Kevin Nash: Vince McMahon wanted me to fight Mike Tyson for charity

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When it comes to WWE and Vince McMahon, you should never be surprised with what you hear.

You just need to take a look back on the WWE Network at some of the storylines the company have run in the past just to get a taste of what boundaries McMahon has and what actually goes on in his head.

However, there was one former superstar who was not prepared to do a storyline for McMahon, and that man was Kevin Nash, who refused to fight boxing legend Mike Tyson.


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Why did he refuse? Because McMahon wanted it done for charity.

Nash retired from WWE several years ago and was inducted into the Hall of Fame back in 2015, with sporadic appearances on the product coming during Triple H's feud with CM Punk.

Nash, who was also known as Diesel, had a very successful stint with WWE, but fighting Tyson for charity was a step too far for the 6ft 10" superstar.

Speaking in a recent interview with Sports Illustrated, Nash detailed the time McMahon pitched him the idea of fighting Tyson, and also revealed his brilliant reaction.

Nash said: "They brought me up to WWE Headquarters, which was called Titan Tower at the time, and Vince went into this elaborate idea of me fighting Mike Tyson in Central Park.

"I asked him, ‘How much am I going to get paid?’ Vince said it was for charity, and I said, ‘F—. I ain’t fighting Mike Tyson and getting knocked the f— out for charity.’"

It's safe to say Nash was not keen on fighting Tyson for charity, and you can see why.

McMahon has had his fair share of boxing incidents inside the squared circle, however. Eric Esch, better known as Butterbean, at WrestleMania 15, Stone Cold Steve Austin ran into Tyson, whilst Big Show got his nose broken by Floyd Mayweather.

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