I was flipping channels on my TV recently and saw that NXT was on. What the hell, I thought, I will turn that on and see if it turns ME on. Sure enough, Finn Balor was in the main event, trying to wrest the Title Belt from the dominant monster Heel champion — Karrion Kross — and it absolutely turned me on.
There was something very, very erotic about this match. Am I the only one who clocked it? Both fighters in shiny black (ultra-snug) trunks and black boots. Their pre-match eye fucking. Tons of poses centering on Balor’s rock-hard abdomen. Quite brutal punishment.
Admittedly the Underground wrestle-porn matches are able to really send us over the edge by providing more explicitly sexual content, however, I gotta admit this match wins the Boner-Popper prize when it comes to subtle (or not so subtle) eroticism. Or maybe I was just horny that day.
Obviously Balor and his suffering poses are a big turn-on any day of the week, but this Heel — Karrion Kross — really stole the show by delivering these heaping helpings of manly sex appeal. He’s solid and strong looking, he’s a hard-ass punisher, but most of all, he really takes his time as he abuses his prey.
Kross is a top-notch Heel because he frequently pauses the battle to stand over or kneel over his victim and gloat in total superiority, with poor Finn Balor looking all broken and helpless beneath him. (I love that stuff — what a turn-on!) They strike these dramatic poses of sexy dominance and submission so frequently, it’s as if they’re just flirting with us — just blatantly TRYING to turn us on with all their S&M play.
As Kross continued to relentlessly dominate my poor Prince Balor, I began to think: WHO is this Karrion Kross guy? He’s so hot and so great at what he does, I can’t believe I’ve never noticed him or blogged about him before…
So I did some research and it seems he was formerly known as Kevin Kross (aka “Killer” Kross). I searched that name in my archives and it turns out I have noticed him and blogged about him several times over the years.
- Back on 12/23/2018, I wrote up a detailed description of Kross being ball-busted by Chris Masters (pretty hot write-up if I do say so myself).
- And on 2/1/2016, I reviewed an Indy match where Kross plays Baby-Face, suffering a neck injury and then getting in the ring with his attacker and the dude’s nasty buddy who work together to dominate Kross.
- On 10/12/2015, I featured Kevin Kross in the role of dominant monster Heel trying to break pretty-boy Dan Joseph’s ribs with a ton of Bearhugs and Back-breakers. Yet another arousing performance by Mr. Kross.
So I gotta give myself credit for being able to spot wrestling studs and recognize their talent and sex appeal pretty consistently throughout their careers.
Anyway, let’s get back to Karrion Kross beating the hell out of my beloved Finn Balor…
Kross goes to work on Balor’s back — a favorite Heel tactic of mine — and Balor of course sells beautifully as he’s been doing for decades now, since he was known as “Fergal” and started wrestling at age 18.
The slow and methodical pace by Kross, taking his time as he unleashes back-buster after back-buster like an Old School Heel, is utterly spellbinding to me. Really nice work but the Heel stud!
Probably the hottest image of the night occurred when Kross slammed Balor onto the announcer’s desk and Balor remained back-bent and busted, his arms outstretched and his sexy body on full display. Damn, somebody pay Balor a big bonus after that one!
Apparently “Killer” Kross’s finishing move is a variation of the Sleeper Hold. So both wrestlers proceed to tease us with Sleeper attempts several times, one guy clamping it on nice and snug and the other guy fighting out of it.
Eventually the spinal torture is too much for poor Balor and Kross locks on this gorgeous Sleeper right in the center of the ring:
It’s an interesting variation where Kross presses his free hand against the side of his face rather than gripping the victim’s forehead or pressing the back of his skull. He seems to be giving us the universal hand-on-face mime for “Take A Nap” — almost as if he’s mocking Balor by telling him to go to sleep.
I like unbreakable Finishing Holds applied by tough Alpha Male Heels like Kross. It makes them seem so unbeatable and strong and therefore hot.