“Big Sexy” Kevin Nash recently spoke about WWE changing its name from WWF back in 2002.
Recently on his “Kliq This” podcast, WWE Hall of Famer and New World Order (NWO) co-founder Kevin Nash spoke about WWE transitioning to its name change after it was forced to do so in 2002 from WWF, this after the World Wildlife Fund (also known as WWF for short) contested them in court over the three letters. Nash said the name change made the wrestling company “become corporate.”
“Once they took the ‘F’ out, once the WWF became WWE, and all of sudden, man, it was just like they were working their way to become corporate. They were working their way to become public. They were trying to get public. So, they started to, you know, from pulling a rubber hand out of a women’s vagina to now we’ve gotta figure out how we can cut this back and make this a viable stock option.”
Kevin Nash also spoke about how the name change impacted the talent on WWE’s roster:
“So, they really put the kibosh, and I remember several times I remember coming back and them being like, ‘1 o’clock, everybody meet out in the ring, we’ve got a rehearsal,’ and I’m thinking to myself, ‘F**k, my back ain’t touching that mat.’ It’d be like, ‘No, we’re gonna go over the verbiage,’ and I’m like, ‘It’s f**king 1 o’clock, I just got here. I don’t f**king know anything I’m supposed to say.’”