Scorpio Sky Sees Too Many Flips In Wrestling Nowadays, Wishes It Was More Technically Based Again
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Scorpio Sky has previously discussed how Bret Hart is one of his main inspirations as a wrestler, and the former AEW World Tag Team Champion has doubled down on that connection. In an appearance on AEW Unrestricted, Sky stated that he wants to see more of the wrestling style that Hart made famous, and he seeks to borrow from it himself. Sky also critiqued the reliance of flips and high-flying moves in modern wrestling.
“I watch a lot of old wrestling, and a lot of it is Bret Hart because he was so, like everything he did was so precise,” said Sky. “They called him “The Excellence of Execution” for a reason. His execution on everything was so crisp and so sharp, and he didn’t do a lot, and 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.
“I’m more of a technically based, like Bret Hart could hit someone with a European uppercut, and it looks so good that it’s like oh, I don’t really need to see him flip over the top rope. I just want to see him hit people with forearms and stuff. I love that hard-hitting, technical style.
“I wish that would come back into more popularity in wrestling. Just [the] hard-hitting, technical style where it’s two guys, and it feels like a fight. It tends to be a little bit too much like flipping around stuff nowadays, and I’m not crazy about it.”
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