WWE Hall of Famer Kevin Nash was the latest guest on Jim Ross’ Ross Report podcast and commented on a few topics related to WWE Chairman Vince McMahon.
Nash, a former WWE Champion who was Vince McMahon’s top star in the mid-1990’s when he wrestled as Diesel, has a unique perspective of Vince and how his mind works. During the discussion with Jim Ross, Nash commented on rumors of an XFL reboot and what Vince McMahon told him about the downside of today’s generation of Superstars.
With Vince McMahon recently selling over $100 million of WWE stock and a new McMahon-backed entity Alpha Entertainment filing for several XFL-related trademarks, there’s been a lot of speculation that Vince is looking to get back into the football business in some capacity. Knowing how fiercely competitive Vince can be and the embarrassment surrounding the XFL’s initial run, Kevin Nash wouldn’t be surprised if there was some validity to the rumors.
“Vince doesn’t like to have a black mark anywhere on his dossier,” Nash said. “At the beginning [of the XFL], the numbers were great, and it wasn’t the right place at the right time.”
“I remember one time I was talking to Vince – it wasn’t the last WrestleMania, I think it was the one before – and I just asked him how things were,” Nash said.
“And he goes, ‘The thing that’s changed more than anything, [is] back when you broke in here in the fed, it was a shark tank. Like, everybody went after that top prize, and it was a battle. Now, [wrestlers] wait for him to come around with a sword and anoint them.’ It’s just not the same anymore.”
Considering Vince McMahon’s penchant for ruthless aggression, – it sounds like Vince might prefer the good old days of talent “grabbing the brass ring” and not waiting for it to be given to them.
The full interview can be heard over at PodcastOne.com.