Scott Hall Recalls Some Wrestlers In WCW Being Mad At Him And Kevin Nash For Drawing A Crowd

Workers don't always want to work.

Scott Hall was a guest on Eric Bischoff's 83 Weeks (via AdFreeShows) podcast to commemorate the 25 year anniversary of his surprise debut in WCW. He was asked if there was any hostility towards him from the 'boys in the back,' to which he replied that everyone was nice to his face. Hall would prefer to be friendly with everyone but didn't care either way.

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"Well, I mean in the wrestling business you learn as you move up the ladder that everybody's going to be nice to your face, especially if they think you're high up on the pecking order," said Hall. "At that point, I had been in the business for a while so I'd just as soon get along with everybody, but if I don't, I don't really care. The money is guaranteed. My seven-foot buddy is going to be joining me in a couple of days. So, I got my friends, I don't need any more."

The one thing Hall does remember, however, is Brian Knobbs of The Nasty Boys complaining that they had to work house shows now that WCW was drawing a bigger audience. Here is what Hall said:

"I remember thinking as it started to roll, as we started to gain steam, I'll never forget Brian Knobbs of The Nasty Boys going, 'Oh my God, these assholes have come in and now we got to run house shows.' Because the business started to improve. At that time, business was so bad they weren't even running house shows. Just television and that was it. Once business got better -- so you're asking a bunch of pro wrestlers to wrestle and they don't want to. I just thought it was unbelievable. They're mad at us because we started to draw a crowd."

Hall and Kevin Nash joined WCW from WWF in May and June 1996 respectively. At Bash at the Beach later that summer, they would form the nWo alongside Hulk Hogan. The faction was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2020.

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