CatchClub’s YouTube channel did a five-minute interview with WWE Hall Of Famer Kevin Nash. Nash talked about who he would pick if he launched a wrestling promotion, what advice he has for wrestlers who think about jumping to AEW, If he’s been approached to work for AEW or WWE backstage, and the possibility of writing a book on his career.
Check out the highlights below and scroll down for the full interview.
CatchClub: You left WWE for WCW, do you have any advice for wrestlers who are considering jumping to AEW?
Kevin Nash: Well, WWE is a multimedia corporation that’s publicly traded in the NY Stock Exchange. AEW is an LLC that’s just starting. I heard they have $100 million startup money. But I think it’s interesting. I had a chance to work with the Young Bucks when I was in TNA, I think they are great guys. Chris Jericho and I are friends. I don’t know Omega very well but I watched his work, I like his work. Cody of course, I worked with his father and his brother. I’ve never been in the ring with Cody but I’ve been around him. They’ve got a very good nucleus of guys. They’ve got the wrestling community interested. It just depends if they can grab the 8 to 12 years old. If you get me and I’m 25 years old and I want to go, I can drive myself. If you get three 8-year-olds, they have to grab mom and dad, each kid is going to get the Cena hat, Cena shirt and wristband. They are going to walk out of there and they spent a thousand dollars. I guarantee you Vince isn’t rolling at night, losing any sleep over the situation.
CatchClub: Currently WWE is hiring legends for backstage roles (producers, agents etc). AEW is also building its team. Have you been contacted by WWE or AEW for such a role?
Kevin Nash: The thing with wrestling is, because it’s every week, that gives you a schedule. I did that for 30 years. Not interested anymore. If i have a schedule it will be for however long the project is I’m shooting, a TV show, a motion picture. But I want down time, I want my time.