Bruce Ballard vs Austin Cooper (KOTR 5)
It was destined to happen, a King of the Ring match between these two superstars. The ‘tactician’ against ‘the total package’. With all of the history that’s occurred between Austin and Bruce over the last year, this showdown was a must to highlight this holiday season. It’s been just about a year that these two muscle studs locked up in a singles match, with Bruce being somewhat of a newbie at that time and Austin being the seasoned veteran. Bruce gave him a run for his money, but in the end Austin prevailed and knocked the rookie out in a viscous ending. Fast forward to some of the more recent matches where Bruce and Dash took down Austin and Zack in a tag team bout that was all about power vs speed. Then, a short while later, Bruce jumped into the ring to help his partner Dash and they finished off the red head tactician by beating the living shit out of him. Since then, Austin prevailed over Dash in KOTR 4, and ever since, Bruce has been eyeing his opportunity at the belt. It was a very hot day when this match was filmed, and the sweat pours off both of these guy’s magnificent muscles in this 34 minute blockbuster. The challenger is already in the ring when the king enters his corner. Austin climbs through the ropes with the belt draped over his shoulder and exuding confidence. The two studs circle and size each other up, with Austin telling Bruce both him and his partner Dash are pansies, and that he got Dash back and now he’s going to get him back. Austin surprises Bruce by clobbering him on the side of the head with the KOTR belt, sending the muscle stud to the mat. He then hoists him up, power slams him to the mat, and then stretches out Bruce’s massive chest with a reverse half nelson. Austin then transitions the hold to a bow and arrow on the mat, stretching Bruce out even more, the continues the sequence by wrapping his hands around the challenger’s throat and shoving one of Bruce’s black wrist bands into his mouth. Austin means business in this match, so Bruce is going to need to step up his game. Austin then uses his tree trunk size thighs to squeeze Bruce’s torso in a leg scissors. The total package survives the initial onslaught and is able to change the momentum. He escapes from the leg scissors, backs the red head against the ropes and directly connects with his size 11 boot into the king’s abs. But Bruce’s momentum is short lived. Austin reverses him and drops him onto a reverse atomic drop, then pulls him over to the ring post. Austin grabs both of his ankles, splits Bruce between the iron ring post and begins to torture his leg. Bruce is screaming for help while he is defenseless and Austin seizes the moment. He lifts Bruce up into a standing ab stretch, using the ropes to amp up the pressure until the challenger reluctantly screams out ‘I give’ to bring an end to round one. Austin – 1, Bruce – 0.
In round two, Bruce is a little wobbly to start and Austin is running his mouth and feeling good about himself. Austin takes the early lead with some ab bashing and a strong boot shoved into the total package’s throat. But, Bruce hasn’t made it this far to be taken down so easily, and when the red head climbs the ropes for an aerial attack he’s instead met by a swift fist into his gut. As Austin grovels on the mat, Bruce begins clobbering him to take control. He places Austin in a back breaking camel clutch and flexes his big bi while doing so. Bruce breaks the hold and transitions to wrapping a leg scissors around the king, as payback for what happened to him in round one. He continues to stay on top of the tactician, not allowing a moment for him to breath by chocking him over the ring rope, connecting with an elbow drop, then clamping on a rear naked choke hold that has the reigning king in a lot of trouble. Bruce has beaten Austin like a red headed step child in this round and he’s ready to finish him off. He scoops him up and slams him to the mat, lifts him by his hair to his feet, then laces his arms and hoists him up into a painful crucifix submission hold. The king’s muscular body is draped helplessly across Bruce’s massive, thick back and he’s not letting go until Austin cries out a submission to end round two. The match is evened up at Austin – 1, Bruce – 1.
Round three opens and Bruce keeps the control, continuing his attack on Austin’s back. He first suplexes him, then flips him over into a debilitating Boston crab and really cranks up the pressure wanting to gain a quick submission. But Austin won’t submit that easy, so Bruce releases the hold and then makes a move that not only has an impact on this round, but one that could have affect the outcome of this match. Does Bruce score big time and defeat the technician to become the new King of the Ring?! Or, will Austin mount a comeback and destroy the total package to continue his reign as king?! One thing is for certain, it takes the full five rounds to determine the winner with one of these superstars leaving the ring with the belt!
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