Scott Hall’s passing at the age of 63 brought sadness throughout the entire wrestling world. Hall had suffered several heart attacks after complications from hip surgery. The heart attacks ultimately proved fatal. The world said a tearful goodbye to The Bad Guy. His name has many legends behind it, but few realize that he beat catching a body prior to his career in the pro wrestling world taking off.
Hall often portrayed a devious heel on TV, but Scott was a man with a big heart, as well. Friends have noted that Scott Hall was incredibly thoughtful and always had time for anyone. There were some dark spots throughout his life.
In the latest Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer eulogized Scott Hall. An ESPN special that followed the drug abuse that nearly killed Scott even more prematurely was the main topic. Meltzer recalled a heartbreaking story from the show.
“An ESPN special looking at his drug issues that had nearly killed Hall on many occasions, saw him trace things back to when he was 24, before he started pro wrestling. He was in a fight outside a night club fight which ended in a death and with him charged with second degree murder.
He and another man got into a fight over a woman. The other man pulled a gun on him but he wrestled the gun away from the man and shot and killed him. Hall maintained it was self defense. The charges were later dropped against Hall due to lack of evidence. The guilt from this remained with him for the rest of his life.”
You can check out the segment from the ESPN special below. Scott Hall was never found liable for the killing, but lived with it for the rest of his days. Scott carried many burdens through his life, but this might have been the most profound of all.
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