I've heard Vordell Walker has a legit mma background. I've heard that Masada has knocked out people with one punch numerous times. I've heard that Senshi/Low Ki has kicked the fuck out of many people on the indy scene. But who would you pick to win the most street fights if we set up a street fight league between all the indy wrestlers ? In other words who is best fighter ?
Walker has training in Ju-Jitsu, Judo and MMA. Rick Steiner tried to "bully" him in a match and he ended up reversing the situation pretty easily. Bobby Fish has been in MMA, as well.
I've heard that story from a few sources, including a reliable one in Raven. Steiner didn't bully him, Walker wouldn't bump for him and showed disrespect so he had what was coming to him. I've seen the video and I wouldn't say Vordell reversed it "easily".
The whole "shoot-fighter" gimmick in pro wrestling is fucking dumb. Especially guys like Davey Richards who go the full nine yards and wear mouthguards, what's worse is that it's starting to become a trend. I've noticed Sonjay Dutt wears a mouthguard and I saw Magno wearing one on Impact recently. It looks fucking stupid, like the Briscoes said, Terry Funk didn't need a mouthguard.
Cool to hear that Masada is a legit blackbelt though, even better that he doesn't flaunt it around in his character. If I want to see shoot fighting I'll watch Mixed Martial Arts.