WWE Legend Quits the Company After Thirty Years of Employment

Published 11/24/2021, 8:00 AM EST


Scotty 2 Hotty aka Scott Garland issues a public statement where he revealed he has asked for his WWE release.

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As per him, Garland has been working with the industry for thirty years, but now it was time to quit. He did not want a paycheck to be the only factor motivating him to continue working with WWE. Now, he’s reached a point where that seems to be the case. As a result, he wants to bid a fond farewell to the WWE Universe.

However, even as he wants to leave behind WWE, he’s taking the memories along with him. Especially the ones where he coached and produced the WWE NXT talents.

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Undoubtedly, Scotty 2 Hotty was an important member of WWE and WWE NXT, and the talents, crew, and everyone else will miss his presence!

Scott Garland had an interesting run with WWE

The former Superstar worked with WWE from 1997 to 2001. Following that, he was mostly doing special appearances before signing a WWE Performance Center contract to be a trainer and producer on September 7th, 2016.

Since then, he has worked tirelessly to ensure the talents who walk through the Performance Center get a chance to perform on NXT Television.

During his time as a trainer and producer, he worked two matches. One against Heath Slater in July 2013 and another against The Ascension in February 2014.

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Several Superstars reacted to Scotty 2 Hotty requesting his release

It’s always an overwhelming emotion for Superstars when someone quits the company or the industry. Everyone in WWE, especially the locker room, are a close-knit family.

Therefore, it’s but natural for others to have an emotional moment when one of their own leaves. So, when Scott Garland announced his WWE release request, several reacted to the news, mostly expressing their gratitude for him.

Some of the Superstars are Sasha Banks, Bayley, Damian Priest, Ricochet, and others.

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However, WWE is yet to make an official statement about the same. It’s understood that Hotty has requested for the release, but it’s yet to be granted. As and when it’s official, the company should potentially release an official statement from their end.

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Shuvangi Sen Chaudhury

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Shuvangi is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. She has over 1000 published WWE articles and also has experience in content operations with Forbes. Having completed her undergraduation from Royal Holloway, University of London, Shuvangi is closely aligned to the fitness industry, having amateur skills levels in tennis and basketball while rowing at a regatta level.

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