WWE Hall of Famer Kevin Nash has revealed his original plans for WrestleMania 18 and how the script was flipped on him at very short notice.
In early 2002, Vince McMahon unleashed a lethal dose of poison into WWE when he welcomed the nWo trio of Scott Hall, Kevin Nash, and Hollywood Hogan into the company.
The group set their sights on the biggest stars WWE had to offer in Stone Cold Steve Austin and The Rock. At WrestleMania 18, Scott Hall lost to Austin and The Rock defeated Hogan in one of the most memorable matches of all time with Hogan receiving a deafening ovation despite being the villain in the bout.
Speaking on his Kliq This podcast, Kevin Nash has revealed why he was the odd man out for the nWo at that WrestleMania and how the original plans were very different:
“A lot of people don’t know this, you know, people always ask, I think it was WrestleMania 18. Whenever Scott worked against Austin, but people said, ‘why didn’t you have a match?’ And I’m like, well, the original finish up until Sunday was Scott and I were gonna f*ck Steve, and then Rock was gonna go over on Hogan and then we’re gonna come down and give heat on Rock and leave WrestleMania with heat, which would be the first time I think in the history of WrestleMania that, you know, that somebody would leave with heat.”
“And in 24 hours it went from beating me and Scott, me and Scott going down, getting beat up by Rock and Hulk, and pretty much getting f*cked. And by the time we got showered, I mean I couldn’t even stay up with Scott. We got into the hotel, he didn’t even go upstairs, he just went right to the bar. And he had been sober for six, seven months at that time and my heart just f*cking fell in my stomach. And I was like f*ck, what was I supposed to say?”
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