Ralph Macchio & William Zabka’s Friendship Got Stronger After ‘Karate Kid’

“Extra’s” Billy Bush spoke with Ralph Macchio and William Zabka as they promoted the third season of their show “Cobra Kai.”

While playing, rivals 36 years ago in “The Karate Kid,” they weren’t close friends. That is changing as they work on their latest series, a sequel to the “Karate Kid” films

Ralph said, “We better be buddies now — when we made the ‘Karate Kid’ film, every time Billy and I were working together, I was getting my ass kicked… There wasn’t camaraderie between us, but I have a greater deal of respect for William every season [of ‘Cobra Kai’].”

Season 3 of “Cobra Kai” premieres January 8 on Netflix.

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