Scott Garland, better known to wrestling fans as Scotty 2 Hotty, has recently landed a job as a coach in the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida. While he had been coming in and out as a guest trainer there, he has now fully gone into the role, which he confirmed via Twitter.
Prior to signing full time with the Performance Center, Scotty had been working as a firefighter. Now, he will presumably be one of the assistant coaches, along with the likes of Sara Amotto, who has been credited for the rise of the women’s division that we see today.
There was also word in the past month that Shawn Michaels has accepted a role in the Performance Center and has relocated to Orlando. However, Triple H, on the NXT Takeover: Brooklyn II media call, he stated that while he has offered Shawn a position there, the Heartbreak Kid has still not fully accepted an offer as of yet. Shawn Michaels did help in the latest set of NXT tapings however. It is still unclear whether Michaels has accepted the role, but it is known that he is coming in and out.
Matt Bloom took over Bill DeMott as the head coach of the Performance Center. Bill DeMott was an extremely controversial figure, who was accused of by many of abuse. Matt Bloom on the other hand, has gotten nothing but praise. In fact, many credit Bloom to the development of stars that NXT has seen today, and the stars that now carry the main roster as well.
Right now, Matt Bloom, Sara Amotto, Robbie Brookside, William Regal, and now Scott Garland are the ones coaching the developmental talent at NXT. Regal specializes in scouting talent along with Triple H himself. This is an extremely talented and dedicated team which helps shape the talent, apart from just finding them. Lot of credit goes to NXT talent, and writing, but not enough credit goes to the coaches who help to mould the stars that we see on the main roster and even on NXT today.
What helps the NXT and Performance Center so much is that there is a feeling of oneness among the talent and other staff alike. Scott Garland will undoubtedly be a great addition to the Performance Center and to NXT.