An enthusiastic reader recently, generously offered to stretch me out across his knee in a backbreaker and work over my gut and pecs. That sweet talker. The offer got me thinking once again about one of my favorite wrestling holds: the over the knee backbreaker.
The promise to work over my gut and pecs sent my mind cataloging a few of the delicious possibilities of what can be done with a relatively flexible hardbody folded backward across your knee. Cliff Conlin (the consummate seller) illustrates nicely how grabbing the ankle of your prey gives you some extra leverage in prying your man backward at a breathtaking angle.
There’s an aesthetic to the OTK backbreaker that can make this moment in the ring an awesome work of art. Dirk Shannon from several Can-Am classics relished the OTK, and he clearly appreciated the beautiful form it could take. In Canadian Musclehunk 8, Dirk finishes off Peter Genilli like Michelangelo carving a block of marble. He presses down on Genilli’s thigh and chin with only the balls of his hands, his fingers extended purposively perpendicular to the mat. Dirk’s taut upper body and the fierce flex of his jaw are gorgeous all by themselves, but his presentation of Genilli’s suffering form belongs in the Louvre (or Le Cordon Bleu, perhaps).
BG East’s Kid Brock (who disappeared far too quickly), opts for the left hand clamped tightly across the throat of Eric Moreira. Kid has his opponent bent so far backward that Eric’s head is being smashed to the mat. The fulcrum here, Kid’s massive thigh, is driving directly into the small of Eric’s back. Note the line of sight in Kid’s gaze, though. The OTK, by definition, shine’s a spotlight on the suffering man’s package. The tormentor and the audience share the vision of the broken man’s most intimately vulnerable moment, with his spine being twisted in a way never intended by the human anatomy, and his cock and balls propped tantalizingly at the apex of his arched agony. The drop of sweat hanging from Kid’s nose here is what makes me feel a little faint, though, I must admit.
Confession time: I’ve caught myself more than once snarling at the screen, thrilled by the sight of an OTK, but frustrated that the sadist with his man broken backward across his thigh is seemingly ignoring the prominent pouch of his punk. To have that vulnerability so exposed and presented, but to do nothing with it, should be a crime punishable by (me) cracking the negligent battler’s head into the nearest turnbuckle. Fortunately, BG East’s Kid Vicious never needs my coaching. The world champion sadist never seems to fail to take stock of all of his opponent’s assets as his disposal in an OTK. With rookie Frank Daly cracked across his knee, KV is like a hungry man with a sampler plate. Daly’s cock is uncovered and suffers a blood-pumping, double fisted squeeze. Eventually his nipple’s and cock find their way into KV’s mouth, all the while maintaining the rookie’s vulnerable position across his knee. The work of a master is a beautiful thing to behold.
No one, but no one bends and suffers like Brad Rochelle. I’ve spilt plenty of ink marveling at Brad’s capture across the knee of Jeff Phoenix in the past, but I simply have to include another OTK capture of Brad, displaying another great option for the hold. I can’t sleuth out what match this pic is from, but I think this heel is Sid O’Reilly. He’s illustrating another great use of an OTK, which is to claw the crap out of a muscleboy’s exposed six pack. The heel’s fingertips look seriously dug in there, and Brad is letting us know what it feels like to have someone’s claws rearrange your internal organs from the outside.
Even the pros clearly take carnal delight in the OTK. Whether you’d like to imagine yourself getting broken by Chris Benoit or breaking bodybuilder face, Tommy Zenk, the combination of the two is fantastic. Chris’ ownership of Tommy is savage and complete.
This old pic captures a grimacing blond in the act of bringing Kerry Von Erich’s stunningly muscled back down across his knee. As Wrestling Arsenal points out, for our purposes, the most notable feature here is the blond’s hand indulgently squeezing the very ample handhold of Kerry’s muscled bubblebutt. His wrist and hand are jammed up so tight, Kerry’s cheeks are spread wide and completely vulnerable. Kerry’s mouth is saying no, no, no, but I suspect his prostate was saying yes, yes, yes!
The possibilities are seemingly infinite. The OTK offers a provocative canvas for the work of the true masters. Whether you’d like to crack me across your knee and pound out my pecs and gut, or whether you’d like to be captured and brutalized in this fantastic means of torture, I’m always and forever a fan of the improbable, unmistakably homoerotic over the knee backbreaker.
In the grip of my recent obsession, I’ve lately spent some time researching what it is, empirically, that turns my crank about a beautiful, male muscle-butt. I’ve discovered that butts tend to fall into three categories for me these days.
1) Grabability: A lot of thick round cheeks on athletic bodies rate high for grabability. These are the butts that I’d love to see suspended in a vicious bearhug, the victim’s legs squeezing into his tormentor’s sides to try to relieve the pressure of the crushing hold. There, just in that moment of torturous capture, a solidly muscled ass on a jobber just cries out for someone to walk up from behind and grab a couple handfuls of fantastic flesh. A scene from a recent private match in my wrestling fiction features Nick Adams undone by his distraction with grabbing Justin Bruening’s trapped ass. The late Kerry Von Erich (above), had just such an incredibly grab-able ass. Clearly model Jameson Arasi’s ass rates high on grabability, considering he can’t seem to help himself from grabbing his own fantastically round cheeks. Frankly, if I had that ass, I’d want to have my hands down the back of my shorts all day, too.
2) Lickability: I won’t go into graphic detail here, but let’s be honest, some muscled mounds on the rear end rate high for lickability. Chad White has a major league backside that scores a near perfect 9.9 on my lickability scale.
This shot of model/reality TV dreamboat Joel Rush squeezed into (just barely) some black leather pants is just begging for someone to start with the beautiful tat high up in the center of his back and lick the length of his backbone down to the fantastic entrance to the valley between those magic mountains. Okay, I said I wouldn’t go into graphic detail, so I’ll leave it at that. It’s a particular work of art when a submission match between two hardbodies concludes with the loser so dominated and destroyed that the winner can indulge in a little taste of sweet victory.
3) Fuckability: Finally, I feel the need to state the obvious, in that some guys sport butts that are simply cock-magnets (that’s the technical term, I think). Skater/model Josh Wald’s fantastic tats framing that incredible backside tell the whole story.
Model/actor Kairon John also sports a stunningly bang-able butt. I’m NOT always hot for the loser–gets–fucked wrestling stories. Too often, the scenario looks too much like obligatory wrestling as window-dressing for pornboys to screw. Too often, they look like they just punched in their time clocks before getting down to business without much passion. But on those occasions when a scrappy, sweaty scramble leaves both men convincingly stimulated by the play of domination and submission, victor and vanquished, owner and owned… when they really sell me in both the fight and the fuck, then a shiny, sweaty, muscled butt is a fantastic prize to witness being claimed.
I think it has to be said, a beautiful ass is a wonderful thing to behold, and to hold, and to lick, and to screw… especially in the wrestling ring. What do you think is the best use of a grappling muscle-butt?