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The Cobra Kai Season 3 Finale Fight That We Didn't Get To See

Cobra Kai is, by its very nature, a show about "what ifs." More than three decades in the making, it offers fans of the Karate Kid series a look at the stories they love after the credits rolled. Cinephiles no longer need wonder what happened to Johnny Lawrence, satisfied as they now are with the fact that he spent 30 years drunk on the floor of his apartment, slowly building up the thematic potential energy necessary to one day become an unlikely hero.

Which isn't to say that there aren't still scenarios left unexplored. We don't, for example, know what happened to Hillary Swank's character, though the smart money's on an in-ring accident involving a sucker punch and a corner stool. Cobra Kai even reaches back into deleted scenes from the original movie franchise.

Now, it's been revealed that Cobra Kai has a laundry list of alternate scenes of its own, possibly setting up for new "what ifs" in the future. One in particular, originally slated for the show's third season finale, is getting some fan attention following its big reveal in a cast interview with Seventeen. There, Xolo Maridueña, who plays Miguel on the series, let slip that the original climactic fight sequence was supposed to take place in a completely different setting.

Cobra Kai's climactic fight could have swept the cast's legs for them

"A lot of people don't know this but that fight was originally supposed to be in the Miyagi-do backyard," Maridueña told Seventeen. "It was supposed to be raining and at night, but it just ended up being too much of a liability trying to have like 20 kids running around in the mud... Also, due to continuity, particularly with the rain, it just seemed like we didn't have any time. I really commend our [stunt] coordinators, Hiro and Jahnel for making it happen. They found this out a day and a half before we actually had to film it, so they had to re-choreograph everything in a totally different environment."

While a dark, damp martial arts fight sequence would have undoubtedly been dramatic as all get out, it's easy to see why Cobra Kai's production team decided to go in a less potentially accident-heavy environment. The kid-on-kid violence that fans wound up with in the season 3 finale "December 19" seems it was likely difficult enough to shoot, logistics-wise, and adding a layer of slick dirt and pouring rain to the equation would have probably made it unfilmable. Still, maybe one day we'll get to see the all-damp version of this climactic face-off, either when the show's insurance premiums go down, or when the actors become less breakable.