WWE Hall of Famer Scott Hall Dies at Age 63
Robert Thompson, Trustee Professor of television, radio, and film in the Newhouse School and director of the Bleier Center for Television and Popular Culture, was quoted in various outlets in stories related to media and popular culture. Those outlets include NBC News, The Guardian, Yahoo! News, The Musical Innertube Podcast, and Cigar Aficionado.
In the NBC News article, Thompson discussed the recent passing of Scott Hall, former WWE Hall of Famer. He said, “By the time Razor was wrestling, Vince McMahon pretty much controlled the territory by himself. It [Hall’s defection to WCW] gave people a sense of agency that there were other places to go,” Thompson said. “And that sounds so obvious now, but that was a big deal then [in the 1990s]. You’re not just one of the soldiers in Vince’s army.”