WWE Hall Of Famer Sean Waltman has let fans into the secret of the special name his friend, the late Scott Hall had for one of his signature moves.
WWE Hall of Famer Scott Hall sadly passed away at the age of 63 on March 14th, 2022. The star had previously been in hospital after breaking his hip, but complications led to three heart attacks that left him on life support.
Sean Waltman recently described the last days and months of Hall’s life to Dave Meltzer in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Waltman explained that Hall had fallen at home and couldn’t move or get to a phone to call for help. It was several days before friends alerted Diamond Dallas Page that they had been unable to reach Hall, leading to Page finding him and getting him to hospital.
Waltman also said that the pandemic “did him in” due to drinking brought on by two years of being isolated in his house with little social interaction:
“The pandemic did him in. It was hard enough for him as it was, but he was isolated in his house with no social interaction. He was down to 210 pounds. We called Dally (Dallas Page) and he went over. It was really bad.”
Now on a lighter note, Sean Waltman has responded to a fan on social media who suggested renaming the Fallaway Slam that Hall frequently used in matches as the “Hallaway Slam” telling everyone what Scott Hall himself called the move:
“No we can’t. It will always be known as the Sack of Sh*t. That’s what he called it.”
“Footnote: The legendary Carlos Colon told Scott, after taking the move, “You threw me like a sack of sh*t”. That’s where the name came from.”
Footnote: The legendary Carlos Colon told Scott, after taking the move, "You threw me like a sack of shit". That's where the name came from.
— Sean Waltman (@TheRealXPac) March 19, 2022
So now if anyone wants to pay their respects to the late, great Scott Hall they know exactly what to call it the next time somebody breaks out a Fallaway Slam in the ring.