YMMV: Kevin Nash

  • Aborted Arc: His match with CM Punk was canceled due to Nash not really being able to pull off a match these days.
  • Base Breaker: Big Lazy The Workrate Killer Kevin Nash is up there with Jeff Jarrett and Triple H in terms of unpopularity with the internet fans e.g. smarks. Nash slightly moreso since, during his tenure as Head Booker for WCW, he single-handedly prevented people such as Eddie Guerrero and Chris Benoit from getting their deserved pushes. Of course, judging his reception at the Royal Rumble, he's still wildly popular. Mainly because Nash is, at the very least, witty and entertaining.
  • Draco in Leather Pants: In the final years of WCW, Nash was earning a whopping $1.6 million per year (2/3 of what Hogan made) on a sinking ship that continued to hand out money it could no longer afford. If you think the average wrestling fan doesn't covet or admire (even secretly) that kind of swagger, you're mistaken.
    OOC: Do you hear the fuckin' reaction he got when he came out? Who's still cheering this fuckin' guy? after all he's done? I just...I just don't understand it. He clearly hates every single person sitting in this crowd, and you are cheering.
    V1: He hates wrestling!
    OOC: It's just incredible.
  • Growing the Beard - His run as WWE champion in 1995 is remembered for being... pretty poor. It's been noted he was the lowest paid WWE Champion because he was the lowest drawing. The highlight of which has to be Bret Hart taking it from him at the Survivor Series (well, that and his PWI Match of the Year with Shawn Michaels.) However, after that, he started becoming a more interesting Heel. He then jumped shipped to WCW and with the NWO became the Magnificent Bastard we know and love.
  • He's Back: After dropping off the radar since his 2011 Rumble appearance, he returned to cheap shot CM Punk at Summerslam after retaining the WWE Championship, allowing Alberto Del Rio to cash in his Money in the Bank Briefcase and win the title.
    • He had another Rumble moment in 2014, where he came out to the old nWo music that got him a nice pop from the crowd.
  • Memetic Mutation: As part of his Glass Cannon designation. He once tore a quad muscle just by walking across the ring to make a tag, giving rise to the (brief) "OW MY FUCKING QUAD~!" Now it's Nash *insert action* *tears quad*.
  • Never Live It Down: "So this is 'where the big boys play,' huh? Look at the adjective—play!" No, Mr. Nash, "play" is not an adjective.
    • And then there was the Fingerpoke Of Doom.
    • And booking himself to end Goldberg's winning streak right before that.
    • And his quad tear on Raw. This after he'd already suffered a bicep tear that left him on the shelf for months.
    • And his coining of the term "vanilla midgets" on stars such as Chris Jericho, Rey Mysterio Jr, Chris Benoit, and Eddie Guerrero - all of whom ended up becoming wildly popular world champions.
  • Protection from Editors: Nash, even more so than Hogan, refused to put any wrestler over (except as a joke). He used his "no cut" contract and position as "head booker" to squash and bury every WCW wrestler he could find, made a mockery out of the whole company (Intercontinental Title in the trash can), and laughed all the way to the bank. Just looking at the numbers, it's hard to argue that he wasn't a key reason for WCW's failure.
    DDT: Hey, guess what's for sale on eBay? The dartboard that Kevin Nash uses to do the booking.