Kevin Nash has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the professional wrestling industry, having witnessed numerous changes and evolutions throughout his career. He was part of the nWo and changed the course of pro wrestling forever. Now it appears that Booker T turned down an offer to join the nWo.

The nWo was founded during the 1996 Bash At The Beach event, where Hulk Hogan was revealed to be the mystery third member. It ended up changing pro wrestling for good and the effects are being felt even now.

Eventually, the nWo added more and more members over the years until it became a bloated mess and a shadow of what it once was. Even then, the importance of the faction cannot be understated.

While speaking on the Kliq This podcast, Kevin Nash talked about his time in the nWo. Nash revealed that he had invited Booker T to be part of the original nWo. However, Booker T rejected the offer as he did not want to work every house show.


“I wanted Booker. I wanted a black athlete. I wanted a black man and Book was a real dude. He always has been. I remember I asked him. I said, ‘Book, would you join the NWO?’ He looked at me and said, ‘Big fella man, Kev, I don’t want to work that f***** hard. You guys work every f***** house show.’ I said, ‘Alright.’”

We certainly wonder how the nWo would have been like had Booker T ended up joining the faction as one of the original members. Regardless, it will remain one of pro wrestling’s ‘what if’ scenarios and that’s unlikely to ever change.

What’s your take on what Kevin Nash said? Do you think Booker T would have been a good fit for the faction? Sound off in the comments!

Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet, a professional wrestling fan for over 20+ years, found his passion during the Monday Night Wars. With expertise honed over decades and a broad spectrum of interests including TV, movies, anime, novels, and music, he offers insightful analysis and coverage. Respected in the industry, Subhojeet keeps fans informed and engaged with his knowledge and perspective.

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