WWE icon’s ‘141 2/3 chance of winning’ rant that baffled fans and became meme

If you mention the name Scott Steiner to any wrestling fan, it's fair to say that they'll mention one of three things.

The first is the ridiculous ambulance siren noise that used to accompany him down to the ring during his time with WWE.

The second is is ungodly big biceps – which saw him earn the nickname Big Poppa Pump.

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But it's the third that would top pretty much everyone's list, wrestling fan or not, with the birth of "Steiner Math".

And in honour of the big man's 60th birthday, it's time to take a trip down memory lane to 2008.

Steiner had made a name for himself in WCW in the 90s, and WWE for a short period in early 2000s.

Having joined Impact Wrestling – or TNA Wrestling as it was known then – in 2006, he had developed a reputation for being utterly bizarre when it came to speaking on the microphone.

There was no doubting his in-ring ability, which at one point was one of the best in the business, especially when it came to wrestling as part of a tag team with brother Rick.

But it became somewhat of a thing for Scott to pick up a microphone and the watching audience to be left confused and baffled by what they had just heard.

In May 2008, Scott was due to face Kurt Angle – who was later replaced by Frankie Kazarian – and Samoa Joe at the Sacrifice pay per view with the TNA World Heavyweight Title on the line.

But a few weeks beforehand, he was due to team with protégé and then-X-division champion Petey Williams in a tag team match against Kurt and Joe.

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And when asked for his thoughts backstage in a live interview, he came out with one of the most infamous speeches in all of wrestling history, which has now been dubbed “Steiner Math”.

He ranted: "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.

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"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.

"See Joe, the numbers don't lie, and they spell disaster for you at Sacrifice.”

Yeah . . . that is exactly what was said and how it was said – no editing has been done.

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During the rant, Pete Williams had to turn around to stop himself from laughing, while the interviewer looked very, very confused, and valet Rhaka Khan just stood there in a state of shock.

Steiner Math lives on today as one of the most overused memes on social media, and Scott's legacy as one of the most talked about wrestlers in the industry remains.

He was inducted in to the WWE Hall of Fame in April this year, and has yet to retire from in-ring competition.

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