Brian Fritz sent this in.
Here is an article I wrote on former WWE superstar Scotty 2 Hotty and him continuing his wrestling career for The Orlando Sentinel:
On WWE comeback:
"I realized last year I went to fire school and EMT school and graduated both of those, finished up and started looking for a job and I thought I was out of wrestling," says Garland. "And then I got the call to go to 'Old School' Raw and doing that and being there for the day I realized I know I can still go, I don't want to be that guy embarrassing himself, I know I can still go. I'm in better shape now then the last time I was there full-time. And you just know there's probably only a few more years where I can do this and the level I want to do it. I started taking a little bit more (bookings). I've said for the last few years I'm just using this as a vehicle to take me to different places I've never been anyways. I just went to Ecuador for the first time, South America for the first time ever, stuff like that. I tell my kids find a job that's going to pay you to travel the world on someone else's dime and that's basically what I use it for now."
Why wrestling is poised to make a comeback:
"You know what's so cool wrestling for them now? When you're there as a full-time guy and you're wrestling four nights a week, you kind of take it for granted. Everything is going 100 miles an hour. Whereas now, like when I went back for 'Old School' Raw, you go this could be the last time. And you kind of appreciate it more. You take it all in. And then same thing for NXT. This could be the last time I'm in a WWE ring. Hopefully it's not and chances are it's not going to be because I'm still in decent shape and relatively young. I'm sure there'll be more coming down the road but you say that to yourself and appreciate it."
On his future in wrestling:
"I feel that I'm a guy who left who had his head on straight. I didn't have any addictions. I didn't believe in the character. I didn't believe in the hype. I was looking forward to doing the next thing in my life but it's hard. Honestly, it's hard because you've done so many cool things. I was 14 or 15 the first time I set foot in a ring. I've lived this amazing life, done these amazing things and I've lived my dream job. So what do you do next? Not only financially, it's not a financial thing for me. You could pay me a million dollars a year to go sit in an office somewhere and I'd be miserable after doing what I've done."
You can listen to Scotty on my Between The Ropes podcast as he talks about his recent shows with the WWE, why he thinks wrestling is posed for a comeback, young talent in the company and who is favorite is, stories from him breaking into wrestling and more