SCOTT OLIVER HALL
BORN IN ST. MARY COUNTY MARYLAND
OCTOBER 20, 1958
RESIDES IN DULUTH GEORGIA
MARRIED TO DANA BURGIO 1990-1998 1999-2001 AND TO JESSICA HART 2006-2007
TRAINED BY HIRO MATSUDA
BILLED FROM MIAMI FLORIDA AND CHULOTA FLORIDA
DEBUT IN 1984
RETIRED IN 2011
National Wrestling Alliance
Hall began his career in 1984 in CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTING FLORIDA (CWF) and soon began a feud with The American Dream DUSTY RHODES. He and Dangerous Dan Spivey trained together in Florida (mainly under Rhodes, but also under Mike Rotonda and Barry Windham). When it was time for the two to debut as a tag team, Rhodes sent them to work in Jim Crockett's Charlotte based territory MID ATLANTIC CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING IN NORTH CAROLINA. They debuted as American Starship, Hall under the ring name Starship Coyote and Spivey under the ring name Starship Eagle.
At first, American Starship were booked to wrestle infrequently; so much so that the two were given ground crew jobs for the Charlotte Orioles (which Jim Crockett owned at the time). When they did get in the ring, it was with little success. The highlight of their stay in Crocket's MID ATLANTIC CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING was a losing challenge to Arn & Ole Anderson for the NWA National Tag Team Championship. After leaving Crockett, the duo joined Bob Geigel's Central States territory (based in Kansas City) in 1985.
They received a shot at NWA Central States Tag Team Champions Marty Jannetty and "Bulldog" Bob Brown, but lost the match. Dan Spivey’s stay in the Central States territory was brief. He returned to the Carolinas and Crockett, jobbing in the freshly rebranded Jim Crockett promotions as "American Starship" Eagle. Hall, meanwhile, stayed in Central States, receiving a solid push.
American Wrestling Association Hall joined the AMERICAN WRESTLING ASSOCIATION (AWA) in 1985, where he wrestled as "Magnum" Scott Hall and, later, "Big" Scott Hall. He wrestled as a baby face wrestler. Verne Gagne, the owner and promoter of the AWA, had wanted to push Hall to the same heights as he had Hulk Hogan, following Hogan's departure for Vince Mcmahon's World Wrestling Entertainment (WWF).Gagne had Hall use mannerisms and moves similar to Hogan.
Hall formed a tag team with his more experienced friend Curt Hennig, whom he later would credit for cultivating his early professional wrestling career The team defeated Precious Jimmy Garvin and Mr. Electricity Steve Regal for the AWA WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP on January 18, 1986, in a 58-minute match in Alburquerque New Mexico.
The champions defended against such challengers as Playboy Buddy Rose and Doug Somers, Nord The Barbarian and Boris Zhukov, and Bill & Scott Irwin. They lost the belts to Rose and Somers by Count out (an unusual and unexplained deviation from the standard rule of pro wrestling) on May 17, after interference by Colonel Debeers. After losing the title, Hall and Hennig soon parted ways.
Hall then received shots at the AWA WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP, against Stan 'The Lariat' Hansen and Rick Martel.Although Gagne wanted to put the belt on Hall, Hall hated the cold weather in the territory, recognized the AWA as a "sinking ship," and left for the NWA in 1989.The AWA folded the following year.
Return to the NWA Hall was brought into the NWA's World Championship Wrestling(WCW) territory by Jim Ross in 1989, as part of the NWA's initiative to develop new, young stars (also including High Flyin Brian Pillman and Sid Vicious). His first and only Pay-Per-View appearance during this time was at The Great American Bash: Glory Days, where he participated in a King of the Hill Battle Royal He then began Jobbing regularly, then went on hiatus.
World Wrestling Council (1990) From 1990 till 1991, Hall had a stint in the Puerto Rican promotion World Wrestling Council (WWC). On March 3, he defeated Miguel Perez Jr. for the WWC Caribbean Heavyweight Champion. He lost it to Super Medic III on April 20
Catch Wrestling Association - Germany (1990) Scott Hall, as Texas Scott, competed for the CWA at the "Catch Cup '90" tournament on December 22, 1990 in Bremen, Germany before 6,000 fans. Hall was defeated by the Soul Taker in the tournament final. This big event featured the retirement match of Otto Wanz, as well as Terry Funk, Bull Power (Big Van Vader), Chris Benoit, David Taylor, Fit Finlay, and Akira Nogami in action.
World Championship Wrestling Diamond Exchange & The Diamond Mine Hall returned to WCW in 1991. He was renamed The Diamond Studd, a gimmick similar to Rick Rudes's (both were cocky, vain and would invite attractive women from the audience into the ring). He was managed by Diamond Dallas Page In his debut match, he squashed Wildfire Tommy Rich on the June 14 edition of Clash of the Champions He defeated Tom Zenk at The Great American Bash At Clash of Champions on September 2, The Diamond Studd lost to Ron Simmons. At Halloween Havoc 91, the team of Studd, Abdullah The Butcher, Cactus jack, and Big Van Vader lost to Sting, El Gigante, and The Steiner Brothers in a "Chamber of Horrors Match".On the November 19 edition of Clash of the Champions, Studd lost to Zenk in a rematch from The Great American Bash.
After an injury sidelined him for Starcade 91, Hall entered 1992 forming short-lived tag teams with Vinnie Vegas and Scotty Flamingo (as part of The Diamond Mine Stable), as well as with members of Paul E. Dangerously's Dangerous Alliance. Hall began a feud with Dustin Rhodes in April 1992 when he interfered in two televised matches "The Natural" had with Bobby Eaton. The idea of adding him to the Dangerous Alliance was contemplated, but fell through, and Hall left WCW shortly after a final televised match against Ron Campbell on May 8.
World Wrestling Federation ]Main event push (1992–1993)
Hall as Razor Ramon.Hall joined the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) later that month, as Razor Ramon, a shady and stylish Cuban American bully from Miami Florida. The character was modeled after the characters Tony Montana and Manny Ribera from the movie Scarface. Ramon's nickname (The Bad Guy) and catchphrase ("Say hello to The Bad Guy") derive from Montana's quotes: "Say hello to my little friend" and "Say goodnight to the bad guy".
He made his first appearance in a dark match on a Wrestling Challenge taping against Chris Hahn on May 18, 1992. Later in his career, Hall claimed he pitched the idea of a Scarface-like character during a meeting with Vince Mcmahon and Patterson, as a joke. Hall quoted lines from the film with a Cuban accent and gave ideas for vignettes that would recreate several of the film's scenes, such as driving around South Florida in a Convertible with a Leopard Skin interior.
Although taken right from the film, Hall claims McMahon and Patterson were nevertheless floored by the ideas and called him a "genius". Hall later learned that neither McMahon nor Patterson had ever seen nor heard of the film, and believed that Hall was coming up with the ideas himself. Patterson and McMahon came up with the name "Razor", but agreed with Hall's suggestion that it should be a nickname, and that the character should have a proper given name. Hall later asked Tito Santana for a Latino sounding name that starts with "R". Santana suggested "Ramon", Hall brought it back to McMahon and the name stuck The Razor Ramon logo and costume were designed by Tom Flemming
After weeks of introductory vignettes, Razor Ramon made his ring debut on the August 8, 1992 episode of Superstars, defeating local jobber Paul Van Dow with his finishing move, The Razors Edge (previously called "The Diamond Death Drop" in WCW)] Early on, Ramon wore large gold chain necklaces to the ring. While handing them to an attendant at ringside he would threaten "Something happens to this, something gonna happen to you", and then flick his toothpick at the hapless attendant.
Razor's first major angle began on the September 14 edition of Prime Time Wrestling, when he interfered in a WWE Heavyweight Championship match between champion The Macho Man Randy Savage vs The Nature Boy Ric Flair, attacking Savage on the floor and enabling Flair to win the title.
As a result, Razor and Savage started a feud, which later involved The Ultimate Warrior, after Warrior saved Savage from a post-match beating by Razor. Razor and Flair were scheduled to face The Ultimate Maniacs (Savage and Warrior) at Survivor Series. However, Warrior was fired from the WWF prior to the event and replaced by Flair's "executive consultant", Mr. Perfect Razor and Flair lost to Savage and Perfect via disqualification, for constantly double-teaming them.
WWF World Heavyweight Champion Bret Hart was scheduled to defend his title against The Ultimate Warrior at the Royal Rumble, but Razor Ramon replaced Warrior after he left the company.During the feud, Razor verbally disrespected Hart and the Hart Wrestling Family.Razor lost to Hart at the Royal Rumble, submitting to the Sharpshooter. Razor made his Wrestlemania debut at Wrestlemania IX, pinning former WWF World Heavyweight Champion Bob Backlundwith a roll-up.
On the May 17 episode of Monday Night Raw he suffered an upset loss to Jobber 'The Kid (who consequently became known as "The 1–2–3 Kid"), beginning feud between the two. It carried into the King of the Ring tournament and triggered a slow face turn for Razor, as he gained respect for The 1–2–3 Kid and support from the Fans.
The Million Dollar Man Ted Dibiase, however, did not show respect for Razor, making fun of him for losing to such a small jobber. Ramon helped The 1–2–3 Kid defeat DiBiase. The feud culminated at Summerslam, where Ramon defeated DiBiase in DiBiase's final WWF match.
In the October 4, 1993 edition of Monday Night Raw, a 20-man Battle Royal was held; the last two participants would face each other the next week for the vacant WWE Intercontinental Heavyweight championship. Razor and The Model Rick Martel were those final two.The next week on Raw, Razor pinned Martel after a Razor's Edge to win the Intercontinental Championship.
Ramon began a feud with Shawn Michaels over which man had the stronger claim to the Intercontinental Championship. Michaels had been stripped of the title months before due to "inactivity" (he was actually suspended during that time). He returned to television with his own version of the belt, claiming he was still the champion, since he hadn't been beaten for it.The matter was settled when Ramon defeated Michaels in a Ladder Match at Wrestlemania X, becoming the undisputed Intercontinental Champion after retrieving both belts. This match was voted Pro Wrestling's Illustrated's Match of the year for 1994. It was also the first WWF match to receive a five star rating from Dave Meltzer in his Wrestling observer Newsletter. On WWE.com, this match is ranked #5 of the Top 24 Matches in WrestleMania History.
Hall wrestling as Razor Ramon.Razor continued to feud with Michaels and his bodyguard Diesel. On the April 30 episode of Superstars, he lost the Intercontinental Title to Diesel, after interference from Michaels. At Summerslam, Razor (with Walter Payton in his corner) defeated Diesel to win the WWF Intercontinental Championship for a second time, after Shawn Michaels accidentally hit Diesel with Sweet Chin Music.
At Survivor Series, he captained a team called "The Bad Guys", consisting of himself, The 1–2–3 Kid, British Bulldog, and The Headshrinkers (Fatu and Sione). They faced The Teamsters (Shawn Michaels, Diesel, Owen Hart, Jim Neidhart, and Jeff Jarrett). Ramon ended up the sole survivor of the match.
This began a feud with Jeff Jarrett, which led into the next year. At the 1995 Royal Rumble Razor lost the Intercontinental Championship to Jarrett, in controversial fashion; Jarrett had originally won the match by count-out, but demanded that the match be restarted so he could win the title. It was, and Jarrett pinned Razor with a small package. Razor faced Jarrett in a rematch for the Intercontinental Championship at Wrestlemania XI, winning by disqualification when Jarrett's assistant The Roadie interfered. Jarrett retained the title, as a title cannot change hands by countout or disqualification.
Razor defeated Jarrett and The Roadie at In Your House 1, in a handicap match
Razor defeated Jarrett in a ladder match at a May 19, 1995 house show to win his third WWF Intercontinental Championship. Razor Ramon was the first man to win the Intercontinental Title three times On May 22, he re-lost the title to Jarrett. On June 9, Razor suffered a rib injury during a ladder match rematch against Jarrett.
Around this time, he had formed a team with , and Vega replaced Razor to defeat Irwin R. Schyster in the Free For All tournament match before the King of the Ring Pay per View Razor managed Vega throughout the tournament. He lost to Mabel in the final match.Razor and Vega lost to Men On a Mission (Mabel and Mo) at IN Your House II: The LumberJacks, and lost a WWE World Tag Team Championship match match to Owen Hart & Yokozuna on the August 7 episode of Raw.
Razor had an Intercontinental Title ladder match (a rematch from WrestleMania X) against the new champion Shawn Michaels at Summerslam, but lost. He then began a feud with Dean Douglas. Razor defeated Douglas at In Your House IV for the Intercontinental Championship, after Michaels had just forfeited the title to Douglas.
In early 1996, Razor feuded with newcomer Goldust, leading to an Intercontinental Title match at the Royal Rumble. Razor lost the title to Goldust after Razor's former partner The 1–2–3 Kid attacked him. Ramon was originally scheduled to face Goldust in a rematch for the title at WRESTLEMANIA XII in a Miami Street Fight, but Hall was suspended for six weeks by the WWF due to his drug use. He returned to WWF television at April's IN YOUR HOUSE VII, where he lost to Vader
He became associated with the backstage group known as The Kliq (also consisting of Kevin Nash (Diesel), Paul Levesque (Hunter Hearst Helmsly), Shawn Michaels, and Sean Waltman(The 1–2–3 Kid)). Hall was involved in "The MSG INCIDENT". Because Hall and fellow Kliq member Kevin Nash were departing for WCW, the pair (along with Michaels and Levesque) broke Kayfabe by celebrating and embracing in the ring together, though the characters they portrayed were supposed to be enemies. According to Hall, he went to WCW not for the money, because they offered him days off.
Return to WCW
Hall returned to WCW for a third time after leaving the WWF with an unannounced promo on May 27, 1996, in which he appeared from the crowd in street clothes and claimed to be "an outsider."On June 10, he was joined by Kevin Nash. They stated they were undertaking a hostile takeover of WCW, then slammed interviewer Eric Bischoffthrough the commentator's table.The angle paralleled the real life competition between WCW and the WWF. This was called the Monday Night Wars
The three original members of the NWO making their way to the ring at Wrestlemania 31 in 2015. At BASH AT THE BEACH, Nash and Hall (now known as The Outsiders) challenged STING, LEX LUGER, and MACHO MAN RANDY SAVAGE to a '3 vs. 3' match, saying they had a mystery partner. That partner turned out to be Hulk Hogan, and the three formed the New World Order. The stable stormed WCW, recruiting such stars as Syxx and The Giant.
The Outsiders closed out 1996 with a victory over Sting and Lex Luger at Hog Wild, and a War Games Match win at Fall Brawl. They defeated Harlem Heat at Halloween Havoc for their first WCW World Tag Team Championship. They successfully defended the title against The Nasty Boys and The Faces of Fear in a three-way match at World War III. and then again defeated The Faces of Fear at Starrcade. They lost the title to The Steiner Brothers at Souled Out, but two days later Eric Bischoff returned the title due to the fact that the referee wasn't the official referee for the match.
The Outsiders held the World Tag Team Championship from February 24, 1997 to October 13, 1997, often facing The Steiner Brothers, Lex Luger and The Giant, and combinations of The Four Horsemen. Since Eric Bischoff (the Executive Vice President of WCW) was a member of the nWo, he used his power to return the title to The Outsiders on a technicality whenever they lost it. The Outsiders would also use the Freebird Rule to defend their title.
With Nash and Syxx out with injuries, Hall mostly wrestled singles matches in the last quarter of 1997. He submitted to Lex Luger in a grudge match at Halloween Havoc, with Larry Zybysko as the guest referee. He won the 60 Man Battle Royal at World War III 1997 to earn a shot at the WCW World Heavyweight Championship.
On the January 12, 1998 episode of Nitro, The Outsiders defeated The Steiner Brothers to win the WCW World Tag Team Championship for a fourth time. Hall wrestled Larry Zbyszko at Souled Out and lost by disqualification.The Outsiders lost the title back to The Steiner Brothers on the February 9 episode of Nitro. At Superbrawl VIII, The Outsiders won the WCW World Tag Team Championship for a fifth time, again by defeating The Steiner Brothers.
At Uncensored, Hall got his World Heavyweight Title shot against Sting, losing the match despite interference on his behalf from Dusty Rhodes. Hall was (legitamently) taken off TV for a short while and forced by WCW to enter rehab, after he and Nash showed up to the March 16, 1998 episode of Nitro heavily intoxicated and under the influence of painkillers.While Hall was absent, the nWo split into two feuding factions.
At Slamboree, Hall returned to team with Kevin Nash, for a tag title defense against Sting and The Giant. Hall turned on Nash, costing them the title, and switched sides to align himself with Hulk Hogan and his splinter faction, NWO Hollywood
On the July 6 episode of Nitro, Hall was handpicked by Hogan to wrestle United States Heavyweight Champion Goldberg,Hall lost the match, giving Goldberg a shot at Hogan's World Heavyweight Championship later that night (which Goldberg won).Hogan publicly blamed Hall for the loss, and Hall was treated as a "weak link" by the rest of the nWo, especially Scott Steiner. On July 13, Hogan challenged Hall to a match on Nitro'. Kevin Nash (leader of the nWo "Wolfpac" faction) interfered in the match. As he was apparently about to Jacknife Powerbomb Hogan and regain Hall as his friend, Hall viciously attacked him, proving his allegiance to Hogan and nWo Hollywood
In the following weeks, Hall mocked Nash, calling himself "Medium Sexy (later "Super Sexy"), the Nash Killer."On the July 20 episode of Nitro, Hall (with The Giant) won the WCW World Tag Team Championship for a sixth time, defeating Sting and Nash after outside interference from Bret Hart (who was feuding with Sting at the time).This reign ended at Halloween Havoc, when Rick Steiner defeated The Giant and Scott Steiner (who replaced Hall) to win the title, even after Rick's partner Buff Bagwell had turned on him.
Hall and Nash faced each other on October 25 at Halloween Havoc. After hitting Hall with two Jacknife Powerbombs, Nash left the ring and lost the match by countout, in what was described by the commentators as an act of mercy.
Hall was ejected from nWo Hollywood in late 1998, after Scott Steiner took control of the group in Hogan's absence. He then referred to himself as "The Lone Wolf". On November 30, 1998, Hall needed a tag partner to face Steiner and Horace Hogan. Initially, Hall said he would do it alone, but Kevin Nash came to the entrance and offered his help. The team (no longer billed as The Outsiders) won the match. At Starrcade, Hall, disguised as a security guard, used a stun gun on WCW Champion Goldberg during his title defense against Kevin Nash. Not having seen the interference, Nash powerbombed and covered Goldberg to become the WCW Champion, and break Goldberg's 173 match winning streak.
Hall and Nash were allied again and, in January 1999, the two nWo factions rejoined. Hall feuded with Goldberg and faced him in a "Ladder Taser match" on January 19 at Souled Out. He lost the match when Goldberg used the taser gun on him.
At Superbrawl IX, Hall defeated Roddy Piper for the WCW United States Heavyweight Championship Shortly after, he suffered a foot injury which forced him to forfeit the title. Hall was not seen again until October 1999, when he and Kevin Nash began sitting at ringside during WCW television, proclaiming "the band was getting back together."
On the November 8 episode of Nitro, Hall defeated Goldberg, Bret Hart, and Sid Vicious in a Texas Tornado ladder match to regain the United States Heavyweight Championship. Two weeks later, at Mayhem, he defeated Rick Steiner by forfeit to also win the WCW World Television Championship. He successfully defended both titles against Booker T later that night. Eight days later, on Nitro, Hall vacated the Television title by throwing it into a trash can. He was soon stripped of his United States title, after being sidelined with a knee injury.[
Hall and Nash teamed up to defeat Bret Hart and Bill Goldberg on the December 13 episode of Nitro, winning the WCW World Tag Team Championship for the sixth time together. Soon afterwards, Hall was injured again and the tag team title was vacated.
After the nWo returned in December 1999, Hall joined Kevin Nash, Bret Hart, Jeff Jarrett, and Scott Steiner in what was coined "NWO 2000."Hall feuded with WCW World Heavyweight Champion Sid Vicious, and nWo teammate Jeff Jarrett, over the World Heavyweight Championship. Sid pinned Hall in a match also involving Jarrett at Superbrawl on February 20. This was Scott Hall's last appearance in WCW.
On Kayfabe Commentaries' "YouShoot" interview series in 2015, Hall said he was having an "on-and-off relationship with Emily Sherman, who was a production assistant and her uncle was Brad Siegel, president at TNT"; they were in Europe and a former girlfriend that worked at the hotel met with Hall at his room to which Sherman encountered them. As a result, Hall was asked not to go on the plane back. Reports indicate that Siegel was made aware of this and as a result, Hall had little chance to go back to WCW.
Hall wrestled two non-televised matches in Extreme Championship Wrestling in 2000, first against Big Sal on November 10, then in a tag match with Jerry Lynn against Justin Credible & Rhino on November 11 in a successful victory.
He then wrestled in Japan, as well as on some independent shows in the United States. In New Japan Pro Wrestling, he was a part of nWo Japan/Team 2000/ArisTrisT, usually tagging with Mashario Chono, fellow WCW alumni Scott Norton or Super J/Black Scorpion/NWO Sting. The highlights of his time in New Japan were defeats: a loss to All Japan Pro Wrestling (AJPW) Triple Crown Heavyweight Champion Keijii Muta and a loss to Hiroshi Tanahashi, who was a rookie at the time, trying to break into the heavyweight division.
Six years after leaving the WWF to come back to WCW, Hall returned to the WWF in February 2002 and was reunited with fellow WWF stars Kevin Nash and Hollywood Hogan in a repackaged NWO. He feuded with Stone Cold Steve Austin, climaxing in a match at Wrestlemania X8, which Austin won despite interference from Nash. On the March 25 episode of Raw, Hall was drafted to the Raw brand with the rest of the n.W.o, as a result of the new WWE Brand split. Here, he feuded with Bradsjaw, culminating in a match at Backlash, which Hall won with help from X-Pac. Hall then continued his feud with Austin.
Hall was released from WWE after Insurrection in 2002. His last appearance was in a 6-man tag match (Hall, Big Show, X-Pac vs Stone Cold Steve Austin, Bradshaw, and Ric Flair) on the May 6 episode of Raw.
Hall worked for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) briefly in 2002, appearing on their first pay-per-view event.
In late 2004, Hall returned to TNA, along with Kevin Nash, as TNA prepared for their first monthly pay-per-view, Victory Road. Hall joined Nash and Jeff Jarrett in the stable The Kings of Wrestling. The Kings of Wrestling lost to Macho Man Randy Savage, The Enigmatic Jeff Hardy, and The Phenomenal A.J Styles at Turning Point on December 5. Hall lost to Hardy at Final Resolution on January 16, 2005.
On the November 1 episode of Impact!, Kevin Nash "predicted" Hall would be Sting's mystery partner at Genesis. The next week, Hall made his return, rebuffing the romantic advances of Kurt Angle's wife, Karen, then battling Kurt in his dressing room. He stated he was in TNA solely to confront Nash. Hall asked Nash why he was not there to help him in his troubled past, and Nash responded that it was a result of his own nonstop partying and risk of losing his family. Hall then claimed that all was forgiven and the two embraced in the ring. He also revealed that he was not Sting's mystery partner.
The reunited Outsiders and Samoa Joe began a feud with The Angle Alliance. They were scheduled to compete together at Turning Point, but Hall no-showed.
On the January 4, 2010 three-hour Monday night live episode of Impact! Hall and Sean Waltman returned to TNA. That same night, Hulk Hogan made his TNA debut. Hall, Nash and Waltman quickly reformed their alliance, but Hogan kept himself out of the group, claiming "times have changed".The following week, the revived alliance was named "The Band".
Hall was scheduled to team with Nash at Genesis in a match against Beer Money Inc., but was replaced by Waltman (as Syxx-Pac). In the end, Hall inadvertently cost his stablemates the match. On the next episode of Impact!, Hogan, displeased with the actions of The Band, had security remove Hall and Waltman from the arena, since they were not under contract with TNA. Despite this, Hall and Syxx-Pac continued returning to Impact! to assault various wrestlers. On the February 4 episode, they turned on Nash and beat him down. At Destination X, Hall and Syxx-Pac faced Nash and Showtime Eric Young in a tag team match, with The Band's TNA future on the line. In the end, Nash turned on Young and helped The Band win, earning them contracts with TNA.
On the March 29 episode of Impact!, The Band lost a six-man tag team steel cage match to Eric Young, Rob Van Dam and Jeff Hardy. At Lockdown, Hall and Nash lost to Team 3D in a "St. Louis Street Fight". On the May 3 Impact!, Eric Young turned on Team 3D and joined The Band. On May 4, at the taping of the May 13 episode of Impact!, Hall teamed with Nash, cashed in his "Feast or Fired" contract and defeated The Blue Print Matt Morganto win the TNA World Tag Team Championship. Nash later declared Young one third of the champions, citing the "Freebird Rule".
On the June 14 Impact! taping, The Band was stripped of the Tag Team Championship, due to Hall's real-life legal problems. The following day, it was announced Hall had been released from TNA.
]On July 13, Hall made his return to wrestling for the World Wrestling Council (WWC) as Razor Ramon (though wearing Wolfpac themed attire). He wrestled the main event of a WWC Anniversary tour show at the Jose Miguel Agrelot Coliseum in San Juan, against Car;otp. He lost after Apollo interfered on Carlito's behalf.
The next night, Hall won his second World Championship, the WWC Universal Heavyweight Championship, by defeating Carlito and champion Apollo in a Three-Way Dance main event. On August 4 and September 23, Hall successfully defended the title against Eddie Colon. On October 27, managed by Rico Casanova, he retained the title at WWC's Halloween Wrestling Xtravaganza, defeating Orlando 'Fireblayze Colon.
Hall made his Juggalo Championship Wrestling (JCW) debut on August 12, 2007, at Bloodymania, losing to JCW Heavyweight champion Corporal Robinson In this match, Hall took his first ever bump on thumbtacks.
On October 6, 2007, at Evansville Invasion, Corporal Robinson, Hall, and Violent Jformed the Juggalo World Order (JWO) stable.At the 2007 Hallowicked After Party, on October 31, Shaggy 2 Dope was introduced as a member of the group. After the main event, special guest referee Nosawa ripped off his referee shirt to reveal that he, too, was a member of the JWO.
At Bloodymania II, Hall teamed with Kevin Nash, who proclaimed himself a member of the group. At the 2008 Hallowicked After Party, the JWO inducted its newest member, 2 Tuff Tony.
On November 9, the JWO "invaded" Total Nonstop Action Wrestling's Turning Point PPV, by purchasing front row tickets to the event. They promote their faction by flashing their JWO jerseys, before being removed from the building. The group expressed interest in "invading" WWE's 2009 Royal Rumble, but were unable, due to filming commitments for Big Money Rustlas in Los Angeles. They have also shown interest in "invading" Ring of Honorand Ultimate Fighting Championship
On May 3, 2010, Hall appeared in Continental Championship Wrestling. He and Syxx-Pac escorted Ricky Ortiz to the ring for his match with Navy Seal (which Ortiz won). On January 14, 2011, Hall managed Ortiz at a Vintage Pro Wrestling show with Ortiz, Hall made an impact costing Kennedy Kendrick the match but when Ortiz continued beating on Kendrick it was reversed. On January 8, 2011, Hall appeared at I Believe in Wrestling in Orlando, talking about his health before bringing out Ortiz for his match with "Hotshot" Mike Reed. Hall along with Nash and Waltman made an appearance at the 2011 Gathering of the Juggalos. On July 14, 2012, Hall appeared at Belleview Pro Wrestling, accompanying his son, Cody, to the ring for his match against Josh Hess.
On May 13, 2015, Global Force Wrestling (GFW) announced Hall as part of their roster. However, on May 18, 2015, Hall was released from his contract with GFW.
Second return to WWE (2014-present)
Hall was inducted into the WWE Hall of fame in 2014.
“Hard work pays off. Dreams come true. Bad times don't last, but bad guys do.”
— excerpt from Hall's WWE Hall of Fame induction speech, April 2014On March 24, 2014, Hall was announced as the seventh and final inductee into that year's class of the WWE Hall of fame Class. He was inducted in New Orleans on April 5, the night before Wrestlemania XXX. Shawn Micahels,Triple H, Xpac and Kevin Nash joined Hall onstage after his speech, reuniting The Kliq. WWE promotional material for the event referred to him solely as Razor Ramon, without footage or mention of his work under his real name. At WrestleMania XXX, Hall, as Razor Ramon, appeared onstage with the other Hall of Fame inductees. Hall appeared on the August 11, 2014 episode of Raw for the first time since 2002 to reunite the nWo with Nash and Hulk Hogan to celebrate Hogan's birthday.
On the January 19, 2015 episode of Raw, Hall appeared with X-Pac and Nash to reunite the nWo, and along with The APA and The New Age Outlaws they beat down The Acension, who had been insulting legends from past weeks. At , Hall, along with Nash and Hogan, reunited as the nWo to help Sting in his match against Triple H, who had D-Generation X helping on his behalf.
In 2016, Hall was backstage at Wrestlemania 32 celebrating with the new Intercontinental Champion Zack Ryder. The following night on Raw he asked The Miz to give Ryder a rematch for the WWE Intercontinental Heavyweight Championship .
During Hall's fourth reign as WWE Intercontinental Heavyweight Champion, he appeared in character as Razor Ramon on The Jerry Springer Show. As part of his appearance, Hall handed the Intercontinental Championship belt, T-shirts, chain necklaces, and tickets to Wrestlemania XII to two preteens that had gotten ceremonially—but not legally—married on an episode of the show two years prior. One of the preteens had AIDS, while the other was a wrestling fan who liked Ramon. However, Hall ultimately did not compete at WrestleMania XII due to his suspension.
On August 24, 2009, Hall began hosting a show on Youtube called Last Call with Scott Hall. Guests have included Sid Vicious, Kevin Nash, Ricky Ortiz, Larry Zybysko, and Sean Waltman.
On August 20, 2013, Hall appeared on HBO's Real Sports with Bryant Gumble, along with Diamond Dallas Page and Jake' The Snake' Robertsto talk about how he and Roberts have been recuperating since moving in with Page.
Ramon has appeared in the video games WWF RAW, WWF ROYAL RUMBLE WWF WRESTLEMANIA THE ARCADE GAME, WWE WRESTLEMANIA X8 (as Scott Hall), WWE 2K14, and WWE 2K16. In the second-to-latter, Hall's nWo and Outsiders attires are available as Downloadable content, and in the latter, Hall is once again DLC, but only in his Outsiders attire.
Hall grew up in St. Mary's County Maryland with his mother and brother and moved to Florida at age 17. Hall married Dana Lee Burgio in 1990. They divorced in 1998 due to Hall's drug use. They remarried in 1999 and divorced again in 2001. He has a son (Cody Taylor, born 1991)and a daughter (Cassidy Lee, born March 27, 1995).
Hall's problems with drugs were made public in the late 1990s and were incorporated into a controversial WCW storyline. During the storyline, Hall was arrested for keying a limousine while intoxicated outside of a night club in Orlando Florida, causing $2,000 in damages.
After his release from TNA in 2010, Hall checked into rehab paid for by WWE. Hall checked out of the rehab facility in early October 2010.Weeks after he checked into rehab, Hall had both a Defibrilattor and a Pacemaker implanted in his chest. He was hospitalized twice in 2010 for double pneumonia (affecting both lungs).During this time, Hall started having seizures and was soon diagnosed with Epilepsy, resulting in him requiring to take eleven different medications on a daily basis to treat his heart and seizure problems.
On April 6, 2011 Hall was reportedly taken to the hospital due to a seizure. Hall's representative, Geena Anac, said Hall was in the hospital that night to be treated for extremely low blood pressure, and that Hall visits his doctor on a regular basis while recovering from double pneumonia, for blood work and checkups.Three days later, TMZ reported Hall had been taken to a hospital, treated for cardiac issues and remained in the hospital for three days. According to medical reports, Hall was being treated after overdosing on both OPIATESand Benzodiazepines.
Longtime friend Kevin Nash claims Hall's substance abuse stems from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. On October 20, 2011 ESPN's E:60 featured a documentary detailing Hall's experience with drugs and alcohol. It included interviews with several of Hall's family members (including his ex-wife and his son, Cody), as well as several prominent figures and close friends from the wrestling industry (including Hulk Hogan, Kevin Nash, Sean Waltman, Eric Bischoff, and Stephanie Mcmahon).
In early 2013, former professional wrestler Diamond Dallas Page invited Hall into his home in order for Hall to stay sober and "rebuild his life from the ground up... physically, mentally, professionally, and spiritually." Page also initiated a fundraising drive, which raised nearly $110,000 ($30,000 over their $80,000 goal) to pay for hip replacement surgery and dental work for Hall.
In 1983, Hall was charged with Second Degree Murder after shooting a man with his own gun (after wrestling it away from him) in an altercation outside of a nightclub in Orlando Florida Hall, this was done in self-defense. The charges were dropped due to lack of evidence. In a 2011 interview for ESPN, Hall admitted killing the man and said he is unable to forget the incident.
In 1998, Hall was also arrested for groping a 56-year-old woman outside a hotel in Baton Rouge, LA.
On October 10, 2008, Hall was arrested during a roast of The Iron Sheik, held at a Crowne Plaza hotel in New Jersey. A comedian, Jimmy Graham, had joked, "After The Sheik and Hacksaw Jim Duggan got caught snorting Coke in the parking lot, his career fell faster than Owen Hart." An enraged Hall charged at Graham and knocked down a podium, then grabbed the microphone from him and yelled about how the joke was disrespectful to Hart. Graham described the incident on his MySpace page, claiming Hall was drunk at the time of the attack.
Hall was arrested on May 14, 2010 and charged with disorderly conduct and resisting a police officer. Police were called to the Hitching Post Bar in Chuluota, Florida after Hall (who had been "drinking heavily", according to the police report), "became aggressive". When they arrived, they found Hall yelling and cursing at amateur wrestling personalities and bar staff. Hall was told he was not allowed to return to the establishment. In his police statement, Hall described himself as an unemployed professional wrestler, despite having a job with TNA Wrestling (who would release him a month later).
On April 6, 2012, Hall was arrested in Chuluota Florida around 9:31 p.m., by deputies of the Seminole County Sheriff's office. The arrest was later reported to be for a Domestic Disturbance involving his girlfriend, Lisa Howell. Hall allegedly choked Howell while he was drunk. He was taken to a hospital in Seminole County to be medically cleared prior to being taken to a drunk Tank. Hall denied the choking allegations. The prosecutor dropped the charges, citing insufficient evidence.
As Scott Hall
- Outsider's/Razor's Edge (WCW/WWE) / nWo Edge (WCW) (Crucifix Powerbomb
As Razor Ramon
- Razor's Edge (Crucifix Powerbomb)
As The Diamond Studd
- Diamond Death Drop (Crucifix Powerbomb)
- As Scott Hall
- Adominal Stretch
- Belly to back Superplex
- Chokeslam - often used as a counter to a Hip toss
- Diving bulldog
- Electric chair drop
- Fallaway slam,sometimes from the second rope
- Hall Buster (Bulldog)
- Lariat, sometimes to a cornered opponent
- Rolling elbow strike
- Multiple slaps to the back of the opponent's head
- Scoop slam
- Sleeper hold
- Two or three punches followed by a discus punch
- Wrist-lock followed by multiple shoulder blocks
- "The Bad Guy"
- "The Lone Wolf"
- "Born in the U.S.A." by Bruce Springsteen (CWA)
- "Bad Boy" by Jim Johnston (WWF)
- "Rockhouse" by Frank Shelley (WCW/WWF; used while a part of the New World Order)
- "Kevin Nash/Wolfpac Theme" performed by C-Murder and composed by Jimmy Hart and H. Helm (WCW; used while a part of the nWo Wolfpac and the nWo Elite)
- "Ready or Not" by Fugees (ECW/WWC/NJPW/Independent circuit)
- "Marvelous Me" by Dale Oliver (TNA)
AWA WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPION W/CURT HENNIG
DEF JIMMY GARVIN & STEVE REGAL IN ALBUQUERQUE NM ON 1/18/1986
DROP TITLES TO PETE ROSE & DOUG SOMERS IN HAMMOND IN ON 5/17/1986 ON AWA ALL STARS
WWC CARIBBEAN HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION
DEF MIGUEL PEREZ JR. IN CABO ROJO PR ON 3/3/1991
DROP TITLE TO SUPER MEDIC III IN AGUADILLA PR ON 4/20/1991
4 TIME WWE INTERCONTINENTAL HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION
DEF RICK MARTEL IN NEW HAVEN CT ON 9/27/1993 ON MONDAY NIGHT RAW
DROP TITLE TO DIESEL IN ROCHESTER NY ON 4/30/1994 ON WWE SUPERSTARS
DEF DIESEL IN CHICAGO IL, ON 8/29/94 AT SUMMERSLAM
DROP TITLE TO JEFF JARRETT IN TAMPA FL ON 1/22/95 AT ROYAL RUMBLE
USWA UNIFIED HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION
DEF BILL DUNDEE IN MEMPHIS TN ON 4/3/95
DROP TO JERRY 'THE KING' LAWLER IN MEMPHIS TN ON 5/1/95
DEF JEFF JARRETT IN MONTREAL QB 5/19/1995 IN A LADDER MATCH AT HOUSE SHOW
DROP TITLE TO JEFF JARRETT IN TROIS-RIVIERIES QB 5/21/95
DEF DEAN DOUGLAS IN WINNIPEG MB ON 10/22/95 AT IYH: GREAT WHITE NORTH
DROP TITLE TO GOLDUST IN FRESNO CA ON 1/21/96 AT ROYAL RUMBLE
6 TIME WCW WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS W/KEVIN NASH
DEFEATED HARLEM HEAT IN LAS VEGA NV ON 10/27/96 AT HALLOWEEN HAVOC
DROP TITLES TO STEINER BROTHERS IN CEDAR RAPIDS IA AT NWO SOULED OUT
AWARDED TITLES BY NWO/WCW VP ERIC BISCHOFF DUE TO WCW REF RANDY ANDERSON ADMINISTERING A 3 COUNT IN LAS VEGAS NV ON 1/25/97 ON MONDAY NIGHT NITRO
LOST TITLE TO LEX LUGER & THE GIANT AT SUPERBRAWL IN DALY CITY CA ON 2/23/97
AWARDED TITLES BY WCW/NWO VP ERICH BISCHOFF DUE TO LUGER NOT BEING MEDICALLY CLEARED IN SACREMENTO CA ON MONDAY NIGHT NITRO ON 2/24/97
DROP TITLES TO THE STEINER BROTHERS IN TAMPA FL ON MONDAY NIGHT NITRO IN 10/13/97
DEFEATED THE STEINER BROTHERS IN JACKSONVILLE FL ON MONDAY NITRO ON 1/12/98
DROP TITLES TO THE STEINER BROTHERS IN EL PASO TX 2/9/98 ON MONDAY NIGHT NITRO
DEF STEINER BROTHERS IN DALY CITY CA ON 2/22/98 AT SUPERBRAWL VIII AFTER SCOTT STEINER TURNED ON RICK & TED DIBIASE
DROP TITLES TO STING & THE GIANT IN WORCESTER MA AT SLAMBOREE ON 5/18/98
DEF BRET' HITMAN' HART & GOLDBERG IN NEW ORLEANS LA ON 12/13/99 ON MONDAY NIGHT NITRO
VACATED TITLES DUE TO KNEE INJURY IN HOUSTON TX 12/27/99
WCW WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPION W/THE GIANT
DEF STING & KEVIN NASH IN SALT LAKE CITY UT ON MONDAY NIGHT NITRO
GAVE HIS HALF TO SCOTT STEINER DUE TO HAVING MATCH VS KEVIN NASH AT HALLOWEEN HAVOC ON 10/25/98 IN LAS VEGAS NV
2 TIME WCW UNITED STATES HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION
1ST REIGN- DEFEATED RODDY PIPER IN OAKLAND CA AT SUPERBRAWL ON 2/21/99
STRIPPED OF TITLE BY WCW PRESIDENT RIC FLAIR ON 3/18/99 IN LEXINGTON KY
DEF BRET HART IN FATAL FOUR WAY LADDER MATCH W/SID VICIOUS & GOLDBERG IN INDIANAPOLIS IN ON 11/8/99
VACATED TITLE DUE TO FOOT INJURY SHORTLY AFTERWARDS
WCW WORLD TELEVISION CHAMPION
DEF RICK STEINER AT MAYHEM IN TORONTO ONTARIO CANADA ON 11/21/99
TITLE ABANDONED AFTER TRASH CANNING IT ON MONDAY NIGHT NITRO 11/29/99 IN DENVER CO
WWC UNIVERSAL HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION
DEF APOLO IN MAYAGUEZ PR ON 7/14/07
DROP TITLE TO BIGGIE SIZE CAGUAS PR ON 12/15/2007
TNA WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS W/KEVIN NASH & ERIC YOUNG
DEF MATT MORGAN IN ORLANDO FL ON TNA IMPACT IN 5/4/2010
VACATED TITLES DUE TO SCOTT HALLS LEGAL PROBLEMS 6/14/10
IRONMAN HEAVYMETAL WEIGHT CHAMPION
DEF CHUCK TAYLOR IN DES MOINES IA ON 6/17/2016
DROP TITLE TO COLT CABANA IN DES MOINES IA ON 6/17/2016
1992 MOST IMPROVED WRESTLER
1994 WWE MATCH OF THE YEAR VS SHAWN MICHAELS AT WRESTLEMANIA X
1997 TAG TEAM OF THE YEAR WITH KEVIN NASH (THE OUTSIDERS)
1994 #7 BEST PWI WRESTLER OUT OF 500
2003 72ND BEST PWI WRESTLER OUT OF 500
2003 40TH AND 98TH BEST TAG TEAM OUT OF 100 WITH KEVIN NASH & CURT HENNIG
1997 WORLD WAR III WINNER
1994 MOST SPECTACTULAR MATCH VS SHAWN MICHAELS AT WRESTLEMANIA X
1995 MATCH OF THE YEAR VS SHAWN MICHAELS AT SUMMERSLAM 95 LADDER MATCH
1994 5 STAR MATCH VS SHAWN MICHAELS AT WRESTLEMANIA X
2014 WWE HALL OF FAME INDUCTED BY KEVIN NASH