Kevin Nash talked about many topics in the "Kliq This" podcast, and one of the topics was his relationship with Gene Okerlund. Nash has a lot of respect for him. “He was a 5’8″ Sean Connery. He was so great.
He had the driest humor. I loved him, man. Anytime he would say, ‘Hey Nash, you want to come down after that and we’ll get a pop’, I would be like, ‘F*ck yea.’ I would belly up to the bar with him all the time”.
Kevin Nash on Hall of Fame induction
Nash also revealed that Larry Zbyszko was high during the Hall of Fame induction. “I went into the Hall of Fame in 2015. Gene is next to me. Zbyszko had gotten stoned before he went out and did the Hall of Fame.
Of course, you think in your mind,’ I’ll get stoned and I’ll be really entertaining.’ Larry got on the Parliament Big Ben in European Vacation and couldn’t get off. So he came up and he walks by.
He’s on Gene’s side. I’m C, he’s D, and Larry is on the other side of Gene in the aisle. Larry said, ‘How was it?’ Gene said ‘It was the absolute drizzling sh*ts. It’s the worst thing I’ve ever seen in my life Larry.’ Nobody would ever say that.
Larry looked at him and he was waiting for Gene, and Gene just turned back to me and we were talking”. - he said, as quoted by pwmania.com. Alcohol was also an inevitable thing. “We had already had drinks. We had drinks in front of us.
Gene and I had drank the whole way to Atlanta. I think he would fly to West Palm and I would fly to Daytona. He had to make a phone call. He went out and made a phone call. We walked out of the, I still call them Crown rooms even though they’re sky lounges now, but back then, they were always the Crown rooms.
We walked in there and we drank until it was the last call before our flights. We were a gate apart. I know he got on that plane and got a drink the minute, because I know I did”. “At that point, Gene switched to Vodka because he was waiting on a liver transplant or a kidney transplant or something”.