Kevin Nash has revealed that Vince McMahon once asked to join The Kliq. Yes, really.
The Kliq were arguably one of the most influential groups in the history of professional wrestling. While the collective was never an on-screen identity, the backstage power that Kevin Nash, Scott Hall, Shawn Michaels, Triple H and Sean Waltman held has become the stuff of legend.
Over the years, The kliq have been accused of ensuring they remained on top, dictating storylines and who worked with who. The infamous ‘Curtain Call’ at Madison Square Garden as Scott Hall and Kevin Nash headed off to WCW has been used as an example of their negative influence for decades.
Even today their influence is hotly debated, with Jake Roberts recently claiming that the group “nearly killed the business.”
Speaking on a recent episode of his new podcast, Kliq This, Kevin Nash revealed that even Vince McMahon once asked to be part of the group. Nash explained that he initially thought he was in trouble before McMahon said that he wanted to be involved.
“He walked in and goes, ‘Let me ask you guys f*cking something right now. What’s the deal with this f*cking Kliq?’ We just sat there like, ‘Oh, f*ck.’ This is a different tone than he’s ever taken,” Kevin Nash said during the latest episode of the “Kliq This” Podcast. “[Vince said] ‘Because, God damm*t, I want in.’ And we all looked at him and laughed, we said, ‘You love the businessman, you’re in.’ He basically kind of told us, ‘You guys are busting your ass coming up with sh*t.’ We just didn’t come up with sh*t for ourselves, we came up with sh*t for other guys too.”
Elsewhere on the podcast, Nash paid tribute to his late friend Scott Hall, commenting that the Hall of Famer was the “total package.”
H/t to Wrestling Inc for the transcription.