WCW was bought by WWE back in 2001, thus ending the multi-decade rivalry between the two companies and leaving the latter without competition for nearly two decades. However, one legend was accused of masterminding the downfall of WCW.
While speaking on his “Kliq This” podcast, two-time WWE Hall of Famer Kevin Nash responded to the allegations of people who believe he was responsible for killing WCW. Apparently, Nash doesn’t put much stock in him deserving blame for WCW’s fall.
“People would say, ‘Nash single-handedly destroyed WCW. Like it would upset me. I’m thinking like, ‘Wow, like, you’re almost giving me like, that’s almost Trump status. So like, I not only killed, like, a wrestling show that at one point had beaten Vince McMahon for 83 [weeks],’ … I also forced them to sell the Braves, the Hawks, everything that wasn’t bolted down.”
Nash was involved with backstage booking in WCW, which caused a lot of issues with the talent of that company. Although his tenure as the booker was short, the ramifications of his 90 days in the role would be felt all the way through until the last days of the company.
Nash eventually made his way back over to WWE following the purchase of the company, as he, Hulk Hogan, Scott Hall, and a couple of other stars attempted to recreate the nWo in WWE in 2002, which was short-lived. The nWo was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2020.
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