Kevin Nash Says The Undertaker Almost Jumped To WCW During The Monday Night Wars

The NWO Wolfpac of Kevin Nash, Scott Hall and Sean Waltman recently sat down with Sports Illustrated for, uh, some reason, and things went about how you’d expect a 2015 interview with these three to go. There was a lot of the expected boasting, but there were a few intriguing tidbits dropped, as well.

According to Kevin Nash, The Undertaker’s American Badass biker character from the early 2000s was meant to be a precursor to Taker jumping to WCW. Because The Undertaker gimmick was owned by the WWF, the idea was to establish a character closer to his real personality, so he could transition more smoothly to WCW.

“We had ‘Taker close. All of a sudden he wasn’t the Deadman. He became the American Badass for a reason. That Deadman wasn’t going to f*ckin’ come to WCW. He would have been the biker character and gone by Mark Calaway.

All along, I was trying to get guys money, I was trying to get guys paid. And what happened was Vince started giving huge guarantees to the Shawns and Undertakers and those guys and said, ‘I can’t lose my core guys.’”

There were other interesting things to come out of the interview. For instance, Scott Hall really doesn’t like Chris Jericho. When the subject of Jericho blaming the death of WCW on the NWO came up, Hall went off…

“Jericho’s just a whining puss. If you have any talent, you can’t be held back and you can’t be held down. Jericho just whines and whines. He’s gone on to be tremendously successful, and he’s still got a hard on for us. I don’t get it, but nobody makes headlines for saying, ‘Those guys are great guys.’ You talk about what dicks we are, and then some guy sits down and interviews you.”

Nash and Waltman also talked a bit about the Sting vs. Triple H WrestleMania match they were a part of…

“There wasn’t a star from WCW that didn’t lose when he came into WWE,” said Nash. “I mean, Christian destroyed Golberg in a cage match with a chair. That is one of the things that’s always been done. If Sting thought otherwise, he was wrong. The fact is it was a WCW-WWE moment and, once again, WWE prevailed.

Sting was still very well-protected in that match. He got hit with everything, and I mean both kitchen sinks before he got beat. Nobody knew what he could do, even Sting didn’t know what he was going to bring to the table.

The one thing Sting wasn’t going to bring to the table was a spray tan.”

Oh, you jokesters. There’s a lot more to the interview, so if you want to read about WCW political machinations and all the cool guy sex X-Pac has had, head on over to Sports Illustrated to check it out.

via Sports Illustrated