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Scott Hall

Scott Hall

St. Mary's County, Maryland
Scott Oliver Hall
Height & Weight:
287 Ib

Titles Won:

  • WWF Intercontinental Championship (4 times)
  • WCW United States Heavyweight Championship (2 times)
  • WCW World Tag Team Championship (7 times) – with Kevin Nash (6) and The Giant (1)
  • WCW World Television Championship
  • World War 3 (1997)
  • WWE Hall of Fame (Class of 2014).

Hall began his career in 1984, before rising to prominence after signing with the WWF in May 1992, assuming the name Razor Ramon. While within the company, he won the WWF Intercontinental Championship four times. He departed the company in May 1996, and subsequently signed with rival promotion WCW, where he became a founding member of the New World Order (nWo) faction, along with Hulk Hogan and Kevin Nash.

In the company, he became a two-time WCW United States Heavyweight Champion, a one-time WCW World Television Champion, and a nine-time WCW World Tag Team Champion. He left WCW in February 2000, and returned to the WWF (later renamed WWE) for a brief stint in 2002. He spent the rest of his career wrestling for various promotions, such as Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW), New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW), and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA), where he held the TNA World Tag Team Championship once, with Kevin Nash and Eric Young.

Hall has been recognized by commentators as one of the most charismatic performers in the modern history of professional wrestling. Although he never won a world championship in a major promotion, Hall was a one-time world champion, as he held the WWC Universal Heavyweight Championship. He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame as a singles competitor in 2014, and as a member of the nWo in 2020.

In March 2022, Hall was hospitalised after falling and breaking his hip. He was immobile on the floor for days before being discovered during a wellness check by Diamond Dallas Page, who took him to the hospital. After Hall underwent hip replacement surgery, a blood clot was dislodged, resulting in Hall having three heart attacks on March 12, after which he was put on life support at WellStar Kennestone Hospital in Marietta, Georgia.

He was taken off life support on March 14 after his family had travelled to see and be with him at hospital, and with them at his bedside, he died some 4–6 hours later at the age of 63. WWE announced his death later during that day’s Raw episode with a tribute video.

Four days after Hall’s death, Waltman revealed to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that Hall had relapsed back into alcohol abuse when the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting lockdowns rendered him unable to have social interactions, and at one point he had dropped weight down to 210 pounds (95 kg) from his usual 287 pounds (130 kg).

Waltman also revealed that Hall was in particularly bad shape the night before the 2021 Hall of Fame induction ceremony, and even passed out at a bar. Waltman also stated Hall’s condition worsened throughout the two years prior to his death and that he had offered to move in with Hall in February 2022 to help with his health issues. Page also returned to help with Hall’s alcoholism.

Hall was buried on April 8 at Trinity Church Cemetery at St. Mary’s, Maryland, his hometown, and the service was attended by fellow NWO members Kevin Nash and Sean Waltman, Kliq members Triple H and Shawn Michaels and close friend Diamond Dallas Page.

Notable Matches

vs. Shawn Michaels at WrestleMania X

w/ Syxx vs. The Steiner Brothers on Nitro, October 13 1997

vs. Diesel at Summerslam 1994

w/ Nash & Hogan vs. Sting, Lex Luger & Randy Savage at (Bash At The Beach 1996)

vs. Bret Hart at Royal Rumble 1993

vs. Rick Martel on Raw, October 11th 1993

Notable Feuds

vs. Shawn Michaels

vs. 1-2-3 Kid

vs. Goldust

vs. Jeff Jarrett

vs. Bret Hart

vs. Diesel

Other Notable Achievements

USWA Unified World Heavyweight Championship

AWA World Tag Team Championship – with Curt Hennig

TNA World Tag Team Championship – with Kevin Nash and Eric Young

WWC Caribbean Heavyweight Championship

WWC Universal Heavyweight Championship