“Big Poppa Pump” Scott Steiner has finally expressed his opinion on one of the promos that made him into a wrestling meme.
Scott Steiner’s promos have long been a source of confusion and comedy. After his physique began changing in the late 1990s, his temper started getting shorter and his promos became less coherent. Over the years, “the genetic freak” has become a staple of wrestling blooper reels, including Botchamania, for his rambling and hilariously incomprehensible promos. But none top his famous “math promo” in the lead-up to TNA Sacrifice 2008.
In the promo, Scott Steiner, flanked by his protégé Petey Williams (who also wore the same shades and chainmail headdress) and Rhaka Khan, tried his luck at breaking down his statistical chance of winning in a three-way match against Kurt Angle and Samoa Joe at Sacrifice.
It…went WAY better than expected.
Scott Steiner’s promo, word for word, is as follows:
“You know they say that all men are created equal, but you look at me and you look at Samoa Joe and you can see that statement is not true. See, normally if you go one on one with another wrestler, you got a 50/50 chance of winning.”
“But I’m a genetic freak and I’m not normal! So you got a 25%, AT BEST, at beat me. Then you add Kurt Angle to the mix, your chances of winning drastic go down. See the 3 way, at Sacrifice, you got a 33 1/3 chance of winning, but I, I got a 66 and 2/3 chance of winning, because Kurt Angle KNOWS he can’t beat me and he’s not even gonna try!”
“So Samoa Joe, you take your 33 1/3 chance, minus my 25% chance and you got an 8 1/3 chance of winning at Sacrifice. But then you take my 75% chance of winning, if we was to go one on one, and then add 66 2/3 per cents, I got 141 2/3 chance of winning at Sacrifice. Senior Joe, the numbers don’t lie, and they spell disaster for you at Sacrifice.”
Words only do part of the story justice; one has to see the reactions and body language of those in the shot to understand the promo’s complete hilarity. Luckily, it can be found here.
After years of jokes and memes, Scott Steiner himself has finally responded to the promo that made him so iconic in an interview with The Bullet Cast:
“No, I don’t think you can ever do an interview and think it’s gonna last forever the way it did. But no, it took off. People still enjoy it today. So, it’s great and it made sense.”
h/t sescoops for the transcriptions.