Kevin Nash Reveals The Day He Knew WWE Would Beat WCW
Nash wasn't confident that WCW were going to beat WWE
Kevin Nash has revealed it was after WWE WrestleMania 14 that he just knew that WWE would end up defeating WCW in the Monday Night Wars.
Nash, along with Scott Hall, jumped ship to WCW in 1996. They, along with Hulk Hogan and the formation of the NWO, played a huge role in WCW beating WWE in the ratings for 83 weeks.
WCW's Eric Bischoff believed that they were going to put WWE out of business, but Nash wasn't so optimistic, and says he knew the battle wouldn't go their way after WrestleMania 14.
Speaking on Steve Austin's Broken Skull Sessions, Nash recalled: "So, we’re flying back that night, and Bischoff goes ‘We’re gonna put Vince [McMahon] out of business'. I said, ‘Dude, do you realize what happened tonight? The perception that two guys from WWE jumped ship and are going to take over your company — the people believe that. They think two guys can beat 100. No, you’re not gonna put him out of business. He’ll sit back and watch it.’ Hogan said the same thing, that’s what Vince did. Vince sat back and watched.
“And I won’t forget the day in my life when Tyson came to WrestleMania . Every WrestleMania match had a movie quality trailer in front of it, in case you hadn’t been watching, you were caught up. Kane was shooting fire, everybody — it was amazing. The next day I go to TV, and I just knew. You know, man, you watch something, you’re smart to the business.
"I walked by [Kevin] Sullivan. He said, ‘Feel that, Nash? Water got a little cold last night, hit an iceberg called WrestleMania.’ He knew, he knew, I knew, anybody who was smart knew that. And all of a sudden [the ratings war] was back and forth. All of sudden it was just like, ‘and the Lakers have won 33 straight'."
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