Backstage News: Chaos At RAW, Nash & Punk Unscripted, More
Last night’s RAW offered little insight on the “Who texted Kevin Nash?” storyline. The Wrestling Observer Newsletter claims that it was very chaotic backstage at RAW last night and decisions weren’t made until last minute.
One source said that the CM Punk/Kevin Nash promo was almost entirely unscripted. “Those two were working without a net out there,” one source told the Newsletter, “and the jabs they took at each other were not planned beforehand.”
The lack of resolve in the “Who texted Nash?” story is because WWE still hasn’t solidified the direction they’re going to take yet. “They have five ways they can go with this thing,” said someone close to the writing staff, “and it’s still unclear which one they’re going to choose.” WWE apparently never intended on Del Rio to be the one who “hired” Kevin Nash, despite previous plans. The obvious options now are Triple H, Stephanie, Johnny Ace and Vince, but WWE has proven that they don’t always go with the clear choice with things like this, so no one will know for sure until it’s finally in the books.
There’s still no word on Kevin Nash’s contract situation and whether he’s agreed to (or even been offered) a new deal now that he’s back on television. Kevin Nash is currently signed to a “Legends” contract, albeit a more lucrative one than most “legends” get. His contract will likely be worked out soon, and when it is he may have to pull out of some upcoming personal appearances.