Kevin Nash, X-Pac and Scott Hall were all recently interviewed by Sports Illustrated. Check out some of the highlights of a really good interview.
Scott Hall on the Kliq: “You can’t choose your family, but you can choose your friends,” said Hall. “The schedule is pretty brutal now, but back in our era, it was nonstop. It was 300 shows a year, so you would bond with the guys you’d be in the ring with, the ones you’d travel and eat meals with. It almost becomes closer than your family. There were times when I spent more actual skin-on-skin contact with Kevin, with Pac [Waltman], and Shawn Michaels than I actually did with my wife, which is probably why I’m divorced.”
Kevin Nash then dropped a gem of a statement by saying that he almost convinced Mark Calloway AKA The Undertaker to jump from WWE to WCW in early 2000.
“We had ‘Taker close,” said Nash, referencing when the Undertaker was a free agent in 2000 and was unhappy with the direction of his character. “All of a sudden he wasn’t the Deadman. He became the American Badass for a reason. That Deadman wasn’t going to f—in’ come to WCW. He would have been the biker character and gone by Mark Calaway.
“All along, I was trying to get guys money, I was trying to get guys paid. And what happened was Vince started giving huge guarantees to the Shawns and Undertakers and those guys and said, ‘I can’t lose my core guys.’”
Read the rest of this interview here.