ESPN E:60 On Scott Hall | SportsGrid
A Once-Famous Pro Wrestler Hits Rock Bottom, Is Sure To Obliterate Any Remnants Of Your Childhood On The Way Down
by Dan Fogarty | 3:24 pm, October 13th, 2011
Holey moley does this look like the saddest thing ever.
For an upcoming episode of ESPN E:60, the show is profiling pro wrestler Scott Hall. Hall gained popularity wrestling in the WWF under the moniker “Razor Ramon” in the mid-90s and later jumped ship to WCW, where he also had a successful run as one third of the original incarnation of the nWo.
In addition to being one of the better pro wrestlers of his generation, Hall has battled severe drug and alcohol issues. Stories of his backstage antics are well known, but he reached his nadir during an independent show in April.
On that night in Lowell, Massachusetts, a visibly intoxicated and definitely drugged up Hall shambled to the ring as confused fans looked on, not exactly sure if his bizarre behavior was part of the show or not.
Refusing to go backstage, and already having been paid his appearance fee by the local promoter, he proceeded to do slow motion, completely doped-up versions of his most popular moves. It was an embarrassing display, which is saying a lot when you’re already performing for peanuts at an independent wrestling show.
A preview of the E:60 piece, below.
It's sad to see how far he has fallen
I have the feeling if he doesn't get clean he'll be dead in 3 years.
He was on top of the wrestling world during the 90's and I remember being a fan of his at one time when I was teenager.
I've heard he's been f'd up for a long time now.