Source: ESPN 540 Milwaukee and James Caldwell
Last night, Kevin Nash gave an interview to ESPN Radio on channel 540 out of Milwaukee. The key points of that interview have been circulating around the interwebs, but it appears that the following quotes are the best representation of what Nash had to say regarding his time with TNA Wrestling.
Thanking TNA Wrestling:
“I had four good years with those guys. I have nothing but respect for them. I wish them all the success in the world. I just hope that they’re as happy – there are a lot of guys who sent me texts who said they were happy for me – so I wish my buddies down there continued success. I would love to get in a battle again someday. They were good to me. Dixie was good to me. There were some underlying financial situations that came up that were out of Dixie’s hands that hurt our relationship. I have the utmost respect for TNA, for Dixie, and I have a lot of friends down there.”
On TNA Wrestling’s Television Studio:
“TNA is what it is. It’s 800, 1,000 people in that studio. It’s been so long since I walked out in front of that many people. I just took my time. I sat there and savored it. I said, ‘This is nice.'”
On TNA Wrestling’s Probable Response to his Royal Rumble Pop:
“I’m sure they realized they were right that they shouldn’t have signed me, they should have tried to cut my pay, and they were dead-on. That mindset has proven to be effective and to me, it solidifies they’re on top of their game.” (note the sarcasm, folks)
On Leaving Ric Flair Behind in Europe:
“You’re supposed to be a team. That’s Ric Flair. You don’t leave someone stranded some place. Some of management staying in big hotels were doing a lot of shopping, but you don’t leave Ric Flair anywhere. I don’t care what he’s done or what he’s said, he’s earned the right to – you make sure Flair gets where he’s supposed to be. You don’t leave him stranded in the middle of Europe.”
Considering TNA denied to give him a further WCW-like contract that was written as “wrestle less-get paid more”, it fits his “make money” mantra to leave the team that needs a star like him to sign a cushy WWE Legends contract (which states just show up every now & then, bump a few times, and sign autographs) and go back to work for a company now run by his best friend. Then again, when you’re as old & lazy in the ring as Nash is, it really makes more sense to do what he did.