Scott Hall Dishes on Wrestlemania 18 Match vs. Steve Austin, Vince McMahon Endorsing Infamous MSG Curtain Call



Scott Hall recently appeared on You’re Welcome with Chael Sonnen (transcript ), here are the highlights…

On the WrestleMania 18 Match With Steve Austin & Austin Working Through Personal Issues at The Time: “[Austin] felt like he should have been wrestling Hulk [Hogan] and it would have been fine with me. I would have certainly wrestled The Rock and I would have been cool with that, but I didn’t make those decisions, Vince [McMahon] did. Vince made the decision to have Rock wrestle Hulk and he looked at me and Kev [Nash], and he goes, ‘I’ll have one of you, probably Scott, wrestle Steve with the other guy on the outside’. Steve was going through, outside the ring, really bad times and he told me later, like, he was going through what ended up being a divorce from his wife at that time, Debra, and stuff. And for me, the only thing I had to look forward to was the ring because my personal life wasn’t doing that great, so my fake life was what I was holding onto. My real life wasn’t doing that good, so the stuff in the ring wasn’t that pleasing. Those weren’t my best matches or Steve’s either. We actually talked about it recently. We get along and communicate a lot better now than when we were wrestling.”

On Being The Tito Santana of His Era: “I actually found myself in what I call ‘the Tito Santana spot’, like, the upper middle babyface, as Razor [Ramon], where they’re building heels to either work with Diesel or then later Shawn Michaels, so as you squash the other guys, now you move up the ladder. Now you’re going to have a match with Razor and I was the guy where, if you had a good match with me, you moved up, and if you didn’t, you moved down. I was kind of like the Tito Santana of my era.”

On Vince Knowing About The Curtain Call: “I’m in there talking to Vince and he goes, ‘well, you go down there and get that son of a b—h’s money’.” Hall continued, “and then Shawn Michaels bursts in and he goes, ‘hey, I want Razor and [Triple H] to come out after my match’ and Vince went, ‘is it important to you?’ and [Michaels] went, ‘yes’. [McMahon] goes, ‘well, make it happen’. So that’s what we did.”


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