Scotty 2 Hotty Reveals Linda McMahon Banned Him From Doing A Move In WWE
Scotty was lucky not to break his neck on the risky move
Though primarily known for his Too Cool alliance with Grandmaster Sexay and Rikishi, former WWE star Scotty 2 Hotty had a few in-ring highlights when riding solo.
One of them is his Light Heavyweight Title match with Dean Malenko from Backlash 2000, a hidden gem that is still talked about fondly to this day. While the match itself is very good, most fans remember the sickening finish which saw The Man of 1,000 Holds drill the originator of The Worm with a top-rope DDT.
Discussing the match's finish during a recent appearance on the Wrestling with Johners podcast, the former WWE Tag Team Champion said:
"It was very dangerous and I could've easily broken my neck. It looks like I broke my neck on it. It was Dean's idea. He told me had done it with (Chris) Jericho; I recently just saw it with Jericho taking it a month ago for the first time and I was like 'Oh, that's what I was supposed to do'. I was supposed to jump out further so I would land more on my stomach and I didn't jump out. I just kind of spiked myself right into the mat from the top rope".
It was a memorable move, but one that former WWE CEO Linda McMahon didn't want to see replicated again, telling Scotty "don't ever do that again" when he got through the curtain. He assured her that she didn't have to worry about that.
Despite the dicey finish, Scotty is proud of the match, commenting:
"I think the reason we worked so well is we were so different. Here's Dean, who is very serious, a very good technical wrestler and the Man of 1,000 holds...On the other hand, you have this goofball, who is just there to have fun and kind of make fun of Dean; his finishing move is The Worm; does the moonwalk; breakdances; that's what to me makes wrestling so cool is when you have all these different characters and they come together to see what happens".
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