Shawn Michaels has recalled a car journey where he and Scott Hall intervened to stop Kevin Nash performing one particular manoeuvre.
As one of the true big men of the era, Kevin Nash was agile for a big man in his heyday, and at first that was something which others were keen for him to showcase.
In a discussion on the Games With Names podcast, Shawn Michaels revealed that he used to get Kevin Nash to leapfrog, however after a frank discussion it was decided that it was something ‘Big Sexy’ shouldn’t have been doing.
We used to bust each other’s balls over all sorts of stuff. You know, Kevin Nash, big ol’ huge guy, and I thought it was cool that he could leapfrog. To watch this big dude leapfrog, and I had him do it in a couple of matches. One time, we’re driving down the road, Scott Hall’s in the backseat, and he’s like, ‘Hey, let me ask you a question.’ Kevin and I are up front, and we’re like, ‘Alright, what is it?’ ‘How come the biggest guy in the company avoids contact?’ And we sat there, and we thought about it, and I was like, ‘Man, you’re right. Kevin, don’t ever leapfrog again.’
Being close members in The Kliq, it would seem Shawn Michaels and Kevin Nash are able to be honest with each other on their opinions of the wrestling business to this day, as Nash demonstrated when he revealed details of a discussion about the modern style he had with Michaels. This is something ‘The Heartbreak Kid’ needs to be particularly tuned in to given his role as WWE’s Senior Vice President Of Talent Development Creative.
With thanks to Wrestling Inc for the transcription.