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Too Cool

The members of Too Cool Rikishi & Grand Master Sexay and his opponents, Rumaga & Orlando Jordan.
Stable
Members Scott Taylor/Scotty 2 Hotty[1]
Brian Christopher/Grandmaster Sexay[1]
Name(s) Too Cool[1]
Too Much
Former
member(s)
Rikishi[1]
Debut April 1998[1]
Promotions WWF/E
UWF

Too Cool is a professional wrestling tag team and former stable most notably active in the World Wrestling Federation between 1998 and 2001 and for a short time in 2004.[1] Too Cool is currently active, without Rikishi, on the independent circuit and in the United Wrestling Federation.

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History

World Wrestling Federation / Entertainment

The duo of "Too Sexy" Brian Christopher and Scott "Too Hot" Taylor were originally a tag team known as Too Much.[1] The team feuded with fellow light-heavyweight wrestlers such as Taka Michinoku and aided Jerry "The King" Lawler (Christopher's father) in his feud with Al Snow.

In June 1999, Christopher became Grandmaster Sexay, Taylor became Scotty Too Hotty (also spelled as Scotty 2 Hotty) and Too Much was rebranded as Too Cool, debuting on television during the June 13, 1999 episode of Sunday Night Heat. They originally remained villainous characters, but in late 1999, around the the time Rikishi Phatu joined the team, they turned into fan favorites due to growing fan popularity. Too Cool's new gimmick of a pair of hip-hop fans involved the duo dancing around the ring while lights flashed and dance music played, an act that quickly became very popular with fans.

A famous moment came when the trio were all participants in the Royal Rumble.[2] They were the only participants in the ring at the time so they danced to their music while the rumble was still going on.[2] This was followed by Rikishi eliminating both of his teammates.[2] Nothing ever came about from him doing this, since "It's Every Man for Himself in the Royal Rumble." Soon after this, Christopher got injured, and while he was recuperating, Taylor won the Light Heavyweight Championship.[3] Their success would peak later in the year when Taylor and Christopher defeated Edge and Christian for the WWF Tag Team Championship on an episode of Raw is War on May 29, 2000,[4] while Rikishi would defeat Chris Benoit for the Intercontinental Championship on June 20.[5] Rikishi left the group after his villainous turn in late 2000.

Split

The group ceased to exist in 2001 when Taylor was, in storyline, sidelined with a broken ankle suffered from Kurt Angle in 2001. In reality he needed time off for neck surgery. That same year, Christopher was released from the WWF after he was detained while attempting to cross the Canada–United States border with illegal drugs in his possession.

Reformation and final split

Rikishi would eventually become a fan favorite again and he and Taylor would later team together on the WWE SmackDown! brand to win the WWE Tag Team Championship in 2004.[6] Rikishi would eventually be released shortly after the team lost the tag team titles, ending Too Cool's run in WWE. Grandmaster Sexay would also return to the WWE, but did not rejoin the two, instead wrestling on the Raw brand and used as a jobber to the stars, before being released again shortly afterwards.

United Wrestling Federation (2007–present)

After Scotty 2 Hotty was released from WWE, he, along with Brian Lawler (Grandmaster Sexay) reunited and began teaming up on the independent circuit, most notably in the United Wrestling Federation.

In wrestling

  • Double-team signature moves
    • Double elbow drop, with Scotty and Sexay joining hands before dropping their elbows
  • Entrance themes
    • "Basic Groove" – Production music
    • "You Look Fly Today" – Production music
    • "Turn It Up" – Jim Johnston (WWF/E / Independent circuit)

Championships and accomplishments

References

External links








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