The Undertaker has paid a heartfelt tribute to WWE Hall of Famer Scott Hall after his sad passing earlier this month.
Hall passed away after suffering three heart attacks in hospital following complications from hip replacement surgery. The same week, WWE dedicated episodes of Raw and SmackDown to ‘The Bad Guy’.
Hall was more well-known to some WWE fans for his first run in the company as Razor Ramon. He was a four-time Intercontinental Champion, and competed in a legendary Ladder Match against Shawn Michaels at WrestleMania 10.
After spending time in WCW as part of the New World Order (nWo), Hall returned to WWE in 2002 for a brief spell under his real name. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame twice – once as Razor Ramon in 2014 and once as a member of the nWo.
Following his passing, tributes poured in from wrestlers and fans. Triple H tweeted: “I’m gutted… lost a brother. I love you, Scott. I’ll see you down the road…”
One of his nWo stablemates, Hulk Hogan, said: “He took care of me when I was down and out. Everyone thought Hulkamania was dead. Scott Hall resurrected me. He put me back on the map. I love him so much. I can’t even explain to you.”
The Undertaker pays emotional tribute to Scott Hall
During most of Hall’s time in WWE, one of his fellow top stars in the company was The Undertaker. However, despite their reputations, they didn’t face off on many occasions.
The pair battled during a Coliseum Home Video event in 1992. The match ended when Hall – then Razor Ramon – left the arena following an attempted Tombstone Piledriver from his opponent.
Now, speaking following his counterpart’s passing, The Undertaker has reserved huge praise for Hall.
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.”
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