Vince McMahon’s reign over WWE continues after the UFC merger, but stories from his history while running the company are still surfacing to this day. It seems that he changed plans in a big way for Kevin Nash’ run as WWE Champion, because he wanted a boatload of money to fight Iron Mike Tyson.

Kevin Nash recently shared some intriguing WrestleMania memories. Nash revealed that he was initially set to hold the WWE Championship for several years, but things took an unexpected turn, and he was informed that he would be dropping it to Bret Hart at Survivor Series 1995.

Vince McMahon is full of big ideas, and he wanted Kevin Nash to fight Mike Tyson for charity. That didn’t seem to add up for a businessman like Kevin Nash, and talks didn’t end well.

During his Kliq This podcast, Kevin Nash spoke about turning down a fight with Mike Tyson. He wanted $5 million, and then he was informed that the WWE Title was going to Bret Hart.


“He (Vince McMahon) had told me that I wasn’t going to lose the championship for years. No matter what, I wasn’t going to lose the championship for years. Then he starts telling me about this idea he had where I’m going to box Mike Tyson in Central Park, and it’s for charity. He’s going on and on about this. I said to him, ‘Mike Tyson will knock me the f*ck out. He could conceivably kill me.’ I’m a boxing fan. A big motherf*cker like me, he can put two or three f*cking shots, he does the f*cking old hook to the body, hook to the body, uppercut. Goodnight Irene. It’s not going to do me any favors.”

“I said, ‘I’m not f*ckng fighting him for less than five million dollars. We go back and forth. Then he clears his throat and says, ‘By the way, you’re going to drop the belt to Bret at Survivor Series.’ I said, ‘You f*cking sat here for 45 minutes and told me this f*cking horsesh*t about boxing Mike Tyson to f*cking tell me that you want me to drop the f*cking strap to Bret. Motherf*cker, you could have done that on a goddam telephone.’ Like, I don’t care. You can have it. Are you kidding me?” 

Vince McMahon has his own management style, and he will often punish people to make an example. He doesn’t want anyone to forget that he’s the boss, no matter how his actions might be perceived by everyone around him.

Kevin Nash might have been punished in this situation, but he is still a two-time WWE Hall of Famer, getting in on his own, and as a part of the nWo faction. Obviously, Vince McMahon forgave Big Kev and they carried on from there.

What’s your take on this situation with Kevin Nash and Vince McMhaon? Do you think that Vince McMahon is a good boss? Sound off in the comments!

Felix Upton

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