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.
  • Awesome Ego: Nash is so brazenly egomaniacal that you kind of just have to marvel at him. Then again, he did pack 50,000 people in the Garden when he won the title, which gives him some license.
  • 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 and robbed that place blind, helping to kill it from the inside. Of course, judging his reception at the Royal Rumble, he's still wildly popular. Mainly because Nash is, at the very least, charming and entertaining.
  • Character Derailment: A lot of negativity surrounding Nash stems from The Finger Poke of Doom, which buried the Wolfpac and killed Nash's heat. Only those who were alive and watching at the time remember how over Nash was.
  • 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.
    • The crazy testament to how over Nash and the Wolfpac were at the time is that the crowd went nuts for him beating Goldberg even with interference from a f—ing tazer.
    • Then he had the effrontery to book himself as a face, standing up for the "boys" against the "office" which kept them down.
      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.
    • Holy Shit Quotient: When Diesel made his triumphant return at the Rumble, Matt Striker let out a very audible "holy sh-" before cutting himself off.
    • 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*.
  • Mis-blamed: Booked himself to squash Goldberg! ...Except he only got the book after he beat Goldberg. Such is the hazard of booking by committee.
    • His WWF Title reign was a flop largely because they took this cool bad guy and neutered him into a smiling do-gooder babyface. Even Nash questioned the logic behind it in hindsight.
  • Never Live It Down: Play (adj.)
    • And then there was the Fingerpoke Of Doom.
    • And booking himself to end Goldberg's winning streak right before that [citation needed]!
    • 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. Big Kev was unrepentant, stating that Benoit and Guerrero sharing a ring at WrestleMania is what killed pro wrestling for him.
  • 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.