In an interview with AEW Unrestricted, Scotty 2 Hotty revealed the origin of the popular WWE tag team “Too Cool,” which consisted of himself, the late Grandmaster Sexay (Brian Christopher), and often, Rikishi (Solofa Fatu Jr.).
Scotty 2 Hotty recounted the moment when the idea for “Too Cool” was born during a conversation he had with Vince McMahon. He explained that it all started at WrestleMania, where he coincidentally met Vince while getting coffee in the catering area.
According to Scotty, he thanked Vince for giving him the opportunity to perform at WrestleMania and mentioned his past as a wrestler known as “Scott ‘Too Hot’ Taylor” in the independent circuit. He also brought up that Brian Christopher was previously known as “Brian ‘Too Sexy’ Christopher.” Scotty expressed uncertainty about their involvement in the battle royal that night.
In response to Scotty’s remarks, Vince McMahon pondered the idea, and the following week, they were introduced as “Too Much,” with Scotty as “Too Hot” and Brian as “Too Sexy.”
“What happened was, that day I go to get a coffee at catering at WrestleMania. The way I remember it, there was nobody else in the room and I go to get a coffee, all the lights go out and a spotlight shines down on me and I feel somebody to my left, and I look, and it’s Vince McMahon,” Garland began. “He’s getting a coffee at the same time. I said, ‘Thank you, sir, for putting me on WrestleMania. It’s a huge moment for me. I don’t know if you know this, I used to wrestle as Scott “Too Hot” Taylor in the independents for a while. Brian, at that time, was Brian “Too Sexy” Christopher. I know you have us in the battle royal tonight, I don’t know if there’s anything to it.’ And he goes, ‘Hmmm, let me think about that.’ And next week, we show up on TV, and we’re Too Much, I’m ‘Too Hot,’ he’s ‘Too Sexy.’“
This encounter led to the creation of the iconic “Too Cool” tag team, which became a fan-favorite act in WWE during the late 1990s and early 2000s.
What are your fond memories of the “Too Cool” tag team in WWE, and how did you react to learning about the origin of their name, which stemmed from a chance encounter between Scotty 2 Hotty and Vince McMahon at WrestleMania? Share your thoughts and nostalgia for this popular wrestling duo.