Scott Hall: When did Razor Ramon Leave WWF?
When did Razor Ramon Leave WWF?
Razor Ramon Left the WWF on May 19, 1996.
Kevin Nash (then known as Diesel) and Scott Hall (then known as Razor Ramon) left the WWF in 1996 owing to financial difficulties.
They competed in their final WWF event before leaving, an untelevised live event at Madison Square Garden on May 19, 1996.
Hunter Hearst Helmsley (known as Triple H and a villain or “heel” at the time) battled the fan favorite Hall earlier in the night (as Ramon).
Shawn Michaels (also known as “The Face”) wrestled Nash (as Diesel) in a steel cage match in the show’s main event.
Ramon entered the ring immediately after the match and hugged Michaels, which was not perceived as a problem because both men were fan favorites at the time.
Helmsley then entered the ring and hugged Ramon, and Diesel then stood up and joined Michaels, Helmsley, and Ramon in a long group hug, before the four wrestlers faced the crowd with their arms raised in unison.
The “Curtain Call” scandalized WWF management, who wanted to maintain the traditional idea that the animosity between fan favorites and villains was real and that they weren’t buddies beyond the ring.
The restriction was put in place to keep stories and feuds between wrestlers from unraveling in seconds if the feuding wrestlers were seen as pals in public.
Chairman of the WWF, Vince McMahon, was said to be cool with the event at first but did not anticipate it to escalate as far as it did.
Hall and Nash were spared a penalty since they had already confirmed their departure. Michaels, who was the WWF Champion and one of the promotion’s top draw cards at the time, was also exempt from punishment.