Posted By admin on July 15, 2009
History and Biography of Scott Hall aka Razor Ramon
Date of Birth
20 October 1958, Miami, Florida, USA
Scott Oliver Hall
The Bad Guy
The Diamond Studd
The Lone Wolf
Last Call Scott Hall
6′ 5″ (1.96 m)
Scott Hall was born into a military family on October 20, 1958. Due to the army life he grew up a traveller and spent his high school years at the All American High in Munich, Germany. When his family returned to the States he attended St Mary’s College in Maryland where he graduated with a degree in Pre Med, with hopes to become a children’s doctor. By this time Scott was already training to be a wrestler. He made his ring debut in South Carolina in 1984, and was picked up by the now defunct AWA soon after.
Almost a decade later without hitting major success in the wrestling world, Scott Hall signed with the WWF in 1992. Taking a character he had used previously in WCW, Scott expanded the Diamond Studd and turned him into a Cuban gangster, basing “The Bad Guy” Razor Ramon on the gangster movies he’d watched as a child.
After 3 successful years as Razor, and some great matches, including the Ladder Match against the Heartbreak Kid Shawn Michaels at Wrestlemania 10 (since voted the best Wrestlemania match of all time), Scott signed with WCW, where he had some of the most controversial years of his career. His May 1996 appearance on the Turner Broadcasting Monday Nitro program breathed life into a dying wrestling market when he instigated the New World Order. After winning several tag team golds with his best friend Kevin Nash, and a couple of singles US championships, Scott received an injury to his neck during a match with Jeff Jarrett in February 2000, which kept him off TV. Scott was fired from WCW in October of 2000, allegedly due to drunken behavior on a German tour prior to his injury.
In March 2001 Scott began to tour with New Japan. He did so well that New Japan invited him back several times throughout 2001. He also did a couple of independent shows around Florida and Alabama. January 2002 - Scott signed a two year deal with the WWF to bring back the New World Order with Kevin Nash and Hollywood Hulk Hogan. They made their first appearance in February. Scott faced Stone Cold Steve Austin at Wrestlemania X-8 in March, taking the loss. Granted custody of his 2 children and with a part time wrestling career it looks like Hall has finally found the balance he needs to go out as a star.
The man, the myth, the legend. Scott Hall, the founder of the nWo and greatest WWF Intercontinental Champion of all-time, is one of the best wrestlers in the world today. Scott graduated from the College of William and Mary, hoping to use his degree in Pre-Med to become a doctor after his wrestling career is over. Scott’s started wrestling overseas, having wrestled in Germany, Japan, and Puerto Rico. His first appearences in the US were in smaller federations like Florida Championship Wrestling, where he first met Dusty Rhodes. In 1984, Hall made his US wrestling debut in a tag match with Marty Jannetty. While in Florida and other smaller federations he was part of a tag team known as the Coyotes, with Scott being dubbed as Starship Coyote. Not much success, but at least a start. In 1985, Scott had a short stint in the NWA as Coyote, but then he moved on to the American Wrestling Alliance sometime later in the year. There he was known as “Big” Scott Hall and was tag team partners with Curt Hennig. The duo won the tag straps January 18, 1986 when they defeated Jim Garvin and Steve Regal after Scott unsuccessfully went after Rick Martel’s AWA Title. They held on to the belts for five months, losing them May 17 to Buddy Rose and Doug Somers. Hall moved on to singles competition in the AWA and gained a good reputation when he donated his winnings from a battle royal to a Minnesota charity. He started being managed by Diamond Dallas Page, and went after some of the AWA’s top competition, including Stan Hansen and Larry Zbyszko. However, he was never able to come away with the gold. In 1991, he wrestled in the CWA as Texas Scott before getting his first big break as a wrestler. Scott got his first chance at national exposure as the Diamond Studd in WCW under the managerial guidence of Page and the rest of his stable, Vinnie Vegas and Scotty Flamingo. His first big match was June 12, 1991 at Clash of the Champions XV, where he beat Tommy Rich. He also competed in an 8-man “Chamber of Horrors” match at Halloween Havoc ‘91. He teamed with Big Van Vader, Cactus Jack, and Abdullah the Butcher. They lost to Sting, El Gigante, and the Steiner Brothers when the Butcher was placed in the electric chair. His first WCW stay pretty much amounted to nothing, but he developed the Diamond Death Drop, now the Outsider Edge. He then moved to the WWF and wrestled as Razor Ramon. He made his first pay per view appearence with none other than Ric Flair at the 1992 Survivor Series. In the match, the team faced Razor’s former partner, Curt Hennig, and the Macho Man Randy Savage. Razor and Ric ended up losing the match by DQ. Razor’s impact was instant, as he got a WWF Championship shot at the 1993 Royal Rumble, but lost to Bret Hart’s Sharpshooter. His talent obviously didn’t go unnoticed, and he was named the 1992 Most Improved Wrestler by Pro Wrestling Illustrated. From there, the Bad Guy went on to incredible pay per view success. After losing to eventual King of the Ring Bret Hart in the first round, Razor went on to win his next seven pay per view matchups. After his match with Hart, Razor suffered an embarrassing to the 1-2-3 Kid on Monday Night Raw, and lost to him the following week as well. This led to a feud with Ted Dibiase and a face turn. At Summerslam ‘93, Scott defeated the Million Dollar Man in Ted’s last wrestling match in the US. Razor went on to win his first major title on September 27, 1993 when he and Rick Martel were the only two men left in a 20-man battle royal on Monday Night Raw. The two met the following week, and Razor was crowned the WWF Intercontinental Champion, winning the vacant belt. During this first reign as champion, after disposing of Irwin R. Schyster, Razor fought one of the greatest matches ever, defeating Shawn Michaels, who claimed to be the real IC Champion, in a ladder match at Wrestlemania X. The match was so good that it won the Pro Wrestling Illustrated Match of the Year for 1994. Razor dropped the title to Diesel, with the help of Shawn Michaels, in Rochester, NY, April 13, 1994. At the 1994 King of the Ring, Razor lost to Owen Hart in the finals. He took the IC strap back from his future tag partner at Summerslam ‘94 in Chicago. During that match, Walter Payton was at ringside with him. Another five month reign ended at the following Royal Rumble, where he lost the IC Title to Jeff Jarrett. Jarrett had won the match by countout, but he wanted the title, and Razor agreed to continue the match. He was later pinned.
Razor had a chance to win the title back at Wrestlemania XI, but the Roadie interfered and Razor won the match by DQ. The feud with Jarrett didn’t end, and he beat both Jarrett and the Roadie in a handicap match at the first In Your House. He won the IC strap back in Montreal, Quebec, Canada from Jarrett in a ladder match May 19, 1995, but lost it back to Jarrett three days later. During this time, the WWF had a working agreement with the USWA, an organization headed by Jerry Lawler. There was a lot of talent exchanged, and while Razor was there, he won the USWA Heavyweight Title from Bill Dundee April 3, 1995. He lost the title less than a month later, May 1, to Lawler. The Bad Guy had another shot at the IC Title against Shawn Michaels in another ladder match at Summerslam ‘95, but this time he fell short. He won the belt back at In Your House IV in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Dean Douglas was awarded the title from Shawn Michaels after he was attacked and couldn’t compete earlier in the show. Ramon, having already lost a Tag Team Title match earlier in the event with the 1-2-3 Kid against the Smoking Gunns, was given a shot at Douglas. He pinned the champ to win his unprecidented fourth Intercontinental Title. His final WWF title run ended when he lost to Goldust at the 1996 Royal Rumble with interference from the 1-2-3 Kid, who blamed Ramon for their tag title loss at IYH IV. Razor defeated the 1-2-3 Kid at the next In Your House. On February 19, 1996 Razor was suspended from the WWF for six weeks due to “unprofessional conduct.” Rumors are that it was due to substance abuse. His rematch with Goldust at Wrestlemania XII had to be cancelled. Razor’s final WWF pay per view was April 28, 1996 at In Your House VII. There he lost to Vader. Razor’s WWF contract expired May 21, and he made his WCW entrance on the first ever two hour Nitro, May 27 of 1996. “You know who I am,” said Scott, “and we are taking over.” He declared war on WCW. This move changed the history of wrestling and the tides started to turn in favor of WCW. Eric Bischoff used Scott’s charisma and ability behind the mic and in the ring to promote his status and create an icon. This was the beginning of the Outsiders and the best angle ever, the New World Order. Hall was joined two weeks later by his big buddy, Kevin Nash, and they began the takeover. The duo challenged WCW’s three best wrestlers for a match at Bash at the Beach, and they were going to have a mystery partner. At the Great American Bash, their presence was felt when senior vice president Eric Bischoff was powerbombed off a rampway and through a table when he wouldn’t reveal WCW’s three competitors. July 7, 1996 brought Bash at the Beach as well as a little history. Sting, Lex Luger, and the Macho Man became the team of three, and when it came time for help, Hollywood Hogan bought his ticket and the New World Order was founded. The trio quickly added numerous members and has continued to threaten WCW ever since. At the next pay per view, Hog Wild, the Outsiders (Hall and Nash) took a step up the ladder, defeating Sting and Lex Luger. At Fall Brawl, Hall, Nash, Hogan, and a fake Sting beat Luger, Sting, Flair, and Arn Anderson, furthering the nWo’s power in WCW. Hall and Nash quickly took the tag titles, winning them for the first time at Halloween Havoc ‘96, where they defeated Harlem Heat, and have now held them several times. They lost the belts twice, first to the Steiners and then to the Giant and Luger. Both times the title were given back to them by Bischoff on the following Nitro. After a short hiatus by Hall for an unknown reason, though it has been rumored to have been because of drug rehabilitation, Scott came back with Nash and Syxx to form the Wolfpac, which started a feud with Ric Flair and Rowdy Roddy Piper with their “Tradition Bites” campaign. The Wolfpac fought Flair, Piper, and Kevin Greene at Slamboree ‘97, and they somehow lost the match. Hall and Nash came back to whip Flair and Piper’s asses at the 1997 Great American Bash less than a month after the defeat.
The Outsiders lost their tag titles to the Steiner Brothers on Monday Nitro, October 13, 1997. They didn’t regain them until a Nitro event January 12, 1998, where they beat the Steiners. Scott won the 60-man battle royal at World War III ‘97, probably his biggest singles victory in WCW, and won a shot at the title at Superbrawl. Of course, Scott had to get screwed out of his title shot when Piper awarded Hogan a rematch with Sting. Hall started taking a survey on every Nitro and Thunder, and has acted as the face of the nWo. He started doing a lot of jobbing for the nWo, being the big name that everyone would beat to show that the nWo wasn’t invincible. He even lost to Larry Zbyszko at Souled Out, whom Scott has had an ongoing feud with dating back to the “Tradition Bites” slogan and even going back to their days in the AWA. Just before Souled Out ‘98, Hall and Nash lost the titles back to the Steiners on a Nitro. The Outsiders’ feud with the Steiners continued until February of 1998, when Scott Steiner joined the nWo and turned on his brother at Superbrawl VIII as the Outsiders won the tag belts back. Hall and Nash started their own nWo tag belts as well as the WCW tag straps around. Scott was finally given the World Title shot that he won at World War III, four months after winning it. Hall was given absolutely no push leading up to the match. He faced off with Sting March 15 at Uncensored ‘98. The two fought a pretty good match, except that Scott constantly needed help from Dusty Rhodes, who recently joined the nWo. Scott was in control for much of the match, but he was reversed while trying to put on the Outsider Edge into a Scorpion Death Drop and lost the match. The week of March 15, 1998, Scott, it is rumored, entered rehab for the third time for substance abuse after doing an interview on the March 16th Nitro clearly intoxicatied. During the same hiatus, he went through a divorce, as Bischoff called him “too dangerous for television.” During his time off, the nWo had a split, pitting Hogan and his followers against Nash and Macho Man (the Wolfpac). Scott made his return on May 17, where the unthinkable happened. At the Slamboree ‘98 pay per view, he and Big Sexy put the belts on the line against the Giant (the newest member of Hollywood’s nWo) and Sting. As Nash was about to Jacknife the Giant, Hall nailed him across the back of the head with one of their belts, joining Hogan and ditching the Wolfpac. Giant and Sting became the new tag champs, and the breakup of one of the most dominating tag teams in history was complete. He was out of action again as he actually did check into a rehab center May 22, 1998. He returned on the July 6 edition of Nitro, in front of nearly 40,000 fans in Atlanta, where he jobbed to Bill Goldberg, who later in the night won the World Title from Hulk Hogan. The following week, Hogan blamed Hall for losing the title and challenged him to a match. In the middle of the match, DDP came out to get Hogan. Then came Nash, who offered Scott a spot in the Wolfpac. At first it looked like Hall would accept, but he turned his back on Nash again and regained the favor of Hollywood. The next week, on the July 20 Nitro, Medium Sexy the Nash Killer joined forces with the Giant to take away the tag team titles from Nash and Sting, officially winning his fourth tag team strap in WCW. After missing a number of weeks in action due to a back/neck injury suffered in the weight room, Scott returned at the September 10 Thunder, acting drunk. The next Sunday at Fall Brawl, Scott lost to Konnan, as he came out “intoxicated.” On Nitro the following night, Hall was so “drunk” that Bischoff interrupted his match with Luger and told him to go to the back. While Scott’s drinking angle continued, he was arrested in Orlando, FL after “keying” a limo outside a night club. His feud with Nash led to a match at Halloween Havoc. In a brutal match, Hall came out vicotrious when Nash was counted out after he left Scott laying in the ring after feeling two Jacknifes. The two were to have a rematch at World War III, but by then the nWo Black and White, especially Bischoff, who Hall decked on the previous Nitro, had had enough of Hall’s beer-drinking antics. They came in before Scott’s match and beat him up. The Big Kev helped him clean house, but wouldn’t give him the nWo salute. The two met later in the 60-man battle royal, when Nash threw Luger and Hall out at the same time to win the match and earn a World Title match at Starrcade. Hall is the only man to be in the final five in all three of the battle royals.
From there a feud with Bam Bam Bigelow started. Although their match at Starrcade was cancelled, Hall made his presence felt in the main event, when he helped Nash win the title by stunning Goldberg with a taser. Then, on January 4, 1999, the unthinkable happened. The nWo reunited with Hollywood Hogan’s return from a short “retirement.” All of the key pieces were there, except now they carried the slogan of the Wolfpac. Hall’s feud with Bam Bam continued, and Goldberg joined the party. Scott also began to have Disco Inferno be his lackey, much like the Louie Spiccoli angle, while continuing to carry the taser around. At Souled Out, Hall brought back the match he’s most remembered for: the ladder match. Dubbing himself “king of the ladder match,” Hall suffered a loss to Goldberg, as he grabbed the taser and used it on the Outsider. Eight days later he beat Bam Bam in a brutal ladder match on Nitro. Then Scott challenged Chris Benoit for his spot as the number one contender to Bret Hart’s US Title. With the help of Nash, Hall defeated Benoit and was scheduled to fight Hart at Superbrawl IX. Well, Hart ended up dropping the belt to Piper, and Piper got what he’s had coming to him for a long time now. With some help from Disco and Nash, and finally with the help of the second rope he pin Piper at Superbrawl and Hall won his first singles belt in WCW . His foot was then ran over by a fan’s car and cause him to injured and he did not appear for a few in nitro and thunder.
Scott Hall… 1999, the year of the Outsiders
Scott Hall, who is undeniably the best technical wrestler in the wolfpac, spent most of 1998 on the side lines or getting punked. Hall was screwed out of the title shot against Hogan he rightfully won in the Battle Royal. He was punked so Sting could return with his new image. We all realize now this was a big mistake because Sting’s new image never took off. Things really started goin bad for Hall when WcW’s president , Bischoff, fired Sean Waltman.
Hall was suspended from WCW and was “too dangerous for live TV”. Behind the scenes, Hall was facing major personal problems……ranging from his family to his drug/alcohol addiction. Many people were worried about Hall. He was in trouble constantly in 1998, making the news a few different occassions. He wrecked several cars and had run ins with the police and fellow wrestlers. He was visibly impaired on camera to the point they wrote it in the script. I did not like that angle. The fans seemed to turn on Hall, siding with his ex-partner Nash. The Hall and Nash feud lasted entirely too long with all the fans jumping on the Nash bandwagon. Nash was not the same without Hall’s guidance. Hall struggled for most of ‘98 and ended the year reuniting with long time best friend Kevin Nash. Gainning more positive airtime, Hall proved himself as the backbone of the nWo once again. “1999 is the year for Scott Hall and the Outsiders”, Hall stated, proving once again that the man who is just too sweet is back for good. 1999 is his year, he deserves it and even more owns it.
Extreme Championship Wrestling / New Japan Pro Wrestling (2000)
Hall wrestled in Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) for a brief period. He wrestled two non-televised matches (one against Big Sal, the other against Justin Credible) on November 10 and 11. He then wrestled in Japan and also did some independent shows in the United States. When he was in New Japan Pro Wrestling, he was a part of nWo Japan/Team 2000/ArisTrisT usually tagging with Masahiro Chono, fellow WCW alumni Scott Norton or Super J/Black Scorpion/nWo Sting. The highlights of his stay in New Japan, however, were only defeats: a loss to All Japan Pro Wrestling (AJPW) Triple Crown champion Keiji Mutoh (the match was booked by New Japan, but AJPW Wada officiated) and a loss to then-rookie Hiroshi Tanahashi, who was trying to break out into the heavyweight division.
Return to the World Wrestling Federation (2002)
Hall then returned to the World Wrestling Federation and reunited with Kevin Nash and Hulk Hogan to repackage the nWo in February. He started a feud with Stone Cold Steve Austin and they fought each other in a match at WrestleMania X8 which Austin won. On the March 25 edition of Raw, Hall was drafted to the Raw brand as a result of the Brand Extension, where he feuded with Bradshaw, culminating in a match at Backlash which Hall won. Hall then continued his feud with Austin before being released from his WWF contract due to personal issues stemming from a child-custody dispute with his wife and an airline altercation.
Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (2002–2005)
Hall worked for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) periodically between 2002 and 2005. He was on TNA’s debut pay-per-view and later teamed up with Syxx-Pac when he made his debut in the promotion. Hall had three matches for the International Wrestling Association (IWA) in Puerto Rico in April 2003. On February 24, 2004, the Outsiders briefly reunited for Ultimate Pro Wrestling’s fifth anniversary show where they lost to Tom Howard and Christopher Daniels. They also had a match in Japan in May 2004 where they lost to Naoya Ogawa and Shinya Hashimoto. Hall disappeared until late 2004, when he made his return alongside the debut of Kevin Nash, and both signed and were offered contracts as TNA prepared for their first monthly pay-per-view, Victory Road. Hall joined Nash and Jeff Jarrett in the Kings of Wrestling, a stable similar to the nWo. The Kings of Wrestling lost to Randy Savage, Jeff Hardy, and A.J. Styles at Turning Point on December 5. Hall lost to Jeff Hardy at Final Resolution on January 16, 2005 in his final TNA match of this stint.
World Wrestling Council (2007)
On July 13, Hall made his return to wrestling for the World Wrestling Council (WWC) as Razor Ramon, albeit while wearing WolfPac themed attire, in the main event of the WWC Anniversary tour at the José Miguel Agrelot Coliseum in San Juan against Carlito. Hall was defeated after Gran Apollo interfered on Carlito’s behalf. The next night, Hall won his 1st offical World Championship, the WWC Universal Heavyweight Championship when he defeated Carlito and then-champion Apollo in a Three-Way Dance match in the main event of the evening. On August 4 and September 23, Hall successfully defended the title against Eddie Colón, Carlito’s younger brother. On October 27, he again retained the title at WWC’s Halloween Wrestling Xtravaganza by defeating Carlito’s cousin Orlando “Fireblaze” Colon. In this match, Scott was managed by his friend Rico Casanova.
Scott Hall no-showed his scheduled appearances in Puerto Rico for WWC where he was scheduled to wrestle on December 14 in Ponce and December 15 in Caguas. Hall arrived late to the island Friday which is the reason why he missed the Ponce event. Although Hall was on the island on Saturday, he was affected emotionally by several family issues that had occurred earlier in the week and was unable to compete.
Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (2007)
On the November 1 edition of Impact!, it was predicted by Kevin Nash that Scott Hall would be Sting’s mystery partner at Genesis. On the November 8 edition of Impact!, Hall made his return to major American pro wrestling television, rebuffing the advances of Kurt Angle’s wife, Karen, and then battling Kurt in his dressing room. Hall stated that he was in TNA solely to confront Nash. Hall asked Nash why he was not there to help him in his troubled past, and Nash responded that it was a result of his own nonstop partying and risk of losing his family. Hall then claimed that all was forgiven and the two embraced in the ring. He also revealed that he was not Sting’s mystery partner. The reunited Outsiders and Samoa Joe then began a feud with the Angle Alliance. They were to compete together at Turning Point, but Hall no-showed the event. Hall and Nash were set to challenge for the TNA Tag Team title at Final Resolution, but Hall “had other plans”, so Samoa Joe subbed for him at the event; although, it is unsure whether Hall’s appearance was actually planned, or if it was only a scripted announcement.
Juggalo Championship Wrestling (2007–present)
Hall made his Juggalo Championship Wrestling (JCW) debut on August 12, 2007 at Bloodymania, losing to the JCW Heavyweight Champion Corporal Robinson. In the match, Hall took his first ever bump on thumbtacks.
On October 6, 2007, Corporal Robinson, Scott Hall, and Violent J formed the Juggalo World Order (JWO) at Evansville Invasion. At that years Hallowicked After Party, on October 31, Shaggy 2 Dope was introduced as a member of the group. After the main event of the night, special guest referee Nosawa ripped off his referee shirt to reveal that he too was a member of the JWO. At Bloodymania II, Kevin Nash teamed with Scott Hall and proclaimed himself a member of the group. The 2008 Hallowicked After Party saw the JWO induct its newest member, 2 Tuff Tony.
On November 9, the Juggalo World Order (Scott Hall, Shaggy 2 Dope, Violent J, 2 Tuff Tony, and Corporal Robinson) “invaded” Total Nonstop Action Wrestling’s Turning Point PPV by purchasing front row tickets to the event. They proceeded to promote their faction by flashing their JWO jerseys, before being removed from the building. The group expressed interest in “invading” WWE at its 2009 Royal Rumble PPV, but were unable due to filming commitments for Big Money Rustlas in Los Angeles. They have also shown interest in “invading” Ring Of Honor and Ultimate Fighting Championship.
Scott Hall teamed with Kevin Nash at Great Lakes Championship Wrestling on the 21st of March 2009 and faced The New Age Outlaws, in what was the first nWo vs. DX. Nash walked out on Hall, and the two were surposed to face off in June how ever this never happened and the two are again teaming at JCW’s Bloodymania as part of team jWo with the ICP.
Hall married Dana Lee Burgio in 1990. Their marriage became rocky as Hall had many infidelities during his WCW stint, especially during trips abroad. Hall’s other personal issues included drug and alcohol abuse, in addition to DUI and sexual harassment arrests and lawsuits. The couple divorced in 1998, remarried in 1999, then divorced permanently in 2001. He has two children, a son, Cody Taylor (born in 1991), and a daughter, Cassidy (born in 1994).
Hall had also been dating TNT president Brad Siegel’s niece, Emily Sherman, during his divorce. He ended the relationship when they had an argument after one of Hall’s ex-girlfriends had approached him during WCW’s tour of Germany. The argument allegedly also involved a food fight and a confrontation between Sherman and Hall the next day at the airport upon Hall’s return to the United States.
On October 10, 2008, Hall was arrested during a roast of the Iron Sheik held at a Crowne Plaza hotel in New Jersey, in which comedian Jimmy Graham joked, “After The Sheik and Hacksaw Jim [Duggan] got caught sniffing coke in the parking lot, his career fell faster than Owen Hart.” An enraged Hall charged at Graham and knocked down a podium, then grabbed the microphone from Graham and yelled about how he was disrespecting Hart. Graham described the incident on his MySpace page, adding that he loved Hart as a wrestler and a man and believed Hart would have laughed at the joke. He also claimed that Hall was drunk at the time of the attack.