Kevin Nash Comments On CM Punk's Decision To Walk Out Of WWE
Posted by Joseph Lee on 05.23.2014
- Kevin Nash appeared on Squared Circle Radio and spoke about CM Punk's departure from WWE. Here are highlights:
On Punk being irritated at the Rumble: "I got the chance to hang around him a little and get to know him a little bit. And I was there during the Rumble when they were putting the Rumble together. He just kind of looked at me, you know like he just gave me these eyes like 'do you believe this?' You know, it's like this guy is putting this match together and he shouldn't be putting this match together. It should be the guys putting the match together. I could just tell that he was..."
On the injuries Punk has sustained in his career: "The thing is, you know, Phil's not a small guy but he's not a big guy either. And he's one of the guys, he takes a lot of punishment on a nightly basis. He had a heating pack on his back and he was walking around that day and a year ago when we, he and I, were on the road together and we were in London working we fell asleep, like side by side on the floor. I woke up and I was paralyzed. It was just a couple hours asleep on the floor. I woke him up and I was like, dude, I can't move if you don't get up. So he got up and he got some heat on his back. We were in the trainer's room and we were talking. I just asked him what his condition was. He really hadn't even had an MRI at that point. I think he's gotten an MRI since then and I think he's got some degeneration in his lower back."
On Punk not needing the money: "A guy like him, man, it just... One thing that Chief Jay Strongbow told me when I first got in was 'get you a place and pay cash for it. Then you always have a lifeboat and you don't need the business.' ... I think Phil lives in a town house and he doesn't... you know, he's not one of those guys that's going to have 15 cars. He's one of those simple guys. He was an indie guy for probably 10 to 12 years before he made it on top. That's a lot of miles, and he works a lot more aggressive style than I ever did, so he's got wear and tear on him. At some point he probably saved $4 or 5 million. Really, if it's in a Lincoln National Fund with a five-percent return you don't need much more than that. I'm sure he's smart, he's a smart guy. I'm sure he's looked at it. Yeah, he came back for some money but when you're in that spot and you're just burned out you don't do anybody any good. You don't do yourself any good, you don't do the company any good. Yeah, he missed a payday but Steve missed some paydays too when Steve decided he was burnt out. I commend him. If you don't need them, then you have the power. If you need them, then you're in trouble."