Scott Hall’s family plans to disconnect life support today, Kevin Nash announces

By Wade Keller, PWTorch editor

Scott Hall (photo credit Wade Keller ©pwtorch)

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Scott Hall’s family plans to disconnect life support today, Kevin Nash said on Instagram earlier today.

Hall had hip replacement surgery last week, but experienced serious complications with a blood blot and three subsequent heart attacks, PWTorch was told by a family friend. He was on life support this weekend. His family were told he has little to no chance of surviving without life support and he wouldn’t regain consciousness.

Scott’s on life support,” Nash wrote. “Once his family is in place, they will discontinue life support. 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 very f—ing sad. I love Scott with all my heart, but now I have to prepare my life without him in the present.

“I’ve been blessed to have a friend that took me at face value and I him. When we jumped to WCW, we didn’t care who liked or hated us. We had each other and, with the smooth Barry Bloom, we changed wrestling both in content and pay for those… a lot that disliked us. We were the ‘Outsiders,’ but we had each other. Scott always felt he wasn’t worthy of the afterlife. Well God, please have some gold-plated toothpicks for my brother.

“My life was enriched with his take on life. He wasn’t perfect, but as he always said, ‘The last perfect person to walk the planet they nailed to a cross.’ As we prepare for life without him, just remember there goes a great guy you ain’t going to see another one like him again. See ya’ down the road Scott. I couldn’t love a human being any more than I do you.”

Hall first rose to prominence in the AWA in 1985 as “Magnum” Scott Hall and “Big” Scott Hall. He was positioned as a potential lead babyface replacement for Hulk Hogan, who had headlined in the AWA before him. He was still inexperienced and wasn’t ready to fill that vacancy. He ended up in a popular tag team with Curt Hennig, whom would go on to be a good friend of his and an influence on how he looked at the pro wrestling industry.

Hall moved on to wrestle as “Gator” Scott Hall and The Diamond Studd in WCW as a mid-carder. When he joined the WWF, he became Razor Ramon and his career really took off. While he wasn’t a top headliner, he was at the next level as a centerpiece, signature character during that era of WWE. One of his most famous moments was when Sean Waltman, who had wrestled independently as The Lightning Kid and had lost some WWE TV matches, scored a major upset win over Ramon on Raw. Those two would go on to form a friendship that lasted decades.

Hall and Kevin Nash left the WWF and joined WCW as part of one of the most famous angles in pro wrestling history, showing up as “The Outsiders” and portraying themselves as representing the WWF and invading WCW without contracts. Hulk Hogan saw how hot those two had become and agreed to turn heel in order to join them and try to revive his career and take their faction to another level; the NWO was then formed. Waltman would eventually join the NWO, too.

After WCW went out of business, the WWF brought Hall and Nash in to revive the NWO for a while. He would make appearances for TNA and other indy promotions over the years after WCW went out of business.

Hall had many personal struggles with drugs and mental health struggles, many of which he spoke openly about years later.

He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2014.

1 Comment on Scott Hall’s family plans to disconnect life support today, Kevin Nash announces

  1. SURELY THERE IS A SPECIAL PLACE IN HEAVEN FOR A MAN WHO BROUGHT SO MUCH OF HIMSELF TO MANY ENTERNAING US FOR SO MANY YEARS .LOVE HIM OR HATE HIM YOU COUKDNT TAKE YOUR EYES OFF HIM OR YOU WERENT REACHING TO CHANGE THE CHANNEL! YOU COULDNT WAIT TO SEE WHAT THEYD DO NEXT!! REST EASY SCOTT

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