ESPN.go.com is featuring an article about Scott Hall before the debut of the new “E:60” series profiling his battles with drugs and alcohol. WWE’s Stephanie McMahon is quote in the article noting that the company has spent “in the six figures” to get Hall help.
“It’s the most amount of money we’ve spent on anyone. I just want Scott to get help and to decide for himself that he needs help. It makes me sad. I don’t want anybody to pass away prematurely or otherwise really. Scott was an incredibly talented performer, larger than life, charismatic. He’s a father, he’s a friend. I’m sure he means a lot to a lot of people and it would be a shame for him to pass away.”
McMahon also talked about the measures WWE takes with its talent.
“In addition to that substance and abuse program, we also have cardiovascular testing, we do blood checks, we do physicals, we do concussion testing akin to the NFL. We’re really about maintaining the health and well-being of our superstars because without our superstars we don’t have a business. The superstars of today — they’re businessmen. They realize the healthier they maintain their bodies, the better they are going to perform, the more money they’re going to make. They’re more about playing with their iPads and gaming devices than they are about going out and hanging out at the bars.”
A preview of the ESPN E:60 special can be viewed below.