Kevin Nash Compares Recent AEW Bout To His Iconic Bret Hart Match

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Kevin Nash compared a recent AEW World Championship match to an infamous bout he had with Bret Hart.

Having defeated Bob Backlund three days after the 1994 Survivor Series, Kevin Nash – then competing as Diesel – went into the 1995 Royal Rumble as World Wrestling Federation Champion. At that event, he faced Bret Hart, who’d lost the title to Backlund at Survivor Series.

The match between the two was wrought with interference from the likes of Owen Hart, Jeff Jarrett, Shawn Michaels, Bob Backlund, and the Roadie. In the end, the match was declared a draw when referee Earl Hebner couldn’t control the chaos.

Speaking on the debut episode of his Kliq This podcast, Kevin Nash compared this match to a recent bout between Hangman Adam Page and Bryan Danielson at Winter is Coming that ended in a 60 minute draw.

“Yeah it was because, and I love Bret. You know, but I mean, my first pay per view. Like I watched the I always like to watch how people handle when they make somebody a champion for the first time.

“And that Hangman became a champion for AEW. So you know, I watched TBS because basketball’s on their TNT and sh*t. And I see where they’re gonna have Bryan Danielson fight him, so I am like, oh f*ck, man! Like they’re gonna go with this guy, that Bryan is gonna… they went like, a draw.

“And I said oh, Royal Rumble! That f*cking match I had with Brett with 29 run-ins, it’s like, my first f*cking title defense is a f*cking draw? Like wow, wait to put the f*cking bank behind me. Buy 9 shares, f*ck you!”

Elsewhere on the podcast, Nash discussed the time in his career that he found mutual respect with Jim Cornette despite the two being at odds for a number of years.

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