Monday, January 25, 2016
J.T. LaMotta vs Ryan Sorensen, XCW Wrestling
So simple, a classic ring entrance. Ryan Sorensen (the future Jesse Sorensen) climbs into the ring, peels off his T-shirt, stands on the corner ropes like he owns the place. It happens all the time in nearly the same way, but this may be the first time the camera has caught it from exactly the right point of view.
There's also the matter of young Sorensen's body, already perfect for American-style pro wrestling, beautiful in its sturdiness, its arrogance, its intimidating heaviness. It's not so much a body that invites touching as butting up against. It's the kind of male body I find the most fascinating. Though he officially retired from wrestling in 2014, two years after a neck injury slowly derailed his career at TNA, there were rumors last year that Sorensen was returning to wrestling, this time at WWE.
The body I see in the GIFs below seems almost limitless in its durability.
Oh, and if his face looks familiar, it probably is.