As the WWF’s “Razor Ramon” in the early 1990s, Scott Hall was one of pro-wrestling‘s biggest stars — a Scarface-inspired bad guy known for his ever-present toothpick, gold chains, and hilarious promos. But in recent years, he’s become better known for his personal deterioration, which culminated in an utterly tragic headlining appearance at a Massachusetts wrestling show in April, two days after having a seizure. Though comparisons to Mickey Rourke’s character in The Wrestler are easy to make, the real-life story of Scott Hall is much darker.
Last night, ESPN’s E:60 profiled Scott Hall’s path from wrestling mega-success to his subsequent battles with addiction and his questionable decision to mentor his son Cody to follow in his footsteps. We don’t go near pro-wrestling very often on this site, but I thought this was heart-wrenching stuff, and worth sharing.
Let’s remember Scott in happier times. After the jump: Razor Ramon’s five greatest WWF video vignettes…
“Check my ride, mang. It’s a Cadillac, mang.”
“I through with you now…get outta here, I through witchu!”
“You got a problem with me taking whatever I want?”
“They may as well be tossing their dinero in a wishing well. Like this monkey.”
“Nobody cares where you come from, Chico. They only care where you’re going.”