As many of you should know by now, Bruce - from Academy Wrestling, passed away two months ago after a long struggle against cancer. A women wrestling video maker front runner, he started producing and distributing fights in the 90´s, having being responsible for adding substantial erotic spice to the genre. I still remember the first time I got to know Bruce´s output - it was an AX series video, in that legendary Female Sports Video store near the Madison Square Garden, New York: it was remarkably more erotic than the usual women fighting at that time.
He brought to the scene some of my favorite hot wrestlers - like Amy Lewinski and Izamar Gutierrez; as myself, he also liked joint locks, stretches and exquisite holds that he - as a real fetish addict, knew other fans would appreciate. As you can see in the video sampling below, he could be crowned "The King of the Matchbook Pin" due to the number of times this hold appears on his productions.
Bruce has been active during all of his career having produced hundreds of videos. My preferences were with the AX series style, a bit less with ACA and much less with the SOAP branch.
The sample below starts with AX01, goes on with AX02, ACA06, AX36, AX59, AX37, AX47, AX? (Amy Lewinski vs Ora), SOAP041, SOAP093, SOAP? (Isamar Gutierrez vs Jewell Marceau), AX263, AX264 and ACA? (La Angel Blanca vs Dia Zerva).
The only interview with Bruce I am aware of, was done to Catfight Report on September 2010. A thread about Bruce death is available here.
There is also a candid testimony about him here, done by Dia Zerva, that is very interesting. However, I have a point of disagreement with her: I do not think Academy´s fights were competitive: just look at the scenes above. That do not take away the Academy´s videos merits but they are not as real as Women Warriors combats or many of DWW fights.
Having said that, I am sure all of us will miss Bruce´s work.