A surge of anticipation builds around All Elite Wrestling's (AEW) forthcoming event, All In at Wembley Stadium, as close to 75,000 tickets have been reportedly sold already. This occasion will mark the first time since WWE SummerSlam 1992 that a professional wrestling spectacle will unfold at the globally celebrated Wembley Stadium, making it AEW's groundbreaking debut in the United Kingdom.
In the spirit of this landmark event, former AEW World Tag Team Champion, Anthony Bowens, has issued a rally cry to British fans. He encourages them to partake in an attempt to etch their names into the Guinness World Record books.
"Hey UK, maybe we should set a Guinness Book of Records for [the] largest group scissor?" Bowens stirred excitement among fans with this provocative tweet, referencing the 'scissor me' expression that gained immense popularity in the AEW fan community throughout 2022.
Origin of 'Scissor Me' Catchphrase
The origin of the 'scissor me' catchphrase is tied to Bowens himself, and his The Acclaimed partner, Max Caster. The duo initially created the phrase, "scissor me, Daddy A**!" as a humorous nod to their teammate Billy Gunn, a WWE Hall of Famer who joined the ranks of The Acclaimed with his sons Austin and Colten Gunn.
Bowens opened up last year about the evolution of this widely recognized phrase. Despite receiving instructions from AEW to cease their scissoring gesture - originally initiated during an AEW Dark taping amidst the COVID-19 pandemic - Bowens candidly admitted his defiance of these directives.
Driven by a rebellious streak, he and Caster persisted in making the scissor symbol, causing it to gain traction among their fans. The 32-year-old Bowens recalls how their rebellious act rapidly caught fire within the fan community, especially once they started aligning themselves with Gunn.
As AEW's All In event draws nearer, it seems Bowens hopes to immortalize this fan-favorite gesture in the annals of the Guinness World Record, making a historic mark during their Wembley debut.