Steven Seagal Humiliated Bruce Lee, ‘Enter the Dragon’ Star Bob Wall Assembled a Gang of ‘Dirty Dozen’ Fighters to Avenge His Friend

Steven Seagal Humiliated Bruce Lee, ‘Enter the Dragon’ Star Bob Wall Assembled a Gang of ‘Dirty Dozen’ Fighters to Avenge His Friend

For Steven Seagal, Hollywood has merely been a stepping stone for his transition from anonymity to global infamy. Despite the embarrassing critical reception of his films over the years, nothing – including a 0% rating on Rotten Tomatoes – could stop Seagal from having greater ambitions.

But before all of that, his extensive stay in Japan had contributed to his education and training in martial art forms, which he would later use to become a Hollywood star, racking up more scandals and controversies along the way than one cared to count.

Steven Seagal
Steven Seagal

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Steven Seagal Angered Bob Wall After Dissing Bruce Lee

Steven Seagal has more often than not demonstrated his ability to talk the talk but when it came to owning up to his claims, he would slink back into the shadows, backing down ever so quietly without making a big show of it. The habit gave rise to many occasions when he would end up challenging athletes and professionals, whether knowingly or inadvertently, to a showdown. One such opportunity rose when he made some false comments about Bruce Lee and Chuck Norris that did not go down well with Lee’s close friends, including Enter the Dragon actor, Bob Wall.

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Steven Seagal in Under Siege 2 (1995)
Steven Seagal in Under Siege 2 (1995)

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Angered and riled up into a furor, the latter planned an elaborate revenge by humiliating the Under Siege actor. Banding together the ‘Dirty Dozen’ comprising such pro champions of kickboxing and karate like, Benny Urquidez, Howard Jackson, and Bill Wallace, Wall made a show on magazine covers and advertised his group in order to snag Seagal’s attention. However, as would become a common trend with the actor, there was never a showdown or a fight, despite his insistence on being able to take on several fighters at once.

Apparently, Seagal apologized to Bob Wall years later when the pair came across each other under less threatening circumstances.

Steven Seagal Faked His Way Through Hollywood

Steven Seagal’s reputation as a trained and professional martial artist is well known in the industry, and despite his prolific teachings and self-promotion regarding his mastery over the subject, there has been more than one incident where he was quite easily put down by others, insomuch that he even soiled himself once after directly challenging the great Gene LeBell about being an expert at escaping the chokehold. Suffice it to say: he was lying unconscious on the floor a few minutes later.

Steven Seagal gives an aikido demonstration on the Tornado aikido festival in Moscow
Steven Seagal gives a demonstration at the “Tornado” Aikido festival in Moscow

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Over the years, Seagal has become more prominent in his infamy and controversies rather than through his prowess as an aikido dan. Reports claim Seagal is the seventh dan in the martial art form which makes him practically useless, unless, as Jack Slack put it, “your opponent is running straight at you” which a smart fighter would never do. Podcast host Joe Rogan criticized and deflated Seagal’s ballooning self-importance as well saying Aikido “would never work against a trained fighter.”

Later on, Seagal was not only dissed for exaggerating about his martial art capabilities but was directly humiliated and exposed by more than one celebrity who claimed he could barely take on an opponent let alone take them down in a fight.

Source: Looper

Written by Diya Majumdar

With a degree in Literature from Miranda House, Diya Majumdar now has nearly 1500 published articles on FandomWire. Her passion and profession both include dissecting the world of cinema while being a liberally opinionated person with an overbearing love for Monet, Edvard Munch, and Van Gogh. Other skills include being the proud owner of an obsessive collection of Spotify playlists.