Wrestler Scott Hall has a ball in Walsall

A sell-out crowd of 500 people turned out to see American wrestling superstar Scott Hall have a ball at the Banks's Stadium on Friday night.

Wrestler Scott Hall has a ball in Walsall

The WWE Hall of Famer was the special guest for Matt Powell's PWL Wrestling extravaganza at Walsall Football Club, writes Craig Birch.

The 58-year-old shot to fame in the old WWF as 'Razor Ramon,' a character he based on Tony Montana from the gangster film Scarface.

He switched sides to join the now-defunct WCW in 1996 and formed the New World Order, joining Hulk Hogan and Kevin Nash to form the gimmick of a gang of invaders.

He proudly displayed the Hall of Fame ring from his Class of 2014 induction, at a ceremony which came the evening before Wrestlemania 30.

Long queues formed for a meet and greet with the towering 6ft 5in grappler before the show began, before Hall got involved in the second bout. He had given a speech, starting with his phrase 'hey yo.'

He had been called to the ring to keep order by PWL commissioner Marty Jones, who made his name as a performer on ITV's World of Sport.

Hall then served the special enforcer for the tag team bout and come to the aid of faces Mad Dog Maxx – Powell's alter ego – and Gino Denucci.

They clashed with the veteran duo of Keith Myatt and Blondie Barratt – the latter also ITV World of Sport fame – and battled until the referee was also waylaid.

In went Hall to deal with the cheating heels and he threw a toothpick in the face of Myatt, allowing Maxx to roll up him up for the victory as he made the count.

Hall said: "I landed earlier in the day and came straight here to Walsall. I've got to go right back to America next week, because me and Kevin have got an NWO reunion.

"I love England and, here, I'm still 'Razor.' That's what they were all chanting during the show and it was music to my ears. I want to thank everybody for coming out to see me."

Other matches which brought family fun for spectators saw Hotshot Scotty T pin Outlaw Jay Knox in the opener, before CJ Rose won a 10-man battle royal.

Big Paulie rolled over 22-stone Juggernaut in a clash of the big men, with Andy Hendrix winning the PWL Great Britain with victory over Carlos in a cage match.

The PWL are next bringing over WWE alumni the Honky Tonk Man, who held the company's Intercontinental title for a record 64 weeks in the 1980s, on Friday November 11.

The bone-benders and Honky Tonk Man will be at Darlaston's All Active Centre, on Willenhall Road. For more information and tickets, call 07404 279 880.

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