Scott Steiner’s Steiner Math promo is one of the most infamous in history, with current AEW star Samoa Joe discussing being behind the camera for the iconic moment.
IMPACT Wrestling’s 2008 Sacrifice pay-per-view was headlined by Samoa Joe defending the TNA World Heavyweight Championship against both Kaz and Scott Steiner. Although the event was mostly well-received, not many people actually remember this match.
Instead, people remember Scott Steiner’s infamous Steiner Math promo that took place in the build-up to the show. This saw the now-WWE Hall of Famer decree that ‘The Samoan Submission Machine’ only had an eight-and-a-third chance at retaining his championship that night, whereas ‘Big Poppa Pump’ had a one-hundred, forty-one-and-a-third chance at leaving Orlando as the champion.
Samoa Joe, who now resides in All Elite Wrestling, discussed the promo on the latest AEW Unrestricted podcast, detailing his view on Steiner’s tirade from a behind-the-camera perspective (h/t Sportskeeda Wrestling):
“So I tell people I was standing behind the camera as like Scott [Steiner] was kind of like free-forming it in his head, and I remember kind of – you know he did an earlier take and you know he was kind of getting the idea. And then like, I think it was like the second one he just went – I was visibly behind the camera just trying to hold myself together. When it all got done I just looked at Scott and was like, ‘I think that was the one’.”
— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) May 1, 2020
Samoa Joe ultimately retained the championship, pinning Scott Steiner in fourteen-and-a-half minutes following a Muscle Buster.
Joe was let go from WWE for the second time at the beginning of 2022, having previously been released in April 2021 before being brought back as an on-air NXT authority figure and subsequent NXT Champion. He resurfaced at Ring Of Honor’s Supercard of Honor XV, signing with All Elite Wrestling and recently capturing the former’s World Television Championship.