Former WWE Tag Team Champion Scotty 2 Hotty was recently interviewed by Edge and Christian on their podcast, “E&C’s Pod Of Awesomeness,” to discuss several professional wrestling topics. Scotty discussed who pitched the Too Cool gimmick and his initial reservations about working with Rikishi.
Here are the highlights:
Who pitched Too Cool: “We floundered as Too Much for quite a while and then I remember, so Hardys and [Edge and Christian] do [their] thing and the Hardys transform from the young Hardy Brothers with spandex pants we remember them as,” Scotty said. “And then, they go with Michael Hayes and wear the regular pants. I don’t know what to call them, street clothes. And then, [Edge and Christian] do [their] whole thing with them and then you guys all go and get over.
“I can remember Vince Russo coming up to me and Brian in the Nassau Coliseum, and said, ‘we want you guys to go out and kind of be like the Hardys. Whatever you guys think is cool, but you’re not cool.’ That was it. There was no hip hop. There was no dancing. It was just like, ‘we thought we were cool. We’re going to call you Too Cool, but you’re really not cool.’ That was really the only direction we had.”
Initial reservations about Rikishi: “When Michael Hayes told us, ‘we’re going to put [Rikishi] with you,’ I thought, ‘argh, it’s awful, it sucks, we got a fat guy in a thong as our third guy.’ And the very first night we went out there and did that dance, it was again magic.” Scotty said. “Just magic.”
H/T Wrestling Inc. for the transcriptions