Drake Marcos vs. Zach Reno (Mat Rats)
Both Marcos and Reno are more than wrestlers. They are artists in the ring, arresting audiences with matches of physical strength, perseverance, as well as beauty. There's a certain level of artistry in their movements, their careful rises and falls, their precise attacks, and their unashamed suffering at the hand of a worthy opponent. The handshake and lockup at the top of this match should tell you everything you need to know about what you're about to see. Two guys, confident in their own skin, comfortable in their bodies, wrestling.
It's a nice, even match, as two dudes who are consistently described as lean and hairy roll, rock, fumble, flop, and finally find a matching rhythm that keeps you guessing from start to finish. This is no squash job, nor is it an example of a skilled wrestler slowing his pace to match a less-capable opponent. This is an exhibition of true competition as two bodies very skilled in inflicting pain discover new attitudes, shapes, and methods for fighting back. Faces are strained, teeth exposed and lips curled back in a bracing struggle for dominance. If you love a fair fight, this is the battle for you.
Total Run-time: 22 minutes 54 seconds