In 1995, Kevin Nash (Diesel in WWE) starred in a Slim Jim commercial, taking the mantle from "Macho Man" Randy Savage.
The gimmick didn't work out for Nash and Slim Jim went back to Savage, who had left WWE for WCW at this point.
On Kliq This, Nash and co-host Sean Oliver were discussing if WWE took any cut from wrestlers appearing in movies. This led to Oliver and Nash having the following discussion about Slim Jim commercials:
Oliver: For ads, they used to do this, they used to take a cut. Vince had a piece of that Slim Jim deal that Macho used to do when he did 'Snap into a Slim Jim.' One of the reasons Vince had the ongoing, according to Lanny [Lanny Poffo], Lanny told me this, one of the reasons Vince had the ongoing problem with Macho was when he left, he took the account with him.
Nash: I had a lot to do with that. They came to me, because I was the champion, and we did a Slim Jim commercial. When we were wrapping things up, I was talking to the execs, and I said, 'Man, I'm not the guy. This is synonymous with Randy. You should stick with Randy.'
Oliver: Vince should have the heat with you.
Nash: On my son's urn, I said, 'You should stay with Randy.'
Oliver: That's kind of a monumental thing because it led to long-term heat wit Macho and Vince.
Nash: Oops, I thought I was doing Macho a favor. He's up there looking down on me going, 'Nash, you always had my back.'
Nash and Savage would work together when Nash jumped to WCW in 1996.
Elsewhere during the podcast, Nash gave his thoughts on LA Knight bringing up Nash's flub from his first promo in WCW. You can find Nash's comments by clicking here.
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