Kevin Nash recently spoke with Scott Fishman of the Miami Herald ahead of tonight’s Legends of Wrestling Night at Marlins Park where the Miami Marlins host the San Diego Padres.
During his interview, he spoke about a number of topics including the currents state of the business, his induction into the WWE Hall of Fame earlier this year, WWE NXT and more.
If you want to check out the full interview Nash had with Scott Fishman in the Miami Herald, you can do so by clicking on this link, check out highlights below:
On why he believes the business is in an up cycle right now:
“I think a lot of the credit has to go to Paul Levesque [Triple H],” Nash said. “He really understands the business. One of the most poignant things he ever said to me was, ‘It’s not only the fact we have to replace the guys in the ring, but we have to teach the guys with the handhelds and steady cams. I’ve got guys who have been carrying cameras for 30 years now. They aren’t going to be doing this forever.’
“What they’ve done with NXT and Full Sail [University] is basically also focus on the production. People don’t realize how important the cameras are. This is a hands-on experience and proving ground, A to Z, from people in the truck and all the way up. It’s about pushing this product and having it continually grow.”
On WWE’s developmental system (NXT):
“They have built a basic farm system,” Nash said. “There isn’t anybody in the realm in competing with them. They have taken the market. It now goes Raw, SmackDown and NXT. There are now three brands. There are a lot of guys I watch today. I’ve been a fan of [Dolph] Ziggler since day one. I saw the big 6-foot-8 kid down at NXT. [Big Cass], I think really has a chance. He is a big guy and athletic. I think he has a chance to make it.”
On his induction into the 2015 WWE Hall of Fame:
“It’s an incredible honor,” he said. “For me, I was probably more excited to walk down the aisle in front of almost 80,000 people in the stadium, but it was an incredible honor. I’m in the cream of the crop.”