Scotty 2 Hotty has explained how a serendipitous encounter with Vince McMahon led to his Too Much tag team with Brian Christopher.
Before forming Too Much with Brian Christopher in 1998, Scott Taylor had been used as an enhancement talent as well as part of the company’s light heavyweight division which was in its infancy at the time.
Speaking on the Wrestling With Johners podcast, Scotty 2 Hotty explained how he found himself teaming with Brian Christopher in a battle royal at WrestleMania 14:
“I was sitting at home. He was still kind of working TVs. I had been sitting home for weeks, if not months, and just kind of worried about getting a phone call to get released at any point just because they weren’t doing anything with me at this point. So I signed in February of ’97, so this was right before WrestleMania of ’98, WrestleMania 14 in Boston. I’m about two hours from Boston at the time, where I was living.”
“I get a phone call on Wednesday before WrestleMania, and they said, ‘Hey, we need you for WrestleMania this weekend. You’ll be teaming with Brian Christopher in a tag team battle royal. We also need you on Friday to do a show. You’ll be wrestling Taka at this promotional thing.’ It was weird. I still don’t know to this day, like how did that happen? I was a good guy, he was a bad guy, we had been wrestling each other leading up to this, and all of a sudden we were just thrown in there together.”
Scotty 2 Hotty then explained how he took his chance when he bumped into then WWE Chairman Vince McMahon when the two men were getting coffee. An impression had clearly been made on McMahon as soon the Too Much tag team was born:
“Brian and I were in that battle royal. Nothing really was done in that battle royal, I mean it was a battle royal, so you didn’t really have a chance to shine or show anybody what you can do as a team. But what happened was, I ran into Vince McMahon as I was getting a coffee. I went into the catering area at WrestleMania to get a coffee, and Vince came in at the same time, and he’s getting a coffee.”
“It sounds like a story, it sounds like something out of a movie. Thinking about it, it felt like there was nobody else in the room, and I was just there alone. I don’t think there were a lot of people in the room, and all of a sudden, I felt somebody to my left, and I look and it’s Vince.”
“He’s getting a coffee at the same time, so it’s just the two of us standing there, which gave me the opportunity to go, ‘Thank you, sir, for putting me on this show. This is a dream come true. I don’t know if you know this, but I used to wrestle as Scott ‘2 Hot’ Taylor on the independent scene, and Brian is ‘Too Sexy’ Brian Christopher. I’m just throwing that out there, I don’t know if something to it.’”
“He goes, ‘Oh, that’s interesting, let me throw that around in my head.’ I thought that would be the end of it, and then the next week, I show up at TV, and we’re on the board. ‘Too Sexy’, ‘Too Hot’ and they said ‘Too Much.’ They named us Too Much. We had no input in that. All of a sudden, we were just Too Much. And we were a tag team.”
Too Much eventually morphed into Too Cool when Scotty 2 Hotty and Grandmaster Sexay were born. The team captured the WWE Tag Team Championship on one occasion from Edge and Christian back in 2000.