Monthly Archives: April 2015

Spring cleaning, the Challenger 3

Two blog posts in one week!?! Madness!

This post is to let everybody know I’ve been doing some spring cleaning, and I’ve stumbled across several matches I nearly forgot all about.

The Challenger 3: Jonny Firestorm vs. Guido Genatto, is available now as a download in my VOD store. http://jonnyfirestorm.com/vod.html

 

Guido and I have done several matches since this bout, would anybody care for a best 3 out of 5 series? The match is fairly short (only 11 minutes), so the price reflects that ($15 instead of the normal $25). For all you size queens, it is one of the larger video formats.

As many of you noticed, I had some testing stuff going on with the blog last night. You can see one of the posts is still active but password protected. That’s part of one of the projects I plan on rolling out very soon. Maybe another week or so testing it and making sure it’s set up properly. Then I’ll step to the podium and make my announcement.

I’m heading off now to grab some dinner before I catch the early showing of the Avengers 2: Age of Ultron! The draft is tonight as well, go Pats!

Not quite finished

So that project is not quite finished, but it’s far enough along that I’ll share!

Behold, my own personal workspace.

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It should have been finished up, but my buddy sliced his hand open finishing up the ropes. I was busy at BG East filming matches that day, and the next day I had a 11 wrestlers over to break in the new ring. I still need to paint it, finish taping up the ropes, swap out the turnbuckles for slightly smaller ones, and throw the canvas down to cover the mat. I’m also going to add some backdrops to cover up all the junk in the background, and use some soft boxes for lighting.

I filmed 20 matches on Friday in the new ring. On Saturday I shot up to cage-a-mania (Cameron’s taping) and did a couple more there.

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The downside of being so busy this past weekend is my diet went to hell. Falling off the wagon would be an understatement. After eating so well and relatively clean for the past couple months, I can actually feel the difference in my food choices. I feel sluggish, bloated, and gross. I’m about to head to the gym and work off some of the junk. I’m going to wrestle on another pro show this Friday night, and I was hoping I’d look a lot better in spandex.

I’m going to be back in Florida at the end of May and early June. Both trips have been added to the calendar, which I’m going to be updating more frequently.

The NFL draft is this weekend, and I’m anxious to see what the Patriots are going to do. I know the typical joke is “NE trades the 32nd pick”, but with the new rookie wage scale and the 5th year option for all 1st round picks, the Patriots have actually traded UP in the first round (Hightower, Chandler Jones) to grab players. I’m thinking Shane Ray could be a player to keep an eye on. Talent wise he’s a top 10 pick, but some off the field issues and turf toe are supposed to make him fall in the draft. Last year NE used their first round pick on a DT with no ACL’s, so injury history shouldn’t be a major concern. The off the field stuff might be too much, especially coming off the whole Hernandez thing. The Patriots do love their value picks, and getting a top 10 talent with the 32nd pick might be too tempting to pass up. It’s not exactly the biggest area of need on this team, but I wouldn’t complain. They were able to win the Super Bowl without much contribution from their #1 pick last year, so as long as they can nail the next couple rounds, I’d take the risk.

Does anybody have an iWatch, and if so, how do you like it so far? I’ve tried it on, read about it, and still can’t decide if I think it’s a neat gimmick, or totally obnoxious. Having your passbook at your full disposal is kind of neat (apple pay, boarding passes, etc), having maps on your wrist if you’re walking around a new city is something that appeals to me as well. I will never use it as a phone, the idea of speaking into your wrist while in public is horrifying to me (I have bluetooth in my car, or else I’d say that would be a practical use for it) . I can’t imagine reading and responding to emails/texts is very pleasant either, and having it constantly buzz on your wrist seems like it could get old real fast. The fitness uses for it are interesting, but aren’t enough to sway me either way. This definitely isn’t something I need, I’m just trying to figure out if it’s something that would be neat to have and possibly make parts of my day easier.

A little late

I’m posting this a little later than I wanted to, mainly because I’ve been busy this week finishing up a project I teased on my blog at the beginning of the year. I’m starting to see a pattern here, lol. It should be finished up tomorrow and I’ll have photos up in a blog after this weekends shoots.

I’ve been on the injury report all this week as well, thankfully I’m starting to come around now. I was fighting off a bad cold earlier this week and I somehow injured my neck. It felt like a strain, I just know it hurt to move for most of the week. I’m finally able to move it pain free and with full range of motion. My gym goals took a hit this week as a result, but I’ll get myself back on track.

I have a busy remainder of the week. Tomorrow I’m going up to BG East of film some matches with a hot new guy and one of our newest superstars. Friday, I’m doing a small custom match taping, and then Saturday I’m going to hang out with Cameron & company.

Speaking of custom tapings, I’ll have these guys kicking around for a couple days. We might have room to get a couple more matches in. So send those scripts in!

  

 

Kayden Keller, Lon Dumont, Dolph Danner, Biff Farrell, Ty Alexander, and of course I’m available as well.

I’m also very close to announcing a couple more projects I’ve been working on. These ones won’t take 4 months to finish, I promise. I’d expect the debut to be in the next couple weeks. Some really cool stuff is on the horizon. Speaking of that, I’ve been talking with Cameron about doing some joint trips together. West coast, the UK, etc. When we hammer out dates, I’ll post them here.

For those of you who haven’t checked out BG East’s latest set of releases, go do so! www.bgeast.com Catalog 108 has been released and it features some hot new hunks and it has one hell of a star studded line up. Heel Bash 1 is probably my favorite of the bunch, it has two hot pros, Chet Chastain and Dolph Danner, who are making their BGE debuts, Guido Genatto (who is quickly becoming one of my favorite heels to watch) taking on Ethan Axel Andrews, and Big Barry Burke squashing pretty boy, Rofl Fulton. Another can’t miss debut is Biff Farrell’s on the Lon Dumont spotlight. Biff’s the prototypical college jock. He looks great, he knows it, but he’s got a little ways to go before he can step in the ring against a seasoned veteran like Lon Dumont and come away with the win. I practiced with Biff a little after he finished wrestling Lon, and he’s going to be a force to be reckoned with once he catches on. Notice I said once, not if. He’s a stud, a natural athlete, who picks up on wrestling very easily. I’d be shocked if he wasn’t a candidate the boss calls up to smash poor unsuspecting jobber boys by the end of the year. Once his skills get up to par, I’d like to have a go with him.

Off topic, but I can’t wait to see this.

That’s it for now Firestorm fans!

Pro match live, progress report

The pro match I wrote about two blog posts ago (Better late than never), has been added to the store. Pro 1: Jonny’s Triple Threat Match is a 10:30 minute download and costs $15. It’s a very different match than you’re used to seeing me in. I play the baby face (good guy) in the bout and have more of an ariel arial based offensive attack. A triple threat match pits 3 wrestlers against each other simultaneously (no tags), the first person to score a pin-fall or submission victory is the winner. There aren’t supposed to be any alliances because of the everyman for himself format, but the heels in this match make a pact to beat me down and double team me every chance they get.

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Moving on to the gym update. I feel like I’ve been killing the workouts lately. I prevenatively took this week off from legs because my knee and hip didn’t feel right. It’s feeling 100% now but I’ll still hold off till next week just to be safe. Here’s a picture of me from about a month ago, actually they’re exactly a month old (March 16th).

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And here are some pictures of me from yesterday

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Besides the crazy hair (I had a hat on working out), you can see the improvements in muscle size and definition. I was actually in better shape late last week but I had one hell of a weekend in Boston. Lol. Back on track now though.

Check out this jobber…

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I like to do charity work every once in awhile, part of it involves taking the elderly out. Don’t fret Firestorm fans, Scott Williams didn’t come close to beating me in arm wrestling.

I’ll have another blog post up soon about the upcoming custom match taping and a couple more things I’m excited about.

Stay tuned, same bat time, same bat channel!

Fun in the sun

Florida ended up being a very busy trip. I think I saw the water once, might have been out in the sun once. Not that you’d be able to tell from my non existent tan lines.

 

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I can’t post pictures from the BGE taping, but I will brag about the guys we had wrestle. All of them were studs. I can’t wait to see the reaction people have when the matches are finally released. Two of them aren’t new to the wrestling world and another two are brand new rookies who should be early favorites for some of the year end awards in 2015.

 

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 Of course there were some night time shenanigans as well. My first night in I went out with the boys to a well known local establishment and we got our drink on. Things can get a little out of control when you have alcohol and wrestlers mixed together, this was one of our calmer photo ops. 

  

 That being said, it probably wasn’t the smartest idea to have a couple nights of drinking under my belt before we started filming. I was more bloated than I should’ve been, but like I said in my last post. Everything seems to be on track, just gotta focus more on the mid section, and I have been!

 

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I filmed a lot of custom matches, I wish I had time to do more. The response I got from my previous blog was overwhelming. I’m still trying to catch up on emails from the trip to let people know that I didn’t have time for their request.

 

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I can’t post some of the images from the matches I did for a couple different reasons (imaginations run wild), but I hope you enjoy some of the photos I am willing to share.

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I’m going to be doing another (larger) custom match taping mid to late April, I’ll have the cast posted as they confirm. This time I’m leaving myself plenty of time to fulfill any and all custom match requests that I receive.

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 We had several different themes from the matches pictured. Some of them have a theme of me being the leader of a heel cult. Our sole purpose is to recruit new heels (sometimes against their will) and train them in the art of domination. If they’re able to survive their initiation some are promoted to the next rank, others are doomed to forever be the punching bags for the next group of heels in training.

 

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We had several low blow themed matches. One with me and Austin Cooper that was very back and forth. Another between Drake Marcos and me that had be busting his bulge the entire time. I had fun, he probably had less fun.

 

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 I also did a sleepers themed squash match where I repeatedly knocked out Austin Cooper with a variety of different sleeper holds.

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The one that I enjoyed the most was probably a custom requested Custom Combat, where I destroy poor Ty Alexander. He was a trooper, he took everything I could dish out. Not with a smile on his face, but he survived. When you’re on the receiving end of a squash match with me, surviving is all you can ask for.

 

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When we were done with two very long days of filming, I went out with the boys and celebrated. We went out to dinner and hit up the Manor after. We were separated and not all of us went home together. I hope they had as much fun as I did!

 

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I don’t have a lot of downtime, despite what most people think. I was home from FL for about 24 hours before shooting up to Montreal. It was a short visit, I can’t wait to go back though. I love going up, there’s always something fun going on, the people are nice, the food is good. I can’t wait till the weather is a little nicer and walking around the city is enjoyable. 

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The new camcorder works great, there’s a slight learning curve that I’m getting accustomed to. As you can see from the photos, we were whited out at times. In the past having too much light in that ring room was never a problem, the camera handles low light situations spectacularly. Lesson learned. I haven’t played around much with the 4K recording mode yet, mostly because the computer I have isn’t equipped to handle the footage. In about a week that won’t be a problem anymore.

 

 

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I had a great week in the gym… at least I think that I did. I stepped up my ab work and have been doing some extra work on my chest and back this week. Next week I’m going to start working in some cardio on my non lifting days, so hopefully the abs will start coming in faster.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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If the formatting on this is a little off it’s because I’m doing it from my phone while running at the gym. That’s it for now Firestormers, till next time!