Former WWE Superstar and Too Cool member Scotty 2 Hotty appeared on Chris Jericho’s Talk Is Jericho podcast to discuss his recent departure from WWE. Formally, he was a coach at the companies Performance Center helping to train new and upcoming talent. However, as WWE was working to reinvent the NXT brand, constant changes saw a lot of signees and coaches alike be released. Scotty 2 Hotty was among the few who decided to part ways with the company on his own terms.
“I was just not having fun, and I knew it was time to move on,” Scotty stated. “And I told myself when I came back that was one of my goals was to walk away on my own this time.”
As part of the new changes to the NXT brand dictated by Vince McMahon, Scotty reflected that the chairman had passed down an unusual decree for the coaches in particular.
“We got to the Performance Center for television. We don’t have any fans outside. For the longest time, there weren’t any fans. And then in the building, it’s all in-house people, so we were wearing our NXT tracksuits, but as soon it started to change, and Hunter went away, the other guys started to come in it was, ‘okay, we are back to business casual now.’ Then the next week, this is awesome. Next week it was, ‘Vince wants the coaches looking younger. So, we need you guys to start dying your beards and cutting your hair.’ The coaches. I literally lost sleep over that.”
Scotty 2 Hotty essentially felt that the changes were implemented were unnecessary and that there was not much explanation behind them. With all the changes made to NXT since September of last year, he can’t seem to help but feel that they killed off something great.
“There’s just not a lot of explanation to it about what happened, and yeah, it pisses you off, right? As being a part of it. But it’s also sad because it’s kind of like they killed it off, and they killed this awesome thing that we had off. So, we lost this awesome thing. It was almost like dealing with a death, dude. It was just sad.” (H/T WrestlingInc.com)