AAW Best of 2017: #10 Wayne Mattei vs. Scott Steiner
December 17, 2017
In what promised to be one of the biggest clashes (literally) in AAW history, the reigning and defending AAW World Champion took on wrestling legend, ‘Big Poppa Pump’ Scott Steiner. The bout took place at SuperClash in November and was the AAW debut of former WCW United States, Tag Team, Television and World Heavyweight Champion ‘The Big Booty Daddy’ Scott Steiner.
It became evident throughout the course of the night that Steiner had been brought to AAW under the employ of Marc Midas, as part of Midas’ scheme to eliminate the AAW ‘Old Guard’ from the company and reshape the brand in his own image. As if taking on a future Hall of Famer wasn’t enough for ‘The Maniac’, the odds were further stacked against him when Midas announced notorious scoundrel James Grace as the special guest referee.
It certainly wasn’t the most technical display of wrestling skill in 2017, but it makes our Top 10 for the sheer anarchy that unfolded. Fans were treated to an all out brawl that spilled all around the Gate One Theatre at the Claremont Showgrounds, affectionately anointed the AAW Arena. The match also featured a referee walk out, a managerial explosion and a gang war the likes of which Australian wrestling has never seen before between The Western Kingdom and the Bullet Kliq.
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