In the fifth leg of the contest, Wright stopped momentarily to interact with the crowd before attempting to hit the bullseye to complete a 161 checkout, while in the next leg, he crouched down in an attempt to find a better angle to find the treble 20.
However, after he hit a 128 checkout in the final leg to secure a 7-5 win, Van Gerwen has admitted that Wright's actions had motivated him to end the Scot's unbeaten record in the competition.
The Dutchman is quoted by PDC.TV as saying: "He did a couple of things and I didn't like them. Peter's a good player anyway but I didn't think that he needed to do that, you should just play normal darts like Phil Taylor, Adrian Lewis or Raymond van Barneveld.
"There are a lot of people that like it, but I don't and that's my opinion. He doesn't need to do that, and he knew that I didn't like it. I'm very glad that I hit the 128 at the end and won the game."
Van Gerwen beat Wright at Alexandra Palace in January to win his first world title.