The numbers don’t lie and they still spell disaster for Samoa Joe according to MJF.
On Dynamite in Cincinnati, Samoa Joe and Roderick Strong faced off in the final of the Grand Slam Eliminator Tournament to earn the right to face MJF for the AEW World Championship in Arthur Ashe Stadium.
In the end, it was Samoa Joe who picked up the win over Strong which gives him the chance to compete for the AEW World Title for the first time in his career – although he did challenge CM Punk for the ‘Real World Championship’ at All In.
MJF runs the numbers for Grand Slam
To build up the match between MJF and Samoa Joe at Grand Slam, the AEW World Champion took inspiration from Scott Steiner who once upon a time introduced the world to “Steiner Maths” at the expense of Joe.
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) September 14, 2023
Steiner Maths was a result of Scott Steiner challenging Samoa Joe along with Kurt Angle in a three-way match for the TNA World Title at Sacrifice in 2008. It originally aired on TNA Impact on May 1st, 2008 but by the time Sacrifice came around, Angle found himself injured – reducing his chances of winning to 0% – and he was replaced by Frankie Kazarian.
In the end, Steiner Maths proved to be flawless in theory but in application, it was less than successful and Samoa Joe held onto his title. The Salt of the Earth will need to hope he can apply his mathematics more successfully to escape New York with his AEW World Championship.