Hey yo. Scott Hall is reportedly a lock for the 2014 WWE Hall of Fame Class. As we previously reported, Hall has been teasing on Twitter that he will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame on April 5 alongside of Ultimate Warrior, Jake “The Snake” Roberts, and Lita. However, according to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Hall is a definite for the 2014 class.
Things began to smell suspicious in regards to Hall and the WWE Hall of Fame when he, Roberts, Lita (real name Amy Dumas), and Warrior all became verified on Twitter at the same time. Hall even acknowledged the peculiarities on the social media outlet himself, further pressing the question, “is Hall going to be inducted in 2014 as well?” Hall then changed the featured image on his official Twitter page to showcase his old Razor Ramon logo.
The situation got even hairier when Hall backed out of an appearance he had scheduled for April 5, which is the same night of the 2014 WWE Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter claims that these are not merely coincidences, as Hall’s name has been seen on a list of inductees for this year’s Hall of Fame.
Meltzer writes, “Sources who knew the lineup going in noted Hall’s name was on the original list.” Hall deserves to be honored in the prestigious WWE Hall of Fame, as both his runs as Razor Ramon and as Scott Hall in World Championship Wrestling were considered impactful.
During his initial run in the World Wrestling Federation, Hall created the character of Razor Ramon, a chico from Miami based loosely off of the 1980s icon from Scarface, Tony Montana. As Razor Ramon, Hall became the Intercontinental Champion four times and had memorable feuds with the 1-2-3 Kid, Shawn Michaels, Ted DiBiase, Bret Hart, and the late “Macho Man” Randy Savage. Razor Ramon and Shawn Michaels would share one of the most talked about WrestleMania moments at WrestleMania X, when the two engaged in what is widely considered to be the greatest Ladder Match ever had for the Intercontinental Championship.
In WCW, Hall initially performed as a character named Diamond Stud. However, the gimmick would fail to get over and Hall would leave for the WWF until 1996. It was then that Hall famously “jumped ship,” and left the WWF for a larger paycheck at WCW.
Hall would appear on WCW programming as an “outsider,” and join forces with fellow KLIQ member Kevin Nash, and former WWF Champion Hulk Hogan to create the original n.W.o. As the n.W.o., Hall, Nash, and Hogan would push WCW into the ratings lead during the “Monday Night War,” and hold it for two years.
While Hall never won a WWF/E or WCW World Heavyweight Championship, his legacy remains the same. His charisma, in-ring style, and ability to adapt to any and every situation on live television made Scott Hall a fan-favorite and a house-hold name, even if he was considered a “Bad Guy.”
Real-life demons have haunted Hall over the years. Addictions to pain killers and alcohol, as well as declining health seemingly plagued Hall until 2013. Hall had been to many different rehabilitation facilities, but never remained sober until he moved in to his friend and former colleague Diamond Dallas Page’s Atlanta home.
Deemed “The Accountability Crib,” Page’s home served as a “get-well” center for both Hall and 2014 WWE Hall of Fame inductee Jake “The Snake” Roberts. Both men have achieved sobriety over the last year, and are working to get their bodies into shape and better health than ever before.
If Hall is set to join Warrior, Roberts, and Lita on April 5, you can rest assured that his induction will be one hell of a comeback story. Survey says? One more, for the Bad Guy.