@MissPatricia If you got brave enough, pressing him down until he stopped struggling, then letting him go would make you top rooster. Sometimes this takes a couple times or a reminder on occasion, but it works.
My husband did this to our huge blue jersey giant roo last month. Giants are usually docile & gentlemanly, but very on occasion, something can change that normally reliable trait (like another rooster housed across the fence when it is establishing territory in a small space, or overhandling the bird) and you end up with a jerk. Anyway, One-Eyed Joe went after him, and got pressed down. My husband turned to go and he tried again. Same result. The next time my husband went past the open door, Joe made a lot of annoyed racket (almost like a loud complaining mutter), but stayed far from the door. I hoped to replace him this year, but unfortunately, he only gave us pullets. So, we keep him through some of next year until we have a suitable replacement.
Most of our kids have had this experience with various cockerels/roosters in the past too. It helps when you press them down very often as they grow.