WWE Hall of Famer Kevin Nash shared his thoughts on the younger generation of WWE talent and their place in the industry.
According to Nash, the match between two ageing wrestlers still manages to captivate audiences, while pairings of older wrestlers with younger talent fail to generate the same level of interest. Nash expressed his belief that fans are simply not as invested in the younger stars. He questioned who else could be put in those positions and suggested that the current style of wrestling may prevent younger talent from having long careers.
No one cares about the young guys. When I watched Summerslam that (Undertaker and Tripe H) package caught my eye and made me want to see that match,
Nash also raised concerns about the toll that the physicality of the sport takes on the wrestlers’ bodies and the prevalence of concussions. He expressed doubts about finding individuals with the longevity of his generation and stated:
I just don’t think there’s going to be guys like that anymore. This style won’t allow these guys to last 30 years.
Nash highlighted the efforts being made by WWE to address the issue of concussions, mentioning that the company is now conducting concussion testing and taking steps to protect the well-being of its wrestlers. However, he still expressed concern about the potential impact on the younger talents’ careers, stating:
I just don’t see these guys even lasting 20 years because of their bodies and the concussion syndrome.
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