After his ‘Champs vs. Stars’ elimination, we caught up with Devin Walker and discovered 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 entering into by choosing Devin as a substitute, forcing the previous Problem finalist to go in against his pal, Wes Bergmann. It was a tough fought battle, however Wes finally got here out on high.
“It was a wise transfer,” Devin admits to HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY. “It was precisely what they wanted to do to remove an excellent participant from their very own crew [Wes] or an excellent participant from the opposing crew. It was a win-win for the Stars on the blue facet. I didn’t like that they did that to me, however it was strategically an excellent transfer. It was the very best probability that they had at an excellent battle.”
The battle went down between buddies, however Devin says he was in a position to look previous his shut private relationship with Wes when it got here time to play the sport. “Me and Wes are each rivals, on the finish of the day,” he explains. “That’s most likely the one factor that me and all my buddies have in widespread — we like to compete. It wasn’t unusual to compete in opposition to a good friend. The one half that was just a little unsettling is that we each performed fairly flawless video games, after which, on account of one thing out of our management, we ended up in there in opposition to one another.”
This season, you continued to smack speak such as you’ve completed previously. Is persona you placed on to psyche individuals out or is it real? I consider in my very own hype 100 p.c. 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 in opposition to them in one thing that I possibly 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 virtually anybody on this sport, and if I can get them even a fraction off their sport, then that’s going to learn me long-term.
Do you rely extra in your social/political sport than your bodily sport? 1000 p.c. I’m a agency believer in…no matter you’re good at, deal with that. Attempt to be well-rounded, however in case you have a energy and what your energy is, put it to use. Don’t attempt to be any individual 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 completed 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 might be bodily, so I’ve been taking loads of steps to keep up my psychological edge and get extra well-rounded.
If Johnny Bananas was on this season, would you have 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 battle. Each member of the Champs facet was keen to go absolutely in opposition to one individual [if he was on it]. I wouldn’t work with him, even when it was the 2 of us preventing 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 assume that’s mutual. I believe that Johnny is the sort of man that should one-up individuals and he has not been in a position to one-up me. We went head-to-head [on Vendettas] and I beat him. That doesn’t sit properly with him. We went head-to-head on the reunion and I beat him, once more, verbally. That doesn’t sit properly with him. So I believe he really does have a real dislike for me, however it’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 needs to 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 at all times been and that’s to win. One of the simplest ways to place your self able to win when you’re me is to have the robust gamers remove themselves. So whether or not it’s Bananas or any variety of robust 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 truthfully, it makes it just a little 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 way in which, Johnny or anybody else, has to go.