Nash joined TNA in 2004 and had a seven-year run with the company, so he's very familiar with the current WWE superstars who formerly worked for TNA. Most notably, AJ Styles, Bobby Roode and Samoa Joe have found success in the WWE after making names for themselves in TNA. Nash said he knew how much talent TNA had on the roster when he joined the promotion as it reminded him of when he first joined WCW.
"There was so much talent there [in TNA]; there really was a ton of talent, and it reminded me of when we all came to WCW with the incredible amount of talent they had when they had Eddie [Guerrero], [Ultimo] Dragon, [Chris] Benoit, just that incredible amount of talent with Juventud [Guerrera], Rey [Mysterio], they just had a lot of incredible talent," Nash said. "I always thought that Joe was special, and immediately when he got to NXT I thought that he was going to be the perfect opponent to Brock Lesnar. Bobby Roode was also really solid. I'm surprised it took him this long to get a hold of WWE."
Nash, a two-time tag team champion in the WWE and a 12-time tag champ over the course of his career, doled out some praise for a current WWE that might surprise you. Instead of exalting The New Day or the Usos, Nash expressed his fandom for Breezango, saying their act has been refreshing and fun in an era of over-scripted characters.
"It doesn't feel like their skits are written by anybody," Nash said. "To me, WWE's product seems to be overwritten and overproduced, but not Breezango; they seem to have a lot more free reign."
Nash also touched on the recent legal issues between the WWE and the Young Bucks. After staging a Bullet Club "invasion" outside of RAW last month, the Bucks received a cease & desist letter from the WWE over the use of the "Too Sweet" hand gesture. Nash and Waltman were a part of the Kliq, the faction that originated the gesture, so Nash said if they don't have a problem with the Bucks using it then the WWE shouldn't have a problem with it either.
"To me it's just like, you (Waltman) created that. That is your hand signal," Nash said. "You are the one that came in and told us the story of seeing the hand gesture at a bar, it was a 'Turkish Wolf' so if anyone should get credit for that hand gesture it's you because you showed it to the Kliq and we adapted it as our inside hand gesture, so if they want to call it 'Too Sweet' that's fine, but to me it's like, really? I'm sure somebody through the peace sign for the first time are you going to try and get intellectual property on that?"
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Peter Bahi contributed to this article.