WWE Hall of Famer Scott Hall dies at 63 after 3 heart attacks | Launderer’s report
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Scott Hall, one of the most charismatic figures in professional wrestling history, died Monday at the age of 63.
WWE is saddened to learn that two-time WWE Hall of Famer Scott Hall has passed away.
WWE sends its condolences to Hall’s family, friends and fans. pic.twitter.com/jgqL3WizOS
Wade Keller of PWTorch reported on Sunday that Hall had been placed on life support after suffering three heart attacks following hip surgery. Keller noted that the heart attacks were the result of a blood clot.
Longtime wrestling promoter Jerry Jarrett announced earlier this month on Facebook (h/t TMZ Sports) that Hall had been hospitalized after breaking his hip due to a fall.
On Monday, Hall’s close friend and former tag team partner Kevin Nash wrote on Instagram that Hall would be taken off life support once his family was present.
Nash also honored Hall in the post, writing:
“I’m going to lose the one person on this planet I’ve spent more of my life with than anyone else. My heart is broken and I’m so f-king sad. I love Scott with all my heart , but now I have to prepare my life without him in the present. …
“As we prepare to live without him, just remember there’s a great guy out there that you won’t see another like him. See you later Scott. I couldn’t love a human being more than you .”
Hall was a mainstay in WWE and WCW throughout the 1990s and early 2000s, but made his wrestling debut in 1984.
His first taste of success came as part of the American Wrestling Association (AWA) under the names “Magnum” Scott Hall and “Big” Scott Hall. During his stay from 1985 to 1989, Hall once held the AWA World Tag Team Championships with eventual WWE legend Curt “Mr. Perfect” Hennig.
Hall then made the jump to WCW and wrestled as Diamond Studd from 1991 to 1992, but it was in WWE that he really became a star.
WWE gave Hall the name Razor Ramon and he immediately took the gimmick, which was that of a Cuban-American living in Miami. Hall has said many times over the years that he was inspired by scarface characters for his gimmicks.
As Ramon, Hall was known for his cool attitude, as well as his gold chains and toothpick, the latter of which he threw at his opponents before matches.
Under the Razor Ramon gimmick, Hall was one of WWE’s biggest stars in the mid-1990s, holding the Intercontinental Championship four times. He also participated in one of the first high profile ladder matches in professional wrestling history, defeating Shawn Michaels for the IC title at WrestleMania 10.
During his time in WWE, Hall formed close ties with Nash, Michaels, Triple H and Sean Waltman. Together they became known as The Kliq, which was a band known to fans at the time despite never being recognized on screen.
In 1996, Hall and Nash changed the business in multiple ways, moving from WWE to WCW.
Before leaving, Hall, Nash, Michaels and Triple H kissed in the middle of the ring at a show at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The incident became known as the “Curtain Call”, and it was significant because fans had rarely seen wrestlers break kayfabe in the form of a mix-up between heels and faces.
Hall made his return to WCW on the May 27, 1996, edition of Nitro, heading to the ring through the crowd and creating the illusion that he was invading WCW from WWE.
During his first promo, Hall said, “You know who I am, but you don’t know why I’m here.”
Once in WCW, Hall and Nash became known as The Outsiders, and they eventually formed the New World Order (nWo) with Hulk Hogan, who shockingly turned heel at Bash at the Beach 1996 and became known as Hollywood Hogan.
Hall was one of WCW’s biggest stars and draws, holding the WCW World Tag Team Championships seven times, the United States Championship twice, and the Television Championship once.
However, he never won the WCW World Heavyweight Championship and will go down as one of the finest professional wrestlers to never win a world title in a major promotion.
After WWE defeated WCW Nitro by beating WWE Raw for 83 consecutive weeks and finally purchased WCW in 2001, Hall returned to WWE in 2002 as a member of the nWo along with Nash and Hogan.
The comeback was short-lived, but Hall had a match against “Stone Cold” Steve Austin at WrestleMania 18.
Hall then made sporadic appearances for TNA from 2002 to 2010 and once held the TNA World Tag Team Championships with Nash and Eric Young.
Substance abuse largely derailed Hall’s in-ring career at the end of his WCW stint and during his second WWE stint.
Hall became one of the big stories back in wrestling, however, when he got sober and improved his health with the help of WCW legend and WWE Hall of Famer Diamond Dallas. Page.
This led to Hall returning to WWE’s good graces and earning a WWE Hall of Fame induction in 2014. Hall went on to become one of the few people ever to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. more than once, while part of the nWo. in 2020.
Hall will go down as one of the most recognizable, popular and famous stars in professional wrestling history and one of the key players in the greatest professional wrestling boom period of the mid-1990s. at the beginning of the 2000’s.