It’s time for another installment of the ongoing eWN editorial series I call, “Backstage Fight Stories.” For those interested, here are the previous four installments:
Without further ado, let’s take a look at part five. In this installment of the series, we’re going to look at the tale of Vince McMahon vs. Nailz.
Nailz, real name Kevin Walcholz, was an ex-con character brought into WWE in the early 1990s to feud with Big Boss Man, a police character. You have to be a die-hard fan of WWE to remember Nailz, because the incident I’m about to describe pretty much ended his career.
The year was 1992. Nailz, who worked against Virgil in the second match on the show, was upset about his payoff from the event. SummerSlam 1992 took place at Wembley Stadium in London, England, and outside of the famous WrestleMania III event, was the second-largest attendance ever featured for a live WWE event.
So Nailz, who worked the event, felt he was underpaid. He went to the bosses office to complain. Apparently McMahon basically blew off Nailz’s complaints, which angered Walcholz even more. As the story goes, Nailz then attacked McMahon in his office and choked him completely unconscious to the point that he reportedly turned blue.
It goes without saying, Nailz was fired for the incident.
Interestingly enough, Nailz was set to work a main event program with Ultimate Warrior, one that likely would have paid quite well. This is where the story gets even more interesting.
Everyone is aware of the fact that McMahon was part of a major steroid trial in the 1990s. It was a trial that could have resulted in a lengthy prison stint for McMahon. McMahon was eventually acquitted, however, and depending on which story you believe, he might have Nailz to thank for it.
Apparently Walcholz, who was called as one of the witnesses for the prosecution, and was supposed to help put McMahon in jail, ended up contradicting himself so many times during the trial that he is quite possibly one of the key reasons McMahon was acquitted.
Lucky break. I guess you could say Nailz “choked” under the pressure. I know, bad joke. Couldn’t resist.
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