I’ve spent so much time and lustful attention focused on London these past few days. World class athletes in competition there and in my homoerotic wrestling imagination are certainly entertaining. But I’d trade them all for a hot, sweaty, hard pounding homoerotic wrestling match any day! Nominees for homoerotic wrestler of the month are surprisingly plentiful. There are several new releases from the mainstays, and I’m including a couple of nominees from relatively new productions. I’m no longer on Thunder’s comp list, so I just haven’t been tracking them lately (though new curly haired blond tattooed boy, Archer, gets a double-take from me on the splash page). I don’t think Can-Am has produced a new wrestling vid in a couple of months, so nothing from them on my radar. But even still, there’s an extremely elite and high caliber field of hunks I’m happy to line-up as legitimate contenders of the homoerotic wrestler of the month title for new releases in July.
First up, let’s just get the elephant in the room on the table (which is a very fun mixed metaphor). Eli Black is not only a 2-time homoerotic wrestler of the month (and therefore an instant contender to be the first to 3-peat), but he starred in a mind-boggling 4 matches released in July! In addition to his 3 scorching hot mat scraps in his BG East Wrestler Spotlight, he also appeared in the summer beef fest known as the latest tag team match for Rock Hard Wrestling. He very well may be in a UCW release as well, but I just haven’t worked them into my regular diet yet (check with Joe, who is at this moment featured on the front page of UCW!). Austin Cooper gets a nomination for both his Babyface Brawl with a completely new, granite carved Cameron Mathews (obviously also nominated!), but also for his part of the aforementioned Rock Hard Wrestling Tag Team bash with fellow nominee and former title holder, Jake Jenkins, and long, lovely, sexy Alexi Ivanov. Rookies grabbing hold of my attention with both hands and stroking what I like are two of Eli’s spotlight opponents, Victor Paz (who looks to me like a more handsome version of A-Rod), and bubble-butted Lorenzo Lowe (who looks to me almost exactly like my first boyfriend, I kid you not). Gil Barrios and former homoerotic wrestler of the month, Christian Taylor get nominations for the 15th incarnation of Wrestle Shack, as do friend of this blog and former title holder Lon Dumont and his opponent Mike Pitt for the inaugural Pec Bash 1. Now we’ll veer into newer territory with a nomination for Steel Muscle God and his nameless muscle hunk opponent (he’d have a better chance at winning the title if I knew his name!) who provided a fucking fierce self-produced mat muscle tussle last month! And finally, I’m including Morgan Cruise in my first nomination from the NKOTB at Muscle Domination Wrestling for his manhandling of rookie Mateus Shogun.
So much homoerotic wrestling entertainment for what might be mistaken for the lazy days of slow-business summer! So many favorites for so many reasons, and some genuine, two handed hot wrestling action in these new releases! This is never easy, but it’s also another reminder about the whole point of the homoerotic wrestler of the month title: highlighting month in and month out the stand-out work of the gorgeous athletes who tell me the stories that I love the most. So clear the podium. I’m not bothering with a silver or a bronze. The new reigning gold medal homoerotic wrestler of the month is…
|Cameron Mathews: 5’10”, 165 pounds, entirely new body, same babyface!|
|Cam’s on top and in charge against goldenboy Coop|
Those who know me well know that I’m often loathe to follow a crowd. There’s buzz over here? I’ll look over there. Well, there has definitely been a roaring buzz since BG East released Babyface Brawl 2, and in addition to the understandable lauds for goldenboy fitness model, Austin Cooper, a whole lot of oohs and aahs have been shed for the unveiling of a new, ripped, bigger body for Cam!
|Sweating, sneering, cheating, 3 days past due for a razor: Cam’s the man!|
Joe at Ringside at Skull Island, while clearly fixated on the growing range and skill of Coop, has plenty of praise for this newest rendition of the indy pro omniboy, Cam:
“He’s a cold, hard legend in his own right now, with a chiseled physique and a defiant steeliness in his approach to Austin.”
|Cam’s power and rage dominate a stunned Coop|
One very enthusiastic reader emailed me to share his excitement at seeing Cam’s big boy bruiser body unveiled in Babyface Brawl 2, asserting:
“Matthews has definitely undergone a splendid whole-body transplant that impresses, though it’s hard to convey menace with a little boy’s voice…. At least the era of matches involving Cameron Matthews seeming like child abuse has ended.”
|Babyface Cam is all grown up and making both Coop and the rules his bitch.|
His voice may still be at a high tenor, but there’s nothing at all childish about Cam’s appearance in Babyface Brawl 2. The beard doesn’t hurt one bit. Nor do the mile-wide shoulders, washboard abs, carved pecs, or his highly erotic command of the ring and the goldenboy at his mercy much of the time. I’ve long been a Cam fan, without a doubt. When Lon Dumont told me that he and Cam trained together, something clicked in me. The way that both Lon and Cam own the ring strokes my kink at almost precisely the same frequency. Cam’s sense of humor paired with his unflinching homoerotic subtext in his work across the board, including BG East, Thunder’s Arena, and Can-Am, consistently provide a fantastic, multifaceted character that treats the homoerotic wrestling audience with more respect than a lot of wrestlers. If all homoerotic wrestling matches were independent and identically distributed random variables, the sheer size of Cam’s body of work up to this point would make it almost certain that he’d be homoerotic wrestler of the month sooner or later, just on chance. And that ass! This boy has always had an ass built for inspiring gay male fantasies.
|Cam sets out to emasculate Coop both figuratively and, possibly, literally!|
But there I go again, referring to Cam as a boy when he proves, without a doubt in Babyface Brawl 2, that he’s a man with both the power and the ring savvy to make him every ounce as dangerous as he wants to be. Cam has a presence, a command, a drive to use all of that gorgeous beef he’s packing that makes this match a stand-out among the extensive library of Cam matches available. He’s powerful, poised, and pumped. He rakes Coop across the eyes. He chokes him with the tape around his wrist. He tortures the frustrated goldenboy in the ropes and twists Coop like a pretzel around the ring post.
|Cam’s legendary command of every inch of the ring leaves Coop at his mercy|
I hate climbing onto a bandwagon. Damn it. I once had a snarky boyfriend enrolled in “abnormal psych” class diagnose me as oppositional-defiant for my relish in taking the other side of any argument. But I’m falling right into line this time around. I’ve always loved Cam’s attitude. I’m completely turned on by his command of the ring. I’m infatuated with his new physique. And I’ve just got no choice but to admit that among the new release performances in July, Cam’s “heel turn” in Babyface Brawl 2 does it to me the hardest. Somebody right now is saying, “It’s about time,” but like a fine wine, I think Cameron Mathews has just this month matured into the hardest, hottest, hunkiest version of himself we’ve ever seen, and he’s a clear winner of this month’s homoerotic wrestler of the month title.
|No more fun and games: Cameron Mathews, Homoerotic Wrestler of the Month|