2 Cold Scorpio
|2 Cold Scorpio|
Scorpio in September 2012.
|Birth name||Charles Bernard Scaggs|
|Ring name(s)||2 Cold Scorpio / Too Cold Scorpio
"Too Cold Scorpio" (2CS) Funk
|Billed height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Billed weight||229 lb (104 kg)|
|Born||October 25, 1965|
|Billed from||Celebration, Florida|
Charles Bernard Scaggs  (born October 25, 1965) is an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name 2 Cold Scorpio (or Too Cold Scorpio). Scaggs has competed in Extreme Championship Wrestling, World Championship Wrestling, World Wrestling Entertainment (as Flash Funk) and Pro Wrestling Noah. He currently is one of the name stars in Dragon Gate USA, the American offshoot of popular Japanese promotion Dragon Gate and Pro Wrestling Xtreme (PWX) in Orlando, Florida.
Professional wrestling career
Early years (1985–1992)
Charles Scaggs made his pro wrestling debut in 1985. He wrestled in various independent promotions in the United States, until, on the recommendation of Big Van Vader, he decided to go to New Japan Pro Wrestling. He also wrestled in Europe and Mexico.
World Championship Wrestling (1992–1994)
He debuted in World Championship Wrestling (WCW) as Ron Simmons' mystery partner at Clash of the Champions XXI, on November 18, 1992. He had a brief reign as World Tag Team Champion with Marcus Bagwell in October 1993. Although he was released in 1994, Scorpio competed on the WCW-promoted pay-per-view AAA When Worlds Collide later that year, and the WCW/New Japan produced pay-per-view Collision in Korea in 1995.
Extreme Championship Wrestling (1994–1996)
Scaggs debuted in Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) in 1994, where he had four reigns as World Television Champion and one reign as World Tag Team Champion with The Sandman. During his simultaneous reign as Television and Tag Team Champion, he insisted on being referred to as 2 Gold Scorpio. He had feuds with wrestlers such as Taz, Shane Douglas, Sabu, and Mikey Whipwreck.
Following his departure for the WWF, Scorpio returned to ECW for one night as a mystery opponent for Taz. Originally introduced by Lance Wright under his WWE name Flash Funk, he corrected Joey Styles and had himself announced as 2 Cold Scorpio, then beat up Wright. Scorpio lost the match, and was jumped afterwards by Doug Furnas and Lance Wright's bodyguard, Brakkus. Taz returned to make the save, and give a speech, saying: "I don't do this a lot. I ain't never heard of anybody named Flash Funk but I know someone named 2 Cold Scorpio and tonight 2 Cold Scorpio showed up. The wrestler, the athlete, the superstar I admire. Now brother I'm done blowing smoke up your ass and don't go off on me either, but if you want to wrestle for a real promotion you're welcome in my locker room." Taz raised Scorpio's arm and left the ring, as Scorpio's music played and he danced. On June 10, 2005, Scorpio wrestled at the ECW reunion event Hardcore Homecoming, defeating Kid Kash.
World Wrestling Federation (1996–1999)
Scaggs made his WWF debut on November 17, 1996, at Survivor Series, under the name Flash Funk. His gimmick involved dancing, wearing a zoot suit, and being accompanied to the ring by his "Fly Girls" or "Funkettes". 16 years later, WWE would debut another similar character, as Brodus Clay became the "Funkasaurus" accompanied by his Funkadactyls. Towards the end of his first WWF run, Funk reverted to the name Scorpio, and began teaming with former WCW teammate and friend Ron Simmons, as well as Terry Funk through most of 1998. He soon after became a member of Al Snow's J.O.B. Squad. In mid-1998, he competed in the WWF's Brawl for All tournament, replacing Ken Shamrock. He lost in the quarterfinals to The Godfather. In early 1999, Scorpio requested time off due to personal problems, but was instead released from the WWF.
Pro Wrestling NOAH (2000–2006)
Scaggs next made sporadic appearances for Extreme Championship Wrestling, which included a challenge against then-champion Mike Awesome for the World Heavyweight Championship on the December 10, 1999 edition of ECW on TNN. Scorpio competed for All Japan Pro Wrestling until native members of its roster defected to form Pro Wrestling NOAH in 2000, and both Scorpio and Vader followed. During his tenure in NOAH, he won the GHC Openweight Hardcore Championship, as well as the GHC Tag Team Championship with both Vader and Doug Williams.
World Wrestling Entertainment (2006–2007)
In 2006, Scaggs signed a contract with World Wrestling Entertainment. Upon joining the promotion, he returned to using his Flash Funk character in the WWE developmental promotion Deep South Wrestling until he was released on May 11, 2007, without ever appearing on WWE television. On the 15th anniversary of WWE Raw on December 10, 2007, Flash Funk participated in a battle royal, eliminating Steve Blackman while eliminating himself in the process.
Other promotions (2007–present)
In late 2007, Scaggs joined Booker T's Pro Wrestling Alliance promotion, based in Houston, Texas. He wrestled occasionally in Pasadena, Texas, at the city's convention center, and participated in a feud with heel wrestler and student Gustavo Mendoza. His last PWA match was in February 2008, at "Texas Tapout", against Mendoza.
On April 28, 2012, Too Cold Scorpio wrestled Shane Douglas in the main event of Extreme Reunion (a wrestling event promoted by Douglas) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. During the match, two masked men got involved. One was Kevin Sullivan, who attacked Douglas. The other was former ECW owner Tod Gordon, who hugged Scorpio. Douglas pinned Scorpio with a twisting sunset flip.
On January 28, 2012, 2 Cold Scorpio was pinned by Vordell Walker at the National Guard Armory in Orlando, Florida.
On September 14, 2012, Scorpio made his debut for Chikara, when he, Jerry Lynn and Tommy Dreamer entered the 2012 King of Trios as "The Extreme Trio", defeating Team WWF (1-2-3 Kid, Aldo Montoya and Tatanka) in their first round match. The following day, The Extreme Trio was eliminated from the tournament by Team ROH (Mike Bennett, Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson).
On February 1, 2013, Scorpio defeated ACH in the main event of the first ever National Pro Wrestling Day to become the 2012 Rey De Voladores.
- Finishing moves
- Signature moves
- Diving leg drop
- Double underhook suplex
- Drop the Bomb (Moonsault leg drop)
- German suplex
- Knee lift
- Scoop powerslam
- Sitout powerbomb
- Shooting star press
- Slingshot corkscrew crossbody
- Somersault leg drop, sometimes from the top rope
- Spinning heel kick
- Sunset flip powerbomb
- Corner slingshot leg drop
- Entrance themes
- "Wild Thing" by Tone Loc (NJPW)
- "The Lumpty Dance" from Aircraft Music Library (WCW)
- "(2 Cold Scorpio)" by Michael Seitz & Darwin Conort (WCW)
- "Whoomp! (There It Is)" by Tag Team (ECW)
- "Jungle Boogie" by Kool & The Gang (ECW)
- "Can't Get Enough" by Jim Johnston – available on (WWF)
- "The Funky Headhunter" by MC Hammer (AJPW/NOAH)
- "It's Not Easy" by Dale Oliver (TNA)
Championships and accomplishments
- All Star Wrestling Alliance
- ASWA Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
- Extreme Championship Wrestling
- German Wrestling Federation
- GWF Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
- Pacific Championship Wrestling
- PCW Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
- Peach State Wrestling
- PSW Cordele City Heavyweight Championship (1 time, last)
- Pro Wrestling Illustrated
- PWI ranked him #201 of the 500 best singles wrestlers of the "PWI Years" in 2003
- Pro Wrestling Noah
- Pro Wrestling Unplugged
- PWU World Heavyweight Championship (3 times)
- World Championship Wrestling
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