WWE Hall of Famer Scott Hall passed away yesterday at the age of 63 following complications from hip replacement surgery. Hall suffered three heart attacks after a blood clot came loose and was placed on life support. His family decided to stop life support after it was evident that there was not going to be any improvement.
Hall made his professional wrestling debut in 1984 for the NWA and then moved to the AWA where he spent four years wrestling there, wrestling as a single and then as a tag team with the late Curt Hennig.
In 1991, Hall joined WCW as the Diamond Studd and was managed by Diamond Dallas Page. His first stint in WCW didn’t last long and in 1992, Vince McMahon took him to the-then WWF where he made his debut as Razor Ramon. In his four years with McMahon, Hall was positioned strongly in the Intercontinental title picture and won the title four times. Perhaps his biggest match at the time came at WrestleMania X where he defeated Shawn Michaels in the first ever WrestleMania ladder match.
In mid-1996, Hall started the Monday night war and jumped ship to WCW and was followed by Kevin Nash. As the Outsiders, the two wrecked havoc and at that year’s Bash At The Beach, Hall and Nash were joined by Hulk Hogan who turned heel and started one of the biggest factions in pro wrestling history – the nWo.
After WWE bought WCW, Hall, along with Nash and Hollywood Hogan, returned to the WWE as the nWo and at WrestleMania X8 he had a match against Stone Cold Steve Austin. His second stint with WWE was very short and he was let go around six months after he returned.
In 2004, Hall went to TNA after working for their first pay-per-view in 2002. He worked for TNA part-time between 2004 and 2010 and was released in June 2010 due to several legal problems.
Hall, who had a memorable wrestling career spanning 25 years, was often in the news for the wrong reasons due to his alcohol and substance abuse. He had several health issues as well and in 2013, Diamond Dallas Page invited Hall to go and live with him. He required a few different surgeries and a crowd-funded campaign raised over $100,000 to pay for his medical bills. Hall recovered and often thanked DDP publicly for saving his life.
In 2014, a sober Scott Hall was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame by his friend Kevin Nash while the rest of The Kliq – Triple H, Shawn Michaels, and X-Pac – joined on stage much to the delight of the crowd. Hall would later join X-Pac, Kevin Nash, and Hulk Hogan as the headliners of the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2021, making him a two-time Hall of Famer.
At WrestleMania 31, he appeared with Hogan and Nash to help Sting in his match against Triple H after D-Generation X interfered. Hall also appeared on the Raw 25th Year Anniversary show in January 2018 and again at the Raw Reunion show in July 2019.
His last WWE appearance was at WrestleMania 37 last year during the Hall Of Fame segment.
Hall won several titles throughout his career, including the WCW United States title twice, the WCW Tag Team title seven times, the WCW TV title once, the TNA Tag Team title once, and the WWE Intercontinental title four times.