The World of WWE is shocked by the death of two-time WWE Hall of Famer Scott aka Razor Ramon. He was 63. He revolutionized the industry as a founding member of the New World Order faction.
WWE announced his death Monday night and aired a tribute video on its flagship “Raw” program. Hall, who also wrestled for WWE as Razor Ramon, was a two-time inductee into the company’s Hall of Fame. His long-time friend and fellow NWO member Kevin Nash wrote on social media that Hall was taken off life support on Monday following complications from hip replacement surgery.
A hugely influential Superstar, Hall began his career in 1984, performing with various organizations across the country before joining World Championship Wrestling in 1991 as The Diamond Studd. In 1992, Hall signed with WWE and introduced fans all over the world to the character of Razor Ramon, becoming a four-time Intercontinental Champion and one of the most enduring personas of WWE’s “New Generation.”
He participated in memorable rivalries against Kevin Nash, Bret Hart, Shawn Michaels and countless others, with his two Ladder Matches against Michaels at WrestleMania X and SummerSlam 1995, both considered all-time classics by fans and industry insiders alike.
In 1996, Hall re-joined World Championship Wrestling and joined Kevin Nash and Hulk Hogan as the founding members of the nWo (New World Order), revolutionizing the sports-entertainment industry and ushering in the “Monday Night Wars.”
After retiring from the ring, Hall capped off a one-of-a-kind career by being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame as Razor Ramon in 2014 and again as a member of the nWo in 2020.
Hall battled alcohol abuse for years and chronicled his decades of substance issues in a 2011 ESPN documentary in which he said, “I should have been dead 100 times.”
The wrestling world mourned Hall, and some WWE stars paid tribute to his mannerisms and catchphrases on “Raw.” “Scott Hall was a towering figure among his contemporaries _ a legend inside and outside the ring,” WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley tweeted.
Bret “The Hitman” Hart expressed his heart out on Scott Hall’s demise and paid tribute to his friend. Bret and Scott wrestled several times in the WWE under the name Razor Ramon.
“I’m saddened to hear of the passing of Scott Hall. I wasn’t very close with Scott in his later years, but upon reflection, I can flashback to many happy and fun memories of the days when he was my friend,” said Bret Hart.