DALLAS -- During WrestleMania weekend, Brian Christopher and Scotty 2 Hotty -- former WWE Tag Team Champions Too Cool -- made appearances at Wrestlecon. While talking to Christopher, he related a story about one of his first meetings with Shawn Michaels -- who he said was "probably the greatest wrestler that I've ever seen."
"I will tell you this. I started wrestling in 1988, down in the Memphis area. By around 1990, I had started doing the superkick as my finish. You know what I'm saying? So I've been doing this for like 11 years, or even longer.
Anyway, I get to WWE and I do it in one of my matches. I go to the hotel that night and I get on the elevator. Right as the door's about to close, somebody stops it. Who do you think it was? Right. So [Shawn Michaels] gets in. [laughs]
He might have pulled the [emergency brake]. Somehow, he made the elevator just stay there. So now he calls me out, right? He says, "So you are doing the superkick in your matches as a highspot?" I said, "Well, not as a highspot, I've been doing it as my finish for a long time." He said, "Oh. Well, you no longer do that for a finish." [laughs]
So I had to come up with something new. So I came up with the Hip-Hop Drop off the top rope. That was actually better, right? Because it had its own name. The Hip-Hop Drop. And I'm gonna give a shout-out to the man that I had my move -- Tennessee Jam? Remember when it was the Tennessee Jam? Bobby Eaton, "Beautiful" Bobby Eaton, with the Alabama Jam, is where I came up with that Tennessee Jam."