Scott Hall dead at 63 after life support switched off: WWE news

WWE legend Scott Hall has died aged 63, after his life support was turned off on Tuesday (AEST).

In a statement the WWE wrote: “WWE is saddened to learn that two-time WWE Hall of Famer Scott Hall has passed away. WWE extends its condolences to Hall’s family, friends and fans.”

Hall was put on life support after he suffered three heart attacks on the weekend during complications from hip replacement surgery, according to reports.

The New York Post reports Hall, 63, was at a hospital in Georgia in America’s south to repair a broken hip after he sustained a fall.

Hall has previously dealt with cardiac issues, which resulted in him getting a defibrillator and pacemaker implanted in his chest.

Scott Hall (far right) will be sorely missed.Source: Twitter

“I’m going to lose the one person on this planet I’ve spent more of my life with than anyone else,” friend and fellow New World Order (NWO) founder Kevin Nash said on Instagram, before Hall’s family switched off his life support.

“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 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 for those.

“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.”

Hall and Nash went from WWE, where Hall was known as Razor Ramon, to rival wrestling promotion WCW in 1996 and helped turn the wrestling power structure on its head.

Hall and Nash created the NWO, along with Hulk Hogan, a group that sewed chaos within the WCW.

The angle shot WCW to popularity and ushered in the famous Monday Night Wars between WCW’s Nitro and WWE’s Raw.

Tributes flooded in for Hall from the wrestling community after Nash’s devastating message.

Pro wrestler Matt Cardona commented on Instagram: “He changed my life. This is horrible news.”

Reporter John Russo tweeted: “Absolutely devastating seeing the news about Scott Hall. His struggles have been known for years, and it was a blessing seeing him after his recovery years ago. Hall was the quintessential heel, ‘The Bad Guy’. They don’t make ‘em like they used to. Thank you, Chico.”

TV host Denise Salcedo wrote: “When I started getting into wrestling, my uncle would show me tapes of stuff prior. I remember he showed me Razor Ramon matches and I just remember thinking he was so freaking so cool.

“There are a small amount of people that feel larger than life in the ring. Scott Hall was one of them. All the time, the charisma, his persona, he always carried himself as larger than life. He’ll always be in our hearts for all he did.”

Producer Steve Barton said: “Just read the news regarding #scotthall & like many I am heartbroken. As a child, #razorramon captured my imagination like few other wrestlers. I remember running around my house pretending I was him. The bad guy was my hero. When the time comes, rest easy. Thank you, Scott.”