ARENA 21 DVD
RELEASE DATE: 10/6/2011
These two grapplers provide some excellent wrestling entertainment with superb "on the mat" wrestling skills. If there is a loose arm, it is barred. If there is a loose leg, it is captured and twisted or bent. No wrestler can hesitate for long because the other will dart to secure a body part. The back and forth, securing the hold, reversing the hold, grappling is just what you'd expect from two such talented ring veterans. But slowly and surely it's Borsos who manages to chip away at the Tiger's ability to stay in the fight. And when Borsos traps Collins in a combination full nelson/body scissors and doesn't ask for a submission, BG remembers Borsos' threat. â€˜I don't care whether I win or lose, I just want to inflict pain.' So BG wonders how long Collins will be subject to John's assault. It goes on to a claw, a standing full nelson, and finally an over the shoulder backbreaker. At this point Borsos wisely asks for a submission. After all, if he can beat a â€œTop Fiveâ€ BG Championship contender it would look pretty good on his record. And of course there is at least another fall to go in which he can inflict more pain. But it is not to be. Collins puts on a dazzling wrestling display. He starts with a series of vicious scissor holds, but when he moves to attack the nerves in Borsos' neck, this moves John to a reversal. It's short lived as Collins levels Borsos with a good hard bash. From then on it's the Flying Tiger all the way. Whereas it took Borsos about 12 minutes to get the Tiger to submit in the first fall, it takes Collins less than 5 to get Borsos to submit in the second. The third fall is for all the marbles. It won't make much difference in the BG ladder for the Lightweight Championship, but it will sure confirm bragging rights on one or the other. In a repeat of the first fall it is first Collins on top, then Borsos, then Collins, then Borsos. The wrestling skill of both is consummate. For Flying Tiger fans the ending to this match-up will bring sheer bliss. Collins puts a â€œsleeperâ€ on Borsos, not once but twice. He then says â€œthis is too easy,â€ and refrains from putting Borsos out. Instead he carries the wrestling a step further and gets Borsos to verbally submit outright.
BOUT #2: JASON WARD VS. CJ
Jason wears white trunks. CJ is in Yellow. This is a barefootin' bout exhibiting some terrific amateur skills. Jason Ward is not only a good pro wrestler, but also a very skilled amateur wrestler. He goes up against one of the best freestyle wrestlers on the West Coast in CJ. This is a one fall all-out competitive wrestling bout to submission. Jason Ward is legendary for being able to take an immense amount of pain and not give in to his opponent. It takes a great amount of energy and an enormous amount of pain in just the right hold to secure a submission from Jason Ward. The back and forth wrestling action, the exchange of holds; first one grappler dominant, then the other, makes for a very entertaining bout for the â€œcrowdâ€ on hand at the Arena. Even BG can't resist from getting his two cents in at one point in the bout. BG will not give away the winner here, but at the end of the bout, John Borsos, attired in a black shirt, tight Levi's, and white footwear, pops his head into the ring and challenges a very tired Jason Ward. While an equally tired CJ stands by and watches, Borsos and Ward â€œhave at it.â€ The action in this â€œpairâ€ of matches is not what you would expect from a regular BG match, but then again you come to expect the â€œunexpectedâ€ in BG wrestling bouts.
BOUT #3: RICARDO QUINTANA VS. BOBBY POWERS
Quintana appears in black trunks and black boots; Powers in white boots and multi-colored trunks. Ricardo Quintana is a pro wrestler with a very unique, colorful, and exciting wrestling style all his own. If you appreciate high flying grappling as well as â€œon the matâ€ skills, you've got all of this wrapped up in one wrestler, Ricardo Quintana. He's a master at flying dropkicks, is adept as they come in the wrestler's bridge as well as complicated submission holds, as you'll see at the end of his victorious first fall when he gets Bobby Powers in a lu-lu. It's an â€œIndian death lockâ€ expertly applied. Bobby Powers, with less wrestling skill than Quintana, nonetheless, gets â€œdownâ€ with what he enjoys most â€“ trying to outwit an opponent with a combination of rough and tumble wrestling or trying to find that opponent's erotic weak points. He tries to find Ricardo's when he spanks his butt and grabs handfuls of his balls a couple of times. But Ricardo is not deterred as, previously mentioned; he goes on to take the first fall. Powers shows us, in the second fall, that he has some good skills of his own. He manages to outwit, outlast, and outwrestle Quintana, leading to an â€œover the shoulder backbreakerâ€ submission, which evens the match at 1-1. The final fall is highly entertaining, with both wrestlers really getting into their bout, exchanging holds, seeing who can come up with showing off the greatest amount of on the mat wrestling skills. Both give a good accounting of themselves however as far as Bobby Powers is concerned, his skills aren't good enough to overcome the vast array of talent possessed by Ricardo Quintana. Quintana manages to outlast Powers and secures him in a kind of cradle type submission. Quintana jumps up on Power's laid out body and gives us a victory pose with both of his boots â€œtrampingâ€ on his opponent. After that pose, Quintana still isn't satisfied. He goes on to arrange Powers in yet two more submissions. The overall neatest thing about this match-up is the vast array of familiar as well as different holds exhibited by both grapplers.
BOUT #4: BASS WALLACE VS. FRANK HARRIS
Bass wears purple trunks while Frank wears yellow. Frank is 5'7â€ and 1555#, Bass is 5'10â€, 160#. It's another barefootin' all-out competitive freestyle bout. As far as Bass Wallace match-ups go it isn't a question of whether Bass will lose, only how fast it will take him to win, to wear the other grappler down and then slap on a submission. It is utterly fascinating to see this process in action. Bass bides his time, letting the other wrestler wear him self out in trying to secure the elusive Wallace in a good hold. Bass strikes time and again, wearing the other grappler down with successive scissor holds, head and body. He waits. He strikes. A headlock takes care of scrappy but hopelessly outclassed Frank Harris in the first fall. A combination head-scissors and arm-lock makes Harris submit in the second. Harris manages to extricate himself from Wallace's first attempt at the combo head-scissors/arm-lock, but his strength has totally ebbed by the time Wallace locks that combination on a second time. Two straight falls! The winner: Bass Wallace.
BOUT #5: BASS WALLACE VS. DERRICK JAMES
Bass Wallace wears orange trunks, Derrick green. Derrick is 5'11â€, 160# - almost a dead even match-up for the 5'10â€, 160# Wallace. This is another all-out competitive freestyle bout. Derrick James is certainly scrappy but he's hopelessly outclassed. In fact you'll note that Bass toys with him as he gets him in a variety of holds designed to extract the maximum amount of pain. And as Bass's control increases ergo the amount of pain suffered by Derrick James increases. The amount of sadistic leverage/pain he is inflicting on James tremendously excites him. Note the size of Bass's cock as it undergoes an increase with his excitement. It is written all over his face. And Bass is not above using a pro hold or two when it suits him as in the first fall with a very painful camel clutch submission. He takes the second fall with one of Buddy Justice's old favorite standbys. Bass Wallace fans will enjoy this bout to the max.
BOUT #6: JOHN ST. JAMES VS. CHUCK â€œFLYING TIGERâ€ COLLINS
Chuck appears in yellow trunks, John in blue. This is a pro match, but both appear barefoot. St. James always appears without boots, Collins occasionally. This is a classic battle of pro lightweights. John is 5'7â€, 135#. Collins is 5'8â€, 145#. Collins soon realizes that he has one hell of a challenge on his hands as he goes down in the first fall to a hold, which traps his arms behind his neck and back â€“ expertly applied by St. James. Collins may have underestimated St. James in the first fall, but he doesn't in the second. But when St. James starts to apply the same hold by which he won in the first, BG thinks it is â€œupset time.â€ Collins manages, by a whisker, to worm his way out of that devastating hold and go on to an â€œover the shoulder backbreakerâ€ win. St. James, looking muscular, cut and ripped, as usual, looks scrumptiously yummy all squirming and helpless over Chuck's shoulder. He holds out for an inordinately long time before he submits. The deciding 3rd fall is at hand. Both grapplers go all-out to defeat the other, and there are at least a couple of times that St. James could of won if he had persevered. He manages to secure a good claw hold twice and in BG's opinion might have extracted a submission. But he backs off, allows Collins to get up, and the match continues. There are also several points in the third fall when it looks like Collins is going to go on to win, but St. James in stunning reversals, manages to overcome whatever dire predicament he is about to get into. It is anybody's guess at that point as to the victor. An excellent match from two sharp and talented competitors.