There seems to be a fascination with women hitting and shaming their boyfriends in public in Hong Kong, so much so that when a video of a woman performing an acrobatic spinning takedown on a man recently started circulating online, many were quick to believe they were a real couple (and perhaps indulge in some schadenfreude).
We aren’t sure whether the video depicts a real fight but it’s so crazy it’s still worth watching.
The person who filmed the incident posted the video to a Facebook group dedicated to discussing about rice noodles in Hong Kong.
According to the poster, he or she was waiting for the takeaway he ordered from a TamJai SamGor outlet (which appears to be in Tai Po) when he saw a man and woman, which he claimed to be a couple, fighting.
“In the end, [a TamJai staff] separated the two with one hand on each of them. She’s so strong. She’s really an ace,” said the poster.
The video shows the alleged couple shoving each other in front of the rice noodle chain store before the man picks the woman up.
The woman in white then wraps her legs around the man’s head before spinning around and throwing him to the ground (a move known in professional wrestling as a hurricanrana).
A female staff member in red, who appears to be from the rice noodle store, then comes out and tries to stop them from fighting.
The couple then walk off in separate directions.
A netizen who shared the video said, “This once again proves that it’s better to offend a bad person than a woman.”
“The woman probably knows a bit about [martial arts]. She’s great! The [staff member] also has a lot of guts,” another added.
But there were some internet users questioning if the fight was real or staged.
Online portal HK01 quoted some eyewitnesses, who spoke to staff of the chain store, as saying that the alleged couple were not actually fighting but doing some filming.
Even if the incident wasn’t real (and we suspect it wasn’t), the reaction from the bystanders certainly seemed authentic. At the very least, nobody can doubt the woman’s impressive skills, either as a martial artist or a stunt person.