Update: 8:00 pm
Scott Hall suffered three heart attacks following surgery to repair a broken hip and he had to be placed on life support. The prognosis was grim, and deep into the night his longtime tag team partner and friend, Kevin Nash, confirmed that once his family was in place, he would be taken off life support. That happened earlier today. TMZ reported that another longtime friend of his, Sean Waltman, widely known in pro wrestling as X-Pac, had confirmed as much and that Hall was still fighting for his life. Hall died hours later. He was 63-years-old.
Hall was one of the most influential wrestlers of the late 1990s and early 2000s, as he and Nash played a large part in creating another wrestling boom with the creation of the nWo. Even before that, he left his mark with a series of great matches with Shawn Michaels in WWE and even earlier with a memorable run in the AWA in the 1980s. He was eventually inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame as both a singles wrestler and with the nWo as a group.
May he rest in peace.
Scott Hall’s family is preparing to say goodbye to the two-time WWE Hall of Famer. The 63-year-old wrestler will be taken off life support as soon as his family is “in place,” former nWo teammate Kevin Nash revealed in a heartbreaking remembrance of his longtime friend. “I’m going to lose the one person on this planet I’ve spent more of my life with than anyone else,” Nash wrote on Instagram early Monday morning. “My heart is broken and I’m so very f—king sad. I love Scott with all my heart but now I have to prepare my life without him in the present. I’ve been blessed to have a friend that took me at face value and I him.”
Hall was put on life support over the weekend after suffering multiple heart attacks due to a blood clot that occurred after hip replacement surgery last week, according to wrestling blog PW Torch. The Maryland native broke into wrestling as Razor Ramon, winning four Intercontinental Championship titles with WWF, which later became WWE. In May 1996, he left for WCW, where he and Nash formed The Outsiders, then added Hulk Hogan to become New World Order.
“When we jumped to WCW we didn’t care who liked or hated us. We had each other and with the smooth Barry Bloom we changed wrestling both in content and pay for those……a lot that disliked us. We were the ‘Outsiders’ but we had each other,” Nash wrote. “Scott always felt he wasn’t worthy of the afterlife. Well God please have some gold plated toothpicks for my brother. My life was enriched with his take on life. He wasn’t perfect but as he always said, ‘The last perfect person to walk the planet they nailed to a cross.’ As we prepare for life without him just remember there goes a great guy you ain’t going to see another one like him again. See Ya down the road Scott. I couldn’t love a human being any more than I do you.”