​Scott Hall Discusses His Decision To Leave WCW, Not Receiving A WWE Royalty Check Due To It, More

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The Whig recently interviewed WWE Hall of Famer Scott Hall and he discussed leaving WCW and whether he has any regrets on doing so. Here are some highlights:

On his decision to leave WCW: “As soon as I made the decision, I was dirty on a piss test that was six weeks old. I mean Vince came after me with everything. It was really brutal man.”

On not having any regrets on his exit: “I feel good about what I did. I went to him man to man, months in advance, asked for the money, gave a written notice, 90 days in advance, and the notice was only that I didn’t want to leave, but I just didn’t want my contract to keep rolling over. Initially, the contracts that the WWE offered was 10 days, 10 matches you were guaranteed in one year; 10 matches at $150 a match, which means you’re guaranteed $1,500, but you give up everything — you can’t wrestle, or promote, or do an interview or an appearance or anything for anybody but Vince. But he’s only guaranteeing you $1,500. I just didn’t want that contract to roll over, I wanted to talk, but he was furious.”

On not receiving a WWE royalty check for 15 years after leaving for WCW in 1996: “I’m so happy to be back on the royalty gravy train. I was the guy who left and went to work for the competition and guess what, the competition started winning. I got blamed for taking Kev (Kevin Nash) with me. I didn’t get a royalty check for 15 years, Kev [Nash] still got his… Vince took it personally when I left, to the point where I didn’t get royalties.”


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