Scott Hall in 1999
|Ring name(s)||Big Scott Hall
The Diamond Studd
|Billed height||6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)|
|Billed weight||280 lb (130 kg)|
|Born||October 20, 1958
|Billed from||Miami, Florida|
|Trained by||Hiro Matsuda
|Debut||October 13, 1984|
Scott Oliver Hall (born October 20, 1958 in Chuluota, Florida) is a former American professional wrestler who is best known for wrestling with both the World Wrestling Federation under the ring name, Razor Ramon and in World Championship Wrestling where he wrestled under his real name.
Hall was a founding member of the professional wrestling stable, the New World Order (nWo).
Legal and drug problems[change | edit source]
In 1983, he was charged with second degree murder after he a gun away from a man and shot him in the head at point blank range with it during an altercation outside of a nightclub. He said it was in self-defense and the charges were dropped because of lack of evidence. He did admit to killing the man, and says he is unable to forget the incident in a 2011 interview with ESPN.
Hall has had many other legal and drug problems since the 1990s. Retired professional wrestler Diamond Dallas Page invited Hall to join stay at his house to stay sober and rebuild his life. He also invited him to join his yoga program which many current and former professional wrestlers are involved in.
Championships[change | edit source]
Hall held many championships during his professional wrestling career:
- American Wrestling Association
- AWA World Tag Team Championship (one time) – with Curt Hennig
- Pro Wrestling Illustrated
- PWI Match of the Year (1994) vs. Shawn Michaels in a Ladder match at WrestleMania X
- PWI Most Improved Wrestler of the Year (1992)
- PWI Tag Team of the Year (1997) with Kevin Nash
- He was ranked #7 of the top 500 singles wrestlers of the year by PWI in the PWI 500 in 1994.
- He was ranked #72 of the top 500 singles wrestlers of the "PWI Years" in 2003.
- He along with Kevin Nash was ranked #40 of the Top 100 Tag Teams of the "PWI Years" in 2003.
- Total Nonstop Action Wrestling
- United States Wrestling Association
- USWA Unified World Heavyweight Championship (one time)
- World Championship Wrestling
- World Wrestling Council
- WWC Caribbean Heavyweight Championship (one time)
- WWC Universal Heavyweight Championship (one time)
- World Wrestling Federation
- Wrestling Observer Newsletter awards