Saturday, August 6, 2011
Humiliation Part II
It was amazing to me, watching David win his matches. I went to Chicago over last winter and watched him wrestle at Northwestern University during the Big Ten Tournament. David out-wrestled everyone he met on the mats. I was increasingly worried about him - wondering if he'd be able to keep the momentum going. And, in his match with Derrick St. John, a tough wrestler from Iowa, David looked to be in trouble. He almost got turned over and pinned in the first period, but he righted himself in time and won.
I then went to the NCAA Championships in Philadelphia. There, I knew David would be up against St. John again, as well as Bubba Jenkins, a tough wrestler from Arizona State that David had not had to wrestle yet during the year. Bubba has a history with Penn State and with David. He'd wrestled for Penn State the previous few years and had worked out a lot with David Taylor. He knew David's moves, and he was stronger than David. But, Bubba ran foul of Head Coach Cael Sanderson and transferred to Arizona State. So, when David defeated St. John again, the finals match was between Cael Sanderson's undefeated boy-wonder and a disgruntled and angry Bubba Jenkins who - we all knew - intended to humiliate David in front of a national audience.
The question was: could he do it?
During the first period, David was not his usual self. He did not press the attack and seemed to be holding back. Jenkins was the aggressor, going in for single and double legs, but David was intent on escaping. Then, just as the second period got started, Bubba (who had taken the top position) clamped on a cradle and before my astonished eyes, David Taylor was turned over and pinned right there in front of a national audience and - of course - his coach Cael Sanderson. Jenkins had gotten his revenge.
The themes that emerge from this story - the innocent looking young champion winning victory after victory, the revenge-driven former teammate looking to humiliate and debase, the crowd of anxious on-lookers - all figure into a recurring sexual fantasy of mine in which I am fated to wrestle someone who I should beat - who everyone expects me to beat - but who turns the tables and humiliates me in front of my friends and fans. I am sure that David Taylor derived no sexual pleasure from being beaten, but in my own fantasy world, I thought it was an amazing story.
So, what about you guys? What sort of scenario turns you on?