There is a distinction between a jobber and a face in the world of wrestling.
There’s certainly some overlap, but jobbers rarely, if ever, win matches, and are also incapable of maintaining any offense they may generate during a match; they may not even launch an offensive against their opponent–and if they do, it generally doesn’t last long. Jobbers are there to be demolished, tortured, and beaten by an opponent who relishes dishing out pain and punishment and humiliation.
A face, on the other hand, is a good looking well built stud with mad wrestling skills. He doesn’t stoop to rule breaking and/or cheating (unless provoked by the relentless rule breaking of their foe; it always plays as well-deserved and draws cheers from the crowd as payback). A face is a great wrestler who only loses due to the duplicity of their opponent; they are huge fan favorites. Probably the best example of a face is Kevin Von Erich, who was handsome and had a fantastic body.
The question, of course, is which category does my latest BGEast crush, Kirk Donahue, fall into?
Very very good-looking, and that body!
Not to mention dat ass.
He also has ring skills, though, so even though he seems to lose every match he’s involved in for the cameras, I would put him down as both.
Z-Man is another one who straddles that line; he shows a lot of ability in his matches and even sometimes crossed the line into illegality–but only after being relentlessly beaten and victimized. He, too, is stunningly handsome and that body–Christ, that body.
So, I was very interested in seeing the two of them against each other in Babyface Brawl 2.
That shot is a work of art, isn’t it?
Kirk certainly brought out the beast I always knew was under the surface with Z-Man.
It’s a great match; Kirk even manages some offensive against the Z-Man…ring confidence is born out of success in the ring, and neither wrestler has had much along those lines over the years in the arena. Several times when Z-Man was poised to polish Kirk off for guard that killer instinct that is acquired through beatings isn’t as honed in either man as of yet.
And Kirk always suffers so beautifully.
Why is the suffering of the beautiful such a turn-on for so many of us? That is a topic for another day, I suppose.