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September 21, 2008

Kevin Nash’s new deal

Kevin Nash, who had been telling anyone who would listen that he was planning on signing with WWE after his TNA contract expired next month, reportedly has re-signed with TNA.

I can’t really say that I’m surprised that Nash apparently is staying with TNA. Say what you want about him, but there is no denying that Nash is a master when it comes to the business side of wrestling. When an industry source told me a few weeks ago that Nash intended to have one last run in WWE, my immediate thought was whether WWE really had any interest in him or if Nash was just putting it out there as a negotiating ploy.

I know one thing: I would never play poker with the man. Nash has made getting large sums of money for doing as little as possible an art form. It’s not necessarily an admirable quality, and if I were running a wrestling company I’m not sure I would want him on my roster, but wrestling is a cutthroat business and Nash has never hidden the fact that he does what’s best for Nash, not whatever company he’s working for. As long as there are companies willing to offer Nash lucrative contracts, who can blame him for accepting them?

Nash is 49 and has undergone numerous surgeries over the years,so the lighter schedule in TNA certainly benefits him. Nash remaining with TNA also allows his long-running angle with Samoa Joe – which appeared to have an anti-climactic ending due to Nash’s uncertain future with the company – to have a payoff after all.

Posted by Kevin Eck at 3:50 AM | | Comments (5)
        

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Kevin , I guess I'm glad to see Nash re-sign with TNA . Although at this stage of the game it's certainly not because of his declining wrestling skill , but rather because of the Nash persona .
Never a fan of the Diesel character , I most enjoyed him teamed with Scott ( god help him ) Hall in the NWO .
I questioned WWE's interested in him given his age , injuries , and attitude .
My last post of the weekend , let the games begin ! ( NFL )

I really didnt see what the WWE could do with Nash anyway. At this point in his career after all the knee surgeries he moves about as well as the Warrior does. Now if WWE ever smartened up and paired him with Cole calling matches he could be a real asset to the company. Diesl and HBK back together would have been cool for a couple weeks at most. Great blog thanks Kev!!

Have dinner with Nash and get the real story!!!!!

Kevin , according to another site , Nash's profile had been removed from TNA's official website . I checked and that's correct . Do you know what's up ??

Admirable quality?? I don't fault the guy for getting all that he can get.

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