Kevin Nash weighs in on the main event of Wrestlemania 39.
Roman Reigns remained the Undisputed WWE Universal Champion at WrestleMania 39 when he defeated Cody Rhodes. The decision to have Roman win has been debated by many fans and pundits as to whether it was the correct choice given Cody's popularity.
Speaking on his Kliq This podcast, Kevin Nash weighed in.
"My point on this show, maybe two or three weeks earlier, was I didn’t think Roman was going to go. When you have 950 days behind somebody, you’ve gotta get to 1,000. You have to. If you were in charge, if baseball was a work, you would definitely make sure somebody surpasses Bonds’ 73 home runs. You’d book that," he said.
Sean Oliver brought up Goldberg's streak and finding the right guy to do it in comparison to finding the right guy to end Roman's reign, Nash replied, "But the difference is, Bill was a babyface. So Bill becomes the Yankees. You’re too fucking good. The Cowboys, when they had their run. It was like, ‘Who’s your favorite team?’ ‘Anybody but the Cowboys.’ Because they were too fucking good."
When asked what questions you have to ask yourself in who dethrones Roman, Nash said, "It was like when Orndorff was with Hogan. You could see that there was friction, and you knew that Orndorff was gonna turn on Hogan. It was just a matter of when. I think that’s what they’re gonna do with Cody. The money is always gonna be with the babyface chasing the belt."
Ask if he would turn Cody heel after he wins the WWE Title, Nash replied, “Yes. I don’t mean this as any slight to anybody, but I look at people’s pops, and people’s pops during the start of my career to this past Sunday. You could take everybody, you could take Hogan, Rock, Shawn, Taker, Bret, Roman, Cody, put them all in a basket, and put them in the ring, and then have Austin’s fucking glass break, and when shit was in his wheelhouse, and there was nothing as electric and as that fucking [pop] because he was the real deal. He was every man’s champion. That was my boy, man. That was my friend. I would watch that, I’d be so fucking proud, like fuck yeah."
Nash went on to praise Steve Austin and said if he had been coming to the ring for WrestleMania 39, he would have beaten Roman Reigns.
"You know, 100%, that you are going upward and not stagnant," said Nash. "I'm not taking anything away from Cody. His promos, timing, his work has gotten much better than it was two or three years ago."
Nash agreed that you needed an "Austin-type guy" to defeat Roman.
Fans can find Triple H's comments on Cody Rhodes losing and not finishing the story by clicking here.
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