WWE Hall of Famer Razor Ramon was one of the most influential figures in the wrestling industry. Ramon enjoyed great financial success in the world of professional wrestling. The WWE Hall of Famer was renowned for his outstanding charm and excellent in-ring prowess. Despite not being his own invention, Razor Ramon’s special technique, “Razor’s Edge,” looked wonderful when he delivered it to his opponents. The WWE Hall of Famer was a master at delivering promos, and his portrayal of the ultimate bad guy, a Cuban immigrant, is one of the finest heels in wrestling history.
Razor Ramon began his wrestling career at the NWA’s Florida territory and trained himself at the territory under Dusty Rhodes, Mike Rotunda and Barry Windham. He wrestled at the promotion until 1985 and thereafter joined the American wrestling Association in 1985 and wrestled at the promotion until 1989, during which he had also formed a tag team with Curt Hennig, also known as Mr. Perfect. The WWE Hall of Famer joined WCW and worked mostly as a jobber in the company before joining NJPW.
WWE Hall of Famer Razor Ramon has been one of the best intercontinental Champions in the history of WWE
After his stint at the NJPW, Razor Ramon returned to the WCW and wrestled at the promotion until 1992, during which he portrayed the diamond stud gimmick. When Ramon joined the WWF in 1992, he quickly rose to fame by posing as the opulent American bully persona from Cuba that he had taken inspiration from in the Scarface movie starring Al Pacino. The WWE Hall of Famer even changed Scarface’s dialogue from “Say hello to my little friend” to “Say hello to the bad guy” and cited himself as the bad guy. His early conflicts in the WWF were with The Ultimate Warrior and Macho Man Randy Savage.
Razor Ramon soon set his eyes on the intercontinental championship and began a rivalry with Shawn Michaels. Ramon had won the vacant IC title when he defeated Rick Martel on RAW. The vacant championship was caused by Shawn Michaels, who had lost the title and been suspended from the WWF. Shawn claimed that because he wasn’t defeated for the title, he didn’t lose it when he returned to the WWF with his own version of the belt.
At WrestleMania X, a ladder match to decide the Undisputed intercontinental Champion was slated to resolve their differences. Ramon beat Michaels at the event, and the battle is recognized as one of the best Ladder matches ever as well as one of the greatest matchups in WrestleMania history.
This was Razor Ramon’s first reign and The WWE Hall of Famer went on to break the records for the IC title and was one of the first to held it 3, and 4 times. He also feuded with Jeff Jarret numerous times for the IC Championship. The WWE Hall of Famer’s last and 4th reign was in the year 1995 and he held has held the title for a combined 437 days.
Back in July 2021, Jeff Jarret appeared on the My World Podcast and talked about his relationship with the WWE Hall of Famer Razor Ramon. Jarret said that he travelled extensively with the WWE Hall of Famer and that they had a very close bond. According to Jeff Jarret, who used to hang out with Razor Ramon, Ramon’s failure to win the World Heavyweight Championship has him scratching his head because Ramon had it all.
“You know me and Scott, from the JJ and Razor Ramon days. Prior to that, he came through Memphis, worked as ‘Big’ Scott Hall, drove a Corvette and then went up to Verne Gagne and started teaming with Curt Henning, and then he went to WCW as the Diamond Studd. But, the Jeff Jarrett-Razor Ramon relationship was pretty deep and I travelled a lot of miles with him and all that so when he became available, I definitely remember, I don’t know who called who, but I was super excited.
Scott, to this day, I think he’s one of those guys that for him not to have been World Heavyweight Champion, to me is sort of a head-scratcher. He had it all.”
The WWE Hall of Famer fought a long battle with Drug addiction and struggled to stay clean, which ultimately had a negative impact on his career. Ramon passed away this year due to the complications from his hip replacement surgery.