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Hall And Nash On Asking Vince For More Money Before Leaving For WCW

The Outsiders, Kevin Nash and Scott Hall were recent guests on "Legends with JBL" and one interesting highlight from the interview had to do with the conversation Hall had with Vince McMahon, where they asking for more money, before he left for WCW:

"I was never a mark about winning or losing. I was always in the business like it’s a team sport. I considered myself the Tito Santana of my era. Upper-middle babyface. By that time, when you went through me you had Diesel, then you had Shawn. But, I was that guy, if you had a match through me and if you got through me then you went up, and if not, you go down. I was a babyface. They kept chanting my name; and at that time it was a private company. I went to Vince and said, “Hey boss, is it my ring work, my mic skills, is there anything else I need to do? He said, “No, you’re doing great.” I said to him that I was curious because my pay has plateaued, but I realize at that time to Vince, if you make more, it is coming out of his pocket, you know, so I said, listen, I’m no mathematician, but I do look at the merchandise statements, if we move to the decimal places a little bit, will the McMahon family notice because the Hall family would. He said, nope, I’m not going to do it. I asked for the same pay as Shawn and Undertaker and he said no, I’m not going to do it. I knew I was going to meet with Vince, I said, ok, if a fan buys a Razor shirt, since that is their money, can I have more of that? No, he replied. I still want to work for you, but can I go to Japan and work like 10-12 weeks a year and get some of their money? He goes, well, I’m not going to say no, but if I let you go down there I’m going to need you here, and I went, ok, like ouch. I saw my opportunities closing."

And Nash added:

"I left on the 6th of June and my son was born June 12th. We’ve done the “starving artist,” so now I want to get paid. I got into this business to get paid. I’m a Detroit kid, that is what you do. You are brought up with that blue-collar mentality."

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