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- Oops!…Kevin Nash Did It Again

 

Kevin Nash recently made some comments in an interview with grantland.com that has drawn the ire of wrestlers and fans alike.

 

“When Benoit and Guerrero hugged [at the end of Wrestle Mania XX], that was the end of the business,” “Has business been the same since that Wrestle Mania? Has it come close to the Austin era? Has it come close to the nWo or the Hogan era? You put two fucking guys that were great workers that were the same height as the f***ing referees, and I’m sorry, man. Are you going to watch a porno movie with a guy with a three-inch dick? Even if you’re not gay, you will not watch a porno movie with a guy with a three-inch dick. That’s not the standard in porno films. So you put a 5-foot-7 guy as your world champion.”

 

“They’re not bigger than life (CM Punk and Daniel Bryan). I bet they could both walk through airports and not be noticed unless they have a gimmick shirt on and the belt.”

 

Kevin Nash is something of an artist at stirring the pot. This could all be a work. If so, I wasted my time writing this blog. However, a history of similar comments over the years suggest otherwise.

 

Casual interest in wrestling is down and has been for some time. It’s no secret why. There is no Stone Cold Steve Austin or Hulk Hogan to captivate the imagination of a worldwide audience. John Cena is currently the top guy but his audience is divided and he has little mainstream appeal.

 

I reference my Father as a barometer for these things. He is not a wrestling fan but he sat through many pay-per-views when I was a kid. He is an astute observer and picks up on things before most.

 

“That guy is not selling any wolf tickets. He is going to be the man to beat” my Father said in reference to Steve Austin when pinned Triple H at Buried Alive in 1996. It has always taken a while for the industry to find the next box office sensation. People can generally tell who’s got it and who doesn’t.

 

Did Eddie Guerrero’s time as champion do anything for the business? Yes. A new star was created and exciting television was the norm. Sadly, we never got to see his complete body of work in the main event role.

 

Did Kevin Nash’s time as champion do anything for business? Yes. It produced the worst financial period in WWE history. Please don’t mention the nWo. That was the result of a combined effort as opposed to the labor of one.

 

It would be easy to throw out the usual variety of “Kevin Nash sucks” insults. However, I wouldn’t be saying anything we don’t already know. The fact of the matter is superstars come in all shapes and sizes. The illusion of the biggest guy being the best is gone. Older folks, who want wrestling the way it was, will always be closed minded about guys like Punk and Bryan. Kevin Nash is a byproduct of an archaic thought process that no longer exists in 2012.

 

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10 Responses

  1. Guled says:

    I’d rather see REAL wrestlers for what they are than steroid-shooting, whiny, complusive (sp?) people that thinks they can make it in the business because of their height/built. IMO

  2. Captain Ass says:

    I agree, Guled. Who gives a crap if a wrestler is 5’8 or 7 feet tall? If they draw a crowd, talk well, get a reaction and can get the job done in the ring, they deserve a spot! In wrestling, bigger is often FAR from better and the people like Punk & Bryan are truly the “great ones”.

  3. Mike says:

    Amen to that guled. Hell if hornswaggle could work a match like Eddie Benoit punk or Bryan I’d watch him in the main event. REAL wrestling is something Nash knows nothing about. Nash just can’t handle the fact that a good ol boy like him self droped the ratings to hell while the little Mexican and Canadian guy brought new life to THE BIZ.

  4. Stan "The Man" Stansky says:

    C.M Punk, and his sister, not impressed with OLD hashtag Nash -_-

  5. cool arrow says:

    Why is anyone still paying attention to Big Lazy anyway?

  6. Kel says:

    The IWC or so called smarks are not the target audience for WWE. So there is some truth in what Nash says. The business is way down.

    And what exactly are REAL wrestlers? REAL wrestlers are in the Olympics. Everyone else is pretending to wrestle.

  7. Chris Williams says:

    If Gerweck had a Jabroni Hall Of Fame, Nash would be the poster child.

  8. Guled says:

    if anything i never had a thing for nash.

    just like what triple h said to big show “just a bonafide, basketball-player looking guy.”

  9. AJ Starr says:

    The business has been way down for more than a decade… has nothing to do with who is the Main Event, or even who is the WWE or World Champion, or ANY Champion in any company.

    WWE is in Lazy Mode, and isn’t even trying to produce new stars. Dolph Ziggler was ready more than a year ago to be the next big thing in the WWE, and they refuse to pull the trigger on him because of the secured top spots.

    When the big companies decide to capture interest instead of pushing workers down our throats that don’t draw, it MIGHT fix things.

  10. Atlee Greene says:

    Everyone has made some excellent points.

    Glued: I feel the same way. I love to be entertained but I watch wrestling mainly for the wrestling.

    Chris Williams: We need call for Steve bring back the Jabroni of the Week for Mr. Nash. Mentioning Eddie Guerrero in a negative context was in poor taste.

    Kel: You are right. We are not the target audience. We a little over time and sooner or later the IWC will have more influence. How do people because hardcore fans? They have to be casual fans first.

    AJ: As much as it pains me to say it, titles don’t mean much these days. Look at Boxing. Look at the main event of this years Wrestlemania. No title involved and it brought in the majority of the business. UFC is fighting hard to keep their titles as the focal point but the sport is young.

    Dolph Ziggler is ready for the main event but WWE only looks at him as a great hand to have on the roster. He is 32 years old and I hope they give him a chance before it’s too late or a paycheck becomes his only motivation.

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