To quote Stone Cold, What? No room for dead weight, what? Explain the Undertaker to me. Hell, even more egregious, explain Billy Gunn to me then. Nash will survive because he's giant, has a lot of mark-enticing charisma, and knows how to play the backstage game. He'll suck in the ring most likely, he'll do really dumb interviews, and probably have written in his contract a squash of Jericho or RVD within his first 3 months just on general principles.
Explain why Kronik (big men who suck in the ring) didn't last more than one match. Or why O'Haire isn't in the show. Nash is from the pre-Attitude day, and always needed a sidekick (HBK or Hall) to get by.
I totally agree with Guru - O'Haire is young, and his look has a TON of possibilites - hell, just by LOOKING at him, I think he's a psychopath.
I am totally willing to give Nash a clean slate if/when he re-enters the WWF, and I hope others are as well. Kronik and Bagwell are terrific examples to those who think they can half-ass it in the WWF, and while Nash might've been lazy in his WCW days, he's certainly not stupid, so I'm sure he knows that he won't last long if he's lazy. Bottom Line: A healthy, motivated Kevin Nash will do nothing but help The Fed.
I just have no idea what to expect. But if I have to see him saunter on my TV, then he had better be putting forth some kind of effort in his matches. That is one reason why I stopped watching WCW, he half-assed his way around the ring. Only time will tell what will happen.
I think O'Haire will be back. He is a freak and has the look of a mass murderer. That is a good thing. He said that he was not ready for the WWF and hopefully he doesn't take the D'lo route and live in Dev-land.
Nash is there to spike ratings and try to get back those viewers they lost. Hopefully those viewers will like what they see and keep watching. But they have to right the ship first. I have no idea what the hell they are going to do with him though. I can't see him in any role. I definitely do not want to see him wrestle. I have never been a Nash fan, never. I can't see him changing my mind. I think this will reek of Sucktitude.
January 4th 1999 - The day WCW injected itself with 10 gallons of Liquid Anthrax...AKA...The day Hogan "Defeated" Nash to win the WCW title in front of 40,000.
I would somewhat agree about the backstage influence. I am not sure how tight HHH and Nash are now but with the influence HHH has, do not be suprised to see Nash elevated very quickly which I do not have a problem with, as long as he is deserving of it.
"I believed what I was told, I thought it was a good life, I thought I was happy. Then I found something that changed it all...." -Anonymous, 2112
I gotta agree with Brew here. Everyone thinks Nash will put on the same half-ass, mailing it in, performances he did in WCW. But they forget one very important factor...
Vince McMahon != Eric Bischoff
Also I think the Clique will actually help things out this time around, if Nash and Helmsley are tight, and Helmsley is WWF through and through, then if he half-asses it Nash will be pissing off a friend... and no one wants to do that.
I have to agree on the "wait and see" vibe of this thread. I don't think Nash really wants the end of his career to be remembered as the total destruction of WCW. My guess is he wants to go out on a high note, and the only place to do that right now is the WWF.
You know what Nash is to some people? (Assuming there are others.)
A finger poke and the constant, nagging reminder of a finger poke.
Yeah, you could argue that nobody thinks of HBK (ever) or Triple H as a Warrior run of the ropes and a splash (was that for the Euro title?) but HBK now has no back, and Trips has one good leg. GOD IS VENGEFUL.
AM I THE ONLY ONE WHO REMEMBERS THE DEATH OF THE CLIQUE?
It was at MSG, HHH, HBK, Hall, Nash all in the ring, and they blow the match off. HHH got shit on for that...
Now, HHH worked his goddamn ass off to get to the Main Event. He worked his ass off to become the most dominant heel in the WWF since Ted DiBiase. Why in the world is he going to try to influence the backstage to hyper-push Nash?
Because he helped X-Pac? Right. How much? Well, he never jobbed, but he was always curtain jerking.
I thought it was a good RAW. it was made better by the Jericho vs RVD match with RVD getting the surprise win to build towards his surprise match with KANE @ SummerSlam. I swore they were going with KANE vs SHANE.