During an interview with Ric Flair on ‘The So-Cal Uncensored’, Petey Williams talked about how he was a little disappointed that Scott Steiner had not seen the hilarious math memes about him.
Petey Williams on Scott Steiner’s real reaction to ‘math memes’ in TNA
Big Poppa Pump can see the comic side of everything (Picture: WWE)
Scott Steiner’s genuine response to becoming a meme following his notorious ‘Steiner math’ speech in TNA Wrestling has been exposed by Petey Williams.
In 2009, the former WCW and WWE star cut a promo hyping up his planned Sacrifice match against Kurt Angle – who would be out due to injury – and Samoa Joe, in which he ranted and raved about the numbers, claiming that Joe had a ‘8 1/3 percent chance of winning,’ while Steiner had a ‘141 2/3 percent chance.’
It’s a moment that will go down in wrestling history, especially for TNA – now known as IMPACT Wrestling – fans, and Williams had a front-row seat since he was being taught on-screen by Scott at the time.
‘He understands it,’ he exclusively told Metro.co.uk. He’ll never admit he understands. In 2019, we performed in California. We were performing the Steiner gimmick with me, Jordynne Grace, and Steiner.
‘Obviously, we created this script after he got out.’ “Scott, you’re going to do a promo,” I say, and he says, “Alright.” Is it okay if I swear?” And I’m thinking… “Try to imitate Scott Steiner as much as possible. That’s all I have to say about it; we’ll leave it to you!”
‘So he’s got a solid five minutes or something for his promo.’ He is aware of the situation. He immediately began practicing math. He stated “all my oddities” and such at first, then “there’s three of us” and the math!
Petey enjoys replaying it. (Image courtesy of IMPACT Wrestling)
‘”That means you have a 141 2/3 percent chance of winning.” Everyone went crazy as soon as he spoke the sentence! Steiner understands! He’s well aware of his ruse.’
Despite his image from earlier in his career, he said that the ripped star has welcomed his transformation into becoming more of a ‘comedy man.’
‘Because he’s Freakzilla, Big Poppa Pump, you’re meant to be terrified of him — he’s never been a comedic person,’ he said. ‘But now that he’s turned into a comedian, we’re laughing at the math!’ He understands it, he understands how to profit from it, and he’s doing a fantastic job with it.’
Williams, who left IMPACT last month to serve as a producer for WWE, stated that he still revisits those situations.
‘Right now, I’m watching the Steiner thing on the IMPACT Plus app… ‘You can find anything Steiner on there,’ he said. ‘Indeed, Steiner and I get along swimmingly!’
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The Canadian Destroyer, who pioneered the stunning maneuver, confessed that at this point in his career, he wants to teach the future generation and pass on the things he’s acquired throughout a long and illustrious career in the industry.
‘What actually motivates me is that I like making. I’ll give you an example: I like producing certain people’s bouts, and one of them is Rich Swann. ‘I’m not quite as athletic as Rich Swann,’ he said with a smirk.
‘He can accomplish things that I can only imagine doing in my imagination.’ So, as I’m putting up his match, I’ll even remark, “Hey Rich, how do you like this?” Because if I had his power, that’s exactly what I’d do – and I’d put stuff in his brain.
‘It’s almost as though I’m living vicariously via these men I can’t be like.’ So I like paying it forward by ensuring that those people get the finest possible matchups and are developing their best personas.’
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