When I posted my previous article featuring BD’s drawings of big hairy wrestlers, several readers commented on the joy they feel when watching “the big hairy guys against the toned smooth guys.”
I saw this exact theme play out in a hot match recently posted to YouTube featuring Barry Windham (the toned smooth guy) in his Madison Square Garden debut against Moondog Spot (the big hairy guy.) Barry was a sure thing for me at that time — a long-legged orgasm-maker in cowboy boots and a speedo. And the Moondog is exactly the sort of ruthless, rotund Real Man that BD captures so perfectly in his artwork.
Here is how the commentators describe Barry Windham to ensure we fall in love with him:
“I expect great things from this youngster. What an impressive young man. Confidant young man, too! He knows his way around the ring already. And a nice boy to boot. Yes he is.”
I just googled “barry windham skimpy trunks” to see if anybody else has remarked on his attire, and I found five other instances where I’ve already mentioned his under-sized trunks on this blog. I guess I need to find some fresh material, but I’m kind of obsessed, sorry!
Prior to his debut match, we are introduced to this rookie in a pre-match interview. The young Texan says the word “RESSLIN” no less than four times in his 48-second interview. That’s once every 12 seconds, I love it! It’s as if the promoters told him to keep saying the word “RESSLIN” as often as possible because a lot of the fans get off on it and will worship him for it.
“I followed RESSLIN all of my life… I got a competitor in the ring that doesn’t really always stick to RESSLIN. And that’s what it says on the billboard: it says RESSLIN… We’re gonna go to RESSLIN — that’s what they call it.”
Here is how they describe big, ugly Moondog Rex to contrast him against the beautiful rule-abiding young cowboy:
“The Moondogs will do anything to get a victory. They’re BRUTAL, they’re PUNISHING, BRUTAL, HARD, BRUISING wrestlers, and they know exactly what they’re doing,”
This is just the sort of mismatch that my readers seem to love best: “large men completely overwhelming smaller men.” Here the brute drops the poor kid’s throat over the top rope.
I read an online review of this match which argues that, if they wanted the fans to support Barry, he should’ve won this match easily rather than “dragging the whole thing out unnecessarily, and worse, making Windham look weak by getting in trouble often.”
I disagree. It’s actually Barry’s vulnerability and gorgeous selling and willingness to endure prolonged abuse (before pulling out a victory in the end) which makes us love him (and lust for him.)
But what most turned me on and made me want to write about this match was a glorious Bearhug that the Moondog applies at 11:04 into the video. If you get off on Bearhugs, and what man doesn’t, then this one is a Must See.
Just look at the youngster’s pained expression! Look at him whip his long hair around in agony!
I just love it when a Bearhug victim falls limp, his head sinking onto the stronger man’s shoulder, their faces brushing cheek-to-cheek. Barry sells beautifully, demonstrating why he was such a Superstar and beloved Baby-Face.
The commentators help out by expounding on the Moondog’s wide back muscles and the power in his grip.
The Hug continues until the 12:49 mark, a full 1:45 of sexy suffering and tight rib-crushing squeezing. It was certainly long enough to finish me off.
The camera zooms in to absolutely fetishize the young cowboy’s suffering as Barry shows us his O Face over and over again. I actually made a similar face at this same moment.