Perennial indie standout and frequent Impact Wrestling Superstar Amazing Red recently discussed the origins of the Canadian Destroyer, a move he created and practiced with other indie talents. The move is seen frequently on both AEW and WWE programming, being seen most recently during the Edge vs. Damian Priest match of this past week’s RAW, and in the WrestleMania 37 match featuring Priest and Bad Bunny against John Morrison and The Miz.
Speaking during an AMA on SquaredCircle’s sub-Reddit, Red discussed the origin of the move and much more. You can read highlights of the Reddit thread below:
On the origin of the Canadian Destroyer: “Yes, it was a mistake move with Joel Maximo (because I wanted to do everything into a flip .. flipping powerbomb, flipping piledriver, flipping DDT). Then later on Quiet Storm perfected it with me. He did it in the ROH shows with me (that’s where Chris Sabin saw it and gave it to Petey Williams) Petey made it cool tho for sure.”
On working with the Maximos, Brian XL, and Divine Storm: “If I were to describe the matches in one word, it would be fun. Very taxing on our bodies but very fun. Every one of them.”
On his favorite TNA match: “Love the one with Low Ki (around 2003?). AJ Styles. Kurt Angle.”
On why he’s ‘encouraged’ about the future of wrestling: “Encourages: Wide-span of talent from all over the world, more creativity, a lot easier to get noticed. Concerns: with it being easier to be seen, there’s a lot of people that need more training before they get allowed to wrestle on bigger stages. As well as longevity.”