Wednesday Quick Hit..Kevin Nash Comments..JR's Take...Got Sauce? WWEShop.com Sell JR's Worldwide

Preparing to head to Orlando for Thursday night's NXT tapings. Before I go, this...

NXT will tape three, one hour broadcasts Thursday night and tickets are available at Full Sail University from 4-7 pm at the box office. The taping starts at 6:30 and should conclude around 9:30. Great atmosphere for true wrestling fans.

I expect the young talents to continue to step up and work to improve their game on all levels. The opportunity to impress for these young performers has no better platform.

Lots of controversy seemingly on some of my friend @RealKevinNash comments recently on Twitter. Kevin talked about the "death of wrestling" and how, in his view, smaller wrestlers aren't the answer to 'revitalizing' a 'dead' business.

First of all, the Grantland piece on Kevin was fantastic. Well written and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I enjoy most Grantland features and am a regular reader. If you haven't read them regularly and are a sport's fan, I highly recommend the site. Especially the writings of Bill Simmons who is brilliant, a long time wrestling fan and is in touch and has strong opinions on several things.

That may be the point here...strong opinions. I don't agree with every opinion from people that I like and respect including Kevin Nash. But I will fight my Oklahoma ass off for his right to express himself. That goes for you, too.

I'm an old school guy who thinks that wrestlers come in all shapes and sizes and that the final, final decree on how well said talents produce is ultimately left up to the consumer aka the fans. 

Lots of sub six feet tall athletes have been huge box office draws in the biz over the years. There are too many to mention here.

Several big men who have migrated into the pro wrestling world simply because of their size have failed. Some haven't. Kevin Nash was and still is very successful. He's made a lot of money and he's saved it. Smart guy. Out of the entire Grantland piece the thing that I felt was most compelling for today's wrestlers, rookies, wannabe's, etc, is that Kevin Nash made big money and he took care of it. 

Nash is a brilliant guy...love him or hate him. He's a survivor and by any means necessary which at times doesn't sit well with some people. 

I helped give Kevin one of his first breaks while we were both in Atlanta in the early 90's when WCW management, and I use that term loosely, did not know what to do with an athletic, 7 footer who could talk and who had a great look. When management heard Kev in on my WSB Radio show it opened their eyes to what they potentially had. 

No, I don't agree with Kevin on his smaller wrestlers theory as I like all that have true talent. But I do defend his right to express himself and chuckle at the ability that he has to manipulate fans and peers alike in 140 characters or less. 

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Most everyone agrees that Ric Flair is "the best" but I don't see many arguing that he is the largest.

Opinions are like a**holes,Everybody has one. When I read Mr.Nash's comments I thought to myself," This is the same guy who thought the finger poke of death was brilliant."

J.R. I pray that everything is well in your hometown. I live a state over and we have been hearing about the havoc this fire has caused.

Totally stupid comments by Kevin Nash saying "Wrestling died at WrestleMania 20 when Chris Benoit and Eddie Guerrero were the 2 main champions and their emotional ending to the show".  Was wrestling dead at WrestleMania's 25 and 26 when The Undertaker and Shawn Michaels put on 2 of the greatest matches in wrestling history? Was wrestling dead earlier this year when The Undertaker and Triple H put on a classic that'll be talked about for decades to come at WrestleMania 28? Here's an opinion of my own... "WCW died the day Kevin Nash ended Bill Goldbergs undefeated streak at Starcade '98".  I wonder who the genius was that came up with that idea? Both Benoit and Guerrero put on some of the most exciting matches we've ever seen while i can't think of one Kevin Nash match that i'd call great. Not one. And good for Chris Jericho to come to the defense of two guys who are not around to defend themselves.

I always believed Vince allowed "OZ" to go back to WCW along with Hogan and Hall to put the final touches on the takeover. The writing was on the wall and Vince is no dummy. He sent his headhunters for a masterful coperate takeover and Nash gained a measure of revenge for the OZ gimmick. Genious !!  TNA anybody ?

The Grantland article about Nash is very good, but it sounds like Nash already has plenty of money; why is he still spending his free time signing autographs in tiny gyms? 

Nash is a moron, does he think Benoit and Guerrero were big guys? And Razor, you nailed it. Nash ending Goldberg's streak was pure ego on Nash's part as he was head booker at the time!

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