WWE Hall of Famer Kevin Nash has called out WWE for what he sees as “f*cked up” actions and accuses management of trying to take apart Triple H’s NXT.
NXT was founded in 2012 by Triple H as he sought to bring an in-house developmental system to WWE with a Performance Center where the company could find and train the best up-and-coming talent in the business.
Success soon followed with fans lapping up classic match after classic match, so much so that the developmental brand soon began selling out the same arenas as Raw, SmackDown, and WWE pay-per-views.
However, by the second half of 2021, things were drastically changing for the black and gold brand. Triple H was forced to take time away from WWE due to serious heart surgery and in his absence, NXT 2.0 began to take shape with a renewed focus on younger stars and more characters, with many of the last stars from The Game’s era making way, either to the main roster or out of the company entirely.
Of those that did graduate to the main roster, things for many of them were changed. Some lost their names, some lost their music, and some were forced to wear questionable ring gear. Keith Lee and Karrion Kross garnered the most attention for their change in direction due to their popularity and success on NXT. Both men were released but Kross has been brought back to the company by Triple H as his original NXT character while Keith Lee is basking in his own success in AEW.
Now Triple H’s close friend Kevin Nash has had his say on the situation surrounding NXT on his Kliq This podcast. According to Nash, he believes WWE was trying to dismantle what Triple H had built with NXT:
“He’s [Triple H] got an eye for talent, that’s for sure. Look at the guys, you know, look at the people that he’s kind of hand-picked and pushed up on the WWE product on Raw. It was just like every time one of them went up there, man. It was just like, how quick can we dismantle what got him over and f*ck this dude up?”
“Like I just, you know, it was almost like when he got sick when he had the heart episode. They couldn’t f*cking get down there and dismantle what he had built in NXT quick enough. I thought that was f*cked up, man.”