Following the untimely passing of Scott Hall, a heartwarming picture has emerged of Kevin Nash, Shawn Michaels and The Kliq at his funeral.
On March 14, the popular sportsman passed away after suffering three heart attacks in hospital following complications from hip replacement surgery. The wrestling world mourned as they came to terms with losing the all-time great way before his time.
The loss of the legendary Hall of Famer prompted a massive response from his fellow athletes. Many of those who worked with him expressed how talented he was. The Undertaker admired the late superstar, who went by ‘Razor Ramon’ when they worked together and spoke very highly of his talent.
He told SHAK Wrestling (quotes via Wrestling Inc): “Man, one of the great in-ring workers. He was really gifted. Him and Shawn’s ladder match at Madison Square Garden was one of those legendary, iconic matches.
“It’s just another sad example. We lose and have lost way too many guys at way too young an age. Some of our choices that we make early on, we don’t see the ramifications later on in our lives. You can’t foreshadow that. But it’s sad to lose a guy that you’ve been in the trenches with, that you come up with.
“I was on my first tour of Japan with Scott, Scott kind of took me under his wing. He showed me the ropes in 1988 or 89, whenever it was. You know, where to eat.
“It was a really sad day. And I know it was sad for [Kevin] Nash, and Shawn, and Triple H, and X-Pac, all those guys. They were all so tight, and I know what it’s like to lose guys like that who you’re really close with. I feel bad for them; I feel bad for Scott’s family. It’s just another awful loss that our business has suffered.”
Kevin Nash pays his respects
The former WWF World Champion Kevin Nash adored Hall, and just before his friend passed away, he posted a heartfelt tribute on Instagram.
He said: “Scott’s on life support. Once his family is in place, they will discontinue life support. I’m going to lose the one person on this planet I’ve spent more of my life with than anyone else. My heart is broken, and I’m so very f***ing sad. I love Scott with all my heart, but now I have to prepare for my life without him in the present.
“I’ve been blessed to have a friend that took me at face value, and I him. When we jumped to WCW, we didn’t care who liked or hated us. We had each other, and with the smooth Barry Bloom, we changed wrestling both in content and pay. We were the “Outsiders “, but we had each other.”
Nash continued: “Scott always felt he wasn’t worthy of the afterlife. Well, God, please have some gold plated toothpicks for my brother. My life was enriched with his take on life. He wasn’t perfect, but as he always said, ‘The last perfect person to walk the planet, they nailed to a cross’ As we prepare for life without him, just remember there goes a great guy. You ain’t going to see another one like him again. See Ya down the road, Scott. I couldn’t love a human being any more than I do you.”
Kevin Nash, Shawn Michaels and The Kliq pay respect to Scott Hall at his funeral
On April 8, family and friends came together to lay the iconic wrestler to rest. Those in attendance included the legendary Kliq. The backstage group, composed of Kevin Nash, Scott Hall, Sean Waltman, Shawn Michaels, and Triple H, had a major backstage influence on The WWE’s landscape. They had each other’s backs and worked exceptionally hard to improve all of their careers.
The group were pictured together as they celebrated the life of their good friend. The image shows them in close proximity as they leant on each other to grieve their fellow wrestler’s passing. Hall’s son stands between Triple H and Michaels.
Hall always gave his all to the craft. Whether he was taking on Michaels in a ladder match at Wrestlemania 10 or brawling with The Undertaker in a Coliseum Home Video event, the fans were guaranteed excitement. The four-time Intercontinental Champion enjoyed great success in the WWE before co-founding the New World Order in WCW and terrorising the entire roster.
Hall may be gone, but the joy he brought to wrestling enthusiasts around the globe will never be forgotten.
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