Scott Hall is one of the most beloved and most controversial superstars over the last 25 years. Noted for having a great mind for the business Hall also can be known as a guy who may be hard to deal with. Now on the WWE Network you can take an in depth look at the career of the “Bad Guy”. Living on a Razor’s Edge: The Scott Hall Story is now streaming under the Beyond The Ring section.
A lot of fans don’t know that Scott Hall has been a part of the wrestling business since the mid-1980s. This biography explores the early life of Hall growing up as an Army brat and goes into a tragedy that haunted him for years. Scott is a man who has seen it all in the wrestling business, as he began in the territory days where he apprenticed under the late great Dusty Rhodes during his NWA days.
Despite his experience and some good moments in the AWA, the career for Scott Hall was not taking off big until he got his shot in the WWF. With the help of Vince McMahon, the character Razor Ramon was born and Hall’s career was on a rocket ship. The biography discusses how Scott began rolling with the now infamous Kliq. His friendship with 123 Kid, Kevin Nash, Shawn Michaels and HHH helped shape the wrestling business as we know it.
In 1996 Scott Hall left the WWE for WCW and was the catalyst for the biggest shake-up in history of the modern wrestling business. This video is the first in-depth look from the perspective of Hall himself of what it was like to start the NWO. The Monday Night Wars had not gotten that heated until Hall, Nash and later Hogan raised the stakes.
The video does not leave out the darker portion of Hall’s career. Struggling with drug and alcohol addiction for large portions of his career, we learn from his own account of where it went out of control and about his road to getting better. The WWE Home Video staff does an excellent job of bringing together the various people from Hall’s life in wrestling and painting a picture of where he has been and where he is going. There are interviews with Triple H, Diamond Dallas Page and even Hall’s son Cody that better help us understand his ups and downs. That rollercoaster ride all ends with his induction in the 2014 Hall of Fame.
Keith B. Holt
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