By Steve Ward
The professional wrestling world misplaced one other legend Monday afternoon as Scott Corridor died on the age of 63 after he suffered three coronary heart assaults Saturday. Corridor started his profession in 1984 within the territories of the NWA earlier than brief stints with the AWA, WCW, and New Japan Professional Wrestling. In 1990, he returned to WCW the place he wrestled beneath the moniker of The Diamond Studd earlier than he caught his massive break upon signing with the World Wrestling Federation in 1992 the place he was bestowed with the persona of Razor Ramon. Corridor catapulted to celebrity standing as he feuded with different legendary opponents akin to Shawn Michaels and Goldust on his strategy to profitable the Intercontinental Championship on a number of events.
Corridor’s first stint with the WWF/WWE was in all probability greatest highlighted by his ladder match with Shawn Michaels at Wrestlemania X – a match nonetheless thought-about one of many best of all time. Corridor once more made historical past in 1996 when he and longtime pal Kevin Nash, started their “invasion” of WCW angle which culminated within the creation of arguably the best wrestling steady of all time, the NWO, together with Hulk Hogan at WCW’s 1996 version of Bash on the Seaside. After a profitable run in WCW the place Corridor once more noticed a number of extra title runs, each as a singles competitor and one half of The Outsiders, he once more had brief runs in WWE, TNA/Influence Wrestling, and different numerous promotions earlier than making his remaining main look in April 2021 when he was honored as an inductee into the WWE Corridor of Fame for the second time as a member of the NWO.
On a private be aware, this author was an enormous fan of Corridor’s profession and even discovered myself quickly banned from watching wrestling after I used to be caught emulating him as I gave my youngest brother The Razor’s Edge when he was perhaps six yr’s outdated. In my protection, I delivered it with excellent execution right into a pile of pillows.
The legacy Corridor leaves behind is plain and it’s unhappy that he by no means discovered his means right into a managerial position very similar to fellow legends Jake “The Snake” Roberts and Tully Blanchard have carved out in AEW as his mic expertise have been superior to lots of his friends and what he might have lacked in that division was greater than made up with charisma. From all of us at The Weigh-In, we specific our deepest condolences to the household and associates of Scott Corridor and if you happen to consider within the afterlife, I might anticipate him to eloquently introduce himself to St. Peter with a easy, “Hey Yo.”