Cobra Kai Stars Reveal Their Pick To Win In A Real-Life Tournament

The fifth season of Cobra Kai hits Netflix later this week and should find Daniel and Johnny in their most vulnerable position yet, with Terry Silver’s Cobra Kai empire rapidly expanding across town, and his tournament victory forcing Miyagi-Do to close its doors. But when it comes to who would win in an actual tournament among the cast, the stars of the fan-favorite series have some pretty interesting ideas about who among them would be victorious.

Talk with, the cast of Cobra Kai largely agreed that Tanner Buchanan, who plays Robby Keene, would be the ultimate winner although William Zabka and Ralph Macchio had a somewhat different opinion.

“Stingray,” Zabka said, referring to Paul Walter Houser’s character.

“Stingray all the way,” added Macchio. “He evolves and improves every season.

The rest of the cast, however, were convinced it would be Buchanan, although Donna O’Brien suggested that Xolo Maridueña might also be a candidate. Mary Mouser, who plays Samantha LaRusso, also suggested that Jacob Bertrand could also be a candidate, although she thought Tanner would get his vote.

“I would vote Tanner or Jacob,” Mouser said.

As for Cobra Kai Season 5, the final scene of Season 4 showed Daniel reuniting with Chozen, his old rival, hoping that together they could defeat Silver and his dojo. After Season 4 debuted, series co-creator Hayden Schlossberg told that this surprise cameo could have significant meaning in Season 5.

“When Daniel went to Okinawa [in Cobra Kai Season 3], we saw that Chozen lived this life of shame, coming out of the events of Karate Kid II,” Cobra Kai co-creator Hayden Schlossberg explained. “And that Daniel coming to Okinawa gave him the opportunity to redeem himself. to his eyes. And we always felt he showed him some moves, but he will always feel responsible for helping Daniel.”

“And so, the fact that at the end of Season 4, things are worse than they’ve ever been,” he continued. “Cobra Kai is more popular than it’s ever been, with Terry Silver relishing it and in full force and Daniel supposedly having to shut down Miyagi Do. When you think about it from Daniel’s perspective, that has to get out of it?”

Cobra Kai Season 5 is set to debut on Netflix on September 9.

Kristen T. Prall