Saturday, April 23, 2016
The Cat's Pajamas
Tyler Bate vs Kevin Roadster, 20 February 2016 (Westside Xtreme Wrestling)
I like Tyler Bate (5'7", 172#). He's a teenager (19), yet he styles himself after old-old-school British catch wrestling. Of course, this sort of thing must be played for laughs nowadays, as in this match against Germany's Roadster (5'9", 220#). Who wears an adversary down with an airplane spin and a reverse bear hug anymore? A lot more wrestlers, I wish. This match's body slams and tight execution of (highly choreographed) holds are kinda hot, I think, as is Tyler's stocky build and fish-white complexion. And, gadzooks, what a finisher!