Chris Van Vliet welcomed Scotty 2 Hotty as his guest on the latest “INSIGHT” podcast.
Scotty talked about his Too Cool was formed, the origin of the WORM, memories of Brian Christopher, the WWF Attitude Era, returning to the ring, coaching at the WWE PC, and why he left the company.
Scotty talking about Brian Christopher:
“We were never close. But after I was released in 2007, we did a weekend for Hermie Sadler in the Carolinas, and we did some Rock ‘n’ Roll Express tournaments. It was three days long, and on the first night, he showed up and he was in a bad place. I could smell it on his breath and he was a mess.
Scotty continued, “By the time Sunday had rolled around, we had a big fight in the locker room, not a physical one, just a verbal one. I was like, ‘Dude, I don’t need this.’ We were just different people. We didn’t speak for five years. Then on our first appearance back, he pulled me aside and apologized for everything. We both apologized.”
Scotty said that he and Brian eventually became closer. He said, “Over the next few years, I felt like we got closer than ever. There were a bunch of shows in the UK with me, Rikishi, and Brian, and I brought my son who was 10 years old at the time. I have a picture of Brian showing my son Keegan how to use a payphone. It’s from behind both of them, but it’s so cool. Brian was in a good place and cleared himself up, but towards the end was when we got closer than ever. I also was taking everything with a grain of salt. If he said let’s meet up at the hotel at 1 o’clock and then he wouldn’t be there. I go and knock on his door and he’s half asleep. But I don’t let it bother me as much as it once did.”
Scotty said that things got bad with Brian toward the end of his life.
He said, “Towards the end, it was getting worse and worse. He had a fight and got beat up, then was arrested again. That last mugshot I saw, I knew he was in a bad place. Brian always smiled when he got his mugshot taken because he knew that it would be publicity. This was in Memphis where his dad was king. But that was the last one where was in a bad place, and he ended up passing away in jail.”
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