The Spinning Bird Kick is referenced in Saints Row IV by Female Voice 1 (provided by one of Chun-Li's voice actresses, Laura Bailey). Occasionally, when using a taunt, the character will shout "Spinning Bird Punch!".
In one episode of the TV version of Tenchi Muyo!, while the characters are talking, Ryoko and Ayeka are fighting each other in the background. At one point, Ayeka uses the Spinning Bird Kick against Ryoko.
The Spinning Bird Kick is referenced in the opening of Shrek 2 in which Princess Fiona fights off a group of hunters who snared Shrek with a Spinning Bird Kick before performing a Shoryuken on one of the guards.
In the third episode of The Nutshack's second season, named Slasher, Chita, who is already cosplaying as Chun-Li for a Halloween party, attacks Phil with a Spinning Bird Kick in one scene, complete with shouting the attack's name.