The song of Scott Hall is a well known ballad. Even wrestling fans, who are often curtained off from the real life antics of their favorite superstars, understand the hardships of Scott Hall. The former multi time wrestling champion, who rose to prominence in the mid 90s, has had a long and well documented struggle with alcohol and drug abuse. But last month, things changed for Scott Hall.
When long time friend and wrestling personality Diamond Dallas Page reached out to the former Razor Ramon, fans began to have hope again. After all, it was with Diamond Dallas Page’s help that Jake “the Snake” Roberts sobered up and lost 40 lbs. By his own admission, the recovery was not an easy road. But today, Jake Roberts feels better than he has in a very long time. And he attributes all that to Diamond Dallas Page and DDP’s unique regimen of exercise and motivational life perspective.
Page recently released a three minute video that chronicles Scott Hall’s progress thus far. From the short clip, it seems like the “Bad Guy” is doing a lot of good. However, given his financial state, Hall is in need of help. And he is calling on all pro wrestling fans.
Due to years and years of wear and tear, Scott Hall is in desperate need of a hip replacement. As documented in the clip, Hall has many bone spurs as well as zero cartilage in one of his hip joint. He is in desperate need of surgery. The bum hip is providing some obstacles for him to complete the full DDP spectrum of exercise. Thus far, Hall has already lost 10 lbs.
Hall started wrestling in the early 80s. But his stardom really began to shoot in 1992, when he debuted for the WWE. As Razor Ramon, the large superstar was catapulted into the upper card. During his time with WWE, he main evented several shows, and won the Intercontinental Championship. But Hall’s most popular time came during his run with World Championship Wrestling and the NWO. Along with Hulk Hogan and Kevin Nash, Scott Hall revolutionized the business and ushered in a new boom period for professional wrestling. However, as his popularity grew, his demons tore at him. After a very brief and under whelming time with the WWE in 2002, Hall quietly left the wrestling scene. But his real life problems made headlines, and soon, fans everywhere began to see the depth of Scott Hall’s issues. At first, it was funny. Nobody knew how serious it was. In 2011, ESPN aired a short documentary on Scott Hall, which brought to light his extreme circumstance.
Pro wrestling fans have been known to be very generous. In the past they have raised money to help produce wrestling documentaries, and help upstart wrestling promotions. Diamond Dallas Page is offering several gifts in return for a fan donation. This includes a trip to DDP’s house and a phone call from Hall himself.
In a perfect world, this story would have the perfect ending. But this is not a perfect world. But there is always hope for a miracle. In regard to Scott Hall, the wrestling world is ready for that miracle.