You can take a look at his new collection by clicking here. In my opinion, some of the shots are pretty impressive. The size of Hard4You probably implies that his bearhugs are quite powerful.
I do realize that not all the images that were posted are bearhugs, but since Sam kindly shared his personal photography from his own matches with us, I've decided to make an exception. On top of that, he posted the full scale originals, which are larger than what your desktop wallpaper can hold.
Please guys, don't be tough on your rating. If you think you can do better than this, then by all means, please share with us your own bearhugs.
I know I'm a little bit early to talk about the New Year, but since I won't be available for the coming days, I might as well throw this in now.
I added two video clips with low points requirement. They can be unlocked with a trust rating of 4 and 8 or greater and they demand respectively 20,170 or 2,000 points to unlock. Check out the Clips Section and the Unlock Hints for more information. You will need to be logged in to see the clips, otherwise, they will be hidden and invisible.
The third video clip is free for all. I ran through some of Paul Isadora's bearhug. Yes, this massive, tall and beastly monster who can probably crush any poor (or lucky) victim that gets stuck in his arms. Anyway, I've noticed that the Reno Wrestling Factory took one of his matches down. With this wrestling association having very little visibility and probably a high chance of disappearing like most small organizations, I doubt that most of us will ever be able to view the video again. Luckily, I happened to have kept a copy of the bearhug.
The last video clip is based on the Request List. If you previously made a request and don't see your request anymore, chances are that it might have become available. If your request is still there, then try to team up instead with one of your peers to boost the video chances for that bearhug.
As a side note, you can also check the Uploads section for a good batch of new bearhugs pics that I've added today.
Remember that putting a thumbs up or commenting on the match is a great way to give these guys a token of your appreciation for taking the time to make the pics, sharing them with us and write their scenario.
Rob (id 1307) took the time to write a new review considering that our last review dates as far back as more than a year ago...
The review is about the match pitting Mark Muscle against Scrappy in Vegas Battle 7. You can read all about his perspective and opinion of this match under Review ID 140.
Many thanks to Rob for reviving the section with his new submission. Truth be told, writing a review is almost as painful as writing a match. It takes quite a bit of time, you need to gather screenshots, write down your thoughts and put them all together. I'll be working on a feature to auto-post to a textual-only review all the bearhugs related to the match. The system would take the images directly from the Bearhug Uploads section. Maybe I can get this done on the holidays.
I know the interface to create match is still terrible and time consuming, but I haven't found a way yet to make it simpler. So, please be mindful and thankful of anyone who submits a match because they actually go through the whole tedious process to be able to share a match with all of us.
The one from MontrealDude is actually from the Titan chapters with all the pictures if you need to be visual. It's called "Hercules vs Titan". If you prefer to use your own imagination, then the one from Joeran should suit you well. It is entitled "Roommate Revelation".
For the list of all the latest stories, just click here.
An anonymous user submitted a link to the PrimeTime Wrestling show from August 1989. Surprisingly, the show contains a total of 6 bearhugs. Actually, half of those bearhugs are from Zeus... It was a gimmick from the movie "No Holds Barred". They decided to bring the character from the movie right into the WWF Summerslam event.
I have a book coming out. it's the adventures of Erik Atlas, superstar wrestler in the International Sex Fight league. Big muscled wrestlers, hero and heel, massive bearhug and all kinds of power moves!
BigSqueezer contributed a great amount of free stories on this site. Considering that the price tag for the digital version of his newest book is only 3 bucks, well.. please do make a little effort to support him.
September passed by without me noticing it and I haven't written anything for the entire month. Meh, you guys can slap me a bearhug as some form of punishment, but I'm sure you guys are used to my prolonged absences by now.
Today's bearhug is between Beast and Talon.
I have to admit that I like this Beast newcomer to TA's roster. He's a good-looking bulky guy, good charisma, great amount of beard which I have a weakness for... and has apparently an MMA background.
As for the bearhug, I don't really believe it because Beast is bigger than Talon, but not actually by that much: Talon is billed at 5'11", 209 lbs and Beast is billed at 5'8", 225 lbs. So either Talon is really strong... or Beast is selling the bearhug very well.
Head out to Upload ID 34748 and get your +4,000 points today by saying yourself (through a vote) how much you like this bearhug.
And if you liked this bearhug, you can take a look at other pictures in this series of Talon vs Beast.
You know... If there is a nice trend that I've noticed lately is that Thunder's Arena has been very tolerant in welcoming new wrestlers that sports a beard and on occasion, some chest hair. Of course, to each their preferences, but this trend really makes me happy.
The server hosting the site has been very slow lately and it was determined that there were a few hiccups and performance problems on how the visits to each profiles were stored.
I had to clear them out, so yes, all the visit and visitor history will be cleared as of today (August 30 2016). They will start piling up again as soon as someone checks out your profile or when you check out someone's profile. For some reason, the maintenance script I had to clean them up periodically stopped working and the disk space almost reached its full usage.
Here's another one of those giant vs small gimmick.. actually, an even better one: Andre The Giant vs 2 small jobbers in a handicap match!
The Giant starts by bearhugging Johnny Rodz at 9:22, but this guy is so strong he can actually do a double bearhug by crushing both Rodz and Frank Rodriguez near 9:43! He finally delivers the final submission to Rodriguez at 11:54.
The Giant is so powerful! Can he ever be stopped?
Remember to rate this bearhug under Link ID 3505 for a +3,000 bearhug points bonus.
This recent batch contains a mix of pro indies, some Thunder's and a bunch of Morgan Cruise bearhugs.
Yeah, I know.. Morgan Cruise has been renamed to Dominants Dungeon lately... I'll gradually do the replacement in the weeks to come. It doesn't really matter in the end since those who visit Morgan Cruise are automatically redirected do their new website. The same thing applies to the Cameron Wrestler website that now converges towards the Wrestler 4 Hire website.
It really annoys me when companies change the website's format or the company name because it just breaks so many links.
Is it just me or I really find it hard to use the new replacement format of Wrestler 4 Hire? You are forced to log in to view many of their products or access many parts of their website, it's hard to find anything and you can't tell which new videos have been added. The search feature doesn't always work either. Each time I surf on it, I just end up closing my browser out of frustration. It's probably just me being difficult.
I still hope that they will revamp the system again to make it friendlier.
I really don't need to write this down since Adrain (id 3641) is doing pretty well without me needing to point out that he wrote recently a couple of stories. The feedback already posted by other users shows that many people are appreciating his work. Considering the length of his chapters, I can imagine that we're talking about days, if not weeks or months, of thinking and writing.
Yikes! 2 weeks without a post. I guess I've been busy wrestling here and there, but most importantly, I've been taking advantage of the summer.
I was thinking of posting a BG or Thunder's bearhug, but they get enough exposure anyway. They get way more of it than all these pro indies that occasionally produce excellent bearhug content.
I'll pick several pics of the moment today.
This first one is your usual big vs small gimmick, featuring Steve Dalton bearhugging Justin Overstreet. It's really too bad Steve Dalton was closing his eyes when this picture was taken.
The second is one of those rare gatorhugs (or bearhugs in water). I'm very curious to know what setting or what event introduced this bearhug. I mean how often do you give bearhugs in swimming pools? It looked as if it was even a caged match...
This last one shows another big vs small convincing bearhug given by Danny Deans to Party Rocker Ryan. Yeah... I just happen to like big vs small.
Hmmm... it's been 6 years I haven't used the "Bearhug Tracker" category. I guess better late than never.
Anyway, I haven't been following much WWE anymore, but this one isn't half bad. Smackdown aired a sequence where Alexander Rusev gives a russian bearhug to the hunky Antonio Cesaro. You can view this under Clip ID 291. You can also check out a high quality still that you can probably set as a wallpaper for your desktop under Upload ID 34403.
Normally, all WWE shows are crap since they stuff it with drama, high flying acrobatic moves, trash talking, lots of nonsense, plenty of steroids and what not.... but every now and then, a nice little bearhug pops up. Lucky for us.
My routine for WWE is that I google on a monthly basis the reviews of all their shows (Smackdown, RAW, NXT combined) and I look for the bearhug keyword. If a bearhug is involved, then I'll take the extra step to locate it, document and capture the bearhug. I have to admit that this bearhug was a bit special, I found it out of a Japanese or Chinese site called Shuai Jao (Link ID 3473) that takes high quality stills of the WWE shows. With some research, you cross reference the wrestlers, find the airing date, uncover the videos and extract the exact moment the bearhug occurred.
Since not many people were that interested in identifying the categories for images posted in the Match section, I am now giving out +1,000 points per image identified.
The best way to do this is to look for holds for each match. Simply visit any match or view them by highest amount of uncategorized images. Then, use the [ Quick View ] link at the bottom of the match. From here, you can click on any of the images to start identifying them away. Note that even if a hold has been identified, you can change it again in case it was incorrectly identified.
If you want even more filtering, there's a link at the bottom of the Quick View page that will allow you to show only uncategorized images.
Categorization allows for better searching of matches later on. The search system currently allows you to find matches that contain a particular hold, but this search is useless if none of the images are identified.
Hey! Looks like the site reached its 18 years of existence! Woohoo!
So.. um.. aside from releasing another clip at a low point count, there's not much else I can do. If you have a trust rating of at least 7 and a minimum of 18,000 points, then please check out the clips section for your little surprise. I hope you guys will enjoy it.
Yeah, I haven't worked on any new big features since a long while... so there's no grandiose opening or anything along those lines today. It'll be for another time (or year).
Meanwhile, please accept my heartfelt thanks for helping the site go through yet another year! May bearhugger.net continue to exist for a lot more decades!