Saying Goodbye to the Bad Guy

I knew something wasn’t right last week when I logged on to TikTok and was met by a video of WWE Hall of Famer and wrestling legend, Scott Hall, doing a private signing at a comic book store. In the video, Hall appears to be under the influence of heavy sedatives while an endless stream of memorabilia is being shoved in his face. Watching the former slick, “Razor Ramon” struggle with Sharpie markers was truly a sad sight for someone who grew up watching this troubled icon on WWF television.

A couple of days after this TikTok hit the web, news broke that Scott had suffered a serious fall and needed emergency hip replacement surgery. Originally, it was believed that Scott’s injury, while serious, would be something easy to recover from considering that Scott has been a fighter and survivor for most of his life. Unfortunately, over the weekend things took a turn for the worst and it appears the end is near for the 63-year old, after suffering 3 heart attacks and being placed on life support.

While most fans and friends of the legendary Scott Hall are choosing to remain optimistic publicly, Hall’s best friend and business partner for more nearly three decades, fellow WWE Hall of Famer, Kevin Nash, pretty much guaranteed that time has all but run out for the Bad Guy judging by this tragic Facebook posting (see below). It appears that at some point this week, Scott’s life support will be removed and his life will hang in the balance and will continue only if Scott can manage to kick out one final time.

As it relates to trading cards, Scott Hall’s signature appeared on multiple Topps products from 2015-2016 after a career resurgence thanks to Diamond Dallas Page’s help getting Scott healthy and ready for the WWE Hall of Fame induction in 2014. As late as 2019, Scott appeared to be in the best shape of his career but clearly the pandemic and aging, not to mention years of abuse took its toll on Scott. As for Scott’s most desired autograph, it comes from 1999 Topps WCW/nWo Nitro, a now legendary and pricey set.

As for the now pivotal 1999 Topps WCW/nWo set, it is filled with legendary wrestlers no longer with us (Macho Man, Mr. Perfect, Eddie Guererro), wrestlers who are about to exit stage left (Hall, Scott Steiner, Hulk Hogan), and icons of today’s world of wrestling (Chris Jericho, Ric Flair, Bret Hart). In reality, this set hands down features the best wrestling checklist ever put together and no amount of $13,000 overpriced and overhyped modern Topps sets can come near it.

One thought on “Saying Goodbye to the Bad Guy

  1. I don’t follow wrestling much these days, but I was a huge mark for the NWO. Sad to hear that Scott is in such bad shape; I hope he can recover or at least go without suffering.

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