Kevin Nash and Scott Hall departed from WWE and went to work for money money with less dates in WCW. There was a catalyst that brought Nash to that decision, and it involved Bret Hart.
Hall and Nash made a lot of waves when they showed up in WCW, but the decision to leave was made in 1996 while Nash was still a top name in Vince McMahon’s company.
During the Broken Skull Sessions, Kevin Nash discussed his decision to leave WWE. He said that a situation with Vince McMahon caving to Bret Hart led to his decision to depart from WWE.
“I had a match at In Your House, Louisville, Kentucky with Bret, and thats when Taker pulls me underneath and Bret slides out. I just wanted to stick Bret and have him beat because Taker had Bret beat, and I screwed him at the Rumble,” Nash said. “Flipped him off and walked away. In order to tit for tat, I had to have Bret beat. Bret wouldn’t take the finish.”
“Vince caved on making Bret do the finish. When he wouldn’t do that for business, because that was what was right for business, that’s when I said, ‘F–k it. I’ll take the money. You’re not doing what’s right.’”
We’ll never know if Kevin Nash would have stuck around WWE longer if Vince McMahon decided to go another way with that finish. Hart got what he wanted and Nash saw all he needed to. Looking back, he can’t be too upset about how things turned out in the end as he is holding two WWE Hall of Fame rings after an amazing career.
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Thanks to Wrestling Inc for the quote