IMPACT’s Jordynne Grace: Scott Steiner Reminds Me Of My Grandpa
The numbers don't lie, and neither does Thicc Mama Pump
Scott Steiner is certainly a controversial figure. From his public outbursts, and threats of violence that have made him something of ‘persona non grata’ in WWE, Steiner is one of wrestling’s most enigmatic characters. However, according to IMPACT Wrestling’s Jordynne Grace, behind all the bluster Steiner is like ‘a cool grandpa’.
"Oh, that's him, obviously not as misogynistic but like the way he talks and his overall demeanour is kind of the same. He really reminds me of my grandpa. He's like a cool-ass grandpa, right? He's a super sweet, super nice guy, but when you're around him, you can feel his presence. If that makes any sense at all,” said Grace on Generation of Wrestling.
Grace has been paired with Steiner on IMPACT television in the past, with her Thicc Mama Pump nickname being a play on Steiner’s Big Poppa Pump persona.
"Oh, he definitely didn't pitch it,” continued Grace “I don't I don't think he pitches anything anymore. I think he just gets kind of like thrown into these stories. But actually, I'm 25 so that Steiner promo and his matches and stuff, obviously, were kind of like before my time. A few years ago, maybe five-six years ago, I watched the Steiner promo for the first time and I was immediately like, 'This is the best thing I've ever seen. This is the best promo ever.' I started watching some of his matches and I just kind of fell in love with his persona, his wrestling ability. I had tweeted something like 'Oh, what do you guys think my new moniker should be?' One of the options was 'Thicc Mama Pump,' that like won out by a lot and so I started using it on the indies and then somebody I don't know who like started some kind of campaign about me and Scott to do a tag match, eventually, I got signed to IMPACT and then the opportunity came about and it just happened to just kind of fall into place.
"They did not want me to use the name Thicc Mama Pump' at first. They didn't want to put it on my screen, I don't think I was allowed to have the sirens on my music. Then, they just kind of realised, 'Well f***, everybody already knows her as this on social media and stuff, so we're just gonna use it.' I actually didn't even know that they put the name 'Thicc Mama Pump,' in my tron until one day, I was watching one of my matches back and I was like, 'Oh s***, they put it on there.'"