Scott Hall

American professional wrestler (1958-2022)

Scott Oliver Hall (October 20, 1958 – March 14, 2022) was an American professional wrestler who was best known for wrestling with both the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) under the ring name, Razor Ramon and in World Championship Wrestling (WCW) where he wrestled under his real name.

Scott Hall
Scott Hall in 1999
Birth nameScott Oliver Hall
Born(1958-10-20)October 20, 1958
St. Mary's County, Maryland, U.S.
DiedMarch 14, 2022(2022-03-14) (aged 63)
Marietta, Georgia, U.S.
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Big Scott Hall
The Diamond Studd
Razor Ramon
Scott Hall
Starship Coyote
Billed height6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Billed fromMiami, Florida
Trained byHiro Matsuda
Al Snow
Barry Windham
Mike Rotunda
Chris Adams
Hardcore Holly
DebutOctober 13, 1984
Retired2010

Hall was a founding member of the professional wrestling stable, the New World Order (nWo).

Legal and drug problemsEdit

In 1983, he was charged with second-degree murder after he wrestled a gun away from a man and shot him in the head at point blank range with it during an altercation outside of a nightclub. He said it was in self-defense and the charges were dropped because of lack of evidence. He did admit to killing the man, and says he is unable to forget the incident in a 2011 interview with ESPN.[1]

Hall has had many other legal and drug problems since the 1990s. Retired professional wrestler Diamond Dallas Page invited Hall to join stay at his house to stay sober and rebuild his life. He also invited him to join his yoga program which many current and former professional wrestlers are involved in.

DeathEdit

In March 2022, Hall was hospitalized after falling and breaking his hip.[2] He had hip replacement surgery, but had three heart attacks on March 12, after which he was put on life support at a hospital in Marietta, Georgia.[3] He died after he was taken off life support on March 14, 2022 at the age of 63.[4][5]

ChampionshipsEdit

  • American Wrestling Association
    • AWA World Tag Team Championship (one time) (with Curt Hennig)
  • Pro Wrestling Illustrated
    • PWI Match of the Year (1994) (vs. Shawn Michaels in a Ladder match at WrestleMania X)
    • PWI Most Improved Wrestler of the Year (1992)
    • PWI Tag Team of the Year (1997) (with Kevin Nash)
    • He was ranked #7 of the top 500 singles wrestlers of the year by PWI in the PWI 500 in 1994.
    • He was ranked #72 of the top 500 singles wrestlers of the "PWI Years" in 2003.
    • He along with Kevin Nash was ranked #40 of the Top 100 Tag Teams of the "PWI Years" in 2003.
  • United States Wrestling Association
    • USWA Unified World Heavyweight Championship (one time)
  • World Wrestling Council
    • WWC Caribbean Heavyweight Championship (one time)
    • WWC Universal Heavyweight Championship (one time)

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Youtube - E60: The Scott Hall Story". ESPN and YouTube. Retrieved 2013-06-12.
  2. Hall, Jason (March 3, 2022). "WWE Hall of Famer Scott Hall Currently Hospitalized". FOX Sports Radio. Retrieved March 4, 2022.
  3. Keller, Wade (March 13, 2022). "Scott Hall, former WWE and WCW star, on life support after health complication after hip surgery". PWTorch. Retrieved March 13, 2022.
  4. Stoddard, Catherine (March 14, 2022). "Scott Hall, WWE Hall of Famer, New World Order co-founder, dies at 63". KMSP-TV. Retrieved March 15, 2022.
  5. Mendoza, Jordan (March 14, 2022). "WWE Hall of Famer Scott Hall, trailblazing wrestler known as Razor Ramon, dead at 63". USA Today. Retrieved March 15, 2022.

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