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Wrestling World Reacts To Passing Of Scott Hall

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After news of the tragic passing of Scott Hall, tributes poured in on social media from those in the world of wrestling.

According to Wade Keller of PWTorch, Scott Hall suffered three heart attacks on the night of March 12th and was placed on life support. These were the result of complications arising from the hip replacement surgery Hall underwent last week. Following the surgery, a blood clot got loose, leading to further issues.

Hall’s close friend Kevin Nash provided an update on Instagram on the night of the 13th, revealing that life support would be discontinued when Hall’s friends and family were in place and able to say their goodbyes. Life support was stopped on Monday afternoon.

Monday Night Raw opened with a graphic in memory of the WWE Hall of Famer, and WWE confirmed on Twitter that the legend had indeed passed away at the age of 63. A tribute video package played in the middle of the episode, highlighting Hall’s career and his influence on the wrestling business.

Tributes have been pouring in on social media from those whose lives and careers were touched by the legend throughout his incredible career. Shortly after WWE confirmed the news of Scott Hall’s passing, Kevin Owens opened Monday Night Raw by saying “Hey, yo” in reference to the legendary catchphrase. He later posted a picture of himself, Scott Hall, and Triple H on Twitter.

Sami Zayn posted an image of him at Clash of Champions in 2020 when he managed to win a ladder match and become the Undisputed Intercontinental Champion, mirroring the time that Razor Ramon accomplished a similar feat at WrestleMania 10.

Matt Cardona, another former Intercontinental Champion, shared a heartwarming story about re-creating a photo he’d taken with Scott Hall as a child.

“Razor Ramon was one of my favorite wrestlers when I was a kid. I had the gold chain with the razor. I had the action figures. I had the shirts.

“I was in the crowd at WrestleMania X when he beat Shawn Michaels in the famous ladder match to become Intercontinental Champion.

“I got to meet Razor Ramon. He let me hold his Intercontinental title. That moment and that picture will always mean so much to me.

“When I was wrestling for WWE, I got to meet Scott Hall and interact with him on a different level. He was the fucking man. He was always super cool and encouraged me.

“When I won the Intercontinental title at WrestleMania 32, I made sure to find Scott backstage and take another picture. This time with him holding my IC title. This wasn’t just some wrestling storyline. This was real life.

“I love you Scott. Thanks for everything Bad Guy!”

SmackDown star Sasha Banks posted a photo of herself, Tamina, and Naomi with Scott Hall – the Bad Guy – during the time the trio performed together as Team BAD (which stood for Beautiful and Dangerous) in 2015.

FTR’s Dax Harwood revealed that the team has had multiple sets of gear inspired by Scott Hall’s various incarnations. First, he posted a picture of the team alongside Randy Orton in trunks that were inspired by the gear Scott Hall wore when faced Steve Austin at WrestleMania 18.

“This design was always a tribute to Scott Hall’s Wrestlemania 18 gear. Same design. Same placement. #BadGuy”

When a fan replied to the tweet asking if the team had recently done an NWO tribute, Harwood responded with photos of himself and Cash Wheeler in AEW wearing NWO-inspired trunks and a Scott Hall vest.

NXT star Indi Hartwell has also had wrestling gear inspired by Razor Ramon in the past, and posted a side by side image of herself and the wrestling legend along with a caption that echoed Hall’s words from his Hall of Fame induction speech.

“Hard work pays off
Dreams come true
Bad times don’t last
But bad guys do

RIP SCOTT HALL”

Fellow WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley also responded to the news of Hall’s passing.

“Scott Hall was a towering figure among his contemporaries – a legend inside and outside the ring. My deepest condolences to his friends, family and everyone who loved him. #RIPScottHall

Inside The Ropes sends our deepest condolences to the friends and family of Scott Hall during this difficult time.