Kevin Nash, never one to mince words, is well-known for his straightforward takes on the professional wrestling industry. The two-time WWE Hall of Famer has consistently offered blunt critiques of the modern wrestling landscape, often including pointed comments about AEW.

Kevin Nash has been outspoken about his criticisms of AEW, leading some fans to accuse him of being biased towards WWE. On the latest episode of the Kliq This podcast, Sean Oliver read a question from a listener accusing Nash of being “state media” for WWE because they pay him. Nash refuted this claim, clarifying that he is not on WWE’s payroll.

“I’m not on the payroll,” Nash said. “I don’t get a paycheck from the WWE. I get royalties. I sell merchandise. I have a percentage of that. That pays me. I am no way am on their payroll so you don’t know what the f*ck you’re talking about…”

Addressing the notion that his best friends, Triple H and Shawn Michaels, are booking WWE shows, Nash questioned, “How do I get paid?” On being accused of being “state media” for WWE, Nash made it clear that he has stopped criticizing AEW since it’s far too easy for him.


“What I said about R-Truth. Who books him? I don’t think Tony Khan does.” Sean Oliver noted that Nash was critical of WWE’s use of Truth. Nash continued, “I’m not so sure I’m biased. I expect more out of the WWE.”

What did we say last week? That we weren’t going to pile on anymore on AEW because it was just too easy. Criticizing AEW is too easy, so we’re just not doing it.”

Kevin Nash previously stated that the current AEW product is just hard to watch. We will have to wait and see whether AEW will improve its product as Double or Nothing is fast approaching.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

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