Kevin Nash Speaks on Turning Down WWE and Staying in TNA

– Kevin Nash says he was 99.9 percent sure he would return to WWE to finish up his career. However, his wife talked him into staying in TNA because of his age, physical condition, and proximity to where he would work in Orlando.

“My wife looked at me and said, ‘Why would you want to go back on the road when we live in Florida, you are ninety minutes away from work five days a month?'” Nash told Keith Lipinski on the Dr. Keith Lipinski show. Nash’s wife added: “‘If you do go on the road it’s only a couple days a month. You’re home, you saved your money, you’re beat up, I just can’t see you going on the road being on the road and doing 12-14 days a month with say Batista or someone like that working every night. I don’t see how you are going to last.'”

Nash says his wife pointed out that TNA wrestlers know his current limitations and they would take care of him in the ring, but it wouldn’t be like that in WWE. Nash says he tried to argue in favor of WrestleMania paydays ahead, but his wife replied that she was with him through five Manias and he was miserable throughout.

Nash had even gone so far to talk to Shawn Michaels about a potential storyline they would work in WWE, but his wife intervened at that point. “I talked with Shawn and we were trying to work out some storyline things of what we wanted to do,” he said. But, WWE wanted Nash to dye his hair and his wife said he would be the biggest sell-out of all-time if he did that.

“I’m sure if I died my hair, I’d look younger, but at the same time if God intended me to have pigment in my hair, I’d have pigment in my hair. This is how I’m supposed to look. It’s going to be gun metal gray in high definition.”

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  • drew

    it would have been awesome seeing nash back in wwe with hbk. one last run. but i respect his decision. his wife made a lot of sense. especially the remarks on “biggest sell-out of all-time”

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