Kevin Nash was told by one of his friends in the “Kliq” that times are changing, which he found out when he visited his friend Shawn Michaels to figure out how WWE‘s NXT show is put together. The second episode of the “Kliq This” podcast, Kevin talks to Sean Oliver about his visit to the set of the reality show, as well as asking former tag team partner Scott Hall what happened with his old DX buddies Kevin Nash and Curt Hennig.
“I went down and I watched NXT taping,” Nash said. “I said, ‘Slow it the f*ck down, right?’ … He just looks at me and goes, ‘It’s not the style anymore, you just have to accept that. The style is the style’ … He goes, ‘You go out there and f*cking do test of strength and people will walk the f*ck out of the arena.’”
Michaels, who has been the backstage coordinator or “NXT”’s management group, knows that the chances of success have increased following Triple H’s heart attack. He has a small creative team with him and he realizes that bigger is better.
“‘The fans want to see this, they want to see a spot-fest,’” Nash recalled Michaels telling him. “That’s great if that’s what the fans want. I particularly don’t.”
At the last Raw, the tag match between Bobby Lashley and Rusev was complimented. This quote is a paraphrase of what the author of this blog post said about the event.
“The tag match on Raw ended with Seth Rollins getting a stiff punch instead of the tag when, I thought, the psychology behind that was really good. The match was spotty, but in one moment there’s what I call ‘tagging psychology’: the first time Kevin Owens gets tagged into the match is after a few punches in Seth’s ribs and then he heads straight to his opponent’s body to hit kicks and punches. The man-in-the-middle spot continued to get smaller and smaller until they were working underneath the ring, where Seth would come back in occasionally.”
The longstanding duo, Nash and Michaels have been tag team partners for years in WWE, where the name ‘Two Dudes With Attitude’ came from during “New Generation” era. They won their World Tag Team Championship twice with Diesel as Michaels’ bodyguard.