Friday, September 26, 2008

Little Petey Pump

Petey Williams.

The name doesn't exactly inspire fear or confidence on its own. In fact it could easily be mistaken as the name of a child star of the 70s. It's not, it's the name of one of the most innovative, and impressive wrestlers to come down the pipeline in many a footy season. As technically sound as any of the new generation of stars, Petey Williams has been a major player in the TNA ranks since his debut there in 2004, twice winning the X Division title. And whats more, he is also the man behind the most talked about move in the last decade or so of professional wrestling, the flip piledriver maneuver he calls the "Canadian Destroyer"

So with all this talent, with all these possibilities, what does TNA management do with him?? They put him in a tag team with my old buddy Scott Steiner.Yup, the same Scott Steiner who once ran his pickup truck into a road worker who made the grievous mistake of informing Scott that the road he wanted to go down was closed. The same Scott Steiner who was not given a live mike on WCW broadcasts for some time as they were never quite sure of the words that might come out ( such as the time- for which he was suspended, when he said - "the people at home, all they did was grab their remote, and change their channel to the WWF, and watch Stone Cold - a person you and your own friends got fired from here, 'cause you're a jealous old bastard." ). The Scott Steiner, who in 2006 claimed (perhaps spuriously) to have slept with over 20,000 women and to have broken Wilt Chamberlain's record. The Scott Steiner whom after viewing a cartoon drawn by yours truly, and having had mentioned to him that I would be at an upcoming show, was said to have uttered ( and read this in as ominous tone as possible ) " Oh yeah, I'm REAL keen to meet him".
Yes, THAT Scott Steiner.

And you know what, I don't really see how, but it actually seemed to be working ( prior to Steiner being injured once again ). Scott Steiner was a main event player once again, and looking better in the ring than I'd seen him in some time. Petey Williams ( now dubbing himself the " Maple Leaf Muscle" ) is the X Division champ, looking slick in ring, and is himself being taken seriously ( his new Steiner like beard, chain mail head-gear, the announcers referring to him as "Little Petey Pump", and a physique that looks like standing that close to the "Big Bad Booty Daddy" has given him some sort of muscle-mass contact high, not withstanding ) once again as a main event player.

Who'd have thunk it?!?

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