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Must See: ESPN Profiles Scott Hall’s Decline From ‘Razor Ramon’ Stardom to Addiction

(“I don’t want to die. But I’m not afraid to. Because what’s left, man? What do you do when they quit chanting your name?” Props: ESPN via willvojtisek)

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.”

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SnackDaddy- October 21, 2011 at 11:25 am
Awesomely sad documentary. Hope Mr. Hall pulls through.
KarmaAteMyCat- October 21, 2011 at 10:35 am
Attleboro dude. I'm fighting in plymouth come watch on Nov 19th. It's going to be fun and regardless of whatever your part of the Potato Nation we'll have a beer after...What that promoter did just disgusts me beyond belief..
intercept440- October 21, 2011 at 7:37 am
its all good homies.
humperdinkal- October 21, 2011 at 7:24 am
Scott Hall has looked like many people during his long wrestling career- From Don Frye with a touch of Dan Severn during his el mustachio years, to Dennis Quaid's darker half.
myklhoey- October 21, 2011 at 6:14 am
Lol ok karma ok calm down buddy, u do u i live in lynn ma maybe ill see u around
Crazy Croat- October 21, 2011 at 12:18 am
poor Cody - he only started wrestling because that way he's getting his father's attention...the boy is crawing for father's love...excellent documentary
KarmaAteMyCat- October 21, 2011 at 12:17 am
I won't forget to collect my ten dollars sir dont you worry. Now as far as street fights go your right anything can happen theres a lot of things I haven't shared with Cagepotato as I just don't think its appropriate and dates back some odd years. I've spent a lot of time in Rochester,Buffalo NY I don't expect Mass to throw anything at me I wouldn't expect from two of the MANY cities I've lived in.
The thing is people for some reason think I've changed my attitude or my way of typing that I've grown some huge attitude. I've always been like this from the get go if they don't like it fuck them em right? Most of my posts like the one on the Tuf recap where I said I would break an arm or not leg go until instructed otherwise by a referee I got flamed by people for..
I promise you if I see that Promoter from MASS in that video WHILE I LIVE IN MASS I will spit in his face. I was honestly appalled by this video it made me incredibly sad. When I said it was hard to get through that for me I wasn't joking I really did pause that video several times and come back to it. If me stating that I'd do certain things in real life makes me a tough guy then okay whatever.. I'm okay with that, I promise you though I am insanely honest and upfront with you guys take it how you want to..
Dante- October 20, 2011 at 10:37 pm
I'm not sure what portion of this horribly depressing video about one of my favorite wrestlers made a bunch of nerds decide to commit such internet tough guy fake-hard fouls, but I'm now immensely bummed out, more so than before

Take that shit over to Sherdog, CHICO.

ahem... I hope Scott Hall can bounce back, and embrace being an older man. He'd be a tight veteran voice and agent for these young cats that have zero personality in current pro-wrestling.
Ani703- October 20, 2011 at 10:06 pm
He's still better off than Hulk Hogan
intercept440- October 20, 2011 at 8:39 pm
let me clarify a few things... basically karma is a cage fighter... he pretty fucking good too according to the vids ans stuff weve seen.....
karma's cool in my book...
far as mkylhoey goes... he also has a valid point even though maybe he was misconstrued ...
a street fight is not the same a a fight in the cage. not even close.. in a street fight karma might get a brick in the back of the skull before he even knew someone was out for him(something bitchass sudos kfc would prolly have done)..
or maybe a knife in the neck... the people in Mass....yeah most of them are fucked up...i know...for a fact that they are....
i think you guys are turning what he was stating into a bit of nothing... it was an inocuous comment meant to maybe humble karma a bit ... i dont know if karma needs any humbling.. since i dont know him personally.. but he seems like a cool cat to me... myklhosey i dont know either. he may be a cool fucker.. or maybe he is a fucking douchebag... again i dont know. just like i dont really know any of you and you dont know me either...
.ya see thats the bitch of the net. people talk stuff or voice things when they dont really know who or what the fuck your actually talking to ..
you might be talking to a 14 yr old kid who is just talking a pile of shit out his asshole. or you may be talking to a 400 pound tranny with a dick bigger than yours...
.let it go homies.. let it go.
the point is if your a fighter .. you fight how you train.. if you train for a fight in the cage with a circumscribed set os rules.. your instinct is going to make you fight that way. and youll proabaly end up with the short shrift on the street cause your subconsciouly using those rules in the fight..
ive seen similar thigns happen in competitve pistol shooting. a guy trains with a 6200 dollar race gun, and he is bad ass. but he uses a stock gun he get his ass kicked in competition.. same diff..
anyhow lets all go have a beer and some nachos.
karma dont forget about our ten dollar bet on the penn diaz fight...i will be collecting lol
dranokills- October 20, 2011 at 8:21 pm
you didn't listen to a thing I said did ya myxplxy.
look mumbles take the marbles out of your mouth and ass and try again.
jyveturkey- October 20, 2011 at 7:43 pm
"I call a loser leaves home match… if Karma loses… he leaves Cage Potato Forever… I would like this rule in effect for all of Karma’s matches." agreed.
myklhoey- October 20, 2011 at 7:28 pm
Are you geeks that dumb or just like talkin crap.
1) i said i wasnt talkin about me fightin karma, he would in fact get wooped in a boston block party.
2) its you you lill homo who acts hard talkin all sorts of neck online are you kiddin.
And drano, ya i spell horrible you said that last time
Karma stop actin hard let your skill in the cage talk for you im tellin ya you deff dummy asfar as a cage fighta goes im rootin for ya
MrBlondeSL- October 20, 2011 at 7:00 pm
This is sad, Scott Hall was one of my favorites back in the day. On another note i was waiting for X-pac to say "cocaine is a hell of a drug" that he looked coked out something serious.
NinjaVanish- October 20, 2011 at 6:44 pm
He's dreaming of a swim! LOL classic hilarious!

@ Karma: Dont feed the trolls, dont worry about calling people out, they wont fight you. They dont have any balls to actually step into a cage and fight period.
SethF- October 20, 2011 at 6:29 pm
Chilling to see that last promo, considering Scott Hall's current state.
KarmaAteMyCat- October 20, 2011 at 5:09 pm
Like stated in previous posts you don't know me or where I've been. You don't know anything about the streets, the hood, the ghetto, anything so stop playing like you do and thanks for the comparison to Tito Ortiz.
Please Insert 2 Quarters
to try again
dranokills- October 20, 2011 at 4:37 pm
myklhoey , you would sound alot better if you pull that horseshoe outta your ass.
Sorry that your so damn jealous of Karma, but since you do nothing and he does, I gotta give it to Karma...and you just sound like a dumbass flapping his gums...who can't spell worth a fuck. Normally I don't care about typing mistakes, cause I make em myself but you sound like what Scott Hall looks....pathetic.
go pick on someone your own size....Karma is to big for you "MANG".
myklhoey- October 20, 2011 at 3:56 pm
my my my karma havent see grown quite the cyper sack,
see lill man of a 155lbs i " or around that" do you renemba what happened when tito ortiz and in his prime when he was the man tryed to take it to the streets or how about don frye renemba what happined to him.
ya lill man on the rock or on the block you'd be holdin someones pocket,
but hay hommie in the cage i wish you the best, i hope to see you in ufc ppv's rockin a free potato tee
o by the way i wansnt sayin id do that to you, the hole poket thing, its pointless and just stupid to make threats with my finga's
KINGMADE- October 20, 2011 at 3:18 pm
I call a loser leaves home match... if Karma loses... he leaves Cage Potato Forever... I would like this rule in effect for all of Karma's matches.
SnakeJake- October 20, 2011 at 3:06 pm
After Jake The Snake Roberts, Hall was my favorite wrestler of all time. His first laddermatch with Shawn Michaels is still the best match I ever saw as a kid.

Sad to see him end up like this, but I've seen it all before. There's only a few wrestlers who live happily ever after.
KarmaAteMyCat- October 20, 2011 at 2:42 pm
Also the songs kind of ehh... But the video gets the point across here...
KarmaAteMyCat- October 20, 2011 at 2:35 pm
KarmaAteMyCat- October 20, 2011 at 2:34 pm
Bad trolls are bad. Send your neighbor chumps to CFX 17 on November 19th after I finish that fight we can see how your neighbor chump fairs.
GistoftheFist- October 20, 2011 at 2:11 pm
Pro wrestlers really do go through hell don't they. You work harder than most athletes do all year round, content with injuries and don't get a time out called if you get one, get meager paychecks from greedy promoters, and at the end of the day you deal smacktards who call wrestling gay and fake. I still visit Botchamania even though I stopped watching wrestling years ago.