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Kevin Nash Says DX Is What Made Triple H, Also Discusses His Early WCW Days

In a recent interview with The Miami Herald, Kevin Nash spoke about his time in WCW and about how DX made Triple H’s career. Below are some of the highlights…

On the formation of DX: “DX is what really made Triple H,” Nash said. “He was playing the blue blood, and then Triple H went away from that persona and kind of took over DX, and that’s when Paul Levesque got to be himself. That’s when I think he really took off because he’s got an incredible sense of humor, a really fun loving guy. They kind of took our [nWo] formula. They [DX] were younger guys, and they made it a little hipper. Anytime WWE produces anything it’s going to be produced better. The nWo was the Beatles. We were there first, but they [DX] were definitely fantastic.”

On his early WCW days: “My first three years with WCW [1990-93] were miserable. I went from character to character [Master Blaster Steel to Oz to Vinnie Vegas]. There were times I thought I was going to be let go. Finally I got a call from [Rick] Steiner, and he said, ‘Shawn Michaels wants you to come up [to WWF] and be his bodyguard. Are you interested?’ I said, ‘I’ll see if I can get out of my contract.’ I got out of my contract, and I was his bodyguard.”

On going to the WWF: “There was a big difference back then. [WWF] was like major league baseball. WCW was like Double-A [minor league baseball]. People were like, ‘Why don’t you go to [WWF].’ I didn’t think I was ready. When I got the opportunity to go there as Shawn’s bodyguard, Shawn got an injury, and I was put in his bookings, working with Scott Hall [Razor Ramon]. Then I became the [WWF] Intercontinental champion. I was like, ‘Oh my God.’ Shortly after that, me and Shawn were the [WWF] tag champs, and shortly after that, I became the [WWF] world champion. We used to keep the belts back then. I went back to my room at the hotel with the belts in my bag. I took them out of my bag and laid them on the bed, and I thought, ‘Wow, how did this happen?'”

On going to cons: “It’s amazing, The last couple of years they’ve really picked up with these events,” Nash said. “For me, during my wrestling career, I was pretty isolated from the fans. You go to the back of the arena. You perform. You’re in your car, and you’re off to the next stop. You really don’t get to spend any time with your fans. At the cons, you get a chance to say thank you to the people who have basically been supporting you for the last 25 years. So it’s special. It’s nice.”

  • Elvis Dolinski

    Breaking News: Nash thinks!!! More on this at 11

  • millerj265

    Well he did win every major wwe title and the 1997 king of the ring before he and Stephanie were even a fake on screen couple which led to them becoming a real life couple, not saying it didn’t help him get to the level of power he’s at now but he had success and it was major success well before he was ever with Stephanie.


    No what truly helped HHH was fucking steph…he knows it we all know it,he would not be anything if he did not merry her,Besides DX was just wwfs answer to the NWO and although i liked DX …i always did and still do prefer the NWO

  • Kristopher Robinson

    Guys like Nash think that everything they did the WWF “stole”. There’s like 3-4 guys who say Stone Cold “stole” what they did.

  • D2K

    Film at 11….

  • CC

    I dont really think DX took the nWo formula at all. Yeah they were a stable that bucked authority, and had a lot of members who were friends with both factions, but overall DX was a lot more fun, where as nWo was all serious. I think the nWo formula has been copied by many over the years, including Nexus and Shield in their own ways, but the DX formula has never truly been replicated.

  • Jeff Wurtz

    DX made Triple H. In other news, water is wet.