Scotty 2 Hotty Talks About Returning for Old School Raw, Having a Hard Time Getting Away from Wrestling, and More
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 03.22.2014
Wrestling is Scotty's dream job...
- The Orlando Sentinel released a new interview with former WWE Superstar Scotty 2 Hotty. Below are some highlights:
On what he was doing before his return on Old School Raw: "I realized last year I went to fire school and EMT school and graduated both of those, finished up and started looking for a job and I thought I was out of wrestling. And then I got the call to go to 'Old School' Raw and doing that and being there for the day I realized I know I can still go, I don't want to be that guy embarrassing himself, I know I can still go. I'm in better shape now then the last time I was there full-time. And you just know there's probably only a few more years where I can do this and the level I want to do it."
On being back in WWE and the young guys on the roster: "You know what's so cool wrestling for them now? When you're there as a full-time guy and you're wrestling four nights a week, you kind of take it for granted. Everything is going 100 miles an hour. Whereas now, like when I went back for 'Old School' Raw, you go this could be the last time. And you kind of appreciate it more. You take it all in. And then same thing for NXT. This could be the last time I'm in a WWE ring. Hopefully it's not and chances are it's not going to be because I'm still in decent shape and relatively young. I'm sure there'll be more coming down the road but you say that to yourself and appreciate it."
His thoughts on not being able to move on from wrestling: "I feel that I'm a guy who left who had his head on straight. I didn't have any addictions. I didn't believe in the character. I didn't believe in the hype. I was looking forward to doing the next thing in my life but it's hard. Honestly, it's hard because you've done so many cool things. I was 14 or 15 the first time I set foot in a ring. I've lived this amazing life, done these amazing things and I've lived my dream job. So what do you do next? Not only financially, it's not a financial thing for me. You could pay me a million dollars a year to go sit in an office somewhere and I'd be miserable after doing what I've done."