Earlier today, Joey Styles at WWE.com interviewed Kevin Nash regarding his return to WWE. During the interview, Nash took an interesting swipe at TNA Wrestling by claiming that he was happy to be in an arena with people in it. This is clearly a shot at the fact that TNA Wrestling’s house shows are typically poorly attended (unless you’re in Manchester, United Kingdom or Coney Island).
Here is the text of the question/answer from WWE.com:
WWE.com: How does it feel to be back in a WWE ring?
DIESEL: I wish I had a thesaurus, so I could explain it. It’s nice to be in a building with people [laughs]. When you get in this business, you strive to get to WWE, and when it’s time to hang up your boots, you definitely want to end up a Yankee. So, if this was my last one, I couldn’t be happier.
I don’t think that Nash meant that comment in a malicious way, but I have to tell you that it’s an interesting statement. You’d think a guy who had been with TNA Wrestling for the better part of 6 years would (75% of the promotion’s total life) would take some ownership for helping it draw bigger numbers both on television and at house shows. I guess that Nash disowned that part of his obligation as a paid performer in TNA Wrestling – who knows? But again, I don’t think the comment was made maliciously, but more of an inside joke.