The Razor’s Edge is one of the most protected finishers in wrestling history – and by design.
Despite never winning the World Championship, Scott Hall is remembered as one of the greatest wrestlers of all time, with one of the best finishers.
It was often claimed that nobody ever kicked out of the Razor’s Edge. Scott Hall famously refused to hit the move if he was booked to lose, opting to protect his finisher at the expense of the match quality.
This lasted right up until his retirement, through his runs in WWE, WCW, TNA and in Japan.
However, one man kicked out of the Razor’s Edge – and it’s definitely not who you’d expect.
Who Kicked Out Of The Razor’s Edge?
Former WWE Superstar Crush is the only person to kick out of Scott Hall’s Razor’s Edge.
Also known as Brian Adams, Crush was trained by Antonio Inoki and showed huge promise in the ring during the 1980s and 1990s.
When Brian Adams joined the WWF in 1990, he was repackaged as Crush, and became the third member of the legendary tag team Demolition – joining Ax and Smash.
Crush won the WWE Tag Team Championships in the WWE in his three runs, between 1990 and 2001, but it was kicking out of the Razor’s Edge that was his biggest achievement.
In 1993, Crush became the only man to kick out of the Razor’s Edge, in a match against Razor Ramon.
During a bout on June 6th, 1993 on All-American Wrestling, a little known show that was a predecessor to Tuesday Night Titans and Saturday Night’s Main Event.
Originally, it filled the 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time slot on Sundays vacated by the cancellation of Southwest Championship Wrestling.
As such, this is not a very well-known bout, but is famous for Crush kicking out Razor Ramon’s finishing move.
About 10-minutes into the match, Razor Ramon hits Crush with the Razor’s Edge. Before pinning him, he visually does his won three count, signalling that he has his opponent beaten.
However, Crush managed to kick out at 2.5, much to the dismay of Ramon. He walked out on the match, losing by count out and handing the win to Crush.
This was the last time somebody kicked out of the Razor’s Edge, until Scott Hall’s death in 2022.
Scott Hall wrestled his last match in 2016, against a current star in AEW – click below to check out who that was!
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