Credit goes to Mark Coleman of nWoCentral.com.
WCW has obviously chosen not to respond to me, but I am sure I've been heard.
However, I feel they are still not going to do what's right.
Watching last night's Thunder, and hearing what they said [towards the show's
conclusion], "Nothing's wrong with Scott Hall", only proves what they are going to try
to do, and that is attempt to make the fans think he's OK. WCW may stop exploiting
Scott's alcoholism in this "storyline", but how will that work when nothing truly has
been done to help him?
Is no one going to see him in a bar anymore, or drinking, or in trouble - just like that?
Can WCW wave its magic wand, and suddenly he's fixed? It only proves again that
they don't care - they are just exploiting him in a different way now. The fact of the
matter is, Scott is still sick - nothing has been done to change that.
WCW thinks that they can shut me and the fans up by stopping the "stagings", but
fans should demand that this not be enough. They should demand an apology from
Scott & WCW for mocking this very real situation, and still urge in any way possible
for Scott to take a break from wrestling and for WCW to support this. Furthermore,
fans should demand for WCW to start enforcing their own drug policies and codes of
conduct more seriously in the future.
Just because it seems that WCW will eventually change the "storyline," the fact
remains that Scott's real life problem has not been seriously addressed by them, and it
will only interfere with their storyline in the future. They have not atoned for their
mistake, and that is not acceptable to myself, nor [my son] Cody and [daughter]
Cassidy. Scott still has to answer to the judge and to me concerning his addictions and
inappropriate behavior. These kids deserve no less than a clean and sober father.
Scott is not living up to this, and I feel he never can as long as he is exposed to the
sicknesses of wrestling.
I wish someone could convince Scott of this. He has already missed out on 10 months
of his children's lives. His road to recovery is going to be a long one. But he needs to
get on that road, though I feel he has no chance of that as long as he is in the
wrestling industry. WCW made the wrong choice in trying to fool the fans, and worst
of all, for not trying to convince Scott to get the help he truly needs, so that he may be
a clean and sober person and a parent to his children.
Fans cannot overlook, as I have not, the past 10 months of ongoing turmoil in his life.
That was all real, and it just can't be fixed solely because Bobby Heenan says so in
his commentary. We cannot forget what WCW and the wrestling industry has done
by helping this situation for Scott and other wrestlers through the years, by their lack
of concern for an actual drug policy and enforcement of such in a proper manner to
allow help for wrestlers who were in need. Fans should be very concerned, especially
those with children, that something so serious (not to mention illegal), is being taken so
lightly. The lack of moral obligation as an industry that reaches so many families and
children is inexcusable. The wrestling industry does not have to be as sick, twisted and
obscene as it is. It does not need to help destroy marriages, families, and individuals to
Scott may have agreed to be exploited by participating in this storyline, but WCW is
still in the wrong, since we (the kids and I) did not agree. We did not choose to give
WCW the power to exploit something that has been a very real pain and
embarassment in our lives, and for that, WCW owes us an apology and more.
I am still very much upset about this. There will be more time wasted and more pain
brought to his children until Scott chooses to be clean and sober. WCW is deterring
that from happening, and I will continue to speak out until they stop and encourage
Scott to get help. I feel I have to do something, because all I care about is for Scott to
clean up his act and to be a father to his kids. I am asking for the support of all of you
in hopes that it will help, somehow.
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