Former professional wrestler Scott Hall, once known as Razor Ramon, was arrested last week on a charge of domestic violence against his girlfriend, theSeminole County Sheriff's Officesaid Tuesday.
Hall, 53, grabbed the woman around the neck and arm and tried to pull her out of her car as she sat in the driveway of their rural Chuluota home Friday evening, a sheriff's report shows. She was not seriously hurt. A deputy wrote that Hall was so drunk he could barely stand.
The showman who once performed in flamboyant costumes and declared that only he knew "how deadly the razor's edge is" has a long history of drug and alcohol abuse and has been arrested several times previously.
In May 2010, Hall was arrested at a Chuluota bar because other patrons said he was yelling and cursing at them, a report shows. He was charged with disorderly intoxication and warned never to return to The Hitching Post Bar & Grill.
He pleaded no contest was sentenced to six months of probation and warned not to use illegal drugs. In March 2011, after allegations that he violated his probation, a judge ordered Hall to attend four Alcoholics Anonymous meetings monthly.
Hall, who is 6-feet-6-inches tall and weighs 280 pounds, according to a sheriff's report, chronicled his problems last year in an ESPN video called The Wrestler: The Scott Hall Story.
A onetime contemporary of Hulk Hogan, Hall in 1983 shot a man to death outside Thee Doll House strip club on South Orange Blossom Trail during a fight over a woman. Prosecutors dropped a second-degree murder charge because of a lack of evidence, according to the ESPN biography.
In 1984, he joined the American Wrestling Association and later World Wrestling Entertainment. In a memorable match, he was defeated at WrestleMania X8 in Toronto in 2002 by Stone Cold Steve Austin.
At one point, Hall earned a six-figure salary, he has said. In late 2010, he declared himself indigent in court papers.
Hall has been in rehab 10 times and suffers from health problems, including congestive failure, he said on the ESPN documentary. "I thrive on misery," he told an interviewer.
Last year, the divorced father of two made an unsuccessful attempt at a comeback.