!!

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    1. Thanks for your interest, but we don't save them. In the past I have considered posting some of the better ones--edited for spelling, grammar, and continuity. Maybe someday.

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