Pro Wrestler Scott Hall has been taken off of life support. He underwent hip surgery last week, then suffered three heart attacks a couple of days ago and was put into a coma.
Despite never winning a major world title, he is a highly influential wrestler. He became first notable for portraying the character of Razor Ramon, a heel character in the early 90s inspired by the film Scarface. He was also one of the innovators of the ladder match, famously in two matches against Shawn Michaels. With Michaels, Kevin Nash, HHH and Sean Waltman he also formed the notorious “Kliq”, a group of friends that hung out together and had major backstage influence.
Hall’s biggest claim to fame is him and Nash jumping ship to WCW in the mid 90s, where he under his real name first formed the Outsiders with Nash and later the nWo faction. The exodus of Hall and Nash also lead to the infamous Curtain Call incident, which is considered the death knell of kayfabe, the agreement among wrestlers to never break character in front of the general public.
Later in life Hall suffered from substance abuse and other health issues but overcame them generally until the sudden fall that broke his hip two weeks ago and made surgery necessary.
R.I.P. to the Bad Guy.
Much hated billionaire sports team owner dead, proving once again confirming that money cant’ save you, and you can’t take it with you.
Younger than I would have guessed for someone in Aladdin 30 years ago.
Hockey Hall of Famer Guy Lafleur.
What a Trophy case.
- 5x Stanley Cup champion (1973, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979)
- 3x Art Ross Trophy winner (1976, 1977, 1978)
- 2x Hart Memorial Trophy winner (1977, 1978)
- 3x Lester B. Pearson Award winner (1976, 1977, 1978)
- 6x First-Team All-Star Right Winger (1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981)
- 1x Conn Smythe Trophy winner (1977)
- Molson Cup winner 7x, (1975,1976,1977,1978,1979,1980,1982)
Wow. I didn’t even know Guy Lafleur was still alive. RIP.
George Perez just passed. RIP legend.
Fred Ward just passed. Keep on outwitting graboids in the great beyond, sir. RIP.
Just kidding, it died when the Bon Appetit fiasco happened, and then it split in two and both halves turned into cryptocurrency podcasts.
I had heard of Reply All and knew it was a podcast or YouTube show of some kind, but didn’t know anything else about it. I didn’t realize anything other than Bon Appétit itself had any fallout during its fiasco. Wikipedia, thankfully, had all the story I needed.
I haven’t listened to Reply All in probably years, but their 2 part series about the call center/scammers in India was amazing.