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WWE news: Was Scott Hall's snub of dying child part of a scripted storyline?

According to an Aug. 1 report from Sportskeeda, former WWE superstar, Scott Hall, is back in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons. Hall, who wrestled under the name Razor Ramon, apparently refused to sign the birthday card of a child dying from cancer. As the story would go, Hall made a recent appearance at a pro wrestling convention in Arizona, and several wrestlers inked their names on a 'get well card' for the child.

Former WWE star Scott Hall refused to sign a sick child's birthday card
Former WWE star Scott Hall refused to sign a sick child's birthday cardPhoto by Cindy Ord

The list of current and former WWE superstars who provided their autographs for the sick child include: Bill Goldberg, Ric Flair, Edge and Bret Hart. Christy Hemme, Candice Michelle, Angelina Love, Lita, Sean Waltman, Maria Kanellis, Lisa Marie Varon, Taryn Terrell and Brooke Tessmacher also chipped in, providing video messages to the young boy. The child dying of cancer has been confirmed as Danny Nickerson, a six-year-old from Boston.

Word quickly spread that when the 'get well soon' card made its way to Hall, he refused to sign it. He also refused to record a video message for the child. Hall did not provide any reason for why he chose to not sign the card, and he has not made any kind of public apology for it. Hall's last public tweet came on July 30, one day prior to the event.

Since Hall's decision to not provide a simple autograph to a child stricken with terminal cancer is so heartless, one can only come to the conclusion that there's more to the story than meets the eye. Was Hall's sickening act just part of a scripted storyline? Chances are, that is absolutely the correct explanation for it. Think about it: Hall's gimmick is that he's a bad guy, inside and out of the ring. During Hall's time with the WWE and WWF, he always played the role of the heel.

Hall succeeded as one of the top villain's in pro wrestling history. His catch phrase was all about bad guys living forever. So far, there's no explanation as to why Hall would script such a cold act to be part of his resume. However, one could only assume he's thinking about making a return to the wrestling ring. Here's the thing: Hall's act was so shameful that it made headlines across the globe.

Since he is one of the top villains in WWE history, the argument could be that no press is really bad press. Perhaps Hall could tie this story in with a cameo at WWE SummerSlam or another high-level wrestling event, while the heat on him is at an all-time high. Hall would absolutely be booed and jeered more than any current WWE athletes if he decided to appear inside the ring at an upcoming house show, and perhaps that is the reaction he is looking for. Maybe Hall was right all along: Bad times don't last, but bad guys do.