“Handsome Popular All-American Boy Type”

One of the YouTube channels I follow called “Classic Wrestling stuff” has been posting episodes of early 1980’s World Class Championship Wrestling. This was good ole Southern rasslin from Texas where every episode offered plenty of Iron Claws and frequent Body Scissors by the beloved Von Erich lads in their revealing little trunks.

The opening bout on the January 15, 1983 episode of WCCW featured the Von Erich’s perhaps more handsome young playmate — Brian Adias — enduring abuse by the hated Freebird, Buddy Roberts. This classic Heel vs. Babyface exhibition by two WCCW icons includes plenty of dirty cheating by the dickhead villain and several remarkable moments of eye-candy that I found very entertaining.

We are treated to some high-flying Shine by the “handsome All-American Boy”, looking gallant in his blue spandex and tall striped socks. Soon however, Buddy Roberts stuns his cute opponent with a surprisingly violent assault, which is where I’ll pick up the story…

The commentator, Mark Lowrance, did a good job convincing me to fall in love with Brian Adias, describing him as a “handsome, popular, All-American-Boy type.” It was very rare back in 1983 for a man to notice and comment on another man’s good looks — it was considered super-gay and therefore detestable by the homophobic patriarchy in place at that time.

But Lowrance’s unbridled appreciation for (and perhaps lust for) Brian’s male beauty certainly worked on me. I recall having a persistent crush on hunky Brian Adias throughout my horny teenage years — even after he became a Bad Boy and turned against the Von Erichs. I am surprised actually that I’ve only posted one article in all these years dedicated to my boy Brian — my 1/6/2011 article — where the stud out-wrestles a good-looking masked jobber called “El Diablo.”

But nowadays, it seems my tastes have matured and changed. I am now finding myself turned on by the chesty blond Buddy Roberts. I didn’t pay him any attention back in the 1980s — I was more drawn to “handsome All-American boys” in those days — but now I’d love to spend a long weekend in a hotel with this talented older ring general. His dominant attitude, his tan dad-bod, his golden locks contrasting with dark sideburns – Yes please!

I think that Roberts had a Nick Bockwinkel vibe early in his career, which certainly whets my appetite for mature masculine power. Even his high-cut and full-assed trunks, made out of that thick fabric, are catching my attention. I normally favor skimpy little briefs, but these vintage trunks represent old school Heel brutality that overwhelmed me with so much pleasure in the 1980s, so now I’m craving to own a pair of two-toned trunks just like those (complete with the contrasting stars) or at least to wrestle a beefy Real Man wearing this style of trunks.

I think part of the reason I was never attracted to Buddy Roberts over the years is because his more-flamboyant fellow Freebird, Michael Hayes. stole the spotlight. Hayes who never missed an opportunity to shake his dick, stick out his tongue, or present his hairy chest for our viewing pleasure.

Even in this pre-match interview, filmed just before the Roberts-Adias bout, Hayes works to keep our attention focused on him:

Roberts displays some impressive skills in this match — and his attacks always seem believable and effective. Brian Adias helps out with plenty of moans and groans — loud “OOOOHs” being expelled from his lungs.

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3 Responses to “Handsome Popular All-American Boy Type”

  1. Mike says:

    Louisiana (where I was parked in 1983) was always “Mid South” territory (Terry Taylor, Magnum TA, The Fantastics) but the Dallas based WCCW was very welcomed viewing, I remember being bowled over by the UK hero Chris Adams (he went heel) and I never cared for the von Erichs until cousin “Lance” came in the scene, which I know is blasphemous because he’s not related to them. But what a specimen he was! I recently saw a photo of him (he really did marry a rich woman and move to South Africa) and he was still ridiculously handsome. There’s a great YouTube of the exiled Lance von Erich vs Abdullah the Butcher in Puerto Rico that is a must watch if only for the perception of “Handsome Lance” being in such danger. The internet noise was Fritz von Erich disliked Lance so much at the time for leaving their stable that he paid Abdullah to really work him over but yeah that’s quite the rumor. It was an outdoor night match after a rainstorm so the ring is soaked.

  2. Phil says:

    I really liked Buddy. He was like the school yard bully, and I was really turned on by his vicious antics. It is true that he was always playing second fiddle to Hayes but it was Buddy I was attracted to….less flamboyant and more vicious.

  3. johnny coxx says:

    I was (and still am) crushin’ on Brian Adias… ESP loved his heel turn.!!