S C O T T H A L L
Real name: Scott Oliver Hall
Weight: 272 lbs.
Date of birth: October 20, 1958
Hometown: Miami, FL
Pro debut: 1984
Trained by: ?
Finishing move: Outsider
Wrestled as: "Big" Scott Hall, Diamond Studd, and Razor Ramon
"Somethin' happen to my gold, mang, somethin' gonna happen to you!"
Razor Ramon breathed life back into Hall's sagging career when he entered the WWF. One of the most charasmatic characters
ever in the federation, Hall's Razor was "The Bad Guy" and the fans loved him! Hall will be remembered as a major part
of the WCW's success in the mid to late 90's as one of the founders of the nWo.
In his years as a wrestler, Scott Hall has made his
mark in many of the larger wrestling organizations. He started out as a member of American Starship along with Dan Spivey
in Kansas City. He wrestled in the AWA in 1986, and held the AWA Tag Team belts with Curt Henning, by defeating Jim Garvin
and Steven Regal. They later lost to Buddy Rose and Doug Somers. After being Texas Scott in the CWA for a few months, Hall
then wrestled in the WCW for a while, under the name of the Diamond Studd, a member of Diamond Dallas Page's crew. It was
soon self-evident that this would not work in the long term, so Hall left for the WWF, to become "Razor" Ramon.
It was in the WWF when Hall finally started to become
recognized. In 1993, after Shawn Michaels refused to wrestle and was stripped of his belt, Razor Ramon defeated Rick Martel
in the tournament final to become the WWF Intercontinental Champion. He held onto the title for 7 months before losing to
Diesel (Kevin Nash). Four months later, Ramon took the title back from Diesel. This title reign lasted for 5 months, then
Ramon lost to Jeff Jarrett. After this lost, Hall went to the USWA for a few months, where he won the USWA Unifed Heavyweight
Title from Bill Dundee. He held the belt for about a month before being dethroned by Jerry Lawler. A few weeks later, Ramon
was back in the WWF with a vengence, winning the WWF IC Title back from Jarrrett for his 3rd title reign. A few days later,
Jarrett retook the belt. In October of '95, Razor Ramon managed to get the IC Title back for the fourth and last time, defeating
Dean Douglas. After losing the title to Golddust (Dustin Rhodes), Hall was ready for a change. He soon left the WWF following
the "kayfabe" incident, where he, Michaels, Nash, and Hunter Hearse Helmsley broke the sacred "keep the wrestling secret"
clause by hugging each other in the ring on Nash's and Hall's last match in the WWF.
When Hall and Nash came to WCW, they immediately declared
war on all of the wrestlers. Soon, they caused one of the greatest shockers in the history of the organization when Hulk Hogan,
one of the biggest icons in the sport, joined with them to form the New World Order, which has terrorized WCW for over 2 years.
In October of '96, Hall and Nash, as the Outsiders, won the WCW Tag Team Titles from Harlem Heat, which they held for almost
a year before the Steiner Brothers defeated them. In November '97, with help from Nash (dressed as Sting), Hall won the World
War III battle royal, which eventually earned him a title shot against Sting. He lost the match, however, and went back to
In January '98, the Outsiders reclaimed the belts, but
lost them again to the Steiners in early February. Hall and Nash came back a few weeks later to win the titles together for
the third time, when Scottie Steiner broke off with his brother and joined the nWo.
While Nash formed nWo Wolfpac, Hall was missing in action
for many months (it was rumored he was in drug rehab). His return was a shocker, as he turned on Nash and pretty much gave
the tag team belts to Sting and the Giant. Hall has shown that he is sticking with nWo Hollywood, when he and the Giant won
the Tag Team belts from Nash and Sting. Hall then began appearing at shows looking drunk, and did not seem to be in wrestling
condition for his matches. The Tag belts were lost by the Giant and Scott Steiner at Halloween Havoc, while Hall fought against
his former partner Nash.
At a November '98 Nitro, Hall nailed Eric Bischoff with
a right hand, then fought with Hollywood Hogan. Then, at WWIII '98, Hall was jumped by his former allies in the nWo, but was
aided by his former partner Kevin Nash in fighting them off. It appeared that Hall might be joining Nash's Wolfpac. Then,
on the first Nitro of '99, Hall and Nash, the Outsiders, along with former Wolfpac member Lex Luger, joined with "Hollywood"
Hogan and his nWo, with Nash giving Hogan the World Title. With Hall, Hogan, and Nash, the nWo had again become formidable.
Hall's taser also made a huge impact on many wrestlers.
In early '99, Hall seemed to be tutoring a pupil, the
Disco Inferno. Both wrestlers lended aid to the other, helping them pull off some big wins. Hall continued to feud with Bill
Goldberg and Bam-Bam Bigelow, with the taser being a major factor over the next few months. However, despite his (and Disco's)
best efforts, Goldberg came out on top. In February '99, Hall began a short feud with the US Champ, "Rowdy" Roddy Piper, wearing
his skirt and 'curtsying' a lot. At Superbrawl IX, Hall defeated Piper, with help from Kevin Nash, earning the United States
Title. However, not long afterwards, Hall's foot was run over in the parking lot, injuring him badly enough to put him on
the shelf, forfeiting the US Title before he could truly defend it.
Hall stayed on the injury list for a long while, rarely
appearing at WCW shows. In November '99, he made a brief return to the scene, joining again with Kevin Nash. The Outsiders
began sitting at arena events, watching the action and getting interviewed, due to Nash having lost a 'retirement' match against
Hulk Hogan. Hall and Nash were soon challenged by Goldberg, and the WCW front office began putting them in matches again.
The Outsiders, reformed but not exactly renewed, took these challenges in stride, then began to enlarge their feud with Goldberg,
teaming with Sid Vicious against Goldberg and his friend, Bret Hart. During this time, Hall gained the United States Title
for a second time, winning over Hart, Goldberg, and Nash in a Texas Tornado Ladder match.
A few weeks later, Hall was assigned to fight Rick Steiner,
the Television Champion. Due to injuries, Steiner didn't make it, and Hall became a dual-champion. He defended the belts at
Mayhem, managing to get by Booker T, then tried to give the TV Title to Nash, who didn't want it. The TV Title was thrown
in the trash, officially being vacated by Hall. In December, the Outsiders got their crack at Goldberg and Hart, who had won
the tag-team titles a week earlier. Thanks to Hart's bad knee, the Outsiders once again became Tag-Team Champions. However,
injuries again began to plague Hall, and he was forced to vacate both belts in the next few weeks, leaving him titleless again.
Whether the injuries were physical or mental is unknown.
Hall reappeared for a short span at the beginning of
the new millenium, joining with Nash, Hart, and Jeff Jarrett as the reformed nWo. Soon, though, Hall broke away from Jarrett,
with the two feuding against Sid Vicious, who was the WCW World Champ. The three met at Superbrawl X, where Vicious came out
on top, taking down Hall. Hall's role in WCW after that soon ground to a standstill, with Hall being released later on in
2000. There were rumors that he appeared in ECW for a time, and was teased during the Nash/Goldberg feud to be returning to
WCW. But when Nash lost to Goldberg at Bash at the Beach 2000 (thanks to Scott Steiner's interference), Goldberg tore up Hall's
'contract', making sure that he didn't return.
In May '01, Hall wrestled in various events at Dusty
Rhodes' Turnbuckle Championship Wrestling. He then headed back overseas, and is currently testing his limits in New Japan
Pro Wrestling. It's still unknown whether or not Hall will ever make his way back to the World Wrestling Federation, although
much talk has been said about when Kevin Nash's WCW contract ends in 2002. Will the Outsiders reunite to take on the WWF?
Only the future will tell.