In an in-depth interview with PW Torch’s Wade Keller, Kevin Nash revealed for the first time why his feud with CM Punk was cut short and who was originally supposed to be behind the texting angle before WWE settled on Nash himself being the culprit.
“I’ll tell you what nobody knows about this entire thing … I never went into it and WWE never went into it because of the privacy issue. What happened was, because of the wellness program, because my dad died of a heart attack at 36 years old, they do beyond a thorough physical. Well, my heart and everything else was fine, but I’m on Plavix and Plavix is a blood platelet agulator; they call it a blood thinner. It’s not, it stops your platelets from sticking together so you don’t get cardiovascular disease and blockages in your arteries and have a heart attack. it’s also for stroke. It’s very common to take with a statin drug if you have anybody in your heredity who died before 50 let alone having a father who died of a massive coronary at age 36.
“So I was on Plavix. So this comes through. When the doctor sees I’m on Plavix, I can’t wrestle. So now I’m supposed to wrestle C.M. Punk. I can’t. They won’t medically clear me. Triple H has to take my spot. It screws up the entire angle. That’s how all that came about. WWE would never – because that’s the class of the program – let that come out, but I need to make sure people realize it wasn’t Creative’s [fault], it was that a 52 year old guy was on Plavix and I had to go off it. I had to be off it for a certain amount of time before I could go back to work. It just so happened that I was finishing the Soderbergh film “Magic Mike” at the time, and I had to go shoot that, so it coincided with me going away for a while. I took the shot with the sledgehammer in Buffalo at Night of Champions and that got me away until I could be clear, and then I came back and we went into the match with Paul [Triple H] and I. At that point, Phil [C.M. Punk] and I sort of missed our opportunity to have that match. That’s the true untold story …”
As far as the texting storyline as it was originally conceived, Nash provided the following insight:
“It would have been Johnny [Laurinaitis]. It would have been Johnny trying to end around and me trying to say that Paul had changed because he was a blue blood now and he wasn’t Clique. He was in the McMahon threshold. We were going to get a Johnny Ace clique of guys to try to take over control of the company, that’s when Vince would have gotten fired, and then we would have been after Paul and try to take control of the company. You know, good storyline.”
For the full interview and even more details on the Nash-Punk saga, click here.
Tags: cm punk, John Laurinaitis, kevin nash, WWE
Source: PW Torch