Some weren’t so subtle. It is never easy to lose a wrestling legend. You never know when someone might go and it can be even worse when someone is gone in a surprise. This can often bring up some very sad memories, but also some positive ones as people get to think about what the departed wrestlers mean to them. That was the case this week and there were several tributes to be seen.
WWE Hall of Famer and wrestling legend Scott Hall passed away on Monday at the age of 63 after suffering three heart attacks. Following his passing, WWE paid tribute to him this week on Monday Night Raw, including a graphic and a memorial video. In addition, several wrestlers paid tribute to Hall throughout the night.
Kevin Owens used Hall’s “hey yo” catchphrase and later in the night, he told Seth Rollins that “tough times don’t last, tough guys do”, in reference to Hall’s WWE Hall of Fame induction speech. Damian Priest also used Hall’s signature walk and the Razor’s Edge during his match. Finn Balor also used Hall’s Too Sweet hand gesture.
It was a special moment. Check out WWE’s tribute to Hall:
Opinion: I remember watching Hall come up when I was a kid and it hurt to hear what happened to him. Hall is someone who always felt cool no matter what he was doing in the ring and tributes like these, even if some of them were not intentional, show how much of an impact he had. It didn’t seem hard to slip in signature moves or moments from Hall’s career and that is because he was that good at what he did.
What do you think of the tributes? What was you favorite Hall moment? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 60,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 6,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books
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