Kevin Nash Says the Rock Opened the Doors for All Wrestlers in Hollywood

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Kevin Nash recently spoke to Daily DDT about a new acting role that he has. In the interview, he praises Dwayne The Rock Johnson for opening the door to Hollywood for all wrestlers:

“I think that Dwayne [Johnson] has opened the door for all of us. I think that he’s been so box office, and I think the stigma is the opposite. I think the stigma is it’s more of a draw.

It’s a very crossover crowd. The thing is, you ever look at a Raw taping or anything like that, the demographic we’re really probably the strongest with is 9 to 12-year-old males. But the beauty of that is that 9 to 12-year-old males don’t drive, so they gotta drag their mom and dad or their neighbor, and the next thing you know you got a demographic that’s from 9 to 45.

I think demographically it’s proven that especially people who say, “No, I’ve never really watched wrestling,” 2 minutes later they’re telling you 5 or 6 different angles they remembered when they were kids. I mean, I grew up watching when I was a kid. I got away from it for a long time because I played basketball, you know that was kind of my love, but then I got injured playing basketball.

I came back and went to the arena and watched WWF at the time and I was like, “Wow, I think I can do that. I think that’s something I could do.” 30 years later I’m done, but it was a good run.”

Kevin also discusses whether or not he feels wrestling has helped him with acting. To read the full interview, click here.

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