Former WWE star claims that he confronted Vince McMahon because he was owed money

In 1992, it was reported that Kevin Wacholz aka Nailz was fired from WWE after allegedly getting into a confrontation with Vince McMahon that turned physical. While being interviewed by, Nailz commented on the what happened leading up to his departure from WWE and here are the highlights courtesy of

The creative direction of his character: “I don’t know what he had in his mind as far as where the character was gonna go and what he was gonna do with it. All I found out was from the office was ‘we want you to do this, we want you to do that.’ Unfortunately, it didn’t work out for a longer run because I believe that he basically missed the boat. He could have used me and the character for a long time. All the fans that come out say, ‘I wish you were there for a lot longer because we really loved your character, we really loved your intensity…'”

Why he confronted McMahon: “I just wanted to discuss the contract and the different monetary…basically the aspect that he owed me money and I wanted to get paid for the work. I wanted to get paid for the services rendered. He promised me that I’d make a lot of money in WWF and I believe that I fulfilled my part. I played the character well. I put people in the seats and he didn’t fulfill his part and that was what we discussed…”

Looking back on his departure: “You have to stand up for yourself. You’re not a man if you let some other person step on you and treat you like a bug and squash you like a cockroach. He owed me money. I believe if people don’t stand up for themselves, there’s nobody gonna do it. You have to do it for yourself. That’s the type of person I am. I stand up for myself and if I don’t believe in something, I’ll let you know. I’ll air my grievances. With him, people were afraid to talk to him. There were many many people that just wouldn’t go in and talk to him. He would run through them. He squashed a lot of people’s careers. He squashed a lot of people’s livelihoods and people just didn’t say what was on their mind. They were afraid to talk to him. He ran into the wrong guy.”