Too Cool vs The New Day
Too Cool dance vs New Day hip gyrations. Too Cool would get everyone in the arena on their feet and cheering. The Attitude Era’s most entertaining trio vs the modern day WWE’s most entertaining trio. The New Day has done it all: Booty O’s cereal, unicorns, pancakes. But what would happen if the New Day ended up in the ring with Too Cool in sunglasses, ready to dance? Unfortunately, we’ll never know. Too Cool and New Day are from 2 different times.
1997 Scotty 2 Hotty planned to wrestle tryout matches for ECW. Upon hearing of his plans, President of the WWF Talent Relations, Bruce Prichard, signed him to a contract. Scotty 2 Hotty made his debut as “Scott Taylor”, a more serious wrestler compared to his later character. At the same time, Brian Christopher joined the WWF and began competing in the light heavyweight division as well. Brian Christopher’s gimmick stood out having an over-the-top obnoxious laughter influenced by his father’s, Jerry “The King” Lawler.
1998 At WrestleMania XIV, Taylor and “Too Sexy” Brian Christopher teamed together for the first time, taking part in a tag team battle royal. Following WrestleMania XIV, Taylor and Christopher continued to team together on the WWF’s syndicated Saturday wrestling shows, with Taylor playing the straight man to Christopher’s over-the-top, egotistical antics. Soon, Taylor adopted Christopher’s flamboyant actions and in-ring mannerisms and became known as Scott “Too Hot” Taylor, with the duo dubbed “Too Much”.
1999-2000 In June, “Too Much” was renamed “Too Cool” and given the characteristics of hip hop aficionados, delivering raps aimed at their opponents and parodying aspects of the hip hop culture. Shortly after debuting their new gimmicks, the team was temporarily separated after Christopher tore his anterior cruciate ligament and was sidelined for five months. During this time, Taylor began incorporating breakdancing moves into his matches. In late 1999, Taylor was renamed Scotty 2 Hotty and Christopher was renamed Grandmaster Sexay. They aligned themselves with Rikishi Fatu (whom they quickly renamed Rikishi), forming the Too Cool faction. Following their matches, and Rikishi’s famous “Stink Face”, Rikishi would begin to exit the ring but would be stopped by Brian or Scotty. They would hand Rikishi sunglasses, the lights would dim and they would dance in the center of the ring. Too Cool became a fan favorite and the arena would clap a beat following a Too Cool match, which would lead to Too Cool’s in-ring dance. Rikishi’s behind would catch the camera’s attention while Brian would dance and Scotty would perform a dance similar to his signature breakdance elbow drop move called “The Worm”.
2008-2014 Kofi Kingston made his debut on WWE’s ECW. Kofi’s gimmick initially began as a Jamaican wrestler with a Jamaican accent. Big E Langston and Xavier Woods made their way through FCW and NXT to join the Raw roster in 2012-2013.
2014-2018 On the July 21, 2014 episode of Raw, after Big E and Kingston suffered another loss as a tag team in a recent losing streak, Woods came down to address the two and he declared that they could not “get ahead by kissing babies and shaking hands”, and that it would be “their time to shine”. The duo then joined Woods and on the following day on Main Event, Woods managed Big E and Kingston to a decisive victory. WWE began airing vignettes for Big E, Kingston and Woods, with the stable now being billed as The New Day, displaying a heroic black gospel gimmick. The New Day made their debut, but the gimmick wasn’t anything certain and the fans felt confused of what the gimmick was about. The New Day gimmick caught on after Wrestlemania 31 (2015) when a new rhythmic chant “New, Day sucks”. The New Day would use it to their advantage by introducing the “New, Day rocks!” chant, provoking fans to continue their chant. The New Day kept growing from this point to include Wood’s trombone at ringside, hip gyrations, and eventually unicorn horns, Booty O’s cereal, and pancakes. The New Day easily became WWE’s most entertaining trio.
Tale of the tape:
|WWF Attitude Era||Known In||WWE|
|858combined 286avg||Weight(lb)||702combined 234avg|
|Hip-Hop Drop, The Worm, Stink Face||Signature Moves||UpUpDownDown, Midnight Hour, Unicorn Stampede|
|Too Cool Dance||Known For||Hip Gyrations|
Who would have gotten the bigger pop?
Can it happen?
No it cannot. Brian Christopher (Grandmaster Sexay) has passed away in July 2018. RIP Brian. Thanks for the memories.