Alexi Adamov vs Scott Starr: Age and Treachery versus Youth and Skill
Sporting blue trunks and his severest haircut to date, Alexi Adamov is a knockout. The man is not only one of the hottest wrestlers on the BG East roster but one of the strongest as well. Over the years he has moved from gym-bunny recruit – dismissed by fellow wrestlers as a “doormat” – to rugged warrior intimidated by nobody. Now he’s on every ambitious wrestler’s wish list for future matches. Alexi doesn’t have to bark a lot to garner attention. His physique commands the wrestling ring with quiet confidence.
Warming up before the match, Alexi looks like everybody’s fantasy of a babyface hero, exquisitely well-muscled and boyishly handsome. Beefy pro boy Scott Starr tries to intimidate Alexi with big talk and he-man swagger, trying hard (perhaps too hard) to dismiss the challenge Alexi’s well-hewn muscle represents. Alexi, though, looks more than ready for the challenge in this youth-versus-experience match between the eternally dreamy Adamov and the considerably more ring savvy and slightly older opponent, Scott Starr. The crisis of the match is whether Scott can overcome Alexi’s massive muscle and whether Alexi can do what has to be done to take down an opportunistic sadist and well hung ring veteran like Starr. Both prove to be more than capable antagonists, but the question remains: who can vanquish (and, as it turns out, nearly demolish) the other?
“Been doing this for a while, kid,” Scott boasts, after breaking a test of strength with a knee to Alexi’s midsection. Barely fazed by the blow, Alexi mentions that he noticed a few gray hairs on Scott’s head while the two of them were chest to chest, hands clenched over their shoulders. Lest Alexi underestimate what kind of heel he’s up against, Scott follows one cheap shot with another, raking his fingernails across his opponent’s eyes. Alexi staggers backwards and falls to the mat, temporarily blinded.
These guys have not met before this moment in the ring. Any respect they get from the other will be earned by brute force. Alexi raises his hands, inviting Scott in for another test of strength. As Scott draws near, Alexi rams him in the midsection with his shoulder, driving him backwards to the ropes. Then he pulls the “fucking scumbag” in for a side headlock and drags him down to the mat, Alexi’s biceps grinding the nape of the man’s neck. Yep, Alexi learned a long time ago not to play “nice guy” in the BG East ring.
Alexi Adamov vs Scott Starr: Shit’s Getting Real
Both men may have underestimated each other at first, but the give-and-take action that follows proves that neither is going to back away. “What’s your name?” Alexi taunts, as he grinds Scott’s chest between powerful thighs. He wants Scott to say his name as a kind of tapout signal. “Sandy? Suzy? Am I close?” A little too sure of himself, Alexi lets his opponent wriggle free of the hold and gain the upper hand, wrenching the right arm up behind Alexi’s back. Scott “Super” Starr is not about to let some “cute kid” show him up.
Scott Starr knows all the little nasty moves and pressure points to cause an opponent maximum discomfort. He goes for the fingers, stretching middle and ring fingers out wide. This guy is mean and loves to hurt young punks who don’t know their place, and no tactic is too low so long as it gives him the upper hand. Scott licks his lip to the sound of Alexi’s moans. Alexi scrambles to regain the advantage, but Scott stays right on top of him, choking him against the bottom rope and almost succeeding in knocking him out with a rear choke. “Let me show you what an old man can do!” he says, with cynical delight.
Tempers rise. What starts out as two wrestlers’ kinda feeling each other out turns vicious over time as neither gains a clear edge over the other. After a grueling chinlock cranks out the match’s first submission, the victor doesn’t even let the loser get his face off the mat before renewing the attack. A frenzied and brutal fight follows in the second fall, evening the score and setting up an unforgettable climax.
Alexi has never looked so self-assured as he does in this fight, and few wrestlers have put him through his paces as relentlessly (and sadistically) as Scott does. Alexi, always something of a poker face, exudes confidence and a seductive hint of cruelty in this match. He’s never had an opponent more adept than Scott Starr at rousing his best fight in the ring. The outcome is unpredictable to the last minute, yet nothing about it is out of keeping with what we’ve seen before during this intense and visually stunning match-up. Since the wrestlers, close in tenacity, play their cards exactly right, ultimately the win goes to the guy whom nature (“red in tooth and claw”) has dealt the better hand.
Both men rise to the challenge, concurrently elevating the competitive tension and the audience’s pulse rate. All bets are off as it becomes clear that either man is capable of claiming the ultimate victory. Everything depends on who’s willing to take the fight to the limit. Unpredictable as it is, the outcome of this match is an absolutely perfect conclusion to a hard-on inducing main event. This is great wrestling entertainment most of all because it’s great WRESTLING, and nobody but nobody delivers the real shit like BG East!