Petey Williams Talks Why Canadians Have Been Heels In Pro Wrestling

Impact Wrestling's Petey Williams was interviewed by Wrestling Epicenter's Interactive Wrestling Radio. You can see the full podcast above, and highlights below:

Why Canadians are heels in the United States:
"It goes back well before that (The Hart Foundation). It goes back to Americans being very patriotic... Anything that wasn't American, and this is going back to the 50's, 40's, 30's, 20's.... Whatever. Think about the cars we used to drive. If you weren't driving an American car, you were shunned, pretty much! We're not like that anymore. But, we've still inherited that stereotypical perception, I guess you could say, from our heritage. Now, we're so politically correct, too boo someone from another country is like, "I don't know if I should do that!" Nowadays, it isn't OK to do that. But, whatever! In 2004, it was still OK!"

Challenging for the X Division Title at Redemption 10 years since his last reign:
"First off, if I do capture the X Division title at Redemption, that would be another benchmark for me because there's never been a champion who hasn't won it in a full decade! That would be one for the record books. As for Matt Sydal, I remember the first time I wrestled Matt Sydal in 2003. That was the first time I ever pulled out the Canadian Destroyer and Matt Sydal was the first one to ever take the Canadian Destroyer. We were young guys back then. Now we're, well we're not old but we're 15 years older! I'm looking to tear it up with him again at Redemption whatever the outcome. It would be great to capture that X Division Title again now. I'm in such a different place in my life than I was. Now I'm thinking smarter instead of harder."

What Scott Steiner would say the odds are of Petey winning the title again:
"What are the odds? I'd say 66 and 2/3rds percent chance which is great. That promo (Scott Steiner's) was great! He's adding fractions with percentages! He didn't say 66.6 percent, he said 66 and 2/3rds percent! I've never heard it like that before! So, that's pretty great! (laughs) That was one take. I looked into the camera and was like, "Nobody's yelling cut? OK, lets see where it goes!" If they had yelled cut, it wouldn't have come out like it did. That is probably one of the best comedic, and I don't think he (Steiner) meant it to be comedic, but that was probably the best comedic interview in Impact history!"

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