Scotty 2 Hotty has revealed how a random encounter at catering leading to a conversation with Vince McMahon led to forming a tag team with Brian Christopher called Too Much.
Prior to working for WWE on a full-time basis, Scott Taylor was mostly used as an independent talent while also appearing on talent occasionally in the early days of WWE’s light heavyweight division.
“I was sitting at home. He was still kind of working TVs. I had been sitting home for weeks, if not months, and just kind of worried about getting a phone call to get released at any point just because they weren’t doing anything with me at this point. So I signed in February of ’97, so this was right before WrestleMania of ’98, WrestleMania 14 in Boston. I’m about two hours from Boston at the time, where I was living.”
“I get a phone call on Wednesday before WrestleMania, and they said, ‘Hey, we need you for WrestleMania this weekend. You’ll be teaming with Brian Christopher in a tag team battle royal. We also need you on Friday to do a show. You’ll be wrestling Taka at this promotional thing.’ It was weird. I still don’t know to this day, like how did that happen? I was a good guy, he was a bad guy, we had been wrestling each other leading up to this, and all of a sudden we were just thrown in there together.”
Scotty went on to explain that a random encounter with former WWE Chairman (and Head of Creative) Vince McMahon is what led to the Too Much tag team that would eventually become Too Cool.
“Brian and I were in that battle royal. Nothing really was done in that battle royal, I mean it was a battle royal, so you didn’t really have a chance to shine or show anybody what you can do as a team. But what happened was, I ran into Vince McMahon as I was getting a coffee. I went into the catering area at WrestleMania to get a coffee, and Vince came in at the same time, and he’s getting a coffee.”
“It sounds like a story, it sounds like something out of a movie. Thinking about it, it felt like there was nobody else in the room, and I was just there alone. I don’t think there were a lot of people in the room, and all of a sudden, I felt somebody to my left, and I look and it’s Vince.”
“He’s getting a coffee at the same time, so it’s just the two of us standing there, which gave me the opportunity to go, ‘Thank you, sir, for putting me on this show. This is a dream come true. I don’t know if you know this, but I used to wrestle as Scott ‘2 Hot’ Taylor on the independent scene, and Brian is ‘Too Sexy’ Brian Christopher. I’m just throwing that out there, I don’t know if something to it.’”
“He goes, ‘Oh, that’s interesting, let me throw that around in my head.’ I thought that would be the end of it, and then the next week, I show up at TV, and we’re on the board. ‘Too Sexy’, ‘Too Hot’ and they said ‘Too Much.’ They named us Too Much. We had no input in that. All of a sudden, we were just Too Much. And we were a tag team.”
Too Much would eventually become Too Cool as one of the most popular teams in WWE’s Attitude Era. Scotty 2 Hotty was well-known for doing “The Worm” dance move with the crowd spelling it out W-O-R-M before he would deliver a chop. They were also known for doing a post-match dance routine, oftentimes with their ally Rikishi.
Scotty 2 Hotty would go on to work for WWE for a full decade from 1997 to 2007. He was a two-time Tag Team Champion, once with Brian Christopher (as Grand Master Sexay) and once with Rikishi along with one reign as the Light Heavyweight Champion. Scotty also worked for WWE as a trainer/coach in NXT from 2016 to 2021 before asking for his release from the company in order to pursue other interests.