Yes I know a lot of people have been commenting on Kevin Nash's recent distasteful comments about wrestlers like Eddie Guerrero and Chris Jericho not being "up to par" with wrestlers like him but being how whacky and untruthful they where I felt compelled to write about this. Now I was a fan of the nWo when I was a kid and I always thought poor Nash caught a little bit of a bad rap from his peers but now I can safely say he's earned it.
I'm not sure anyone is more unqualified to make comments about other people's wrestling skills then one Kevin Nash. Now Kevin started out in WCW in the early 90's with some lame gimmicks - Oz and Vinnie Vegas come to mind, but truth be told he still sucked in the ring and most good wrestlers show promise even when placed with bad gimmicks. So Nash's soon to be good friend Shawn Micheal's sees him wrestling on WCW TV, gives Vince McMahon a call and in two weeks Kevin Nash is in the WWE as Diesel. In the WWE Kevin is definitely treading in safer waters under the watchful eye of Vince McMahon, and Vince saw something in Nash. At the time Vince was really in to big guys as his champion, even though Nash wasn't half as entertaining as Bret Hart or Shawn Micheals, Vince put the world title on Nash pretty quickly, Nash held the belt for a year and thus began WWE's lowest grossing year in history - 1995.
If you look back at 1995 things definitely where not great for the WWE and Vince was still hell bent on creating the next big guy Hulk Hogan type character. To be fair to Nash, he was a little better than the average big guy, his promo skills where better and the guy had charisma, it's not like he was Giant Gonzales. Nash also was very decent in the ring, he was never in the same league as half the WWE roster, his size gave him most of what he had. In fact if you look back at 1995 the only good matches he really had where with Shawn Micheals or Bret Hart, I don't know if you remember any other good ones because I certainly can't. So once the Diesel experiment was over Nash hopped over to WCW to start the nWo where quite possibly, he was a worse wrestler then when he was in the WWE, at least he did funny promos though, right?
The bottom line here is Nash coasted almost entirely on his looks, which is fine. A few promoters saw something in Nash and he made the most of what he had. However, this guy has absolutely no right to spit on the legacy's of wrestler's who you know, actually cared about the wrestling business. Guys who slept in their cars, guys that gave you everything they had every single night. When you look at Nash's WCW career especially, those remarks are even more delusional and pathetic. If Nash didn't have the, as he put it - "vanilla midgets" to put on a good show while he was playing dress up as Arn Anderson I don't know how big his paychecks would of been, and he owes all of those wrestler's an apology.