A strange thing, this format is. Somewhere on this abominable site, they encourage you to fill out the “About Me” section. Wanting to be as nonchalant as possible (because that’s what the kids these days want), I wrote down some bullshit about how much I hate the Nintendo 64 – which is true, by the way. Get used to that. Still, it doesn’t really do the topic justice, nor does the first post on the site say everything.
Of the stones I’ve left uncovered thus far, the biggest must be the meaning/origin behind my online persona. Persona; see what I did there? I’ll stop now.
So why “KillScottKill”? Is it to symbolize the building super-rage inside me that will culminate in a blaze of glory gun fight in a public arena that could only be described as “going postal”? No, and please don’t ever think it is. The day I shoot a firearm is the day I lose my two front teeth from the kickback. I’m too much of a baby-baboo.
Those who have known me on Twitter dating back to at least early 2013 can probably figure it out. It’s actually a reference to professional wrestler Kevin Steen – currently known as WWE’s Kevin Owens, the reigning, defending Intercontinental Champion.
In 2012, Steen was working under his given name across multiple independent wrestling promotions, one of which was Ring of Honor. In March of that year, Steen won the ROH World Championship and shortly after turned heel (became a villain character). Under his new gimmick, Steen aligned with two characters known as Jimmy Jacobs and Steve Corino to form the group known as S.C.U.M. (Suffering, Chaos, Ugliness, and Mayhem). The faction’s ultimate goal, in story line, was the destruction of ROH – to kill it. Thus, Steen’s signature catchphrase of “Fight, Steen, Fight,” became, “Kill, Steen, Kill.” Being the thief that I am, I took that and adapted it to my name. My middle name, anyway, which is what Scott is.
The beauty of it is when I launched the channel, I didn’t have to change anything. “Killing” in this context can be construed as killing enemies in games, be it brutally blowing someone’s brains out at 1080p60 or stomping on an 8-bit Goomba. It’s crossed my mind to change it, but I feel like I’ve committed to it for too long to change now.