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Johnny Bravo vs Brian Cage
ID:  132
Title:  Johnny Bravo vs Brian Cage
Company:  Thunders Arena
Category:  Bearhug, Muscle, Wrestling
Year:  2015
Ratings  6.31 | 8.75 | 8.21   [7.76]   Rate this video
Reviewer:    Epiphany   (ID 1458)  

General description:

Johnny Bravo and Brian Cage, two of the biggest men in Thunders Arena history go at it in a wrestling ring.

JB vs The Machine

From Ring Wars 8

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This is Thunders doing ring battles rather than out of peoples homes, garages, hotel rooms, or back yards.

They are charging a premium for this video and I will warn you all, up front, that the production quality is simply not there.

The camera work in many places makes me think the camera operator was either drunk or being tazered.

You would think they would have multiple camera's (I mean come on an HD handheld is pretty cheap these days) and that they would transition between them to get the best shots and that the camera work would be better for a premium title but nope. The video in many places sucks and the very limited editing is to repeat a scene briefly or cut away for no reason listed.

I'll also let you know that I really didn't like this video. It was really fake. I mean comically so in many places.

While Johnny Bravo may get a bit of a pass as he normally isn't in matches with someone with more skill and pretty close to if not equal power I expected more of Brian Cage. I mean he's a pro so to speak.

Many of the "fake hurting" or "disoriented" scenes (the corner work mostly) I've seen better acting in an action role by the dead and they don't tend to move around a lot.

My score will be low as the video doesn't warrant higher and I honestly can't recommend this video for a number of reasons that will become obvious through the review.

Won't do a blow by blow here. Will try and hit the "highlights". I simply found the video really lacking. A few rear hugs and a few lifted by JB but nothing long and nothing from BC on JB.

Enter JB, trash talking and flexing. He's going to destroy Brian Cage like all of these other schmucks.

Enter Brian Cage, the "Real Fucking Sex God", "the Machine", he's not just made for show he's made to go baby.

Standard lock up and JB goes for the rear hug right off the start including a lifted.

Btw, did you notice the ring on BC's left hand 4th finger? Normally wrestlers don't wear things like rings or necklaces to a match or allow them. They can be used as weapons and they can also cause injury to the person wearing them (choked by a chain necklace or damage to a finger by a ring, etc.)

JB has a nerve hold on BC's neck. "I told you not to come to my ring" says JB. Sleeper next by JB on "Wolverine".

pick up, thrown to the ropes and back smashed to another rear hug.

We then get the money shots, JB lifted frontal bearhug on the pretty boy. I took quite a few shots but here are 11 (2 free, 3 if logged in and 6 if you vote). You want more, buy the video.

BC is a pretty "stout" well built guy. He weighs a fair bit so a lifted hug is a temporary thing no matter how strong you are.

There is a point of diminishing returns with this, the power used to lift quickly depletes the power needed to effectively hug someone. While there are also benefits the costs can outweigh the results with another big person.

JB partially releases the hug then goes back to it very briefly before releasing it and throwing BC into the corner.

Total hug time to date, 32 seconds including rears.

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  Comment #4 written by Landon (id 718) on 2016-02-05 21:18:11

When it comes to bear hugs I've found that Johnny and Brian have some of the best. Brian normally doesn't show off his hug but Johnny does. And when he does, it makes me want to get crushed or crush another guy. There's power and determination there which is nice compared to a lot of the lackluster bear hugs we often see. Of course he's not perfect. I think that bear hugs can only be as good as the guy being bear hugged and I think Brian pulled off the jobber quite well. There's a lot of muscle in this video. Additionally, the dialogue is always nice with Johnny. It seems real and action packed. AND like he actually wants to be there. Always a plus.

  Comment #3 written by Epiphany (id 1458) on 2015-11-07 15:51:30

Bigsqueezer there are several Bravo matches that are actually very good. The biggest limitation is that he's "amateur" wrestling.

Folks like Brian Cage and Dirty Daddy are pro's. They know the pro moves and the amateur ones. They also know how to throw a punch and a kick and are willing to go "beyond legal" with a low blow or whatever they have to for the win.

Johnny Bravo is pretty "straight laced". If you look at his punches they are like he's using a nerf bat to do it. The man can't punch worth shit and his kicks miss more than they hit if he even uses them.

He won't use his weight as much as many of the others (won't, for example, stand on a guys abs or back).

Almost all of his matches end with a sleeper.

The pro's will use whatever they have to for the win, sleeper, other submissions, etc.

Best Bravo matches I've seen are the ones vs Z-Man and the one vs Iceman. The others, meh, they're "ok" but there are limits.

  Comment #2 written by Bigsqueezer (id 743) on 2015-11-05 14:38:32

I find still shots from Bravo's matches are often better than the actual action.

  Comment #1 written by an anonymous user on 2015-09-04 10:59:19


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