|Combat 2: 25 minutes.
FIGHTERS: BENOÎT 1er , MIGUEL
Exclusive to W&L TV
Miguel du Kosto des Lascards vs Benoît des Mâtins Terrifiques.
Miguel Le Magnifique vs. Benoît El Niño.
Miguel - a seasoned grappler from the stables of W&L - meets Benoît in an intriguing blend of power, speed and determination. Benoît may be a featherweight, but, my God, he’s the real thing; an out-and-out brawler, arrogant beyond belief and a self-proclaimed ‘cock-of-the-walk’! Like Chême in the last bout, he’s certainly not short of things to say, and he’s alive to every opportunity that comes his way. From start to finish, Miguel looks serious; even at the outset, he refuses to shake Benoît’s hand - a snub which visibly annoys the younger man.
You have to admire Benoît - a handsome blond who looks fantastic when he flexes his muscles and displays his superbly developed chest. At the same time though, you almost have to feel a bit sorry for Miguel; at the start, he suffers terribly from an over-confident approach which (ironically) leaves him vulnerable to attack. It seems he just isn’t exercising enough caution over his fiesty, lighter opponent!
Some of the action can make for some pretty uneasy viewing; the sight of Benoît’s small blond head being engulfed by Miguel’s powerful frame has you holding your breath....until, that is, Benoît turns into Houdini and somehow manages to escape by breaking Miguel’s vicious choke-hold. Time and time again you think Benoît is at death’s door; but just as Chême managed to escape Pascal’s powerful clutches in the first bout (thanks to a great deal of sweat, I might add!), so Benoît starts to make light work of Miguel’s.
Now thoroughly pissed-off, Miguel gets hold of the young stud in a vicious bear-hug, and contemptuously hurls him backwards to the mat in a gesture of complete defiance. As it echoes around the gym, the sound of Benoît’s body hitting the mat with such force is really quite startling! Valiently, however, Benoît hauls himself up again and, with Miguel’s powerful frame bearing down on him, he braces himself for the shock. The resulting tangle of bodies makes it even harder to predict the outcome; just who is going to emerge as the winner of this war of nerves?
Now Miguel’s muscular thighs are doing their worst, and before long you start to worry for Benoît’s safety. Not to be outdone, however, Benoît escapes from his human ‘straight-jacket’ and immediately applies a nasty elbow-lock (a speciality of his) to the bewildered Miguel. From the resulting submission, Benoît swaggers to the scoreboard, totally pumped and positively overflowing with testosterone!
From his hapless position on the mat, Miguel looks on in frustration and wide-eyed disbelief. More than ever, he’s determined to bring this farce to an end, and no amount of abuse from Benoît will put him off. The youngster, meanwhile, is still strutting his stuff and milking the moment for all it’s worth. In what turns out to be a moment of supreme irony, he thrusts his finger towards the camera and proclaims “This is just the beginning!”
How very true! Poor Benoît - he just doesn’t see it coming....!
With his dignity and energy-levels restored, Miguel gets the better of his opponent and severely punishes the naughty and presumptuous child in a ferocious tangle of muscle and sweat. It’s pay-back time, and for one young wrestler, this is a lesson in modesty he’ll never forget!