The footage makes you appreciate just how far technology has come since May 19, 1996. Had it happened today, a hundred iPhones would have captured the moment in high-definition from every conceivable angle. Instead, it exists as a single shaky video clip shot from a handheld camcorder somewhere in the mezzanines of Madison Square Garden.
It shows four men in a WWE ring surrounded by a blue steel cage. The quality is sketchy and the colors bleed, but the figures of Shawn Michaels, Scott Hall, Kevin Nash and Triple H — enemies in the ring, but 4/5ths of the backstage collective known as The Kliq (along with Sean Waltman) off-screen — are somehow unmistakable. One day later, Hall and Nash will exit WWE and head to WCW where they will start The Monday Night War as generals in The New World Order. But, tonight, they celebrate in front of an appreciative crowd as longtime friends in an act that is both a touching show of camaraderie and, in the eyes of many traditionalists, an unforgiveable insult to sports-entertainment convention.
Courtesy of author Ron Snyder of www.abc2news.com:
As a professional wrestler, Scott Hall had a career that was unparalleled compared to most.
In the 1990s, Hall performed in front of sold out crowds across the world, helped usher in record TV ratings wrestling has yet to duplicate and made millions of dollars in the process.
But, it will be in front of a few hundred fans later this month in Joppa that will represent a moment Hall will be as excited about as being in the main event at WrestleMania in Madison Square Garden. On Nov. 23 at Joppa Market Place, Hall will be in the corner of his son, Cody, as he wrestles in part of the main event of the latest card being promoted by Maryland Championship Wrestling.
Former four-time WWE Intercontinental Champion, former seven-time WCW World Tag Team Champion, and former two-time WCW United States Champion Scott Hall, was the featured guest on this past week’s all-new edition of the award-winning Monday Night Mayhem, hosted by “The Chairman of the Board” Todd Vincent and The Big Mosh.
Scott Hall joined ‘Inside The Ropes’ this past Thursday to talk about getting sober and his career in professional wrestling. Highlights from the interview are as follows:
About being a top guy in the WWE today and his son Cody going there: “I don’t get to watch a lot of WWE, but through this internet thing, Some people comment about a guy becoming the World Champ or the US champ and a couple of weeks later he’s down the card in the opening match. I think that kills the image of being a top guy. But I guess the promoters, the guys in the WWE calling the shots are seeing it like ‘We’re giving you a chance and if you don’t produce, you don’t produce and back down you go’ I’ve talked to Cody about it a lot and he’s in no hurry to go there. He’d rather be seasoned and polished before he makes a move like that.”
Scott Hall, who has been sober for 50+ days now, recently joined Diamond Dallas Page on his ‘DDP Radio’ show. Sean Waltman also called in and the three talked about wrestling with old stories and memories.