More on Scott Hall's WrestleFest Cancellation
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 05.18.2014
Hall claimed medical issues...
- As previously reported, Scott Hall canceled an appearance at Saturday's WrestleFest show in Newark, California at the last minute. Big Time Wrestling revealed on their web site that Hall's agent Bill Behrens contacted them on Friday to say that Hall was not going to attend.
The email, which was published in full, notes that "Scott Hall decided last minute he would not make the trip from Atlanta with his son Cody" and that Behrens, Cody and Dallas Page all tried to change his mind. However, Behrens said "he could not get past the personal issues that had him unwilling to travel to California."
The email concludes with, "I believe it is Scott Hall's loss to have missed this opportunity to meet his many fans and to see his son Cody wrestle for the first time in California. I am sure in time he will come to regret his decision, if he has not already."
Hall himself took to Twitter to claim medical issues, noting:
Medical problems will prevent me from appearing in Newark, CA tomorrow . I apologize to all the fans. Thank you
DDP spoke with WrestlingInc last week for a podcast and said that Hall was having a difficult time with the Ultimate Warrior's passing. He said, "I think the Warrior passing affected a lot of people. I know Scott and Jake had great discussions with him. Both of them were supposed to work with Warrior at sometime and didn't. Scott was supposed to tag with Flair at Survivor Series and that was around the time Warrior ended up leaving. Jake was doing all those vignettes and that didn't work out either. Jake held onto that anger until they talked. Scott will never put himself out there as the poster boy for being cured. He's thinking he could fall today. He only lives a mile from me, which was his design, and sometimes he'll just come by. I am a foundation of positive energy because the other way sucks. You need to figure out how to pull yourself up again."
It is important to note that no one has specifically stated that Hall has fallen off the wagon, and it is possible that he could feel that he's at risk of doing so or is dealing with some other issue. Until we hear otherwise, anything else beyond "unnamed personal/medical issues" is just speculation.
On behalf of 411, our best thoughts toward Scott Hall with whatever issues he may be dealing with.