Kevin Nash Explains Why He Almost Attacked CM Punk Backstage

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WWE Hall Of Famer Kevin Nash recently joined former WWE Superstar Sean Waltman’s (a.k.a. X-Pac) podcast, X-Pac 12360, to talk about a variety of professional wrestling topics. Nash discussed his 2011 return to WWE in which it seemed as though he would be feuding with CM Punk – put the pair never had a match. Nash returned at the 2011 SummerSlam pay-per-view (PPV) and attacked Punk, allowing Alberto Del Rio to cash in his Money In the Bank briefcase to win the WWE Title. The Following night on RAW, Punk cut a promo on Nash that seemed to rub the WWE Legend the wrong way:

“I don’t know if Punk wanted [the match] to happen. To me, when I came back, I never had been there when I was handed a script where here was my script and I had to follow it,” Nash said.

“I’m reading the script and in the script he is burying me and I have no rebuttal, and you know, Paul [Triple H] is one of my best friends on earth, and anything that you do, like the oldĀ Kevin Nash would say–because in my mind, when I read that, and if you remember the scenario, the scenario was that I came down and stuck Punk and Del Rio came down and took the Money in the Bank and took his belt, so he comes out the next Monday and cuts this promo, laugh out loud that he heard I was dead, click, click, click your knees.

“Then I thought to myself, let me get this straight, I cost you the title, and you are going to do stand-up comedy and bury me because I’m old?”

Punk used a ton of personal insults on Nash; discussing things such as his age, referencing Nash calling Eddie Guerrero a “Vanilla midget,” saying it’s not 1997 anymore, and many more. Nash was so enraged by this that he actually contemplated going backstage and physically confronting Punk:

“First thing in my mind was, because he told me that this isn’t 1997 anymore and I’m the guy that called Eddie Guerrero a Vanilla Midget; and I was like, whoa, whoa, whoa, number one thank God it’s not 1997 because if it was 1997 right now you would be out with the marks in the crowd and not standing here because we didn’t allow the marks to wrestle back then,” Nash said.

“Number two, I am old, so you have two options; either you go in the back—I’ll give you three, you go in the back and call it a day, second, you wait for me to get up there and apologize to me, or third, off script let’s see what you got. I would have loved to have seen what he would have done if I just went up and bear clawed him right to the face; but Paul was the boss.”

H/T Wrestling Inc. for the transcriptions