The Day Steve “The Machine” Smallwood made History

We got a private interview with The Machine before and after his pepper eating world records. The first interview was held in the supply closet at the back of Peppers. Ken Alexander started the interview, but we also got some assistance from John Scrovak of EatMoreHeat and myself. We wanted to see what Steve’s mindset was mere minutes before he took center stage. The second interview was held during the Blogger’s Round Table. Around the interview table we had Brian and Marilyn Meagher from www.HotSauceWeekly.com, Scott Roberts from www.ScottRobertsweb.com, Ken Alexander from ILIS and his new website www.FieryWorld.com, plus Firehead Thomas and myself from ILIS as well.

Between the 2 interviews, I sandwiched the 2 world record moments. First the ghost pepper, then the Trinidad Scorpion. If you have not seen the monumental achievements, then you need to check it out. I got gooseflesh when the crowd started to chant. Something that I will not soon forget.

Pre-Record Interview

Ghost Pepper Record

Trinidad Scorpion Record

Blogger’s Round Table and Post Record Interview

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7 thoughts on “The Day Steve “The Machine” Smallwood made History

  • May 23, 2012 at 10:20 am
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    Good show, Steve! Congratulations!!

  • May 23, 2012 at 1:02 pm
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    Congrats again Steve. Nice write up and videos Al.

  • May 23, 2012 at 11:40 pm
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    I have not yet got to meet the man know as the machine but I look forward to that day. You will have that record for a long time. Congrats bro

  • May 31, 2012 at 3:51 am
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    Between playing a mean guitar intro and eating some mean peppers, Steve truly earned that “Machine” nickname. Much proud of ya, man!

  • June 2, 2012 at 12:09 am
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    Myyyyyyyyy Gooooooooooooooooood!!!!!! All that and not one pulled pork slider?!?!?!

  • June 2, 2012 at 9:25 am
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    Brother you are INSANE i agree with sean you truly are a Machine hell of a job crazy mother efer

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