Scott Hall, the WWE Hall of Fame wrestling legend who rose to stardom as Razor Ramon and was a founding member of nWo, has died at the age of 63.
As reported by ESPN, Hall broke his hip last month and had severe health complications following the surgery that was meant to repair it. On Sunday, Hall’s best friend and former tag-team partner Kevin Nash wrote on Instagram that he was on life support, and his close friend Sean Waltman confirmed he had passed away on Monday, March 14.
Hall was born on October 20, 1958, in St. Mary’s County, Maryland, and he moved around a lot growing up as his father was in the military. In 1984, he began his pro-wrestling career in Championship Wrestling of Florida. From there, he would participate in AWA, New Japan Pro-Wrestling, WWC in Puerto Rico, and WCW before joining WWF in 1992.
The WWF is where he took on the moniker of Razor Ramon, a “Miami-Cuban character based on Scarface.” Hall was also nicknamed “The Bad Guy” and would become a founding member of the New World Order (nWo) alongside Hulk Hogan and Kevin Nash.
He won the WWF Intercontinental title four times and won seven tag team titles in the WCW, and six of the tag team titles were with Nash. He was the United States Heavyweight champion twice and won the World Television title once.
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. pic.twitter.com/jgqL3WizOS
— WWE (@WWE) March 15, 2022
Hall was a heel in the wrestling world, but his charisma and charm won the hearts of many fans around the globe. He was known for chewing a toothpick, his slicked-back hair with a single curl on his forehead, and catchphrases like “hey, yo” and “survey says.” His finishing move – Razer’s Edge – saw him hold his opponent with both arms outstretched before slamming them to the ground.
“There was nobody cooler than Scott Hall,” former WCW and current AEW broadcaster Tony Schiavone told ESPN in 2021. “Kevin Nash was cool, too, but freakin’ Scott Hall was ahead of his time.”
Hall returned to the WWE (which used to be known as WWF) after WCW went out of business and was bought by the WWF in 2001. In 2002, he was released due to “issues related to substance abuse.” He would seek treatment and had “reportedly gotten sober in the recent years.”
In 2014, he was inducted in to the WWE Hall of Fame for his time as Razor Ramon. In 2020, he would be inducted again as part of nWo.
When Scott was still on life support, Nash shared a few words about his close friend and someone he loved with all his heart.
“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 fucking 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……alot 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.”