Cody Deaner spoke recently with Fightful about what it was like to share a ring with Kevin Nash, and how the big man helped calm his nerves.
Working alongside the former Diesel for Border City Wrestling, Deaner commented on Nash’s demeanor and how it helped him:
“The first time I wrestled with Kev I was a little bit nervous, but he immediately put me at ease in the ring. I’m like, ‘Okay, this guy,’ I’ve always thought he was cool, and then you’re like, ‘Now, I know why they call you Big Daddy Cool.’ That is not just a catchphrase or a gimmick. He is cool. So I got to know Kevin by hanging out with him backstage and spending some time with him, and then after the shows.”
Deaner also recalled getting Nash to dance. During his indie run, Deaner would enter the ring to “Pour Some Sugar On Me” by Def Leppard. True to form, Deaner would pour sugar on himself and dance. He was dared by current Impact Wrestling Executive Vice President Scott D’Amore to get Nash to do it as well, and “Big Daddy Cool” was up for it, busting out some dance moves of his own. “My favorite memory of working with Kevin Nash was getting him to dance,” recalled Cody.