The passing of Scott Hall has taken its toll on Kevin Nash, who spent much of his career at the side of ‘The Bad Guy’.
When Scott Hall tragically passed away on 14 March, the wrestling world was deeply saddened. Whether he wrestled under his birth name or as his WWE persona Razor Ramon, ‘The Bad Guy’ was heavily respected within the wrestling community, serving as an inspiration to many due to the numerous hardships he had experienced in his personal life.
Kevin Nash has understandably been deeply affected by the passing of Hall. Together, Nash and Hall were part of some of wrestling’s most iconic moments through their association to The nWo, which they started alongside Hulk Hogan at the 1996 Bash At The Beach pay-per-view. It was even Kevin Nash who revealed the tragic news of Hall being taken off life support prior to his official passing being announced.
Diamond Dallas Page, who is also a former ally of ‘Big Daddy Cool’ in The Insiders, reflected on Scott Hall’s passing on his latest Snake Pit podcast, admitting that Kevin Nash has found the whole experience tough to deal with (h/t Wrestling Inc.):
“We took it hard. Really hard. But Kev, he took it really hard. Like I took it hard, he took it really hard and you know, it was tough. That last week or so was really tough.”
Together, Kevin Nash and Scott Hall were seven-time Tag Team Champions, winning the WCW World Tag Team Championships six times, and the TNA World Tag Team Championships, which they defended under the Freebird Rule alongside Eric Young. Additionally, the Hall of Fame duo were deemed the 1997 Tag Team of the Year by Pro Wrestling Illustrated, as well as number forty of the 100 best tag teams of the PWI Years.
Kevin Nash is now expected to aid Scott’s son Cody Hall in pursuing a pro wrestling comeback. Cody has previously wrestled for a variety of Japanese promotions, including being a member of Bullet Club in New Japan Pro-Wrestling, and was also signed to Major League Wrestling for just one day. Diamond Dallas Page believes Nash will do anything he can to help Cody:
“He’s [Cody Hall] been to Japan. He’s been to the UK. He just needs a break. I think working independents right now, you know, the independent world out there, they draw. And I think Cody Hall, as a name, is a draw to see what he can do, you know?
So I think the time, and we talked about this. And Kevin is like, like I said, it’s still really, really hard on him so anything he can do to help out Cody, I think he’ll do. It’s just the friend Kevin Nash is.”
At 62-years-old, Kevin Nash hasn’t wrestled since August 2018, when he captured the Big Time Wrestling Heavyweight Championship from Flex Armstrong.