Blog of the fan-turned-pro wrestler Ben Monaco

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Guess Again!

I've been a cheeky little monkey of late on apps! As a gay man, of course, I have a couple of apps on my phone that I use to connect with my local community. Of course, we're talking about apps like Grindr, Scruff, Hornet, etc. Needless to say, I don't need to inform you guys about what these apps are for ;) Unfortunately, there are no such sure-fire apps taht exist for us in the wrestling community. Though it is possible to write some lengthy profile to describe one's passion for wrestling with other guys, there are quicker and easier ways to achieve the same result. As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words. If you've kept up with this blog, you know I'm not one to be short on them! In the app-centered, smartphone-world of today though, instant recognition leads to more attention and better results when seeking something specific...

Now, anyone who know BG and the world of gay wrestling knows that there are a few "Meccas" that exist. One can spot the BG ring in Pembroke from any angle and know without a doubt, where they are looking at. That's a given. I decided to toy around with this idea recently on these apps. Last time I was at BG HQ, I snapped a few quick selfies in the ring while awaiting my match with Chace LaChance. I figured it'd be interesting to see if anyone could spot the locale I was in and put it all together. So I posted my seflie as my new profile pic on these apps with an accompanying tag line "If you recognize exactly where I am, you're ten steps ahead of everyone else!" The responses have been entertaining to say the least!

A good number of guys ignore the text of course, they haplessly write me generic messages or share their unsolicited dick/ass pics. There are those, however, who venture a guess or two about where I am. Now of course since the pic is cropped in a bit, most of what the guys see in thumbnails isn't the full head-to-toe Monaco! Somehow though, I've gotten such guesses as "ballet studio", "your bedroom", "some sort of figurine museum", "yoga studio" and so on... Some guys manage to actually use their eyes and see the ring ropes and venture the guess of "boxing ring" or "boxing/muay thai gym" or something of the like.

Only a handful of men get it right and spot the BG ring in a flash and launch into their passion about wrestling. Those lucky few get a much more animated response from me (in general, I do still have my likes and dislikes after all!) and have managed to spot something I used to only dream about way back before I started at BG: a real, live, BG East wrestler who is willing to chat about what he does ;)


  1. Your bedroom? lol Wow, some people are really clueless. I guess you could use the sofa in the background as your bed. And with 56 matches in a year, it would be a lot more convenient to have the ring set up in your room. ;)

    1. Indeed, I would love to have a wrestling ring at home but a one bedroom condo isn't exactly roomy enough for that :P