Diamond Dallas Page has revealed that Vince McMahon’s original idea for Scott Hall was a far cry from ‘The Bad Guy’ he became.
Scott Hall made his in-ring debut in 1984 and wrestled across several US territories before arriving in WCW in 1989. After a short run with the promotion, he made the move to WWF in 1992.
By the time he arrived in the WWF, Hall had portrayed numerous characters in different places, but he was yet to find a persona that really fit him. Vince McMahon and Hall quickly set about creating a character that would allow him to make the most of his natural ability.
In the end, he settled on Razor Ramon, a Cuban-American from Miami based on Tony Montana, the lead character in the 1983 gangster movie, Scarface. Now, Hall’s long-time friend Diamond Dallas Page has revealed that McMahon’s idea for the star was very different.
Speaking on Sportskeeda Wrestling’s Bro Show, DDP said that McMahon wanted Hall to be a ‘GI Joe’ type character, but the future Hall of Famer presented a better idea.
“They wanted him to be – Vince told him he wanted him to be a GI Joe character. That was Vince’s idea. That was what Scott told me. I don’t know… it came out of his [Scott Hall] mouth. And he said [to Vince McMahon] ‘You know, I got this other idea.’ And when he gave it to him and rolled into character, Vince’s like, ‘That’s it!’”
Scott Hall tragically passed away on March 14th. He had previously been in hospital after breaking his hip, but complications led to him suffering three heart attacks, leaving him on life support. WWE broke the news as Raw went live, opening with a graphic paying homage to Hall, and confirming on social media that he had passed.