While ex-WWE star Scotty Too Hotty, also known as Scott Garland, has been working as a Producer in AEW since this past October, fans were treated to his in-ring debut during the Dynamite pre-show on December 27th. More on this story, below.
Scotty Too Hotty’s AEW In-Ring Debut
A fan shared a video from the pre-show match. Scott Garland entered the ring under the name “Scott Taylor”, which popped on the screen.
His music and attire were similar to his “Too Cool” WWE gimmick. He received a nice pop from the crowd.
Scott partnered up with The Acclaimed and faced The Gunns, Jake Hager, and Daddy Magic. He performed his signature “worm” move and ended up scissoring all three Acclaimed members, post-match.
Scotty Too Hotty’s In-Ring Future With AEW
As of this writing, it’s unclear what future plans the company has for him in front of the camera. Given how popular he was during WWE’s Attitude Era and the pop he received, it could be interesting to see him in storylines moving forward.
Especially teaming him up with Billy Gunn. Only time will tell.
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Scott Garland was with the WWE from 1997 to 2021. He wrestled onscreen from the late ‘90s until about 2007.
After that, he made sporadic appearances on WWE television. In the fall of 2016, he returned to the company as a trainer at the Performance Center.
Garland stayed with the WWE until November 2021. According to reports, he asked for his release at that time and was granted it.
During his time with the WWE, he became the WWF Lightweight Champion and held the Tag Team Championships twice. He had a tag title run with Grand Master Sexay and Rikishi.