After becoming a smashing merch success for AEW, the origin story of ‘Scissor Me Daddy Ass’ has now been revealed.
It went from being the forbidden merch to the hottest selling tee in town, but what is the origin story of the evolution of The Acclaimed’s war cry of ‘Scissor Me Daddy Ass’?
According to Anthony Bowens in an interview with TSC, it started with a simple scissoring between pals, saying:
“There was a time, it was a Dark taping way back in the pandemic era, where I hit my pose with the A, and Caster came up behind me and scissored me and there was a camera shot of it where I’m like ‘What the hell? What did you just do?'”
However, Bowens reflected that at first AEW told them to cut it out but it was Max Caster who kept it going with “rebellious” streak in Bowens leading him to join in as well.
Bowens thought they were on to something though, as he reflected on the crowd response from the beginning, saying:
“I don’t remember what match it was but I remember laying on the floor and looking up and the whole first row had their hands over the barricade and they’re yelling ‘scissor me, Bowens!’ and I went ‘huh, we’re kinda on to something.'”
As for the Daddy in ‘Scissor Me Daddy Ass,’ it came about before one of the entrances with the Gunn Club. Bowens described how the battle cry came together, saying:
“One particular live Rampage, I was sitting in gorilla and I was in my wheelchair at the time because I was injured and we were minutes from going out and this idea just popped into my head because Austin Gunn kept calling his father ‘Daddy.’
“I was like, ‘It’d be kinda funny if I said scissor me daddy ass live on television. I’m just gonna go out and say it.’ I said it and came back and the internet blew up and now it’s turned into the number one selling t-shirt.”
And the rest is professional wrestling history!
The Acclaimed have a major match coming up on AEW Dynamite. You can read all about it by clicking here.
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