Despite it's obvious erotic connotations the bear-hug hold, seen here in Mitch Colby's 2008 match with Tyrell Tomsen, doesn't quite do it for me. Somehow I can't quite resolve the ambiguity of using a normally friendly gesture for aggression.
It's also because not a lot seems to be happening while the hold is in progress and I find it virtually impossible to see (or indeed imagine) what effect (if any) it has on the recipient, although Mitch does his best here with facial theatrics.
This curious encounter actually ends up in the swimming pool. Again, throwing someone into a swimming pool is usually seen as playful not aggressive. Despite the unlikely location, this image where Tyrell appears to be carrying Colby off rather than crushing him is rather more interesting for me, conjuring up fantasies of kidnap.
This image on the other hand really does conjure up a sense of domination, with Derek Da Silva sitting on Colby's face while wearing an exceptionally well-fitting pair of swimming trunks in a subdued colour which imparts a genuine, masculine persona. The back tattoo is a bit over-the-top but there's no denying that it enhances Da Silva's physique
Despite his inauspicious start, Colby's own interest in Da Silva's trunks soon becomes apparent with a dive inside and tackle grab from behind. This exotic hold is rarely seen in the mainstream sport and certainly not allowed to continue to this extent. But in erotic wrestling there is no referee to call a halt.
Colby gets to dish out some credible CBT in this film. It's quite hard to totally fake ball-tapping like this unless you are very expert indeed at pulling punches, even gentle taps can smart! The spread legs position and bunching effect created by Da Silva's trunks is a clever way of accentuating his downfall and vulnerability.
And just in case you didn't get that, the naked version which follows is even more graphic.
Da Silva's hairy muscularity makes this domination scene highly erotic and it's made all the more so because Colby's generally non-threatening appearance suggests he would be incapable of such sadistic pleasures. Credit to Derek Da Silva for his contribution with a nice bit of squirming and endurance. He also appears with Mitch in 'Shock Treatment'.
The body scissors is something like the bear hug involving a lot of squeezing but not much obvious action or damage. This example with a trim but somewhat fluffy-looking Peter Stallion putting the squeeze on muscular-shouldered Mitch seems especially improbable. You can almost sense Mitch's surprise at being caught in the picture, which is one of the reasons I included it. It also has a pleasing, compact composition with the diagonal line between the heads giving a strong sense of engagement.
It's fairly obvious that Peter's being allowed to play top dog here and you have to fear for the outcome after Mitch's harsh treatment of Derek Da Silva but meanwhile enjoy Mitch's upturned ass.
Stallion's clingy, pink shorts are a significant point of interest in this film and feed into the depiction of his cocky, dandy-like persona which this victory pose exemplifies. Mitch gets a faceful of it here, a humiliating setback from an arrogant, young upstart in the true traditions of professional wrestling story-telling. But you know what's coming next.
Naturally the tables are turned and the natural order re-asserts itself. Whatever you might think of Peter Stallion's film character here, it must be admitted that he looks very fine in those pink shorts.
There's more squeezing and sexy trunks in this fight with Patrick Donovan whose shapely buns stand up to comparison with Mitch's own sexy bottom. The head scissors seen here has the virtue of displaying dominance while embarrassing your opponent at the same time. This variant, with one fighter's face embedded into his opponents crotch, adds a delicious erotic flavour as well. It's just a shame Donovan has got his arm in there too, enabling him to evade full immersion. Colby's hand, firmly pulling him in, makes clear his intention to humiliate.
One of the virtues of these films for me is that the participants get to hang onto their clothes about 20 times longer than in conventional porn and for lovers of shorts Mitch's trunks are equally as interesting as his opponents. The flimsy (wet?) fabric is a pleasantly titillating feature. Donovan's physique shows up well here and he's sporting an intriguing bulge, given the circumstances. Not sure about those heavy seams though.
From this direction Donovan's shorts have a nostalgic, 50's, retro look about them and the deep sides allow interesting creases to develop which accentuate the shape of his ass. Colby's gripping hand looks very big and strong here, totally in control.
I've taken my ramble though Mitch Colby's wrestling appearances in chronological order and we've now caught up with his 'fetish period' where I started this series. He's been pitted against a selection of strong, masculine opponents and rather more of the youthful, slender variety. Most of them have been put firmly in their place by Mitch. Up to now, for the most part, they have not been well-known but next time we will see him pitted against some real personalities of the porn screen.
More next time.
In the preparation of this article I was greatly helped by the treasure trove of imagery at 'Neverland' and Sidelineland. My thanks also to BGEast who own the copyright and will supply you with the videos if you want to find out more.
Read this series from the beginning, Part 1
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