Shawn Michaels Corrected Kevin Nash Giving WWE PC Grades
Times are changing, and Kevin Nash was made aware of it by his “Kliq” pal, Shawn Michaels. On the second episode of the “Kliq This” podcast, Nash talks to co-host Sean Oliver about the time he traveled to Orlando to see how sausage is made in “NXT.”
“I went down and watched the NXT taping,” Nash said. “I said, ‘Slow down, damn it, right?’ … He just looks at me and says, ‘That’s not the style anymore, you just have to accept that. The style is the style’… He says, ‘You go over there and do a fucking strength test and the people will come out of the arena.’
Michaels has been the main man behind the scenes at “NXT” since the brand’s leadership shakeup following Triple H’s heart event. The Heartbreak Kid has had a small creative team working with him, but he is also well aware that the tide is turning more towards big moves.
“‘The fans want to see this, they want to see a spot-fest,'” Nash Michaels recalled telling her. “It’s great if that’s what the fans want. Especially not.
In comparison, Nash complimented the July 11 “WWE Raw” main event tag match, in which Theory and Seth Rollins teamed up against Bobby Lashley and Riddle.
“I thought the tag match that ended in ‘Raw’ had psychology,” Nash said. “Yes, there were spots, but the first time Theory is brought in is a fucking punch. Good facials, he goes to the body, gets… a few body shots. They keep cutting the ring, cutting the ring, cutting the ring, not letting Lashley take the tag and working in and out, and Seth comes in, does a thing or two, boom. Return marking. Like the old Anderson brothers who worked around the corner. And it’s just like, here we go. This is the psychology of beacons.
Nash and Michaels have a long history together as a tag team – they were known as ‘Two Dudes With Attitude’ during WWE’s ‘Next Generation’ era and won the WWE World Tag Team Championship twice during Nash’s time as Michaels’ enforcer, Diesel.
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