Thursday, April 21, 2011

Hey, Yo!

Courtesy: WWE
By Kevin Hunsperger

I'm going to try to write this and not make it sound like an obituary.  If you read or watch any other wrestling blogs or YouTube channels, you've surely seen the news that Scott Hall is in poor health.  Kevin Nash, one of Hall's best friends, has gone so far as to say he's worried Scott may not be alive much longer.

My first instinct is to believe all the stuff I've read online about Hall's past drug problems.  But Nash says that's not the problem.  On his blog, he explains that Hall suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.  He also attributes it to things that happened in Hall's past and says that wrestling isn't the problem.  And that Hall sees drugs and alcohol as the solution to his PTSD.

I'm a firm believer that events from our past can come back to haunt us in the future.  As a medical reporter, I have done some research on the subject of PTSD.  It can be a very debilitating disorder, and it doesn't just affect the men and women who serve our country.  Anyone can suffer from it.  So whether it's drugs, alcohol, PTSD or a combination of all three, I hope Scott Hall gets the help he needs.

I have many fond memories of Scott Hall.  My first come from about 1985, when he was wrestling as Starship Coyote.  He was part of an NWA show at the Kiel Auditorium when I was 12.  Of course he morphed into several different characters through his career, my favorite being Razor Ramon.  That's why I used that picture of him.

I'll admit though I soured on him after he left for WCW in 1996.  It wasn't so much because he left, but because of the politics played with the whole Kliq.  Really, my opinion of all the men involved in that "group" changed after that.  And more thoughts are even more influenced after reading Bret Hart's book, "Hitman".  I'm trying hard not to only take one side of the story, but a lot of other sources have had similar things to say.

Regardless of that, Scott Hall needs help.  If you pray, say one of he and his family as he tries to get his life in order.

2 comments:

  1. I have to admit I came to your blog thinking it was about saving money. Although I don't know a thing about wrestling and have never even heard of Scott Hall, it is refreshing to read something that discourages drugs and alcohol use and even mentions prayer. Thank you.

    P.S. In your "about me" section, you wrote "Life seemed so much simpler than." instead of "then." Hope you don't mind me critiqueing; I know I always hope my blogs are perfect. Great job!

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  2. I know it's none of my business but I'm really curious about the details regarding Hall's PTSD. Until now, I've only associated the condition with combat veterans.

    Hall has fought too long and hard for his road to end now. It's times like this when it really pays to have friends. And it sounds like he has many. Never stop fighting, Scott.

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