Kevin Nash Confirms WWE Hall Of Famer Turned Down Joining The NWO
Kevin Nash has revealed that a WWE Hall of Famer turned down a spot in the New World Order when they were in WCW together.
The iconic pro wrestling stable known as the New World Order (NWO) was officially formed at the WCW Bash at the Beach event in July 1996.
Scott Hall and Kevin Nash signed with WCW after successful runs as Razor Ramon and Diesel in WWE, which led to the BATB tag team match with Hall & Nash facing WCW’s Randy Savage, Sting & Lex Luger. However, Hall & Nash never said who their partner would be.
At the Bash at the Beach, Hulk Hogan was the mysterious “third man” that turned on WCW to announce the formation of the New World Order with the Hulkster becoming “Hollywood” Hulk Hogan.
Over the next few years, the NWO was in the middle of everything in WCW as they tried to “take over” the show constantly. The group would end up having dozens of members, there were two separate factions within the group and it really grew a lot.
During a recent episode of his Kliq This podcast, Kevin Nash commented on how he wanted Booker T to join the NWO, but Nash’s fellow two-time WWE Hall Of Famer turned them down.
“I wanted Booker. I wanted a black athlete. I wanted a black man and Book was a real dude. He always has been. I remember I asked him. I said, ‘Book, would you join the NWO?’ He looked at me and said, ‘Big fella man, Kev, I don’t want to work that fu**ing hard. You guys work every fu**ing house show.’ I said, ‘Alright.’”
When Hulk Hogan, Kevin Nash and Scott Hall went back to WWE in 2002, they returned as the New World Order. The trio really didn’t last that long because Hogan split from the group after the fans cheered him so much at WrestleMania 18.
Booker T did end up joining and getting kicked out of the WWE version of the NWO in 2002, but it just wasn’t the same as the WCW version of the group.