Kevin Nash recently talked about his relationship with his ‘Clique’ friends Shawn Michaels, Triple H, Sean Waltman and Scott Hall to The Baltimore Sun’s Kevin Eck, who does a lot of great wrestling articles.
On Scott Hall’s condition after no-showing the TNA Turning Point PPV: “My relationship with Scott wrestling is probably like one percent of what our relationship is. I knew that if Scott no-showed that he was in trouble. While everybody else was running around concerned that they couldn’t put the match together, I was concerned about my buddy’s well-being. I was very upset about it, but Scott’s Scott. He’s dealing with those issues now and he’s doing better.”
On getting help for Sean Waltman and checking him in to rehab: “Yeah. I mean, we’re like brothers, all of us. I think it’s just that we’ve spent so much time together that when one of us shows up at the door, it’s kind of like, “Oh God, my big brother’s here.” And I’m not going to come do it unless you’re screwing up. And if you’re screwing up, it’s like, “OK, you’ve got to take care of this.” The three of us have a really good relationship, as I do with Shawn [Michaels] and Paul [Levesque, aka Triple H]. [Hall and Waltman] have just had a bad year (laughs). But I think in the long run this will probably be the most productive year both have had in a long time.”
On confronting Shawn Michaels several years ago telling him he needed to straighten up, and trying to keep his friends safe on the road: “I don’t know. I mean, when we all went out, I drove. I was kind of the dad. I drove most of the miles. They used to say, even when we were pretty screwed up, “You’re the heaviest you drive! You’ve got more body weight.” For three years, we spent 300 days a year together, in an environment that wasn’t really advantageous to proper living. I look back and I just say, “Of all the guys who have passed, it’s a miracle that the four of us made it through that.” But I think it’s because we did watch out for each other, and we always pulled back the reins and kept an eye on each other, and would say, “Dude, you’re out of control.” I think that’s why we’re all still here.”
Big Kev, who is wrestling in the Lethal Lockdown match at this Sunday’s TNA Lockdown PPV, also speaks on his in-ring work and future.