Cody Hall has been absent from the wrestling business for some years, despite being destined for big things once upon a time.
He was a member of Bullet Club during the teams peak in NJPW, working as the bodyguard for talent like Kenny Omega and The Young Bucks.
Despite being billed as 6 foot 10 and being the son of the great Scott Hall, Cody Hall failed to kick on. He was released by NJPW in 2017, and bounced around various promotions in the United States and Japan, with little success.
He has wrestled as recently as 2022, but fans have seen little of Cody Hall since his days in the Bullet Club. So what happened to Cody Hall?
What Happened to Cody Hall?
Kevin Nash has revealed that Cody Hall suffered a broken neck in New Japan Pro Wrestling, which soured him on the wrestling business.
He suffered the injury NJPW Invasion Attack, where nobody caught him off a dive and he landed straight onto his neck.
This was in 2016, and is something that clearly affects him even to this day. This was confirmed by Kevin Nash, who was best friends with his father Scott Hall for many years.
During the latest episode of his “Kliq This” podcast, Kevin Nash explained that Cody Hall is still reeling from his broken neck, and is trying to “piece everything together” in his life.
“Cody’s just living life right now. Just trying to piece everything together. He misses the wrestling business, I know that. He had a pretty bad injury over in Japan, he broke his neck. I think he’s soured to it.”
When asked about the possibility of Cody joining WWE or AEW, Nash revealed that Hall is getting old to join those promotions, and if he wanted a shot at the big time, he’d need to do it soon
“He’s getting old, you know? He’s like 33, 30. He’d have to jump on it pretty soon.”
Cody Hall’s last wrestling match took place at a WAW event, in Norwich in the UK. He wrestled against Swede on September 17th, 2022, winning the match in front of a small, local crowd.
Cody Hall On Being Scott Hall’s Son
He left his son Cody Hall, a professional wrestler in his own right, with the weight of his legacy on his shoulders which was something he always felt the pressure of an negatively affected his perception of himself and his career.
In a recent podcast interview with Chris Van Vilet, Cody Hall discussed how the pressure of being Scott Hall’s son gave him a “inferiority complex” and was a struggle for him as he was trying to forge his own path in wrestling
“Every show I go to, people want to come up and say such-and-such about my father, he was the coolest or the best. You know, that’s hard to live down, it’s definitely hard to over-shine him or step out of that shadow.”
“So I always had a big inferiority complex about it, like no matter what I did, I never felt good enough. No matter what I did, people would never really acknowledge it, it was always just about my father. So that was definitely a struggle for me, and it kind of still is.”
Cody Hall is most famous for being a part of the Bullet Club stable in New Japan Pro Wrestling. He wrestled alongside AEW stars like The Young Bucks, Adam Page and Kenny Omega as well as WWE star Cody Rhodes. Being 6 foot 9 inches tall and the son of Scott Hall, he seemed to have the potential to become a huge name in the business and carry on his father.
However, attitude problems and a lack of progression in the ring cost him his role in NJPW and he was soon released from his deal. Now 30 years old, he looks to progress his career and try to turn it around and make his father proud.
In 2019, Cody Hall was called out on Twitter by former AEW star Joey Janela for not making the most out of his position in New Japan.
In a Twitter, Janela said to Hall “Dude you’re 28, 6’9 and the son of Scott Hall and you’re not signed anywhere nor get any notable independent dates…. Get your fucking act together Chico…”
Since the death of Scott Hall, Cody has seemed to have wanted to focus more on his career and looks to have taken this criticism to hear.
Hamish is a writer and podcaster and wrestling fan who is a key part of the Atletifo team.
After playing countless hours of WrestleMania X8 on the Gamecube, he discovered Rey Mysterio getting his head crushed by The Great Khali, and thus a love for professional wrestling was born.
He is also a Media Graduate, as well as writing for multiple sites about Premier League football and the culture of Wales – his home country.