Scotty 2 Hotty On How The Worm Got Into WWE: “It’s Honestly Amazing”

Scotty 2 Hotty On How The Worm Got Into WWE: “It’s Honestly Amazing”

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Former WWE superstar Scott Garland (Scotty 2 Hotty) recently appeared on Wrestling with Johners podcast to discuss his signature maneuver, The Worm. Garland explains how the move became so popular with the WWE universe and how its existence was due to an accident. Highlights from the interview are below.

He says doing the move turned into an accident of sorts:

“It was an accident, the first time I did it was in grade school – 4th or 5th grade – something we used to do. We would break dance at recess and try to do ‘the worm’, try ‘the moonwalk ‘, try to do ‘the backspin’, and years later I could do ‘the worm.’ I did it during our entrance or during a match, I did ‘the worm’ and let a man drop an elbow on me and I rolled out of the way I never did it on television but I did and I started to get a reaction Every time I did I got some kind of reaction I just didn’t know what it was going to be and how big it would be.”

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How the WWE universe is responsible for the move:

“I always say it’s not what I did that made ‘the worm’ as big as it was, it was what the audience did. It was the audience that did ‘WOR-M’ and all the things that go with it. That made it fun. It wasn’t what I did. If I was the only one to hit the ropes and wriggle to the other side, it would have been a flash in the pan. I’ve never been to the Austins or the Rocks. I mean we climbed pretty high but to be 22 years later and there they are [rappers like Migos and others] putting it in their songs is pretty cool. It’s really mind blowing.”

(H/T and transcribed by Wrestling Inc.)

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