Zack has been enjoying life since snatching the King of the Ring title from Austin Cooper in KOTR 6. He¬ís been making all the right choices in his life; sticking with his rigorous workout routine and his body has never looked better, making a few smart financial moves to pump up his bank accounts, and relaxing and enjoying some of the finer things in life. When he heard his next match was going to be against the up and coming teen bodybuilder Tanner, he had only one problem with it. There was no way this newbie earned the right to face him in a KOTR match, but he would give him a chance at a non-KOTR match. Tanner wasn¬ít happy when he heard this news, but still wanted to test his abilities against the one and only Z-man. This match pits an experienced veteran against a still learning rookie, a man against a teenager, and a flawless physique built from many years in the gym vs a teen fitness fanatic with big dreams in front of him. It¬ís set up to be a classic class war battle. The teen bodybuilder was so excited about this match he arrives early and is practicing his fitness model posing in the full length mirror. His muscles, oiled and pumped to the max, look spectacular and contest ready. Zack saunters into the gym almost looking like he¬ís ready to make a business deal. He¬ís sporting a gold chain, cigar, and carrying the latest edition of the financial times. He watches on as Tanner shows off his mouth watering bod, then gets in his face and starts giving him the business. The young rookie is not amused and is also bothered by the smoke and tries waving it away. Tanner then takes a swipe and the Z-man¬ís gold chain. That sets off the reigning KOTR and he proceeds to smash the chain across the blond boy¬ís forehead, then lifts him by his trunks and tosses him into the ring. The two muscle hunks lock up and Zack scores first with a wicked side headlock to start round one. He continues with a half nelson on the mat, a front facing bearhug, and ends with a tight leg scissors around Tanner¬ís ripped abs. The teen muscle boy has been in enough scrapes to fend off the attack, and is able to reverse the action and begins attacking Z-man¬ís impressive abs. Tanner connects with a few punches to the gut, then lifts him up by his hair, whips him into the corner and persists with punishment to Zack¬ís gut. Tanner¬ís enjoying being on offense and places his opponent in holds that stretch his magnificent body and expose the vulnerable abs. Zack eventually fends off the onslaught, and when he¬ís given an opportunity to catch a breath, he seizes on that opening. Zack places the teen bodybuilder in a standing full nelson and really cranks up the pressure, forcing Tanner to his tippy toes to help alleviate the agony. Zack forces Tanner to the mat, mounts him and dishes out a few shots to Tanner¬ís sexy six-pack, then places him in a rear chin lock. Tanner struggles to escape and is somewhat bewildered from the barrage he¬ís just endured. Zack, the seasoned vet that he is, surprises Tanner when he clamps on a figure four leg lock. Tanner is stretched out on the mat suffering in pain and has no idea on how to escape the hold. The reigning king tells him he going to make him give up, while Tanner struggles to escape. Tanner has a lot of will power but he¬ís not able to endure the extreme pain and reluctantly cries out a submission. Zack flexes his muscles as Tanner squirms on the mat to end round one.
Round two opens with Tanner massaging his sore legs and the reigning king smugly asking ¬Ďhow¬ís your knee?¬í What will Tanner¬ís strategy be in this round, since what he tried in round one didn¬ít work! They circle and tie up with Zack again catching the blond fitness fanatic in a head lock that brings Tanner to his knee, a proven strategy that worked well for the Z-man in round one. He then places Tanner in the corner turnbuckle and begins dishing out some payback on the teen bodybuilder¬ís awesome abs. Zack stays focused on punishing every one of the fitness fanatic¬ís glorious muscles. He continues to plough through Tanner, stretching him out on the mat, exposing the teen¬ís muscled body, then goes to work attacking his back before working him over good in opposite corners of the ring. This 26 minute match is all about inspiring pure muscle, and who climbs to the top? Can Tanner turn the tide and claim victory in the next two rounds that would wreak havoc on the current king of the ring¬ís reign? Or, can the Z-man dispose of the teen fitness fanatic and remain at the top of the class?