After his ‘Champs vs. Stars’ elimination, we caught up with Devin Walker and realized the secrets and techniques behind his smack-talk. Plus, will he EVER cease attempting to take out Johnny Bananas on ‘The Problem’?
Devin Walker was put into elimination unexpectedly this week on The Problem: Champs vs. Stars, when Blue Crew member Daniel “Booby” Gibson used his energy play to vary the Purple Crew’s nominee. Booby saved Jozea Flores from stepping into by choosing Devin as a substitute, forcing the previous Problem finalist to go in towards his pal, Wes Bergmann. It was a tough fought battle, however Wes in the end got here out on high.
“It was a sensible transfer,” Devin admits to HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY. “It was precisely what they wanted to do to eradicate participant from their very own group [Wes] or participant from the opposing group. It was a win-win for the Stars on the blue aspect. I didn’t like that they did that to me, but it surely was strategically transfer. It was the most effective probability that they had at battle.”
The battle went down between mates, however Devin says he was capable of look previous his shut private relationship with Wes when it got here time to play the sport. “Me and Wes are each opponents, on the finish of the day,” he explains. “That’s in all probability the one factor that me and all my mates have in frequent — we like to compete. It wasn’t unusual to compete towards a pal. The one half that was a bit of unsettling is that we each performed fairly flawless video games, after which, as a consequence of one thing out of our management, we ended up in there towards one another.”
This season, you continued to smack speak such as you’ve achieved up to now. Is persona you placed on to psyche folks out or is it real? I imagine in my very own hype 100 %. However I’m additionally a realist, and I understand I’m not going to beat Shane [Landrum] in a marathon or CT [Tamburello] in a pushup contest. That’s not going to occur. However what I can do is manipulate the sport to the place I can go towards them in one thing that I perhaps have an upperhand in. So the smack speak is much less to psyche myself up and extra to get into another person’s head, as a result of I do know, mentally, I’ve a bonus over nearly anybody on this sport, and if I can get them even a fraction off their sport, then that’s going to profit me long-term.
Do you rely extra in your social/political sport than your bodily sport? 1000 %. I’m a agency believer in…no matter you’re good at, deal with that. Attempt to be well-rounded, however you probably have a energy and you already know what your energy is, put it to use. Don’t attempt to be someone that you simply’re not. Notice who you might be and what your strengths are and play to these strengths. I really feel like I’ve achieved a fairly good job at that, however the factor I’ve lacked is being well-rounded. I clearly have flaws in my Problem sport, primarily which can be bodily, so I’ve been taking a variety of steps to keep up my psychological edge and get extra well-rounded.
If Johnny Bananas was on this season, would you’ve got labored with him for the Champs alliance? That was one thing that was taken under consideration earlier than we began filming, and it was an all-out conflict. Each member of the Champs aspect was prepared to go totally towards one particular person [if he was on it]. I wouldn’t work with him, even when it was the 2 of us combating for survival.
Do your have points with him exterior of the present and sport? I’ve no drawback with him in actual life besides that I believe he’s a douche, however I don’t suppose that’s mutual. I believe that Johnny is the sort of man that should one-up folks and he has not been capable of one-up me. We went head-to-head [on Vendettas] and I beat him. That doesn’t sit effectively with him. We went head-to-head on the reunion and I beat him, once more, verbally. That doesn’t sit effectively with him. So I believe he truly does have a real dislike for me, but it surely’s not as a result of he dislikes me as an individual, it’s as a result of he misplaced, and it could actually’t be his fault, it must be another person’s fault.
Is it nonetheless your private mission to take him out in future Problems? My private mission transferring ahead is the factor it’s all the time been and that’s to win. The easiest way to place your self ready to win should you’re me is to have the sturdy gamers eradicate themselves. So whether or not it’s Bananas or any variety of sturdy gamers within the sport who aren’t working with me, I’m going to be avidly working to get them out of the sport. Johnny’s made it abundantly clear that he doesn’t wish to work with me, in order that places a goal on his again. And actually, it makes it a bit of extra enjoyable. What are the Celtics with out the Lakers? It doesn’t actually matter who it’s [I’m against], however I wish to win one. So anybody who’s standing in the best way, Johnny or anybody else, has to go.