The Acclaimed Were Initially Told To Not Scissor Anyone
Everybody loves The Acclaimed but not everybody loved scissoring at first
Don't scissor him Daddy Ass! is what people within All Elite Wrestling were telling The Acclaimed when they initially introduced the hand gesture, according to Matt Hardy.
"The scissoring thing, there was one point where they were told they shouldn't be doing that, but they still kept doing it and then it got over organically on its own in the most incredibly huge way possible. It speaks volumes about them and I love that they did it. It reminds me of when I was doing the 'V1' hand sign and Stephanie McMahon said, 'You really shouldn't do that, it's never going to get over.' I still kept doing it and it worked, it got over, and it's still around now. Good for them for sticking to their guns," Hardy said on his podcast.
Scissoring has been a part of The Acclaimed's act for some time but it got over in the summer of 2022 when Billy Gunn was added to the faction. The Acclaimed have since become AEW World Tag Team Champions and they are one of the most popular tag teams in the promotion, with their scissoring generating big cheers within arenas across the United States.
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