Ep260 - SCOTT GARLAND (Fka Scotty 2 Hotty) Interview (Leaving WWE, Working the Indys in U.S and U.K, Too Cool & Rikishi, NXT and the WWE PC, Listeners' Questions & so much more!)


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In this exclusive interview I speak with WWE Legend, Scott Garland (Fka, Scotty 2 Hotty)

This this utterly fascinating 75 minute conversation we discuss Scott's resurgence back on the Indys, across the US and his three tours of the UK in 2022.

We discuss some of the larger than life characters he has faced in 2022, including Charles Crowley, Gene Munny and many more from the UK and Ireland.

Scott give us his thoughts on the current WWE product with Triple H at the helm.

Scott tells us about his wrestling fandom and some of the larger than life stars he use to watch as a kid, before his early beginnings in the wrestling business as a backyarder, before starting on the Indys in 1989.

We discuss Scott's work as an enhancement guy in WWF from 1991 onwards, including Bam Bam Bigelow, Yokozuna, Mr. Perfect, Owen Hart, Steve Austin and many more, before being given his first WWF contract ahead of the WWF light heavyweight title tournament in 1997.

Scott tells us about his first meeting with Brian Christopher in Tennessee, and how the friendship developed through to the early beginning of the legendary tag team, Too Much/Too Cool. Scott also tells us how Rikishi became a member of Too Cool and how they helped each other get to the top of the industry in the WWF.

Scott tells us about his experience as part of The Attitude Era and how wild the scene and the schedule was when pro-wrestling was at its peak in 1998.

Scott answers a fans question about his match against Dean Malenko at Backlash 2000 and the crazy finish to that match.
We also discuss his 6 years as a coach for NXT and the Performance Centre in Orlando and why he eventually decided to leave the company in 2021.
This is one of my favourite interviews of Wrestling With Johners and an utterly fascinating look back through Scott's incredible 32 year career in professional wrestling. (Duration 75 minutes)

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