• Old School WWF Legend Celebrates His Birthday
Old School WWF/WCW Legend “Big Daddy Cool” Diesel (“Big Sexy” Kevin Nash) celebrates his 60th birthday today.
Nash started with Ted Turner’s WCW in 1990 as Steel, one half of the Master Blasters, but later adapted even more unsuccessful gimmicks like Oz & Vinnie Vegas, before joining the WWF in 1993 as Shawn Michaels’ bodyguard Diesel.
In 1996, Kevin Nash went back to WCW, this time under his real name, and changed Professional Wrestling’s history by founding the nWo New World Order with Scott Hall & Hulk Hogan.
In 2015, he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame by his close, personal friend “The Heartbreak Kid” Shawn Michaels.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DIESEL!
• Former WWF Wrestler Says Current WWE Product Is Horrible
During a recent appearance on WINCLY podcast, Old School WWF Veteran The Patriot talked about WWE’s current product, WWF back in 1997, AEW & more.
Below are the highlights:
On WWE’s current product:
“They desperately need something and need some sort of direction. I hope this does it. I try to [watch it] but I must admit that every time I try to watch, I realize why I don’t watch. I’m not knocking the men and women that bust their butts every night, but the product is horrible.
It’s a perfect fit for me to be The Patriot because I’m an extremely patriotic individual and love my country. So, let those creative juices come from the men and women that get out there night and night and do this. Give them the opportunity to use their creativity.”
On WWF in 1997:
“There were a lot of interesting things going on in ’97. The face and direction of the company had changed. Vince had lost Hogan to WCW and they lost Savage and Nash and Hall. So, the faces of the company become guys like Bret Hart, Shawn Michaels, Steve Austin, Mick Foley and a young Rocky Maivia.
Also too, there was a Monday Night Raw where you had to be at the building at noon. We went on air at nine o’clock at night but on this particular Monday Vince had a meeting with everybody.
That was when Vince said, ‘Look guys, we’re getting ready to change how we do business. This has always been a black/white business where the good guy wears the white cowboy hat and the bad guy wears the black cowboy hat. We’re gonna change that and blur the lines.
What was once good is gonna be bad and what was once bad is gonna be good. We’re gonna push the envelope with content and be more aggressive and that’s what started the Attitude Era.’
I was there for that and it was an unbelievably different atmosphere in ’97 than in ’91 or ’92.”
On All Elite Wrestling:
“I think it’s great; it’s wonderful. Vince needs competition and competition is good for everybody. The boys need another option and I’m all for it. I hope they do well.
The only thing I watched was the Cody vs. Dustin match and I thought it was really good. I wish them nothing but the best. I think they’ve got good talent and creativity and I think they can do some amazing things.”