WWE Hall of Famer Kevin Nash has dismissed any suggestion that he was somehow responsible for the ultimate death of WCW in 2001.
Over a decade after Ted Turner took over Jim Crockett Promotions and renamed the promotion as World Championship Wrestling, the company shut its doors in 2001 after a corporate merger left it without a TV home. Vince McMahon famously bought his competition and many of WCW’s biggest stars eventually made their way to WWE at one time or another.
One of those who returned in 2002 was Kevin Nash who helped kickstart WCW’s popularity which led to their success during the Monday Night Wars. Nash teamed up with Scott Hall and Hulk Hogan in the company to form the game-changing New World Order.
On his Kliq This podcast, courtesy of AdFreeShows.com, Kevin Nash took issue with suggestions made over the years that he somehow contributed to WCW’s demise and indicates that given the wider merger going on between AOL and WCW’s ultimate parent company at the time, Time Warner, that was ridiculous:
“People would say, ‘Nash single-handedly destroyed WCW.’ Like it would upset me. I’m thinking like, ‘Wow, like, you’re almost giving me like, that’s almost Trump status. So like, I not only killed a wrestling show that at one point had beaten Vince McMahon for 83 [weeks], … I also forced them to sell the Braves, the Hawks, everything that wasn’t bolted down.'”