One of the best moments of the 2014 WWE Hall of Fame was seeing Scott Hall and Jake “The Snake” Roberts inducted. Both men had struggled for years with alcohol and drug abuse problems, and it seemed they were finally getting their lives straightened out. According to PWS on Thursday, new concerns about Scott Hall’s health and well being have been raised.
It all started when Hall was supposed to accompany his son Cody Hall to California to see his son wrestle there for the first time. Hall was also paid $1,600 in advance, which was 50 percent of his fee, to appear at a fan event to meet and greet those in attendance. The day that Hall was supposed to fly to California with his son for the event, he sent a text to the promoter that said he wasn’t coming because he was “in a dark place.”
Cody Hall, Diamond Dallas Page and agent Bull Behrens all tried to convince Hall to make the trip, but he refused and said he couldn’t make it. Hall then went to Twitter and blamed his absence on medical problems. According to Hall himself, he was close to death before Dallas Page called him and offered him help in cleaning up his life through his DDP Yoga and accountability program. It is the same program that helped Jake Roberts clean up.
Hall took Page up on the offer. He moved to Atlanta and started working on both his sobriety as well as trying to get himself back in shape. Fans helped out with an Indiegogo campaign that raised over $100,000 to help Hall get hip replacement surgery, physical therapy and dental work, as well as continued medical expenses. When Hall showed up at the WWE Hall of Fame, he looked better than he had in years.
Jake “The Snake” Roberts took part in a recent podcast with Rowdy Roddy Piper. In the podcast, Roberts said that he was very concerned with Hall’s well-being. Even Behrens said that Hall would one day regret not going to California to watch his son wrestle. While there is little information about the extent of Hall’s new problems, his past makes this a very troubling concern.