Scotty 2 Hotty is departing WWE.
On his Facebook page, Scott Garland a.k.a. Scotty 2 Hotty announced that he has requested his release from WWE. In 2016, Garland began working as a coach at the Performance Center in Orlando, Florida. He wrote the following:
Today, I have asked for my release from World Wrestling Entertainment. 30 years ago I stepped into a WWE ring for the very first time. I have lived my dream 100 times over. Some of my most special memories will always be from the last five years working with NXT. The black and gold brand was something special and I am proud to have been a small part of that. I always promised myself that I would never be part of something solely for the paycheck and that was where I was at. I told myself that I would walk away if I ever got to that point, so that is what I have chosen to do.
Coaching and producing the stars of NXT will always be a highlight of my life. I love you all more than you will ever know.
Prior to returning to WWE, Garland graduated from Fire Fighter Lake Tech and then started training to become an EMT.
Scott made sporadic appearances for WWE before the coaching position presented itself. He had been released from the company in 2007 after spending a decade there. On top of his accolades as a coach for WWE, he held the company’s Light Heavyweight Title once and the Tag Team Titles on two separate occasions.