ESPN is running a piece on pro wrestler, Scott Hall, for their newsmagazine show, E:60
Scott Hall came to prominence with his Razor Ramon character in the WWF from 1992-1996. loosely based off Tony Montana from Scarface, Razor Ramon was a Cuban thug, who came from the gutter, but now drove expensive cars, and was always decked out in gold. Razor Ramon will go down as one of my all-time favourite heels. Scott Hall had the total package: hella awesome in the ring, and cut some of the best promos, too.
career highlights include his pay-per-view debut at 1992 Survivor Series, where he teamed with Ric Flair (WOOO!) against Randy Savage and Mr. Perfect. his feud with Bret Hart, culminating at the 1993 Royal Rumble. in October 1993, he was one of the last two participants in a 20-man battle royal. the following week, he defeated Rick Martel for the vacant Intercontinental Championship. his ladder matches against Shawn Michaels at WrestleMania X and Summer Slam 1995. upon his departure in May 1996, he showed up on WCW Monday Nitro as the original Outsider, to start one of the biggest storylines in wrasslin’ history. the Scott Hall of today is a far cry from the Scott Hall in his heyday. consumed by his own personal demons, he has struggled with drugs and alcohol over the past few years.
to go from wrestling in front of sold out arenas on national tv, to wrestling in front of a few hundred fans at an indy show, can be difficult for any wrestler to come to terms with. the wrasslin’ industry is filled with stories of men (and women) who went well before their time. when you’re on the road 300 nites a year, it’s easy to become trapped by vices such as drugs and alcohol. it’s also pretty easy to get addicted to the fame, and having fans chant your name, whenever u walk into a room.
E:60 airs on ESPN, tonite at 8 PM…