Posted July 9th, 2012 by 1Wrestling News Team


There was no more important component of yesteryear’s wrestling product than a federation’s heavyweight title belt. The man given that 10 pounds of metal and leather was also implicitly given the responsibility of headlining the company’s major events. In return, the federation would by putting this champion over, strengthening him in the eyes of fans, building a superhero. Unless you are Kevin Nash in the WWE in 1995, that is.

In his edition of “Timeline: The History of WWE – 1995,” released today on DVD at, Kevin Nash outlines a title run rife with bizarre decisions on the part of WWE decision makers. These decisions seemed almost an intentional effort to weaken Nash, not commit to his push, and ultimately, keep him in line. Strange? Indeed. Among the odd booking decisions outlined in the DVD are Nash not headlining Wrestlemania that year as champion, and also not appearing in the Midway Wrestlemania video game released that year. The opponents he was given right out of the gate to build him as champion included Bob Backlund and Mabel.

“You’re our guy…but your pitch count is 30,” Nash said in describing the company’s attitude toward him once giving him the strap. It was this company’s attitude towards its stars that led to the formation of a united band of stars…a kliq, if you will. Nash chroicnles the formation of that group, as well as the various ways they sought to exercise a very real level of control of the WWE, and the casualties that befell those in their way.

This edition of the popular, historical DVD series went on sale today at


  1. By John Lonce, posted

    All true except look at how bad WWE of 1995 was!! I do agree that Nash/HBK should have headlined Wrestlemania over LT/Bam Bam. Who really WAS there for him to face? He wrestled Bret at the Rumble to a draw. At 2 PPV defenses against Sid (loses one by DQ and he wins a lumberjack match). with Bam Bam beat beat Sid and Tatanka at KOTR in a tag match. Wins the tag belts with HBK. Loses by DQ to the Bulldog. Beats Mabel at Summerslam. Loses the belt to Bret in Novemver. Granted the WWE of 95 was weak, the 2 DQ loses to Sid and The Bulldog should have been wins for Nash, as at the time, they were the best heels in the company. As weak as it was, they could have worked better with what they had.

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