Former WWE Performance Center coach Scotty 2 Hotty was a guest on Talk Is Jericho recently, where he reflected on the coaching process, revealing the impact it had on Lacey Evans for example. "Seeing them grow up from below and then suddenly, they're at Wrestlemania.
Like someone like Lacey Evans. I taught her how to throw a punch, and I ended up naming the punch, you know, the Woman's Right. Then you see that it is used. I'm in the gym doing cardio on Monday nights or whatever, and I see her on TV in the gym.
There is a nice reward for all of this. I did it, I fell in love with work."
Scotty 2 Hotty's last in-ring match took place in 2016
Scotty 2 Hotty later revealed that he himself requested to work with two NXT superstars, naming two girls he often mentioned in his interviews, such as when he said the two were his favorite pupils, and we're talking about Rhea.
Ripley and Raquel Gonzalez. "I specifically asked about those two," he revealed. "They just needed the trust, you know how it is, trust changes everything. I had never had women in my class until then, and never again after that, which is a little weird.
I made them work with boys, I had them work with Ricochet, I had them in there with Marcel, Fabian, Lio Rush was in my class at the time. They just needed to learn how to put all the cards on the table and not hold back, which they would have done with some of those smaller girls.
All the guys I've talked about can go. They just needed someone to guide them and boost their confidence, and that's what happened." Plus in the conversation it was added that one big complaint fans have brought up over the years is how wrestlers are used after being called to the main roster.
Scotty 2 Hotty has admitted that he's frustrating, and he's not sure why that is. In late November, Scotty 2 Hotty (aka Scott Garland) announced on Twitter that his WWE career had come to an end. After working for WWE on and off for 23 years, he was granted a release from his WWE contract.
The former Too Cool member was a WWE trainer in the Performance Center since 2016; he would later become a producer for NXT. Scotty 2 Hotty's last in-ring match took place at the Wrestling Revolver's The Debut event in June of 2016, where he faced Jake Manning in a winning effort.
His last match for WWE came in 2014 when he and the late Brian Christopher (aka Grand Master S*xay) took on The Ascension at NXT: ArRIVAL, challenging the latter for the NXT Tag Team Championships. The iconic duo lost.