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Fomer AWA star's life resembles 'The Wrestler'

ESPN's "E:60" show is doing a piece on Scott Hall, who wrestled for Verne Gagne in the old AWA (teaming up with the late Kurt Hennig), before achieving WWE fame. Those who saw the Mickey Rourke movie "The Wrestler," might notice a resemblance between the character Rourke played and the path Hall's life has taken.
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ESPN's "E:60" show is doing a piece on Scott Hall, who wrestled for Verne Gagne in the old AWA (teaming up with the late Kurt Hennig), before achieving WWE fame. Those who saw the Mickey Rourke movie "The Wrestler," might notice a resemblance between the character Rourke played and the path Hall's life has taken.

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