SCU member Scorpio Sky is one of the most talented stars in the AEW roster. He is also a former AEW World Tag Team Champion.
While speaking on the latest episode of the AEW Unrestricted podcast, Scorpio Sky talked about how Bret Hart inspired him to become a pro wrestler.
Sky revealed how he also took inspiration from the Hitman and changed his move set, no longer performing as many high-flying maneuvers as he used to.
“I was very young, maybe seven, eight, nine years old when I said, ‘Okay, I want to be like Bret Hart. I want to be Bret Hart,’ and I remember walking to school and doing the Bret Hart walk.
I’d walk past bushes that had leaves that would stick out, and I’d slap the leaves like Bret Hart slapping hands with the fans. I pretend like I’m walking to the ring. People probably thought I was weird like, ‘What is this guy doing?’ I go back, and I will still watch some of his matches. I watch a lot of old wrestling and a lot of it is Bret Hart because everything he did was so precise. They called him ‘The Excellence of Execution’ for reason his. His execution on everything was so crisp and so sharp, and he didn’t do a lot. That’s kind of where my style is coming from these days. I don’t do the flips and the high-flying things that I used to.
Sky then mentioned that he wished the hard-hitting, technical style of pro wrestling would become popular again as it feels like a genuine fight. Sky added that he feels there is ‘too much flipping around’ in pro wrestling nowadays and Sky isn’t a fan of that.
I wish that would come back into more popularity in wrestling, that hard-hitting, technical style where it’s two guys and it feels like a fight. It tends to be a little bit too much flipping around stuff nowadays that I’m not crazy about. It’s cool, but I’m just trying to be different.’”
The ongoing debate between those who are in favor of high-flying flips in pro wrestling and those who are against it is unlikely to stop anytime soon.
h/t to Wrestling Inc for the quotes.