Scott Hall: The professional wrestling world reacts to his death

Former WWE Intercontinental Champion Razor Ramon AKA Scott Hall. Photo Credit:
Former WWE Intercontinental Champion Razor Ramon AKA Scott Hall. Photo Credit: /

Over the weekend, the wrestling community was shocked to learn of Scott Hall’s rapidly deteriorating health. Last week, Hall fell and broke his hip. Then, came the news that was on life support following complications from surgery. Overnight, Hall’s long-time tag team partner and friend, Kevin Nash, posted on Instagram that his friend would be taken off life support sometime on Monday.

According to Dave Meltzer, Hall was taken off life support around 12 PM ET but was still alive at the time of the tweet, some 4 hours later. As RAW came on the air, WWE posted a graphic confirming Hall had passed away. He was 63.

As more people learned about Nash’s post, they started posting memories and tributes. Once confirmation of the “Bad Guy’s” death came, more reactions flooded the internet.

Perhaps the most heartbreaking tweet came from Sean “X-Pac” Waltman.

X-Pac has been posting a lot of great memories, but this one is a reminder of what a good friend Hall was to him.

While Hall is best known for his time in WWE/WWF and WCW, he also had some time in other organizations. Major wrestling promotions across the industry paid well wishes to Hall as the news of his passing spread.

ROH and NJPW Strong commentator, Ian Riccaboni posted a clip from The Jerry Springer Show of Hall meeting with two young kids who had HIV/AIDS. Not only did he give them great advice, but he also gave them his Intercontinental Championship. WWE recently caught up with those two children who talked about that moment, what it meant to them, and how it pushed them through their future challenges.

Hall, along with Kevin Nash, Shawn Michaels, Triple H, and Sean Waltman were known as The Kliq. Their inspiration lead to the development of the NWO and even the Bullet Club years later. Triple H and Michaels paid respect to their friend.

Current stars like Bayley, Britt Baker, and Sasha Banks also shared images of their time with the two-time Hall of Famer.

Hall left an indelible mark not only on the world of professional wrestling, but those who knew him and fans around the world. He was able to get a second chance and clean up his life, rebuild his relationship with his children, and get his flowers. The redemption of Scott Hall is his true legacy.

Survey says: Hey yo! Thank you for everything, Bad Guy. Rest in peace, mang.