The Top 5 moments of Scott Hall’s wrestling career

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 world of professional wrestling was shocked to learn the news of Scott Hall having a triple Heart attack that left the WWE Hall of Famer on a life support machine. On March 14, we were saddened to hear of Hall’s passing at the age of 63.

Hall made his name wrestling under the ring name Razor Ramon in the WWE during the mid-90s before jumping to WCW and creating some of the most legendary moments in professional wrestling.

In 1992, the WWE would introduce the world to Razor Ramon, a character molded after Tony Montana and Manny Ribera from the film Scarface. Ramon would align himself with the Nature Boy Ric Flair during Flair’s feud with Randy Savage and would later establish himself as a top in-ring performer by having classic matches with Bret Hart, Mr. Perfect, and 123 Kid. His feud with Shawn Michaels is still discussed today because of the epic ladder match at WrestleMania X.

By the time the WCW offer happened, Hall had accomplished everything he could accomplish in the WWE and made the jump to WCW for more money and fewer dates. Hall debuted in WCW on a Memorial Day 1996 episode of Monday Nitro. Not long after, he, Kevin Nash, and Hulk Hogan formed the most legendary heel stable in the history of professional wrestling, the New World Order (nWo).

In this article, I will be discussing the top five moments of Scott Hall’s career.

5. WWE Championship Match vs. Bret “Hitman” Hart

Razor Ramon is one of the most significant characters in WWE history. He proved that when less than six months into his WWE run, he earned a heavyweight title shot against Bret Hart at one of the company’s most prestigious events, the 1993 Royal Rumble.

Ramon had assaulted Hart’s brother Owen in the backstage area In the weeks leading to the match, which would make the match personal. Ramon was able to take Bret to the limit in their match, and this would help push Ramon into stardom.

4.  The Jump to WCW

The loss of Razor Ramon was a significant blow to the WWE because he was a fan favorite in the company. Scott Hall was one of the most competent wrestlers because he understood the business and knew that he could make more money going to WCW and work fewer dates than he did in the WWE. On the May 27, 1996, episode of Monday Nitro, Hall made his way through the crowd and interrupted a match that was taking place.

Hall would get the microphone in his hand and address the audience, who were eager to hear what he had to say. He called out Ted Turner and mocked Hulk Hogan and Randy Savage. The world of professional wrestling would soon find out why Hall was in WCW.

Over the next couple of weeks; he would lay out the framework for what would become the nWo. Kevin Nash would join him shortly, and they would join forces with Hulk Hogan to create one of the most excellent heel stables of all time.

3. The Curtain Call
On May 19, 1996, at a live event in the legendary Madison Square Garden, a new era in the WWE would begin because it would be the start of wrestlers departing the company for bigger paychecks. Razor Ramon and Diesel were scheduled to finish up with the WWE before heading to the WCW, and they, along with their real-life friends Shawn Michaels and Hunter Hearst Helmsley, planned to send “The Bad Guy” and “Big Daddy Cool” off in style.

Triple H had defeated Razor in a match, and HBK defeated Diesel inside a steel cage. The four superstars would later embrace each other and say their goodbyes. At this time, they were doing a massive no-no by pulling back the curtain for all of the fans to see that wrestling was just a show and that the hated enemies were friends.

The moment would send shockwaves throughout the locker room and business. With Ramon and Diesel leaving and Michaels being untouchable, the heat was placed on Triple H. Hall found himself in the center of one of the most infamous moments in wrestling history, one that lives on to this day, thanks to a fan that illegally recorded it.

2. WrestleMania X: Ladder Match For The Intercontinental Championship

When it comes to the greatest ladder match ever, there is one that always comes to fans’ minds: the WrestleMania X Ladder Match. On March 20, 1994, Razor Ramon and Shawn Michaels competed in a ladder match to determine one true, undisputed Intercontinental Champion.

After failing a drug test, Michaels had been stripped of the title and was suspended in the summer of 1993. Razor would turn babyface and become one of the most popular wrestlers in the company. Razor would capture the vacant championship by defeating Rick Martel in October of that year.

When Michaels returned, he took exception that someone else was laying claim to the title that he never truly lost. Calling himself the real Intercontinental Champion, he carried his title around. With no room for two champions, it was announced that the championships would be on the line in a ladder match. The only way to win would be to retrieve them, and the man that did would be recognized as the true champion.

This ladder match would pave the way for all the future ladder matches that wrestling fans would see because they utilized the ladder as a weapon rather than a base. Ramon would win the match that would go on for nearly 19 minutes.

1. Hall Of Fame Announcement

On March 24, 2014, it was announced that Scott Hall’s WWE persona, Razor Ramon, would be inducted into the company’s Hall of Fame one night before WrestleMania XXX in New Orleans. The final addition to a significant class of competitors, the announcement received one of the most critical responses because of the wrestling community’s love for Scott Hall.

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Hall’s popularity in the WWE as Razor Ramon carried WWE in the pre-Attitude days because people wanted to talk and be cool like Razor Ramon. There were many demons that Hall had to overcome before he could be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. Hall is one of the greatest wrestlers, never becoming a world champion, but he didn’t need the world championship for fans to appreciate how great a wrestler he was.