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Since: 25.12.02

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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.24
411 is reporting that WWE wants to offer Kevin Nash a management job with the creative staff. It also says he isn't likely to take it because he doesn't like cold weather and he believes he doesn't have to work. (There's a shock).

I was going to make a crack about how it's kind of funny that this would come from a company that is about to put out a video on the "rise and fall of WCW." But then I wondered, "Was Nash really involved with the creative end of WCW when it cratered?"
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Since: 17.11.03
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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 0.93
He was helping with the booking in 98 and 99. Remember the fingerpoke of doom that let Hogan beat nash for the belt, or more importantly Nash totally killing Goldbergs credibility? All nash booked. He also thought that mikey whipwreck was a mark who got into the lockerroom. I know that has nothing to do with this, but its always made me laugh...



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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.20
You see, this is the stuff that makes me think 411 is full of shit. How do they know why he doesn't want to take it? Is 411's source Nash's wife or something?

It's the whole "we've read the wrestler's mind" vibe that they add to their stories to make them more interesting that just makes it all seem fishy.


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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.54
Doesn't like the cold weather? What the hell? Does Vince take the whole creative staff on camping trips in the Connecticut wilderness to help build team spirit?

Also, Nash 'doesn't think he has to work' is probably due to the fact that he's been taking in 7 figures for nearly a decade now, so he's probably set for life.



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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.08
    Originally posted by Big Bad
    Doesn't like the cold weather? What the hell? Does Vince take the whole creative staff on camping trips in the Connecticut wilderness to help build team spirit?


Bwah! Maybe they've run out of the money to heat the offices.
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Connecticut's cold weather really is mild compared to some other states, so I really don't see the big deal.

Personally, Nash should just be done with it, forget management. And I don't mean because he might make silly decisions ala WCW, but simply because someone's gotta retire and stick with it. He's got enough moolah to live well for the rest of his life, anyway.

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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.05
    Originally posted by Tribal Prophet
    You see, this is the stuff that makes me think 411 is full of shit. How do they know why he doesn't want to take it? Is 411's source Nash's wife or something?

    It's the whole "we've read the wrestler's mind" vibe that they add to their stories to make them more interesting that just makes it all seem fishy.


    Tribal Prophet

Doesn't 411 just collect news stories form the usual suspects?



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#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.49
    Originally posted by Spaceman Spiff
      Originally posted by Tribal Prophet
      You see, this is the stuff that makes me think 411 is full of shit. How do they know why he doesn't want to take it? Is 411's source Nash's wife or something?

      It's the whole "we've read the wrestler's mind" vibe that they add to their stories to make them more interesting that just makes it all seem fishy.


      Tribal Prophet

    Doesn't 411 just collect news stories form the usual suspects?


Yes, and 411 credits this one to 1wrestling.com. Adjust your bullshit detector accordingly.



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Since: 12.12.02
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#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.44
Nash saved up enough money during his career to live comfortably without ever working again.

Oddly enough, that one bit of information makes me respect him more than anything in his actual career has done. It's not often enough these days that a wrestler gets to kick back and retire happy.
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#10 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.95

I read an interview of his from 1999 or so (I think on Wrestleline?) where he said he didnt really have to ever work again because of all the penny-pniching he's done.

As a matter of fact, he even added that (at the time) he was still driving the 1992 Ford Bronco that he bought cash with his SummerSlam '92 check. I always thought that was pretty cool.



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#11 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.15
And if you've seen the infamous Maxx Payne Trailer, Nash had some "supplemental income" during his first WWF run. :)
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#12 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.09
    Originally posted by DJ FrostyFreeze
    I read an interview of his from 1999 or so (I think on Wrestleline?) where he said he didnt really have to ever work again because of all the penny-pniching he's done.

    As a matter of fact, he even added that (at the time) he was still driving the 1992 Ford Bronco that he bought cash with his SummerSlam '92 check. I always thought that was pretty cool.


Nash wasn't with the WWF in '92. You mean '94(or does HE mean)?



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Since: 17.11.03
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#13 Posted on | Instant Rating: 0.93
Know whats funny? The honest to God fact of the matter is that 2 years ago Vince McMahon signed the NWO to WWE, thinking that they would turn around the ratings. The funny thing is, Kevin Nash has been the biggest ratings dissapointment of the past 5 years in WWE, and yet he made more money than all of the actual draws...actually a few of the actual draws combined probably didnt bank as much as he did. The man is smart for having honestly worked less than 25 matches over the last 2 years and made $700000 a year for it. The clique knows how to do business. Nash is set for life...

PS: back to the ratings thing, am I the only one who loves the fact that Al Wilson had better ratings than Nash? No? Didn't think so.

PSS: We also need to thank Chris Jericho for almost making nash watchable and for coining the phrase "Nashhole"



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#14 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.10
    Originally posted by fuelinjected
    And if you've seen the infamous Maxx Payne Trailer, Nash had some "supplemental income" during his first WWF run. :)


For the benefit of those of us who've never been able to track down that trailer (ie. me)...care to elaborate?



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#15 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.22

I saw the trailer and all I specifically remember was Nash having a large bottle of pills and a large wad of cash, but I believe the implication was that he was an unlicensed pharmacist, if you will.



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I thought he has saved all his residual checks from that Ninja Turtle movie he was in.
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#17 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.95

    Originally posted by darkmatcher
    Nash wasn't with the WWF in '92. You mean '94(or does HE mean)?
My bad, must've been '94. But that still doesnt make my story any less cool dammit.



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#18 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.95
    Originally posted by DJ FrostyFreeze
      Originally posted by darkmatcher
      Nash wasn't with the WWF in '92. You mean '94(or does HE mean)?
    My bad, must've been '94. But that still doesnt make my story any less cool dammit.


I read that story too, it came out right after the WCW was bought and before Mania X-7.

Nash came across as funny and engaging in the interview. Of course, Nash being Nash, he said something like, "It's all entertainment, if workers got over, why aren't they selling out shoot wrestling matches in high school gyms in Iowa?"

Oh, and they asked him if he wrote a book, what would he write about.

He responded, "Pussy. I know more about that than anything else."



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#19 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.69
    Originally posted by asteroidboy
    "Pussy. I know more about that than anything else."


They really really need to put that quote on his tombstone



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#20 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.57
Doesn't anyone think Nash being on the creative end of things would be better for the business than the current team of sitcom folks and Stephanie?

I mean, I'm not about to say the stuff he did booking was genius, but some of what was at least credited to him wasn't horrible. The other thing, Nash still apparently counts McMahon and HHH among his friends. That's not necessarily a bad thing. Where Heyman was removed from booking because he couldn't along with Vince and the other writers, maybe Nash would get a little more leeway.

Wait a second... that came across as if I was comparing the booking abilities Nash and Heyman. Trust me, I haven't started my new year's drinking early or anything... I just mean to say the company could do worse than have a guy like Kevin Nash on their booking team.



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