Former WWE star and current producer Scotty Too Hotty posted that he’s asked for his release from WWE and cites his principles as the reason.
It appears as though former WWE Superstar and current producer Scotty Too Hotty is leaving WWE. He posted a message on social media Tuesday afternoon and noted that he would never “be part of something solely for the paycheck” and relayed to the WWE Universe that he requested his release.
While he didn’t come out directly and say that the changes to NXT and the rebrand are the reason for his desire to leave his job with WWE, it certainly sounds as though Scott Garland (Scotty Too Hotty) is not a fan of the new-look NXT. He referred specifically to the product he was involved with the “black and gold brand” and said producing the stars of NXT (not NXT 2.0) was a highlight of his life. In a message he addressed to WWE fans, he wrote:
“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 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.”
Even though it was not confirmed that his release was granted, members of the WWE roster and other producers were quick to jump on his timeline and wish him the best. It is assumed that his request has been granted and that he is no longer a part of NXT.
While it could have been the mass layoffs or other reasons, it appears Scotty was not a fan of the direction NXT was and is headed. He’s getting a lot of support from fans who are congratulating him for doing what he thinks is right and not wanting to be a part of a product he doesn’t believe in.