Eric Bischoff recently appeared as a guest on the Not Sam Wrestling podcast for an in-depth interview covering all things pro wrestling.
During his appearance on the popular pro wrestling program, the former WCW Executive Vice President and longtime on-air pro wrestling personality spoke about his martial arts background and why he has never been a fan of the super-kick that Shawn Michaels used throughout his WWE career.
Featured below are some of the highlights from the interview.
On his fight background and why he criticized Michael’s signature super-kick: “Well that deserved to be criticized [Shawn Michaels’ superkick]. Keep in mind, I spent a lot of time in martial arts, I was an instructor, I fought competitively as a black belt, even had a couple pro fights back before UFC was called the UFC and it was called — not it was called but it was the P.K.A., Professional Karate Association. I fought on ABC Wide World of Sports and CBS Sports Spectacular. I didn’t fight on — well I think I did fight on CBS Sports but, nonetheless, from a martial arts perspective and that being something that, you know, I’m a little familiar with certainly, that superkick deserved to be criticized. It had nothing to do with my feelings about Shawn Michaels or WWE. That was just a horse sh*t superkick.”
On breaking down the mechanics of the kick: “That was just calling it right down the middle [it had nothing to do with WCW vs. WWF]. It was — when you lean, when all of your bodyweight is leaning away from your intended target, that ain’t a kick. No. If you watch a really good kicker, someone who will stand up straight, pick up that knee and shoot that side kick out when they’re almost perpendicular to the ground and their body weight is moving into the target, that’s a side kick, that’s a superkick. But that leaning way back when your head’s about eight inches off the mat while you’re kicking up in the air, you couldn’t crack a f*cking egg with that kick.”
Check out the complete interview at Apple.com. H/T to POST Wrestling for transcribing the above quotes.
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