Nash Reacts To Backlash Over Interview Comments, Discusses Punk In The nWo

Posted by Brad Davis August 15, 2012 7 Comments

Speaking to Steven Muehlhausen of The Fight Club Chicago at last week’s Chicago Comic Con, Kevin Nash addressed his controversial Grantland.com remarks stating that the professional wrestling industry died at WrestleMania XX when the pay-per-view event concluded with “Vanilla Midgets” Chris Benoit and Eddie Guerrero—small-statured, gifted technical wrestlers that lacked big in-ring personalities but were beloved by fans—reigning atop as world champions.

“(People getting mad) at something I said ten years ago, yeah okay. It’s great that it’s still relevant ten years later. I guess I’m not allowed to have an opinion,” Nash said, who had also claimed in the Grantland.com interview that his comments regarding wrestlers such as Benoit and Guerrero were “a double work.”

He stated in the Grantland.com interview that he has the same problem with today’s “Internet heroes,” CM Punk and Daniel Bryan.

“They are not bigger than life,” Nash told Grantland.com. “I bet they could both walk through airports and not be noticed unless they have a gimmick shirt on and the belt.”

Nash is now suggesting that his remarks concerning Punk and Bryan are “a work.” He tells Muehlhausen, “Because they are on TV and if I would want to have an angle with somebody, I think I would want to work with the top guys.”

Nash says Punk would fit in well with his proposed nWo relaunch.

“He has that nWo grit to him, he kinda runs by his own accord,” Nash said. “He’s very anti-establishment, and I personally like him. I like hanging out with him. So if I’m going to work with somebody, I’m going to work with someone that I enjoy hanging out with.”

Nash also discusses SummerSlam with Triple H vs. Brock Lesnar and notes a never before known fact about the night D-Generation X “invaded” WCW. The interview is available at www.sportstownchicago.com/kevinnash.

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    • Jim

      Nash, you can lie but you can’t hide from the truth

    • suuiuuuuure

      No one wants to see Nash wrestle anymore. He’s terrible and out of shape

    • Captain Chaos

      Kevin Nash, Of course you’re allowed your own opinion. You can say just as you wish, within the law, just the same as us fans can, but, when you start talking Bullshit, and it gets into the public domain, you have to accept the consequences that brings, and the comments made toward you, less the abuse of course. None of us need to be abusive to get a message over. In this case, popular opinion says that your statement is all in your own mind. The fans, the wrestlers, and most of the wrestling promotion production staff agree on that. Several fans say they have lost all respect for you over recent comments. Personally, I respect your opinion, and your right to free speech, however, that doesn’t mean I agree with you and I do totally disagree with what you have said about smaller wrestlers killing wrestling. I expect you to afford my opinions the same respect, instead of whining, and saying it was a “work” or that we misunderstood you. Please don’t insult my intelligence by adding insult to injury. Thank You :-)

    • Captain Chaos

      Now Kevin Nash, as far as putting the NWO band back together. Don’t you think Vince McMahon etc would have used that angle already if they thought it would work again, and bring in viewers and sell tickets to live events. It’s not a lot of use you wanting to do this, unless the promoters are behind you, as they simply won’t use it. Think about that.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001271254015 Joe Borzacchiello

      Nash has no career and is looking for headlines. Idiots like him and Hulk Hogan+ haven’t gotten it through their heads that the industry does not revolve around them anymore. Nash was needed by WWE so much, that he had a one and done angle with HHH and was gone. I say good riddance.

    • PG Era Draws

      Hey Nash, here’s a tip. Be happy with your legends contract and be quiet! This is the PG era!

    • ExtremeWrestlingFan

      Nash: They are not bigger than life.
      Me: Last time I checked, so are you.

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