Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Scott Hall to Check into Detox

Hall's gonna get himself the help he needs
Photo Credit: WWE.com
Scott Hall was one of Diamond Dallas' Page's most impressive success stories. He lived with DDP doing his yoga program, kicked his many addictions, and got healthy enough to appear at and take a bump at WrestleMania 31 during the infamous Sting vs. Triple H match. Things started to appear good for The Bad Guy, until he was noticed walking around the Surf and Skate Festival in Asbury Park, NJ on May 18 clearly under the influence. Hall took to Twitter yesterday to confirm that he indeed had backslid into addiction:

The important thing is that he's getting help again. The pattern of him, however, getting clean, entering wrestling again, and relapsing is troubling. He's a grown-ass man, and can do whatever he wants, but maybe it's time for him to take a cue from Randy Savage and just stay away from wrestling for as long as it takes to get himself completely right.

Of course, the other major success story from DDP Yoga, Jake Roberts, is gearing up to make a return to the indie circuit. Again, he's a grown-ass man, but being near the ring was also when he started careening towards his lowest point too. On one hand, being a worker is all these guys may know how to do, but on the other, maybe a certain former employer of theirs could kick in some money so that they don't have to work again? Or does Vince McMahon only care about the old guys if they can make him money? Either way, both Roberts and Hall worked too damn hard to piss their sobriety and health away. I hope they both stay as pristine as they were the day Page released them into the wild.