Kevin Nash Reveals How Pro Wrestling Has Had An Influence On Hollywood


As we’ve been reporting here on eWn, WWE Hall of Famer Kevin Nash is featured in the new film Chick Fight. During a recent interview with the Miami Herald, Nash commented on wrestlers like The Rock, Batista and Hulk Hogan having pro wrestling become an influence in Hollywood. He said,

“Stallone was bigger than life then and I had no idea who Hulk Hogan was,” Nash said. “He was really the first one to open the door. Wrestling was still the red-headed stepchild. I don’t think it was until Dwayne, everything he did with opening number one at the box office, Dwayne is the one that really has made it sheik to be a pro wrestler or ex-pro wrestler and be in this field. A guy like Dave Bautista, he’s a lead but he also does smart things. He did the role in Blade Runner. He reads the script and realizes that the character is intricate to the story.”

“When I read the first Magic Mike, I was like, ‘Tarzan doesn’t really have much to say or do, but if you look at the arc, if Tarzan doesn’t smoke weed, The Kid doesn’t dance and the movie doesn’t get made. In John Wick, Francis doesn’t have that big of a scene but he’s memorable because he’s the only person that walks away alive. When I read a script and something is offered to me, I look at it and say, ‘It’s not much, but if handled right, it’s a nice piece of work.’”

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