Scott Hall Biography

Scott Hall, also known as Razor Ramon, was a retired American wrestler who made a name for himself in WWE and WCW. With a career spanning over 25 years, he wrestled under various aliases in TNA, NWA, and AWA. Born into an armed forces family, Hall lived abroad before finding his passion for wrestling upon returning to the U.S. Throughout his successful career, he earned numerous awards and championships, leading to his induction into the WWE Hall of Fame. However, his personal life was marked by struggles with substance abuse, alcoholism, and legal issues, which even became part of his storyline in WCW. Despite these challenges, Hall was married twice and had two children.

Quick Facts

  • Nick Name: Last Call Scott Hall
  • Also Known As: Scott Oliver Hall, Razor Ramon
  • Died At Age: 63
  • Family:
    • Spouse/Ex-: Dana Lee Burgio (m. 1999–2001), Jessica Hart (m. 2006–2007)
    • Children: Cassidy Hall, Cody Taylor Hall
  • Born Country: United States
  • WWE Wrestlers
  • American Men
  • Height: 6’7″ (201 cm), 6’7″ Males
  • Died on: March 14, 2022
  • Place of death: Marietta, Georgia, United States
  • Cause of Death: Accidental Fall
  • U.S. State: Maryland

Childhood & Early Life

Scott Hall was born on October 20, 1958, in St. Mary’s County, Maryland into a family that was employed by the U.S. armed forces. Till 15 years of age, he spent most of his life on the move with his family. He attended the ‘All American High’ school in Munich, Germany. Thereafter, his family came back to the U.S., where he graduated with a pre-medical degree from ‘St. Mary’s College’ in Maryland. By the time he left college, he had become interested in wrestling and began training for it.


In 1984, Scott Hall debuted as a professional wrestler in South Carolina and later participated in CWF (Championship Wrestling Florida) for NWA (National Wrestling Alliance). In 1985, Scott Hall was noticed by AWA (American Wrestling Association), who signed him up for their league. In 1987, he wrestled in NJPW (New Japan Pro-Wrestling) league. In 1989, he left AWA to join NWA, just a year before AWA became defunct. In June that year, as part of a new initiative by NWA to develop young talent, he appeared in a vignette and a house show. In July, he made his television debut for WCW. In 1990, he tried out for a WWF Wrestling Challenge but was not successful in the attempt. Thereafter, he signed up with NJPW again. He also competed under the moniker ‘Texas Scott’ in CWA’s ‘Catch Cup 90’ league in Germany. In 1991, he was part of the WCW’s Puerto Rico promotion. In April that year, he returned to WCW under the nickname ‘The Diamond Studd.’ In 1992, he was signed on by WWF and started wrestling under the moniker ‘Razor Ramon’, styled as a flashy Cuban gangster from Miami. In 1996, he joined WCW, and co-founded the famous ‘New World Order’ group. Scott was fired from WCW in October of 2000, allegedly due to drunken behavior on a German tour. In 2000, he had to take a break from wrestling due to a neck injury. In 2001, he made a comeback in Japan by joining NJPW. He also competed in a few matches in Alabama and Florida. In 2002, he signed up with WWF under the condition of re-establishing the ‘New World Order’ with his friends Hulk Hogan and Kevin Nash. He also competed in a TNA event that year, which was the promotion’s first pay-per-view show. In 2004, he and his friend, Kevin Nash, made a comeback at TNA. In 2007, Scott Hall resurrected his ‘Razor Ramon’ persona by returning to WCW. That year, he also appeared in JCW (Juggalo Championship Wrestling). In May 2010, he made an appearance at Continental Championship Wrestling. In June, after sporadically working with TNA for about eight years, he left the promotion due to his personal and legal issues. From 2011 to 2012, he continued making appearances on the independent circuit for promotions like ’Vintage Pro Wrestling’, ‘I Believe in Wrestling’, etc. In 2015, he joined GFW (Global Force Wrestling) for a very short duration. He was also seen in a WWE event, Raw, that year. In 2016, he participated in the televised events of ‘World Association of Wrestling’ in England. In 2019, he came back to WWE for a RAW Reunion event.

Awards & Achievements

In October 1993, Scott Hall won his first ‘WWE Intercontinental Championship’. From 1993 to 1996, he was the first-ever WWE wrestler to become a four-time ‘WWE Intercontinental Champion’. In 1997, he won the ‘WCW World War 3’ championship title. In 2014, as ‘Razor Ramon’, he was inducted into the ‘WWE Hall of Fame’. In 2020, he was inducted into the ‘WWE Hall of Fame’ as part of the ‘New World Order’ group. He won ‘WCW United States Heavyweight Championship’ twice. He was a former winner of ‘WCW Television Championship’. He won the ‘World Tag Team Championship’ nine times, once each with AWA and TNA and seven times with WCW.

Family & Personal Life

In the 1980s, Scott Hall is said to have accidentally killed a man during a struggle over a gun. This led to a lifelong guilt and the beginning of his alcohol addiction. In 1990, he married Dana Lee Burgio. Their son, Cody Taylor, was born in 1991 and their daughter, Cassidy Lee, was born in 1995. In 1998, Dana Lee Burgio divorced him on account of his drug issues. In 1999, he remarried Dana. In 2001, he and Dana got divorced again. In 2006, Scott Hall married Jessica Hart. The marriage ended in a divorce in 2007. In March 2022, Scott Hall broke his hip and underwent a hip replacement surgery. After the surgery, a blood clot was dislodged and as a result, he suffered three heart attacks on March 12, 2022. Subsequently, he died on 14 March 2022, in Wellstar Kennestone Hospital in Marietta, Georgia.

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