Television and professional wrestlers. Whether it’s Edge appearing in shows like “Haven” and “Vikings” or The Bella Twins having their own reality TV spinoff, the two go together like peanut butter and jelly. But most of the time, these roles will revolve around some sort of combat. Like Chris Jericho’s appearance in Nickelodeon’s “The Thundermans” and Kofi Kingston’s appearance in Disney XD’s “Kickin’ It.” Now another wrestler has joined that roster, this time in Netflix’s Karate Kid spin-off series, “Cobra Kai.”
According to Fightful Select, NWA’s Luke Hawx is appearing in the new season of the popular streaming series. Hawx took to social media to share that he shot his first movie – ‘The Dead Sleep Easy’ with ‘Cobra Kai actor Martin Kove’ in 2006, and now 16 years later, Hawx is reworking with him. Hawx is no stranger to Hollywood. Appearing in films such as Logan and The Fate of the Furious, and even appearing as a wrestler in shows like Starz’s “Heels” alongside “Arrow” Stephen Amell and former AEW World Champion CM Punk Hawx recently played “The Rock” Johnson’s notable rival “Stone Cold” Dwayne Steve Austin on NBC’s “Young Rock.”
This isn’t the first time “Cobra Kai” has crossed paths with wrestling. Earlier this year, the previously mentioned Martin Kove made a special appearance on All Elite Wrestling. There, he served as “Sensei” for then-AEW Women’s World Champion Dr. Britt Baker, DMD, and even gave ROH Women’s Champion Mercedes Martinez a warning.