If you’re a giant in the wrestling world, it’s probably best you don’t get caught going head over heels in front of The Undertaker, according to Kevin Nash.
Nash, who was billed during his wrestling career as 6ft 10 inches recalled that he was having some trouble working with certain opponents during his run as Diesel in 1994. Against opponents who were either too large for him to do much against or ones that he just didn’t mesh with in the ring, Kevin Nash was having some difficulty.
“I started out of the shoot either working with Backlund, which was like oil and sand, or [King Kong] Bundy, which was like working with a piano and sand. I couldn’t do anything with Bundy. I couldn’t pick him up, I couldn’t do any of my move set. Backlund wanted me to sunset flip him every night. I sunset flipped him in Sacramento. I didn’t even get a foot through the curtain before ‘Taker had me against the wall. ‘If I ever see you sunset flip anyone in this building again, I’m hitting the ring.’”
Kevin Nash had a run of matches with WWE Hall Of Famer Bob Backlund in late 1994 and early 1995 after he defeated Backlund for the WWF Championship in eight seconds at a house show inside the company’s spiritual home of Madison Square Garden. The match in Sacramento was the fifth between the two men and happened on Boxing Day 1994. The Undertaker, who was clearly running low on Christmas cheer, headlined the show that it took place on against Irwin R. Schyster.