MARIETTA, Ga. (WTAJ) — Wrestling legend Scott Hall, who rose to popularity in the mid-90s as Razor Ramon, eventually revolutionizing wrestling as we know it in the nWo, has died after being taken off of life support Monday afternoon.
WWE announced at the start of Monday Night Raw that Scott Hall has passed away at the age of 63.
One of Hall’s close friends that were part of the nWo (and the Kliq), Sean ‘X-Pac’ Waltman, shared an update on Twitter, saying Hall was removed from life support.
Hall reportedly went in for hip replacement surgery that had serious complications and led to three heart attacks, leaving ‘The Bad Guy’ on life support at Wellstar Kennestone Hospital.
Hall saw a massive rise to fame in the early ’90s as the Scarface inspired Razor Ramon. After a number of Intercontinental title runs, Hall left the WWE to go back to WCW where he helped revolutionize wrestling as we knew it when he formed the nWo with Hulk Hogan and Kevin Nash.
Over the years, Hall developed a severe alcohol addiction that even played out on TV while in WCW and in TNA/Impact Wrestling as part of a storyline.
Hall, much like Jake ‘The Snake’ Roberts, was finally able to get clean with the help of Diamond Dallas Page. He has since been inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame twice, once as himself with the nWo and once as the iconic Razor Ramon.
During a tearful and emotional accepence speech for his first HOF induction, Hall thanked fans fo being by his side and supporting him through the good times, and the bad.
“Hard work pays off, dreams come true. Bad times don’t last, but BAD GUYS do.”– Scott Hall WWE HOF Induction
“I’m going to lose the one person on this planet that I’ve spent more of my life with than anyone else,” longtime friend and WWE legend Kevin Nash said Monday morning in an emotional Instagram post.