Trivia / WMAC Masters

  • Actor Allusion: Just about everything about "Superstar" Ho Sung Pak is meant to remind you that he played Liu Kang; not only did his fighting gear resemble a Palette Swap of Liu Kang's, he used the same Bruce Lee kiais even though his specialty was said to be Kung Fu and not Jun Fan, and even his picture on the Versus Character Splash was of him doing the pose for Liu Kang's fireball. Fortunately it only went that far, with Pak's character written presumably closer to his real personality.
  • Cast the Expert: Basically the whole point of the show; what better way to cast a show about a fictional martial arts league than with real martial artists?
  • Real-Life Relative: Superstar and Star Warrior are brothers (Ho Sung Pak and Ho Young Pak, respectively) and are acknowledged as such in the show.
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: Unfortunately, there hasn't been any kind of video release since it first aired, and even then it was only three tapes holding one episode each, and this doesn't seem to be changing any time soon. However, a dedicated fan did manage to tape every episode and uploaded all of them to YouTube.
  • Unrelated Brothers: Warlock and Wizard are not related in real life. The trope is also inverted with Cyclone and Black Widow who are siblings in real life but are not acknowledged as such on the show.
  • What Could Have Been: The similarities to Professional Wrestling are intentional. It's been revealed that in 1994, the WWF was exploring the idea for a Saturday Morning Live-Action show called "World Martial Arts Fighters" which would be filmed at a studio and run weekly shows at a fixed shooting location at Universal Studios. The difference is that real martial artists would be the featured fighters as themselves and not heavily gimmicked characters. What stopped the WWF? None of the real martial artists were willing to lose, kayfabe or not. As a result, he WWF backed out, and 4Kids (as Summit Media), pitched the idea to Renaissance-Atlanticnote .
  • Written-In Infirmity: Wanna know why Jukido attacking Panther was entirely offscreen? During the filming of a fight in the first season, Erik Betts broke his hip when he landed on it the wrong way and had to leave the show.