Cameron Matthews vs Christian Taylor: Good Clean Fun?
It will come as a shock to some that Cameron Matthews, with over two dozen BG East matches to his credit, including two Wrestler Spotlights devoted entirely to him, has not once stepped foot in the Wrestleshack. Until now, that is. Quick to rectify the situation, The Boss signed him to this match, taking on Christian Taylor, who is lately anxious to shed his twink image by taking on a pro of Cameron’s experience and reputation. Cameron thinks of his first shed match as a ‘free vacation’ grapple, given his opinion of his opponent.
We first see Cameron and Christian ambling up a woodsy path towards the shack, shirtless in worn-out blue jeans, trading goodnatured “buddy shoves” along the way, then shedding their flip-flops at the door. (Reread that sentence, if you like: There rests, right under the image’s idyllic Mayberry quaintness, a bubbling mass of erotic heat, threatening to erupt.)
“Do I really have to stretch to kick your ass?” Cameron jokes as he steps inside. Christian smiles at the Champ’s cockiness, and the match begins without prologue. Indeed, it would be hard to find two more wholesome-looking faces on the BGE roster than Christian and Cameron. There’s an aw-shucks quality to the way they tussle, tying their gangling arms together and tumbling to the mat.
But Christian is quick to take advantage, grabbing and twisting his opponent’s bare foot at the ankle till Cameron squawks, “You bastard!” and laughs, still believing he and Christian are here for some innocent horseplay. But despite his angelic appearance, Christian likes to play rough, hard and aggressive rough. He means to raise the temperature of this fight as quickly and as high as possible. Cameron may not know it yet, but he’s playing for keeps!
Cameron Matthews vs Christian Taylor: “What You Got?”
“What you got, man?” a newly aggressive Christian really wants to find out! Cameron tosses him off and tousles the kid’s hair, chuckling like it’s all for fun. Christian reverses, pushing Cameron face down to the mat, then grabbing his wrist and yanking the arm up in a wrenching chickenwing. He tousles Cameron’s hair, as if to say, “Who’s the kid, now?” What he actually says is “You wanna give already?” Still all smiles, Cameron replies, “Not to YOU …,” adding, with the first note of irritation in his voice, “… Pussy.”
When Christian boasts, “Kicking your ass just comes natural,” Cameron bucks him off, snags him in an armbar, and gives the kid’s tit a nasty twist. Then, to make sure his point is crystal clear, he straddles Christian’s chest and forces his face up into his crotch. What “comes natural” in a situation like this is that line after line may be crossed till somebody ends up shamed, even seriously hurt. What’s fascinating to watch is the tension as it mounts, gradually wearing away the veneer of frisky “fun” as tempers flare, revealing the game for what it is, a man-sized bid for dominance and control.
Christian has shown his bully tendencies before in other matches. He often likes to push an opponent just a little further, then further still, as if, in his mind, it can never go far enough. He likes things to be intense. Punches, chokes, low blows, anything to raise the heat. But we’ve never seen him go as far as this. When an injured Cameron complains, “I thought we were just playing!” Christian replies defensively, “You said you were about to fight back. I thought that was the deal, punk.”
If Christian wants a real fight to put his manhood to the test, he may be picking on the wrong guy. Sure, Cameron is one of the most easygoing guys in wrestling. But Cameron calls himself “Champ” only half in jest (if even half). He knows a hundred ways to hurt you, twenty of which will make you wish you had never been born. Christian may not like it as much as he thinks, when Cameron finally turns on him. As the two shed first their jeans, then all civilized restraints, it’s clear this match won’t be over till one of them has beaten the shit out of the other. This battle of the baby face lookers in their butt hugging underwear is truly astonishing!