Dana Hall's letter to the fans.
Credit goes to Mark Coleman of nWoCentral.com.
OPEN LETTER TO ANYONE WHO CARES
WCW is helping Scott Hall destroy himself - does anybody care?
WCW recently stated on the Oct. 5 Nitro show that they "did not condone Scott Hall's
behavior, and that Scott Hall is a very sick man."
Although WCW states this, why are they allowing him to retain his status (which he so sorely abuses) to clearly break policies (stated as a breach of contract), and taking
every opportunity to exploit and humiliate his very real sickness, as "entertainment"?
My question to them is "What are they going to do about it?"
Are they going to get him the serious help he needs?
If this is just a storyline and "not real", then how can they explain Scott's recent arrest,
and the very public displays of intoxication other than in front of the camera?
Although "recent" events on the show have been staged, the storyline they are
portraying is in fact the terrible truth. Scott has had an ongoing addiction problem for
20 years, resulting in the destruction of his marriage and family. Is this entertainment?
Scott's stumbling around and vomiting on stage may be "fake", but what he is doing in
"real" life is the same thing. Wrestling has just become "real" in the case of Scott Hall.
Scott may be "acting" out his addiction problem now on TV, but there have been many
times in the past that he was truly under the influence and WCW allowed him to
perform. This storyline is just a cover-up for their irresponsibilities and their failed
attempts to try to rehabilitate Scott. Now they have decided to exploit his very real
problem with his addiction to drugs and alcohol as a means of entertainment to the
fans for profit and ratings, only to stand by and watch him destroy himself.
These stagings of a matter so serious are deplorable, disgusting and inexcusable. The
wrestling industry is so twisted and sick, and clearly without conscience. It does not
need to be this way. WCW has overstepped the line in this case, as far as I am
This is not entertainment. This is not funny anymore. The storyline needs to come to a
conclusion. This man has two young children, who need him to get 100% well. They
are being terribly affected by their fathers' behavior as well as the WCW's enabling
and exploitation of it.
His children and family members (with whom he chooses to have no relationship with)
do not deserve this pain and embarrassment for the public's "entertainment". Scott is
obviously not rehabilitated. A 40-yr old man "keying a limo" is a definite "cry for help".
Now he has added a felony to his list of on-going unacceptable, disturbing incidents.
Scott has obviously lost all judgement, dignity and sense of what's right, and WCW
has taken advantage of that.
This can no longer be denied or ignored.
What kind of message is this display of something so serious sending to children
whether it be staged or not??? Doesn't Scott have a responsibility as a public
personality and role model to behave in a decent manner? He is clearly abusing his
status, intimidating and disrespecting people, breaking laws, hurting his family...and
WCW is allowing this.
WCW clearly has had several reasons to fire him, but instead they made a meager
attempt to try to rehabilitate him, and it quite clearly did not work, so they are just
using him for as long as they can. It is inevitable that as long as Scott continues on this
path, he will ultimately destroy himself. Is this what the fans want to see?
Scott needs to be urged in any way possible, by everyone, to turn his life around. He
has already lost so much. It is very sad, especially to his children who need this man
to be well, to be a father to them. He has lost so much already. I cannot, as the only
responsible and fit parent they have, allow his children in his presence unsupervised
under the circumstances. Can you imagine how hard it is for them to understand this
mess and why their dad chooses to be sick, and not get well, for himself and for
them? They need and deserve a "well" father - not a dad who's a wrestler. Scott will
never be able to get well as long as he is a "wrestler," and exposed to all its sickness.
It has fed his addiction and allowed it to grow for years, and now they are feeding off
it. This is wrong any way you look at it.
I am begging everyone on behalf of his children, to help get Scott to a place where he
can see this, and put himself in God's hands and find a way out of this living hell he
has created for himself - a hell that the wrestling industry has greatly contributed to
through the years and now chooses to exploit. This cannot be allowed to continue. My
children and I have no peace in our lives as long as Scott remains sick and is enabled.
Addictions and wrestling have destroyed our marriage and our family, and are
continuing to destroy my children's future, and their father - Scott Hall.
Something can, and needs to be done by the people who hold power in this situation
and those who claim to be his friends - for the sake of his children.
Please speak out, as I feel in my heart it is the right thing to do.