Championships held by 2 Cold Scorpio over the course of his career include the ECW World Tag Team Championship, ECW World Television Championship, GHC Tag Team Championship and WCW World Tag Team Championship.
Scaggs made his professional wrestling debut in 1985, adopting the ring name 2 Cold Scorpio. 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, where he trained in the NJPW Dojo. He also wrestled in Europe and Mexico.
2 Cold Scorpio debuted in World Championship Wrestling (WCW) on November 18, 1992, as Ron Simmons' mystery partner at Clash of the Champions XXI. He had a brief reign as World Tag Team Champion with Marcus Alexander Bagwell in October 1993. Although he was released in 1994, 2 Cold Scorpio competed on the WCW-promoted pay-per-view When Worlds Collide later that year and the WCW/New Japan produced pay-per-view Collision in Korea in 1995.
2 Cold Scorpio 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. He had feuds with wrestlers such as Taz, Shane Douglas, Sabu, and Mikey Whipwreck.
Following his departure for the WWF, 2 Cold Scorpio returned to ECW for one night at House Party in 1998 as a mystery opponent for Taz.
In 1996, he would return to Japan to wrestle for Tokyo Pro Wrestling, under the masked alter-ego, Black Wazuma.
2 Cold Scorpio 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". Towards the end of his first WWF run, Funk reverted to his 2 Cold Scorpio name, later shortening it to "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, 2 Cold Scorpio requested time off due to personal problems, but was instead released from the WWF.
2 Cold Scorpio next made sporadic appearances for ECW, which included a challenge against then-champion Mike Awesome for the ECW World Heavyweight Championship on the December 10, 1999, edition of ECW on TNN. 2 Cold 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.
In 2006, 2 Cold Scorpio 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, 2 Cold Scorpio participated in a battle royal as "Flash Funk", eliminating Steve Blackman while eliminating himself in the process.
On June 10, 2005, 2 Cold Scorpio wrestled at the ECW reunion event Hardcore Homecoming, defeating Kid Kash.
In late 2007, 2 Cold Scorpio 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 he 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 August 8, 2010, 2 Cold Scorpio wrestled at Total Nonstop Action Wrestling's ECW reunion show, Hardcore Justice, defeating C.W. Anderson. On April 28, 2012, 2 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 2 Cold Scorpio. Douglas pinned 2 Cold Scorpio with a twisting sunset flip.
2 Cold Scorpio made his debut for Chikara in September 2012, 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 2, 2013, 2 Cold Scorpio defeated ACH in the main event of the first ever National Pro Wrestling Day to become the 2013 Rey De Voladores. On June 23, 2013, 2 Cold Scorpio was defeated by John Hennigan in a match for the FWE Heavyweight Championship at House of Hardcore 2.
During a Ring of Honor's Straight Shootin interview in 2004, Scaggs admitted to hard drug use while he was in ECW and WWF, but it had been significantly accelerated during his stint in WWF due to the fact that he was simply making more money and thus had the opportunity to use more. Scaggs regretted his covert lifestyle at the time, and wondered that if he had admitted to WWF and himself that he had a problem, his career might have lasted longer in WWF. He also admitted to have kicked his hard drug use several years ago, although still actively using marijuana.
On November 14, 2016, Scaggs joined a class action lawsuit against WWE, litigated by Konstantine Kyros, who has been involved in a number of other lawsuits against them, alleging that "he is suffering from multiple symptoms of repetitive traumatic brain injuries and is undergoing neurological care."Finishing moves
Diss That Don't Miss (WCW) / Scorpio Splash (ECW / Independent circuit) / Funky Flash Splash (WWF) (450° splash) -innovated
Tumbleweed (Diving corkscrew somersault leg drop)
Diving leg drop, sometimes while performing a somersault
Double underhook suplex
Drop the Bomb (Moonsault leg drop)
Shooting star press
Fly Girl / Funkette Nadine
Fly Girl / Funkette Tracy
"Wild Thing" by Tone Loc (NJPW / AJPW)
"The Lumpty Dance" from Aircraft Music Library (WCW)
"2 Cold Scorpio" by Michael Seitz and Darwin Conort (WCW / CWA)
"Whoomp! (There It Is)" by Tag Team (ECW)
"Jungle Boogie" by Kool & The Gang (ECW)
"Can't Get Enough" by Jim Johnston (WWF)
"Armed & Rambunctious" by Steve Goomas & Dougvid Perkins (WWF) (with the JOB Squad)
"The Funky Headhunter" by MC Hammer (Noah)
"It's Not Easy" by Dale Oliver (TNA)
All Star Wrestling Alliance
ASWA Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
Rey de Voladores (2013)
Extreme Championship Wrestling
ECW World Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with The Sandman
ECW World Television Championship (4 times)
Hardcore Hall of Fame (2014)
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
GHC Openweight Hardcore Championship (1 time)
GHC Tag Team Championship (2 times) – with Vader (1) and Doug Williams (1)
Pro Wrestling Unplugged
PWU World Heavyweight Championship (3 times)
World Championship Wrestling
WCW World Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Marcus Alexander Bagwell
Wrestling Observer Newsletter awards
Best Wrestling Maneuver (1992) 450° splash
Most Underrated Wrestler (1997)