This gallery continues the series of cartoon wrestling images that an artist recently sent to me. Big Al is in the ring with the hard-body, Jeff Terry.
Now it’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for — the moment we wait for in every pro wrestling match — when the attractive Good Guy begins to suffer.
The artist depicts Jeff Terry falling victim to a pectoral claw, which utterly disables him. We get the sense that the over-development of the body-builder’s chest, growing his pecs to be swole and massive, is his undoing. Those big, swollen tits are just easier for Big Al to grip, the meaty mounds of flesh just begging to be clawed and pulled.
The red nail polish on Big Al’s fingertips adds a creepy vibe — an interesting choice by the artist. The artist told me he also creates images showing women dominating over spectacular male body-builders, so giving Big Al those long red nails inspires that sense of titillation we feel when the feminine over-powers the masculine. At first I was a little put off by Big Al’s red nails, but now I see that it makes the Pectoral Claw seem more cruel and savage (and sexier), as if Big Al could really dig in with those claws if he wanted to.
The artist must be a Bearhug lover like me, depicting that crushing bulk to be more than even Jeff Terry can handle. His hard body goes limp, his power and masculinity drained out of him with every squeeze, and he drops off to helpless sleep in Big Al’s smothering hug.
You can tell the artist watches pro wrestling as he includes that dramatic moment when the ref tests the helpless man’s arm, letting it drop to see if he is out cold. I enjoy wrestling artwork much more if it includes these subtle references to in-ring tropes and rituals.
The artist ends the story with Jeff Terry out cold, carried away in his dominant opponent’s arms like Jane of the Jungle being hauled away to be raped by some horny ape. If the artist created any images of what happens next — the sadistic torture and demeaning sexual abuse that Jeff Terry will surely suffer in Major Pervey’s dungeon — he didn’t share them with me.