Former WWE and WCW World Champion Kevin Nash recently made an appearance on Sean Waltman’s (a.k.a. X-Pac) podcast, X-Pack 12360, to talk about a variety of professional wrestling topics. Nash discussed why he had heat with former WCW President Eric Bischoff after his initial run with the promotion, and Bischoff pitching him the idea for the N.W.O. You can check out the highlights here:
Having heat with Bischoff after leaving WCW, following his first stint with the company:
“He and I didn’t have a relationship, in fact, I actually had heat with him. I was trying to get out of my contract when I was Vinnie Vegas and he said to me that I had talent and that he was going to try and take over this place and that I should stick around; of course I didn’t believe he would take it over,” Nash said.
“He told me that he had heat with me because I told him that I would stick around but then requested for my release the next day, so he told me he was disappointed in me because I told him that I was staying, but I told him, you were an announcer, it wasn’t like you were the boss. It’s one thing to lie to the boss, but I was just trying to get out of the office alive, and go use the fax machine down the hall to get my release.”
Bischoff pitching him the NWO idea:
“It was actually Eric’s idea. Eric pitched it to me. He came out to Scottsdale, Arizona and pitched the idea,” Nash explained. “I remember them doing something similar in Japan but it wasn’t that big of a deal; it was effective but it wasn’t to what the nWo became, so I said okay. I mean, all I am knowing is that I am getting guaranteed money and it’s a lot. For the first time in my life, I am actually going to be able to budget my money because I knew exactly what I was receiving before coming in.”
You can listen to Nash’s full interview on the X-Pack 12360 show by clicking here.
H/T Wrestling Inc. for the transcriptions