Professional wrestling is a brutal sport and things can get intense backstage. Injuries are not uncommon, and as witnessed recently, things can very quickly and easily get out of hand. It seems like Vince McMahon once got to experience that first-hand.

Former WCW wrestler Charlie Norris was wrestling on the “Two Man Power Trip of Wrestling” podcast, where he talked about the incident that led to the end of Kevin Wacholz, better known as Nailz’s WWE career in 1992.

Norris stated that Nailz and McMahon had a financian disagreement, which quickly turned ugly. It also seems that Nailz had planned his actions in advance, as he had been discussing them earlier that day.

[Nailz] said, “I’m going to choke out, I’m going to get Vince tonight and you guys pretend that you’re pulling me off of him, but not really. Just make an effort because I don’t want you guys to get in trouble.”


Norris stated that he wasn’t sure if he could have pulled Nailz off even if he tried, or if even “50 people could have pulled him off. He was one bad dude.” Although, Norris quickly clarified that Nailz was otherwise a “nice guy, great guy.”

Norris claimed that Nailz walked up to Vince, and demanded to know why his payoff was so low. Reportedly, Nailz only made $600 despite performing in Madison Square Garden.

Norris claims that Vince did not respond to the question nicely, which ticked Nailz off, and he grabbed Vince and began choking him out, although he eventually let him go. It’s no surprise that Vince fired the guy after this incident.

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Abhishek Kar

Abhishek Kar is a freelance writer and a full-time pop culture enthusiast from India. In his spare time, Kar likes to paint.

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