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WWE Hall of Famer and professional wrestling legend Scott Hall has passed away at age 63.
Wade Keller of PWTorch reported that Hall had suffered a fall and a subsequent broken hip earlier this month before undergoing surgery.
The issue caused serious implications involving blood clots which allegedly led to three heart attacks and Hall being placed on life support.
It was revealed earlier this week from longtime friend and tag partner Kevin Nash that Scott Hall’s family had taken the decision to take him off life support on Monday afternoon.
Hall survived for several hours according to friend Sean Waltman and Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer, however, passed away a few hours later.
Scott Hall, born on October 20, 1958, was recognised as one of the most popular figures in professional wrestling in the 1990s, having performed across the two leading companies during the era, World Wrestling Entertainment (then WWF), and World Championship Wrestling.
As part of WWE he played the iconic character known as 'The Bad Guy' Razor Ramon, a character based on the 1983 movie Scarface.
Hall’s iconic 1994 Wrestlemania X ladder match against Shawn Michaels went down in history as the first WWE match to earn a five-star rating from Dave Meltzer, while his first run as Intercontinental Champion secured Razor Ramon’s place in history.
WWE is saddened to learn that two-time WWE Hall of Famer Scott Hall has passed away.— WWE (@WWE) March 15, 2022
WWE extends its condolences to Hall’s family, friends and fans. pic.twitter.com/jgqL3WizOS
However, Hall would cement his own name in wrestling history books when he and partner Kevin Nash made the jump to WWE’s biggest rivals at the time WCW in 1996.
The pair would ditch their WWE personas and blur the lines between story and reality by referring to themselves as their real-life names and together be known as ‘The Outsiders’ tag team.
They would later be joined by Hulk Hogan to form the New World Order - a defining moment and storyline that would eventually lead to WCW beating out WWE in the ratings for 84 straight weeks.
Hall would return to WWE in 2002 after the company acquired WCW, where he would go on to face Stone Cold Steve Austin at Wrestlemania X8.
Hall was released from WWE in May, 2002 following the infamous ‘Plane Ride From Hell’.
Substance misuse largely derailed Hall’s in-ring career during his time in WCW and his second stint in WWE.
However, Hall created one of the great comeback stories after improving his health and becoming sober, thanks to the help of fellow WCW legend Diamond Dallas Page.
He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2014, and became one of the few to be inducted twice as the NWO went in in 2020.
Tributes have flown in for one of the most charismatic figures in professional wrestling history.
My heart and prayers go out to the family of Scott Hall. He was a great wrestler, a likable guy, and will be missed.— Ted DiBiase (@MDMTedDiBiase) March 15, 2022
As some of you may remember, I had the pleasure of wrestling my last singles match in WWE against Razor Ramon. pic.twitter.com/Xn0iyXsP0v
Hard work pays off— Mrs. Lumis (@indi_hartwell) March 15, 2022
Dreams come true
Bad times don’t last
But bad guys do
RIP SCOTT HALL pic.twitter.com/WUfBZC1Ja2
I love you my friend!!— Shawn Michaels (@ShawnMichaels) March 15, 2022
Hall will go down as one of the biggest stars to never win a major championship in a major promotion, however, his impact on professional wrestling is undoubted.
As part of both major companies, he was a key player behind the biggest boom period in professional wrestling during the 1990s and early 2000s.
He held the WWF Intercontinental Championship four times, the WCW World Television Champions, WCW United States Heavyweight Championship, and the WCW World Tag Team Championship seven times.
During his 2014 WWE Hall of Fame induction speech, he famously said: "Hard work pays off. Dreams come true. Bad times don’t last, bad bad guys do."
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