It’s hard to deny that the list of big-time WWE Superstars and Legends who deserve their own career retrospective DVD documentaries is growing shorter and shorter each year.
However, Scott Hall is one individual who has been overlooked for years; but with “The Bad Guy” now in a better place in his life, it’s undoubtedly the perfect time to honor his life and career.
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The new documentary clocks in at a fraction under 82 minutes and spans Hall’s entire career from childhood all the way to the present day — even showing him working with aspiring WWE stars training in the Performance Center (as seen on the WWE Network’s “Breaking Ground”).
“Living on a Razor’s Edge: The Scott Hall Story” begins on a really somber note [watch intro] with Scott standing in the parking lot where he was involved in the death of a club-goer in 1983, we then see Scott sitting in an Orlando park discussing his memories of the city. Throughout the documentary we hear from a number of individuals including Scott’s family (his brother, mother and son) as well as a number of individuals from within the wresting business: Kevin Nash, Triple H, Sean Waltman, Eric Bischoff and Diamond Dallas Page (amongst others).
It’s safe to say all of the major points in Hall’s career are discussed in the feature from his early days as part of American Starship, his AWA run with Curt Hennig, his first WCW stint and of course his time as Razor Ramon and joining WWE, then moving on to WCW and his run with the New World Order. Frankly, pretty much his entire career is covered and honestly, barring one or two feuds, everything major is here along with insight from the man himself.
In many respects Scott Hall is one of those individuals in the wrestling business where you think first about his exploits outside of the ring before you might his in-ring work. That’s a shame because in the ring, Scott had a really solid career. Obviously because of this Scott’s personal problems play a big part in the documentary. Much discussion is given to Scott’s issues and Kevin Nash and WWE’s involvement in trying to help get Scott straight, the source of where his issues began with the incident in Orlando, Florida back in 1983, and how WWE helped (with therapy) to try and get to the root cause of Scott’s demons. We are also shown the incredibly sad footage of the 2011 Massachusetts independent appearance, which really pictured Scott at his lowest ebb. This is a really dark section of the documentary and honestly really quite difficult to watch!
After this however we begin to look at his involvement with Diamond Dallas Page and Jake Roberts in the years that followed. You’ll notice that WWE also gained access to footage from DDP and “The Resurrection of Jake Roberts” documentary (which, by the way, is INCREDIBLE and available on Netflix in the US and UK, so definitely check it out). This material shows Scott’s (pardon the pun) ‘resurrection’ and the hard work he put in with Dallas to gets himself back on the right track.
The long-awaited feature closes with a look at Scott’s Hall of Fame induction during WrestleMania XXX weekend, more discussion of Scott at the Performance Center, while we also hear from Cody Hall on his relationship now with his dad and his own involvement in the wrestling business.
Looking at the interview footage, it looks like this new documentary may have been in production for a good while as Scott’s primary interview dates way back to 2014 (we’ve seen the footage used on quite a few sets over the past year or two). In this instance “new” is not quite “new”.
It’s really uplifting though to see that the Scott Hall retrospective has a positive ending; just a few years ago it was the general consensus, from both those inside the business and those of us who follow the business, that Scott Hall’s “story” would likely have a very, very dark and sad ending, so it’s truly incredible to see that it doesn’t, and it’s not even close!
All in all, I’m actually not sure that this one cracks a top 10 WWE DVD documentary list, but frankly I haven’t felt that about most of the documentaries from the past two or three years — I really want to get back to the days of those MUST SEE WWE documentaries, don’t you?
Shortcomings aside, the “Living on a Razor’s Edge: The Scott Hall Story” DVD and Blu-ray extras might well sell you on it anyway. In addition to the main feature you get nearly 30 matches, 8 extra stories, Razor Ramon’s debut vignettes, and his Hall of Fame induction.
If you’ve checked it out already, let us know what you thought in the comments below.
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A positive ending, you have got to be kidding me. A positive ending for who? Have a look at the section restrainedly titled “legal issues” on a certain encyclopaedia, where I would leave out their understandable anger at a disgraceful “falling faster than” commentary, look me in the eyes and tell me that the seemingly persistent occurrence of confirmed incidents does not leave you with individuals who, without starring in a fancy publications, or fundraisers, in most cases seem to have been affected senselessly!
Might just make my top 10 but there’s so many good ones when you list them all out!
There’s been a LOT of documentaries. If you’re even debating if it cracks the top 10, just call it a win. It doesn’t need to be 3 never-ending hours to be great. Keep your boring ECW mega doc.. I’ll watch Razor and Dudleys over that any day.
Great doc. Covers Hall’s career & life perfectly. Good to see Hogan show up.
The Rise and Fall of ECW is the most overrated DVD ever
i think most say its overrated cause its ECW and it does get bit to much at times
Also its one of the rare dvds past attitude era that allowed cussing cause only things that had cussing was few vhs’s in 98 99 dx tape the austin ones so thats a big plus
And its 3 hours long that’s almost a entire ppv compaired to now where they are under 2 hours pretty much.
last one that went 3 hours was austin’s 2011 or hhh 2013
Hey mark, what are you’re top 10 WWE Docs of all time?
The Rise and Fall of the ECW have to be #1! 3 hours documentary WOW!
Kind of surprised that his daughter wasn’t interviewed. They show a picture of her from her senior prom, but that was it. Also surprised they didn’t mention his 1990 WWF tryout. Also disc 1 was in widescreen format, while disc 2 & 3 were in normal full screen format.
Gonna pass on this. Everybody knows Scott Hall’s story by watching the ESPN documentary about his downfalls and his demons over the last few years. I could just go to Wikipedia as well if I wanted to learn about his early career.
You could go to Wikipedia instead of watching literally any documentary about anything though??
I guess, but not all wrestlers early career are as detailed though on Wikipedia. Hall was popular mid-card guy so it’s not hard to find information about his wrestling career.
Lol, seriously? If you’re going to compare the information you get on DVDs to the information you can find on Wikipedia as if it’s the same thing, I don’t even know why you’re on a DVD discussion website. That’s the ultimate cheapskate move: forget quality of life and some visual entertainment; I’ll just read Wikipedia.
I don’t need to watch old wrestling matches because I can just read who wins on the internet! (Turns out Razor wins the WMX ladder match!)
@some guy: as if that match hasn’t been on enough dvds already to not know who won.
Wow. What a lazy pompouss ass.
Why would I need to pick up his DVD for when the story of his downfall has already gone public the last few years?
The rest of the dvd about his early career can be found on Wikipedia, don’t need to pick up the dvd just for the sake of shelling out a few extra bucks. Try using some common sense.
But as has already been said, it’s really a cheapskate move to not buy a DVD just because you can sit and read about the subject matter Wikipedia. I’m sure most of us know a lot about Scott Hall’s career, but we buy the DVD to see it presented in such a way that we can be entertained! Never mind, you just save your bit of money and sit there reading plain text, while we all have fun.
Gonna pass on this. Everybody knows Scott Hall’s story by watching the ESPN documentary about his downfalls and his demons. I could just go to Wikipedia too if I wanted to learn about his early career.
Something puts me off getting this. I know it’s his story and what happened happened, but I’m just fearful it will bring me down as much as that dreary ‘Pick Your Poison’ DVD of Jake Roberts years ago. I felt like slashing my wrists after that! I’d like to hear if anybody really felt depressed after watching it. I just feel like even if it’s worth one watch, if it’s that much of a downer it’ll never get watched again, therefore may be pointless to buy.
I didn’t feel depressed after watching it. Parts of it were but then you feel a lot better after the DDP and Jake parts. The ending is Scott Hall’s redemption. You see him inducted into the HOF and hear about his stronger relationship with his kids. Good message too about getting help if you have problems from traumatic experience.
Thanks, that really helps me to know. Yeah, I think that was the problem with the Jake DVD, there was no redemption for Jake at that point, lol.
i feel like just like the jake dvd it tells a story of darkness and light and finding redemption at the end of the tunnel
for years everyone thought jake and hall were gonna RIP 🙁 !!!! but DDP 😀 steped in and saved his friends and they are on the road of redemption HELL BOTH GOT IN THE HALL OF FAME IN THE SAME YEAR!!!
yeah its a sad story but its a sad story with a happy ending!! which every fan wanted for scott hall
this was a really good bluray/dvd i feel like they kinda skimmed over a feud or 2.
like maybe halls thoughs of his run in nwo black and white or goldust.
matches OMG WM 10 YES YES YES I CAN DIE HAPPY!!! 😛 !!! anyway xD i would of liked more tag matches with nash or even hall wining us title from piper, or is us and tv title defence vs booker from mayham ? 99 or starcade 99?
over all it was hands down one of the best does it crack top 10 hummm for me the top 10 are bret 05 benoit 04 hbk 07 hhh 2013 rock 2013 austin 2011 jericho 2010 jake 05 edge 2012, and i go 3 way tie with pillman 06, foley which ever dvd 2013 or 98 vhs.
I am interested now in a kevin nash one!!! i think hall has come along way and THANK THE GODS FOR DDP saving him and jake 🙂 but anyway
get this dvd or bluray just get it NOW NAOW!! why cause ITS JUST TOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO SWWWWWEEEEEEEEEEEEEETT!!!! xD
Great Blu-Ray with the Wrestlemania X Ladder match on it, it’s a must buy!!! Just kidding!
I loved the documentary. Razor Ramon was one of my favorite superstar in the mid 90s. 8,5/10 for this Blu-Ray set!
I just sat through the documentary last night with my brother, honestly it is 1 of the best this year. Between the previous ‘Steelbook’ docs that came out in 2016 (i.e. Dudley Boyz, Eric Bischoff), this is probably the best story [so far]. Unfortunately the only other doc is in December with “The True Story Of The Royal Rumble” & I know there’s “OMG! ECW’s Top 50 Craziest Moments” in November but I would classify that as a countdown. Everything else is either a best-of compilation or a PPV from the WWE Network. Definitely recommend the Scott Hall story, the vignettes are funny, the extra stories are great to see, the matches that range between AWA, WCW, WWE are nice to watch & the Hall Of Fame induction is the perfect ending to the Blu-Ray extras!
I thought the dudleys was really good only thing that kinda hurt it for me was lack in some of the feuds like edge and christian or hardys.
matches wise ehh would of liked another few tag title wins like there wwe tag title win vs rico and hass or more HARDCORE BUBBA but hardcore dvd coming out.
i wanna get bischoff but its only worth bio so maybe i might find it on line
Foley and Heyman blurays were the last 2 really great top 10 level documentaries, on par with Austin’s, Jericho’s, and above all: Rise and Fall of ECW (ultimate never to be beaten no. 1 forever and ever!)
Hope the History of the greatest PPV event in history (imo) in December will make it to the top 10.
Not really that interested in this piece of release on the Bad Guy..happy for him, that it would appear to that he has controlled his demons, so let us all hope that he can continue on the right track.
I agree there needs to be must see wwe documentary. The last few years have had good subject matter but way to short. This one could have been two hours
The documentary was far greater than what I was expecting it to be – both in running time and in content. I really feared another rehashing of the Kliq and NWO stories we’ve heard thousands of times before, but they avoid going over familiar ground in too much depth and it generally felt very fresh.
Definitely one of the better documentaries they’ve released in the past couple of years. If you’re on the fence, I’d recommend it.