Scorpio Sky has talked about wrestling having too much “flipping around” for his tastes these days and wanting to emulate Bret ‘Hitman’ Hart.
Sky was speaking to Tony Schiavone and Aubrey Edwards as a guest on the ‘AEW Unrestricted‘ podcast. He discussed Bret Hart being a wrestling hero to him growing up:
“He was definitely the first one that resonated with me and captured my imagination beyond anyone else. I was 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 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 a reason. 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.”
Scorpio Sky would elaborate, saying that he would like to see a different style of wrestling come back into popularity that is not as prevalent today.
“Bret Hart could hit someone with a European uppercut, and it looks so good like. I don’t really need to see him flip over the top rope. I just want to see him hit people with forearms, I love that hard-hitting, technical style. 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. Bret was a guy that I always can look back and say, ‘what’s something Bret does that I can steal and use myself?’”
Scorpio Sky is currently the co-host of his own podcast‘Wrestling With The Week.’ He has been with All Elite Wrestling since the company’s inception and is one half of their first-ever Tag Team Champions with SCU stablemate, Frankie Kazarian.
Credit: AEW Unrestricted
h/t Wrestling Inc. for the transcription