Justin Powers vs Dante, Catalog 2 - Muscle Boys Get Rough (MuscleBoy Wrestling)
If this match is any indication, MuscleBoy Wrestling's Catalog 2 measures up to all the expectations raised by Catalog 1. Powers vs Dante is tough and tender by turns, and by gum, from beginning to end it works without sacrificing intensity or eroticism. It's been done well before, but this kind of balance is difficult to replicate or maintain--aggression and attraction, pain and lust, Ares and Eros, frottage and punishment, control and explosive emotion. Erotic fighting on this high level puts the romance into S&M-themed combat with force and subtlety--without irony or vulgarity. I've seen as good, but I have never seen better than this.
The chemistry and timing of Powers and Dante together is just about perfect. There are just so many ways a match like this can go wrong, and while it's not absolutely perfect, these two battlers together hit the proverbial nail on the proverbial head. I have to tell you I had just about given up on finding anything like this from a twenty-first-century promotion. Lately, as some of you have noticed, I've been basing a lot of my eroto-combat fantasies on underground videos from the 1990s or antique black-and-white newsreels of grunt-n-groan wrestling from the 1950s. I'm not criticizing other contemporary promotions--their work continues to amaze and excite me--but the balance here is just so ME, for lack of a better word, or, more specifically, it's so MY DREAM.