After news of the tragic passing of Scott Hall, both WWE and AEW paid tribute to the wrestling legend.
News broke on March 13th from Wade Keller of PWTorch that Scott Hall suffered three heart attacks on the night of March 12th and would be reliant on life support as a result. 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.
“WWE is saddened to learn that two-time WWE Hall of Famer Scott Hall has passed away. WWE extends its condolences to Hall’s family, friends and fans.”
WWE is saddened to learn that two-time WWE Hall of Famer Scott Hall has passed away.
WWE extends its condolences to Hall’s family, friends and fans. pic.twitter.com/jgqL3WizOS
— WWE (@WWE) March 15, 2022
Midway through Raw, WWE played a video package in tribute to the former Intercontinental Champion that highlighted his influential career.
The WWE family will forever remember Scott Hall as a gifted entertainer and 2-time WWE Hall of Famer, a loving father and a dear friend. pic.twitter.com/DC5VVnUsxd
— WWE (@WWE) March 15, 2022
Scott Hall’s influence on the wrestling business was vast, and though he never worked for the promotion, All Elite Wrestling also paid tribute to the legend with a post on social media.
“AEW joins the wrestling world in mourning the passing of a true legend Scott Hall. Our thoughts are with his family, his friends and his fans.”
AEW joins the wrestling world in mourning the passing of a true legend Scott Hall. Our thoughts are with his family, his friends and his fans. pic.twitter.com/orkCBmKcjU
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) March 15, 2022
Scott Hall began his career in the CWF in 1984, before moving to the AWA a year later, winding up in WCW in 1989. However, Hall found success hard to come by, breaking away from WCW at the end of the year, heading to a number of promotions including New Japan Pro Wrestling.
By 1991 he was back in WCW as the Diamond Studd, but it wasn’t until he switched to the WWF in 1992, that Hall got his big break. Wrestling as Razor Ramon, with a heavy influence of the character Tony Montana from Scarface, Hall rose up the card, enjoying numerous Intercontinental Championship reigns.
During this spell, Hall defeated Shawn Michaels in a highly acclaimed Ladder Match at WrestleMania X. In 1996, Scott Hall jumped back to WCW, launching an ‘invasion’ which included bringing in his friend Kevin Nash. Both men had left the WWF weeks earlier, following the now infamous ‘Curtain call.’