I had a moment of OCD wash over me when I noticed recently that I only made it about 2/3rds of the way through the alphabet in my homage to the remarkable range of one of my perennial favorite homoerotic wrestlers, Jake Jenkins. So today I plug away at completing the course in the relatively easy section of the alphabet. Making Jake…
… pose. Lot’s of wrestlers are provoked to pose by a sneering, flexing opponent, but not so much Jake. Jake tends to really pose only when his good buddy Austin Cooper teams up with him for a babyface tag team battle, like they did in Tag Team Torture 15. Jake’s body is a work of art crafted out of just plain hard work, so its understandable that the devastatingly handsome hunk would prefer to save his strength for applying those muscles to the work of pummeling an opponent. But thanks to camaraderie and showmanship, it’s a pleasure to see Austin make Jake pose.
…quit. Then again, it always hasn’t been a blushing bromance between golden boy Austin Cooper and Jake. When they first arrived at BG East, shit hit the fan when egos and mouthwatering muscles were bruised between these two ripped rookies. Across his career, Jake has taken more than he’s given when it comes to submissions. Most of the time, it requires sleeping the stud out cold to decisively score a victory over JJ. But in Ripped Rookies, with sweat pouring off of both of their barely clad bodies, Austin makes Jake quit.
… relax. It’s not uncommon for Jake to showboat, particularly when an opponent has tried to intimidate him, and particularly at Rock Hard Wrestling. But there’s something extremely provocative about those moments when Jake is so totally in charge, seeming to make the art of torture look effortless. It requires an opponent with a loud mouth writing checks his muscles cannot cash, such as when pumped Matt Engel pokes and pokes until Jake cannot resist almost snapping him off at the knee while leaning back on one elbow and looking like it ain’t nothing but a thing. It’s a lesson in the eroticism of humiliation and domination when some cocky punk makes Jake relax.
… scream. Jake typically runs a body temperature around 92.4 degrees (F), because his veins are filled with ice water. Incredibly cool, even keeled, and in control, it’s a rare moment to see him not only submit, not only be manhandled, but to actually break out in desperate screams. The contrast between his seemingly unshakeable calm and self-control and these punctuation marks of panic are deeply moving. Watching shocking rookie Carter Alexander take Jake to the edge in Gazebo Grapplers 16 is pure gold, as the overpowering rookie makes Jake scream.
…taut. If there’s one thing Jake fanatics know, it’s that this stud is a true athlete. That phenomenal physique has been hammered into perfection by a passion for sport, first and foremost among them, wrestling. So in addition to stunning strength, speed and stamina, this gorgeous stud is one of the most flexible wrestlers in the business. As a result, the tolerances that his body can withstand are breathtaking. It requires an extremely firm hand and a lust for pushing the edge for an opponent to wrench Jake’s hot bod to the breaking point. Happily, Kid Karisma is just such a stud, and in Hunkbash 12: No Fear, No Limits, No Mercy, he exquisitely makes Jake’s incredible body taut.
The rest of the alphabet is a little more challenging, so send me your suggestions on U through Z to round out the phenomenal range of Jake Jenkins!