Beautiful Boy

As I said, Rafe Sanchez just oozes sex appeal. Watching him wrestle in person, his sexy body growing slick with sweat just a yard or so from where I stood with my camera, was an incredibly enjoyable experience. One of the things I liked about him was that, despite his lithe, lean muscled frame, he had no problem taking on guys who had a definitive size advantage over him, like Vlad Varek and Mitch Colby.

Vlad and Mitch also had a titanic battle in the ring of their own; Vlad towered over Mitch, which is no small feat. So, sexy young Rafe was giving up a lot of size to Vlad, but somehow managed to hold his own before going down to a bruising beating in the ring with him, on Ring Rookies 1.

And then, if that wasn’t enough, he got on the mats with Mitch Colby–and I can tell you now, from experience, that son-of-a-bitch is strong. But again, despite giving up some early falls to the bigger man, Rafe got some vengeance–and he enjoyed making the big man submit to him, before going down to defeat (Mat Hunks 9).

You’ve got to love that.

He also embraced the erotic side of wrestling, getting down and dirty with Billy Lodi in Catch Weight 3.

Peter Stallion, the beautiful eastern European stud, and Rafe also got down and dirty in Wrestle Worship 1:

And then there was his sizzling match with Sebastian Rios, X Fights 32: Caribbean Oil.

Yup, I needed to get in the ring with this punk.

Adonis Rising

His star rose quickly once his first match debuted.

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It’s easy to see why. Not only was the body extraordinary, evidence of hours of hard work and careful diet planning, but the face was handsome as well. Dark blond hair and bright blue eyes, an enormous smile and dimples you could sink a finger into up to the first knuckle…yes, the fans responded with cash and erections and worshipful blog posts and messages on the BGEast fan lists.

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Oh, yes, his star shone brightly. And he was a good wrestler, too. He was just as at home on the mats or the gazebo or the pool or the yard or the ring–something that not every wrestler had the ability to do. He was also ridiculously photogenic.

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Every time I watched one of his matches, I thought, we need to do this.

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We faced some of the same wrestlers, and yet…

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I wanted a ring match more than anything….he wanted a mat match.

And so began the tug of war, the war of words, and the feud.

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