WWE legend Scott Hall has died, aged 63
"Hard work pays off, dreams come true. Bad times don't last, but bad guys do."
WWE Hall of Famer and record breaking champion Scott Hall (AKA Razor Ramon) has died.
The '90s wrestling superstar passed away in the presence of his family following complications connected with hip surgery.
The 63-year-old signed with WWF (now WWE) in 1992 under the name Razor Ramon, where he quickly established himself as "The Bad Guy".
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. pic.twitter.com/jgqL3WizOS
— WWE (@WWE) March 15, 2022
Always on the razor's edge of innovation, Hall had a series of legendary matches during his time in WWF, pioneering the ladder match along with fellow icon, Shawn "The Heartbreak Kid" Michaels.
Arguably Hall's greatest contribution to wrestling, however, came in 1996, when he jumped ship to rival promotion World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and founded the New World Order (NWO) along with Hulk Hogan and Kevin Nash (Diesel in WWF).
The NWO became one of wrestling's most iconic stables, with their popularity being a key factor in the Monday Night Wars, when flagship shows WWF Raw is War and WCW Nitro fought for the top viewership on Monday nights.
The period is widely regarded as the most successful, both commercially and culturally, in professional wrestling history.
Hall left WCW in 2000, and made several appearances throughout the 2000s in several promotions, including Extreme Championship Wrestling, Total Nonstop Action, and a brief return to WWE.
Hall was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame twice, once as a solo act in 2012 and again with the NWO in 2020.
Tributes across the professional wrestling world have flooded in, most poignantly from long-time tag-team partner and close friend Kevin Nash.
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"I'm going to lose the one person on this planet I've spent more of my life with than anyone else," Nash said.
"My heart is broken and I'm so very f*****g sad. I love Scott with all my heart but now I have to prepare my life without him in the present.
"See ya down the road Scott. I couldn't love a human being any more than I do you," he concluded.
Survey says: these words from Scott Hall will live on forever
— FITE (@FiteTV) March 14, 2022