Killer Kross was recently interviewed by Wrestlezone. During the interview, he discussed why he is a fan of Bloodsport. Here is what he had to say:
It’s really cool right now in pro wrestling in this particular era because now it’s broken down into different genres of professional wrestling. You have pro wrestling itself and you have sports entertainment, which a lot of people feel that there’s a very big difference between the two. Then you’ve got comedy wrestling, you’ve got strong style, you’ve got Lucha libre, you’ve got a hybrid strong style-Lucha libre. Which a lot of people think New Japan is turning into, guys like Kenny Omega, Fenix, Pentagon. People like that are almost pioneers of this new style that’s coming into play. I’d even say that Seth Rollins works a little bit of a hybrid Lucha libre-strong style.
Bloodsport is definitely a subculture of fans that are probably the most passionate that I’ve been in front of because they understand what we’re trying to do. It’s an intellectual demographic that’s looking for a pure art form in pro wrestling. They’re looking for legitimacy. And a lot of them watch mixed martial arts or are martial artists. They’ve grown up watching UWFI, Pancrase, Hybrid, all that stuff. There’s another one, Santino Marella was dabbling in it, BattleArts.
We’re taking things from those different places and trying to collaborate with it under one roof. I think it stands out to people because it feels very real. I’m just going to be honest with you. It feels pretty goddamned real to be in there as well. It’s a very stiff style and it’s very legitimate. If you don’t have a legitimate background, you’re just not going to be able to do that.
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