Hulk Hogan has paid tribute to a fellow founding member of the New World Order, the late, great Scott Hall.
This week’s edition of Raw opened with a graphic in memory of Scott Hall, who passed away on March 14th at the age of 63. WWE also aired a video package during the episode that highlighted Hall’s lengthy career and his influence on the wrestling business.
Hall had reportedly suffered three heart attacks, stemming from complications from hip surgery. His close friend and tag team partner had earlier confirmed that Hall’s life support would be discontinued once his family were “in place”.
Now, the man who joined Hall and Nash in forming the wildly successful New World Order in WCW in 1996, Hulk Hogan, has spoken on Scott Hall’s passing. In a video shared on Twitter, Hogan addressed fans at his ‘Hogan’s Hangout’ bar in Tampa, Florida to pay tribute to Hall.
Hulk Hogan gives some words on Scott Hall's passing.. pic.twitter.com/nZggyFncCJ
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“Hey yo! We appreciate every one of you Hulkamaniacs, for life, brother. A short while ago, a good friend of mine just passed away. So, in Jesus’ name I pray, thank you God for taking care of my brother.”
“He took care of me when I was down and out, and everyone thought Hulkamania was dead. Scott Hall resurrected me. He put me back on the map. I love him so much, I can’t even explain it to you. He had a bunch of faults, but he was a good guy. I just wanted to let everyone know that he’s in our thoughts and prayers tonight.”
“After I heard he passed, I had a real hard time getting my act together and getting over here. But bad times don’t last, bad guys do. If Scott Hall were here with us, he’d party with us. Believe me! He would party all night long, brothers.”
H/T to Inside The Ropes for the above transcription.