WWE Hall of Famer Scott Hall, who played iconic heel Razor Ramon in the 1990s and helped professional wrestling gain worldwide attention, died Monday, WWE announced.
“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 said in a statement posted on Twitter.
Hall’s death comes after his longtime friend and former tag team partner Kevin Nash announced on Sunday night that Hall would be taken off life support.
Hall’s condition was first reported by wrestling blog PW Torch on Sunday, saying Hall had been put on life support after suffering three heart attacks on Saturday. PW Torch said he recently had hip replacement surgery after a fall in early March.
Nash, who was Hall’s tag team partner and founder of the New World Order wrestling faction alongside Hulk Hogan in World Championship Wrestling, confirmed Hall’s status in an Instagram post late Sunday night.
“Scott is on life support. Once his family is in place, they will cut off life support. I’m going to lose the one person on this planet I’ve spent more of my life with than anyone in another. My heart is broken. I love Scott with all my heart but now I have to prepare my life without him in the present. I was lucky to have a friend who took me at face value and me him.
“As we prepare to live without him, remember there is a great guy out there, you will never see another like him again. See you later, Scott. I couldn’t love a human being more than you,” Nash wrote.
The 63-year-old rose to fame in WWE in 1992 as a Cuban-American character, Razor Ramon, nicknamed “The Bad Guy” who was known as a cool heel wearing a gold chain who wore a toothpick in the mouth. He won the Intercontinental Championship four times.
Four years later, Hall joined WCW alongside Nash and Hogan and played a part in the televised feud between the two companies. During this time, he won the WCW World Television Championship, the WCW United States Heavyweight Championship twice, and the WCW World Tag Team Championship seven times.
Hall is a two-time WWE Hall of Famer, having been inducted as himself in 2014 and as New World Order in 2020, appearing in the company on occasion since his first induction. .
Many current and former wrestlers have honored Hall on social media. On Sunday, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson tweeted, “Scott Hall I got your back my friend. Stay strong! We need the ‘bad guy’ back in the game.”
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