Scott Oliver Hall -- (born October 20, 1958, in Chuluota, Florida) was a professional wrestler who wrestled as "Razor Ramon" in the World Wrestling Federation, as well as his real name in World Championship Wrestling, World Wrestling Entertainment, Total Nonstop Action, and American Wrestling Association. His most notable achievements were as a founding member of the New World Order with Kevin Nash and becoming the first three- and four-time WWF Intercontinental champion.
Trained by Hiro Matsuda, Scott Hall started his career in 1984 in his native Florida where he worked as "Starship Coyote" for several months before moving to AWA and teamed up with Curt Hennig to win the AWA World Tag Team championship in January 1986. Hall also wrestled as a singles contender for the next couple years before moving to WCW in 1989, where he eventually caught on under the ring name "The Diamond Studd" with Diamond Dallas Page as his manager. In May 1992, Hall joined the WWF as "Razor Ramon," a.k.a. The Bad Guy, where he helped Ric Flair beat Randy Macho Man Savage for the WWF championship, leading to a high-profile push for the Survivor Series in November 1992. In January 1993, Razor unsuccessfully challenged WWF Champion Bret Hit Man Hart before falling into the midcard for several months, as well as becoming a fan favorite around June 1993.
In October 1993, Razor Ramon pinned Rick Martel to win his first WWF Intercontinental championship, which he defended through WrestleMania X, in the first pay-per-view Ladder Match. During this time, Razor formed The Kliq with Shawn Michaels, Kevin Nash, Sean Waltman, and later Hunter Hearst Helmsley. Razor lost his first IC title to Diesel (Nash), but he regained the title at SummerSlam '94. His second reign ended in January 1995 when Jeff Jarrett defeated him for the title. The two swapped the title on a pair of Canadian house shows in May before Razor Ramon won his fourth and final championship in October. The controversial goldust ended his last IC title reign in January 1996. Razor missed 'Mania that year due to a suspension for "unprofessional conduct," and he wrestled his last WWF match on May 19, 1996, before his contract expired that month.
Scott Hall moved back to World Championship Wrestling, where he threatened a hostile takeover with Nash and later Hulk Hogan, before the New World Order aligned. The trio were joined by The Giant, Ted DiBiase, Syxx (Waltman), and others, becoming the most popular tandem in WCW. Hall and Nash were the tag champions intermittently for the first year before Scott Hall won the World War 3 battle royal to earn a WCW championship match, which he had several months later in April 1998 against Sting before Hall took time off. The nWo split into two factions during Hall's absence, and upon his return, Hall swerved Nash to spark a feud between the two men. Amidst their feud, Hall's real-life problems with drugs and alcohol became part of his on-screen character, but when Hall wrestled Nash in October 1998, Nash threw the match by count-out as an act of mercy, and Hall repaid him by helping Nash win the World title in December 1998, and January 1999 saw the reunion of the core New World Order unit. Injury kept Hall on the sidelines from March 1999 until that October, when he and Nash resumed the reformed the nWo with Bret Hart, Jeff Jarrett, and later Scott Steiner, but Hall's problems kept him out of action. In February 2000, Scott Hall unsuccessfully challenged Sid Vicious for the WCW World title.
After the WWF purchased WCW, Scott Hall returned to WWE in Feburary 2002 for a few months before WWE released him from his contract. Hall sporadically worked for TNA from 2002 through January 2005, before wrestling in various independent organizations starting in mid-2007, but he garnered a reputation for being extremely unreliable for no-showing many scheduled appearances, including a couple in late-2007 for TNA. TNA inexplicably gave Scott Hall another opportunity to appear on its programming, which has not been as disappointing as his other stints, albeit he lowered the bar pretty far.