According to the WWE, Scott Hall, a two-time WWE Hall of Famer and pro-wrestling excellent, died at 63. Hall was on life support after having repeated heart attacks due to hip replacement surgery complications.
Who was Scott Hall? What was the cause of his death?
Hall, a Maryland native, began his pro wrestling career in 1984 with Championship Wrestling of Florida. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, he worked for the AWA, New Japan Pro-Wrestling, WWC in Puerto Rico.
Scott Hall, a former wrestler and World Wrestling Entertainment Hall of Famer known as “Razor Ramon,” peaked in the 1990s.
WWE is saddened to learn that two-time WWE Hall of Famer Scott Hall has passed away.
WWE extends its condolences to Hall’s family, friends and fans.https://t.co/Kvyqj16Mcx
— WWE (@WWE) March 15, 2022
“WWE is devastated to learn that Scott Hall, a two-time WWE Hall of Famer, has died. WWE sends its heartfelt condolences to Hall’s family, friends, and supporters. “WWE announced the news in a tweet on Monday.
According to WWE, Hall wrestled for various organizations in the 1980s until joining World Championship Wrestling (WCW) in 1991. Hall joined WWE in 1992 and went on to win four Intercontinental Championships as Razor Ramon.
He had notable rivalries with Kevin Nash, Bret Hart, Shawn Michaels, and a slew of others, with his two Ladder Matches versus Michaels at WrestleMania X and SummerSlam 1995 being regarded as all-time classics by fans and industry insiders alike. In 1996, Hall returned to World Championship Wrestling and co-founded the nWo (New World Order) with Kevin Nash and Hulk Hogan, transforming the sports-entertainment industry and ushering in the “Monday Night Wars.”
Hall won the WWF Intercontinental title four times. In 2020, former WCW wrestler and head of creative Kevin Sullivan noted on his podcast, “Scott was one of the greatest performances I ever saw.”
Fans welcomed Hall and Nash, although they were cast as heels, or bad guys, due to their captivating personalities that radiated off the screen. The toothpick-chewing Hall had an iconic image with long, dark, slicked-back hair and a single curl on his forehead. “Hey, yo” and, “survey says” were two of his renowned catchphrases. The “Razor’s Edge” was his finishing move, a smash while holding up his opponent with both arms outstretched.
“There was nobody cooler than Scott Hall,” Tony Schiavone, a former WCW and current AEW broadcaster told ESPN last summer. “Kevin Nash was cool, too, but freakin’ Scott Hall was ahead of his time.”
After retiring from the ring, Hall was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame as Razor Ramon in 2014 and as a member of the nWo in 2020, capping out a one-of-a-kind career.
Fans pay tribute
Tributes flooded in for one of the most prominent 1980s and 1990s pro-wrestling golden age performers.
Ric Flair wrote on Facebook, “Scott, You Had An Incredible Career! As You Know, We All Respected You So Much! Thank You For Our Friendship & For The Greatest Survivor Series I Was Ever In! Rest In Peace”.
Mic Foley penned, “Scott Hall was a towering figure among his contemporaries – a legend inside and outside the ring. My deepest condolences to his friends, family, and everyone who loved him”