Exclusive: Why Nash Isn’t Diesel, Alberto Del Rio Connection

Nick Paglino

Kevin NashI have spoken with several people today and while most have NO idea what's going on with Kevin Nash and said that he was never around the other talent this weekend, there were a couple of things that seemed interesting.

Kevin Nash worked the "Gathering of the Juggalos" even in Illinois over the weekend.  He got in on late Friday night and wrestled a match with Sean Waltman (Scott Hall was there as well being taped for an upcoming E:60 feature on ESPN) against Kip and BG James.  He was scheduled for another indy shot in Wisconsin with Kip and BG, but had pulled out a couple of days prior to the event.  He told a couple of the guys at the Gathering that it had something to do with a new movie he got casted in and told others that his neck was acting up.  He left Illinois at 4 in the morning to head back to Memphis for an early afternoon flight.  Most assume he knew at that point that he was headed to California for SummerSlam.

One person I spoke with this morning told me that the new WWE '12 game features "Kevin Nash", not "Diesel", and that's more than likely the main reason the commentators announced him by his real name last night on the pay per view, rather than saying "Diesel".  It's also a big part of why they are bringing Kevin back now as they gear up to promote the game hard and heavy. 

No one knows anything about Kevin's contract situation at this point and whether or not he's signed a new deal separate from the "Legends" contract he signed back around the Rumble. 

As far as the direction they will be going with Nash's interference from last night, one source told me that the writers were not told anything last night.  However, one writer said today that Alberto Del Rio is apparently "not" the one behind Nash attacking CM Punk as a way for him to cash in the MITB contract and win the WWE Championship.  It's no surprise that Vince, Hunter and Stephanie are keeping this thing very quiet. 

You can follow Chris Cash on Twitter @RealityofChris and check back today for his review of last night's WWE SummerSlam, exclusively on WrestleZone.com.

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