Scott Hall, dead at age 63, main event star of 1990s including in the WCW Nitro era in the NWO, remembered by his colleagues

By Wade Keller, PWTorch editor

Scott Hall (photo credit Wade Keller @pwtorch)

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Scott Hall, best known as a member of the Outsiders with Kevin Nash and the NWO with Hulk Hogan in WCW in the 1990s, is dead at age 63. His family decided to discontinue life support at the hospital where he had suffered grave complications after having hip replacement surgery last week. A friend of the family told PWTorch over the weekend that a blood clot broke loose and led to three heart attacks, leaving Hall reliant on life support equipment to stay alive. His family was notified of the circumstances and that there was no medical hope for Hall to regain consciousness or be able to survive with extraordinary life support medical equipment. They visited him today before discontinuing the life support.

Hall’s career first took off in 1985 when he was initially presented to AWA fans as a potential future top babyface star, essentially filling the slot left by Hulk Hogan when he departed for the WWF. Hall wasn’t ready for that role, but did end up in a successful tag team with Curt Hennig.

Scott Hall, best known as a member of the Outsiders with Kevin Nash and the NWO with Hulk Hogan in WCW in the 1990s, is dead at age 63. His family decided to discontinue life support at the hospital where he had suffered grave complications after having hip replacement surgery last week. A friend of the family told PWTorch over the weekend that a blood clot broke loose and led to three heart attacks, leaving Hall reliant on life support equipment to stay alive. His family was notified of the circumstances and that there was no medical hope for Hall to regain consciousness or be able to survive with extraordinary life support medical equipment. They visited him today before discontinuing the life support.

Hall’s career first took off in 1985 when he was initially presented to AWA fans as a potential future top babyface star, essentially filling the slot left by Hulk Hogan when he departed for the WWF. Hall wasn’t ready for that role, but did end up in a successful tag team with Curt Hennig.

He’d travel to various promotions, including WCW, where he wrestled as The Diamond Studd. He brought many of that character’s traits to the WWF in the ’90s where he became Razor Ramon. He left the WWF a few years later with Kevin Nash and joined WCW when they “invaded” WCW Nitro “without a contract” and strongly hinted that they were “sent by the WWF” to take over. That set in motion a boom period for WCW that was taken to another level when Hulk Hogan joined the Outsiders and christened the larger faction “the NWO.”

Personal problems, including struggles with mental health and chemical abuse, led to years of setbacks and struggles, which he opened up about in recent years, including for the first time in a long-form five-hour “Torch Talk” interview in 2006 published in the Pro Wrestling Torch Newsletter.

He appeared for TNA in the 2000s and various indy shows and fan conventions in recent years. He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2014.

At the start of tonight’s episode of Raw, Kevin Owens acknowledged Hall by using his catch phrase that used at the start of his promos over the decades, saying “Hey yo'” before moving on with his promo.

The wrestling community is acknowledging what Hall meant to them as an on-air wrestler and behind the scenes on social media tonight.

https://twitter.com/_SgtSlaughter/status/1503527256894935044

https://twitter.com/NatbyNature/status/1503528679326027780

https://twitter.com/DDPYoga/status/1503502439814733825

He’d travel to various promotions, including WCW, where he wrestled as The Diamond Studd. He brought many of that character’s traits to the WWF in the ’90s where he became Razor Ramon. He left the WWF a few years later with Kevin Nash and joined WCW when they “invaded” WCW Nitro “without a contract” and strongly hinted that they were “sent by the WWF” to take over. That set in motion of a boom period for WCW that led to Hulk Hogan joining the Outsiders and christening the larger faction “the NWO.”

Personal problems including struggles with mental health and chemical abuse led to years of setbacks and struggles, which he opened up about in recent years, including for the first time in a long-form five-hour “Torch Talk” interview in 2009 published in the Pro Wrestling Torch Newsletter.

He appeared for TNA in the 2000s and various indy shows and fan conventions in recent years. He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2014.

At the start of tonight’s episode of Raw, Kevin Owens acknowledged Hall by using his catch phrase that used at the start of his promos over the decades, saying “Hey yo'” before moving on with his promo.

The wrestling community is acknowledging what Hall meant to them as an on-air wrestler and behind the scenes on social media tonight.

https://twitter.com/_SgtSlaughter/status/1503527256894935044

https://twitter.com/NatbyNature/status/1503528679326027780

https://twitter.com/DDPYoga/status/1503502439814733825

3 Comments on Scott Hall, dead at age 63, main event star of 1990s including in the WCW Nitro era in the NWO, remembered by his colleagues

  1. Most of the best wrestlers of that era left us far too soon. I’m sure wherever they are, there are some great matches going on. RIP Scott Hall

  2. Too many times, you never get the chance to say goodbye to the ones you love. I never did for my dad.

    I’m glad Scott Hall’s family had that opportunity and that he is now free of pain and suffering.

    To the Bad Guy, RIP! Thanks for the memories. If you see Dad, he enjoyed watching you on Sunday mornings … tell him hello for me!

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