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Scott Hall was one of the most naturally gifted wrestlers on the planet.
He had the looks, wrestling ability and the intangible “it” factor that is so hard to come by.
His career, though, was highlighted by one big mistake after another. Perhaps no wrestler has received as many chances to clean up their act as he has been given.
The ESPN documentary series E60 may have finally shed some light on why Hall is so troubled.
While working as a bouncer, he got into a fight with a man and shot him in self-defense. Hall was cleared of all legal wrong-doing but never recovered psychologically.
It didn’t matter how much money he made or how popular he became, his personal life was in shambles.
Along with his tag partner Kevin Nash, Hall helped usher in a new boom period in professional wrestling in 1996.
But over the next 17 years, it's been one tough ride.
He was suspended on a couple of occasions in WCW, hired and shortly released from WWE, released from TNA multiple times, got divorced, been in and out of rehab more than any other WWE talent and was also arrested on multiple occasions.
Hall doesn’t show up in any form for the WWE these days.
He wasn’t there for HBK’s Hall of Fame induction, he didn’t participate in the new NWO DVD and it’s doubtful he’ll get his own induction to the Hall anytime soon.
For his family, friends and fans it’s hard to watch what Scott Hall has become.
There is some hope, though.
Just like Jake Roberts, Hall has recently joined Diamond Dallas Page's "Accountability Crib." He's been alcohol free, and working out for weeks now. An Indiegogo drive has also raised over $80,000 to help get him a hip replacement so he can get back in shape.
Here's hoping that "The Bad Guy" can be a good guy once again.