George will always be remembered as the
man who created ‘Wrestlemania’ for Vince McMahon.
His brain earned Vince and the WWF billions of dollars.
The Canadian born sensation started out
in the business in the 1950s wrestling all over the world including
Tampa. He often teamed with his brother Sandy Scott. George
was a headliner until a broken back curtailed his in ring action.
Scott moved into the promotional end of
the business, and earned a reputation as one of the best bookers
in the history of the sport.
Sandy & George
Jack Brisco, former NWA Heavyweight Champion
has fond memories of George. “Everybody thought that
George was a great booker," Brisco said. "What made
George different as a booker and an excellent booker was that
he would always approach each individual involved in the match
and get their side of it, their opinion of everything. Most
bookers, when you got there, they had the finish laid out and
what they want to do and what direction they we wanted to go,
between them and the promoter. But George took the approach
of getting the input from each wrestler involved in it.”
George and his wife Jean live in Indian
Rocks Beach, Florida. He owns real estate and rental properties
and gets a lot of golfing in. His wife was a former City Commissioner
and is active in politics.
George Scott has carved out a name for himself
in wrestling history. Truly a genius story plotter, and one
who will go down in the books as ‘The Best’.