HALL OF FAME, CHICO!
Mar 24, 2014 - by Steve Gerweck
Via WWE Text:
“Say hello to the Bad Guy!” as Raw announces the newest inductee to the WWE hall of fame: Class of 2014. For more information, visit wwe.com
– In the AWA, Hall quickly formed a tag team with Curt Hennig. On January 18, 1986, the duo defeated Steve Regal and Jim Garvin for the AWA World Tag Team title in Albuquerque, NM.
– As a singles wrestler, Hall was managed by Diamond Dallas Page.
– On December 25, 1986, Hall, Greg Gagne, and Leon White defeated Larry Zbysko, Mr. Saito, and Super Ninja in St. Paul, MN.
– Hall wrestled briefly for Tennessee’s CWA, before joining WCW in 1991. He was still managed by Page, and formed a stable that included Vinnie Vegas (Kevin Nash) and Scotty Flamingo (Raven).
– On March 3, 1991, Hall defeated Miguelito Perez for the WWC (World Wrestling Council) Caribbean title in Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico.
– Although he earned PPV wins over Tom Zenk and Tommy Rich, he never got over with the fans, and in 1992, Hall signed with the WWF, a move that would drastically change his career.
– Hall became Razor Ramon, a gimmick invented by Vince McMahon.
– Bobby Heenan became Razor’s manager, in a stable with WWF champion Ric Flair.
– Ramon defeated Bob Backlund at Wrestlemania IX.
– In the summer of 1993, Razor turned babyface following a defeat to the 1-2-3 Kid (X-Pac). Ironically when Ramon turned face, he adopted the nickname “The Bad Guy.”
– Ramon defeated Ted DiBiase at Summerslam ’93, which turned out to be DiBiase’s last match in the United States.
– On September 27, 1993, Ramon won a battle royal in New Haven, CT to claim the vacated Intercontinental title.
– Ramon successfully defended the IC title against Irwin R. Schyster (Mike Rotunda) at the 1994 Royal Rumble.
– In one of the greatest WWF matches of all time, Ramon defeated Shawn Michaels in a ladder match that headlined Wrestlemania X.
– Diesel (Nash) pinned Ramon for the IC title in April 1994. Ramon regained the title at Summerslam ’94 in Chicago, IL.
– Despite dropping the IC title to Jeff Jarrett at Wrestlemania XI, Ramon regained the title on May 19, 1995, in Montreal.
– In the spring of 1995, Ramon captured the USWA title.
– On October 22, 1995, Ramon pinned Dean (Shane) Douglas in Winnipeg to capture his fourth IC title.
– On December 15, 1995, Ramon defeated Owen Hart at Stu Hart’s Tribute show in Calgary, Alberta.
– In early 1996, Ramon feuded with the ever strange Goldust.
– McMahon suspended Ramon when his drug and alcohol addictions were becoming more apparent. Ramon’s match with Goldust scheduled for Wrestlemania was also canceled.
– Eric Bischoff offered Hall a huge contract to jump to WCW, an offer McMahon refused to match with Hall in the condition he was in.
– On May 27, 1996, Hall made his “Nitro” debut, and announced, “we’re taking over.” A reference to the soon to be assembled New World Order.
– Hall and Nash completed the formation of the New World Order at the Bash at the Beach ’96, when “Hollywood” Hogan turned heel.
– The team of Hall and Nash became known as “The Outsiders.” They recruited Ted DiBiase, The Giant, Buff Bagwell, Syxx, and of course, Eric Bischoff to the NWO.
– At the ’96 Halloween Havoc, Hall and Nash won the WCW World Tag Team title for the first time, from Harlem Heat. They held the belts for over a year, but lost many title matches to the Steiners. Every time they’d lose, Bischoff would “use his power” to allow them to keep the belts anyway.
– On May 3, 1997, Hall, Nash, and Masa Chono beat Keiji Mutoh, and the Steiner brothers in Osaka, Japan.
– At World War III â€™97, Hall won the three ring sixty-man battle royal to earn a WCW title shot, however, Hogan took his spot again Sting at Superbrawl.
– Soon after, Hall took some time off to rehab again. At this time, Nash broke away from the original NWO to form his own faction, the Wolfpac.
– Hall returned at Slamboree to turn on Nash, and remain loyal to NWO “Hollywood.”
– Hall helped Nash win the WCW title at Starrcade ’98 when he used a cattle prod to shock Goldberg, allowing Nash to gain the pin fall and title.
– At the 1999 Superbrawl, Hall pinned Roddy Piper for the United States title.
– On the November 8, 1999 episode of “Nitro,” Hall captured the U.S. title in a four-way ladder match.
– Hall defeated Booker T at the 1999 Mayhem in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
– Hall was involved in the main event at Superbrawl 2000, pitting Sid, Jarrett, and himself in a three way match for the WCW title. In the match, Hall suffered a neck injury.
– On March 27, 2000, Hall underwent neck surgery.
– WCW released Hall on October 17, 2000, dumping his hefty annual $1.625 million salary.
– ECW booked Hall for their November 10 and 11, 2000 shows in New York.
– Hall was booked by New Japan Pro Wrestling in March 2001.
– On May 5, 2001, Hall and Dusty Rhodes defeated Larry Zbyszko and Steve Lawler on a Turnbuckle Championship Wrestling (TCW) show in Dothan, AL.
– After the show, Hall returned to New Japan.
– On January 18, 2002, Hall signed a two year contract with the WWF.
– At Backlash ’02 in Kansas City, MO, Hall defeated Bradshaw.
– A day after the May 6, 2002 edition of “Raw,” Hall was released by WWE.
– On June 26, 2002, Hall defeated Jeff Jarrett on a NWA TNA PPV.
– Hall and Syxx-Pac (X-Pac) defeated Brian Lawler and Elix Skipper on September 25, 2002.
– On April 4, 2003, Hall defeated Abyss in Yauco, Puerto Rico.
– Hall reunited with Nash as the Outsiders at UPW’s (Ultimate Pro Wrestling) fifth Anniversary show in Anaheim, CA on February 20, 2004.
– Hall (as Razor Ramon) defeated Apolo and Carlito on July 14, 2007 in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico to capture the WWC Universal title.
– Hall returned to TNA on January 4, 2010.