Scotty 2 Hotty joins WWE Performance Center as a coach
The WWE Performance Center coaching staff has added another former champion to the team.
Attitude Era favorite Scotty 2 Hotty — aka, Scott Garland — began coaching NXT recruits full-time this week in Orlando, Florida. A former WWE Tag Team and Light Heavyweight Champion, Garland visited the Performance Center as a guest coach in June, and has competed in WWE and NXT as recently as 2014.
Famous for his outstretched hair and crowd-pleasing “Worm” taunt, Garland became one of the most popular WWE Superstars of The Attitude Era, teaming regularly with Too Cool partner Grandmaster Sexay and WWE Hall of Famer Rikishi.
He joins another former teammate at the Performance Center in the form of Head Coach Matt Bloom. Bloom and Garland partnered in 2001-2002, while Bloom competed under the moniker of the “Hip Hop Hippo” Albert.
Though Scotty 2 Hotty is in good company in Orlando, he may be facing some stiff competition in the category of “Best Worm.” Last week, NXT’s Facebook Live posted a video of recruit Niko Bogojevic’s spot-on imitation of Too Cool's memorable entrance and dance moves, Worm included: