Source: Wrestling Observer
Below is a report from the Wrestling Observer Newsletter regarding the Scott Hall arrest story. Most of the story is a rehash except for the last two, biased paragraphs. You might want to read those two paragraphs with a grain of salt…
Scott Hall was arrested on charges of disorderly intoxication and resisting arrest related to conduct on 5/14 (actually the evening of 5/13) at about 1:43 a.m. at the Hitching Post Bar in Chuluota, FL, Hall’s home town for many years.
The Orlando Sentinel did a story on the arrest of Hall, 51, with his mug shot, where he looked like he was at the tenth stage of hell.
The police report stated that a Deputy arrived seeing one of the bartenders telling Hall to leave, and Hall refused, and was yelling and cursing at both the bartender and other patrons. The deputy reported that Hall appeared intoxicated, his speech was slurred and his eyes were bloodshot. When the deputy attempted to handcuff Hall and take him in, Hall refused.
The report read, “Scott refused the directive, and instead, thrust out his chest, walking closer to me, stating, `I ain’t going down for this shit. This is shit. You know it’s shit.”
The report said Hall continued to refuse to be handcuffed, but the deputy locked his left wrist with a handcuff, and then pulled his right arm behind him. The deputy couldn’t get the right wrist into the handcuff so put that in a different handcuff and locked the two handcuffs together. The bartender told the deputy that Hall had been drinking heavily and became aggressive inside the bar. The report stated that he pushed one customer, argued with a female bartender and called her names. The bartender lined up a ride home for Hall, but Hall then punched the window of the car and shoved two women near the car according to the report.
Hall was taken to Seminole jail and was told never to return to the bar. The funny part of the story is that when Hall was booked, he stated he was unemployed at the time of the arrest, listing his occupation as a pro wrestler.
One person close to the situation said Hall was drunk at the bar, but it wasn’t otherwise as bad as it sounds. People backstage at the TNA Sacrifice PPV could see his handcuff marks on both wrists and he told people the story about him being arrested a few days earlier. It clearly made no difference to the company since they kept the tag titles on him. If it was WWE, honestly, he’d have been fired for the arrest, at least if it had gotten out to the public. I think if a WWE wrestler was arrested on these charges, was not a top guy and had a prior track record for drinking or recreational drugs, he’d be gone even if it didn’t get out.
Nobody seemed to know what Hall’s future was or wasn’t in TNA. The story didn’t break until after the television tapings were over. Hall is under a nightly per appearance deal as opposed to a regular contract. It could be a situation, similar to with Sean Waltman, where the company simply will stop booking him. At press time, Hall himself we’re told doesn’t know where he stands since nobody in an official capacity had told him one way or the other since the news of the arrest got out.