NXT Producer Scotty 2 Hotty Requests WWE Release
He has worked with NXT since 2016
NXT coach and producer Scotty 2 Hotty says he has requested his release from WWE.
Hotty - real name Scott Garland - took to social media on Tuesday and revealed he wanted to step away from WWE, having worked for the NXT brand in a coaching capacity since 2016.
Hotty, a former WWE Tag Team Champion, said in his statement how he always promised himself he wouldn't do a job just for the pay packet, a situation he now found himself in.
The statement read: "Today, I have asked for my release from World Wrestling Entertainment. 30 years ago I stepped into a WWE ring for the very first time. I have lived my dream 100 times over. Some of my most special memories will always be from the last five years working with NXT. The black and gold brand was something special and I am proud to have been a small part of that.
"I always promised myself that I would never be part of something solely for the paycheck and that was where I was at. I told myself that I would walk away if I ever got to that point, so that is what I have chosen to do.
"Coaching and producing the stars of NXT will always be a highlight of my life. I love you all more than you will ever know."