wrestling / News

Kevin Nash Reveals Vince McMahon Shot Down His Budweiser Sponsor Pitch

March 13, 2024 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris
Vince McMahon WWE Smackdown Image Credit: WWE

– During a recent edition of Kliq This, WWE Hall of Famer Kevin Nash revealed he pitched to Vince McMahon an idea to have a Budweiser sponsorship in WWE by having the company’s logo on WWE ring turnbuckles at pay-per-view events. Vince McMahon promptly shot it down. Below are some highlights (via WrestlingInc.com):

Kevin Nash on pitching using the Budweiser logo for WWE ring turnbuckles at PPV events to Vince McMahon: “I had these guys interested in putting the Budweiser red, the Budweiser emblem, on the turnbuckles at pay-per-views. Just pay-per-views, not Raws, just the pay-per-views, something that people were buying anyway…I knew what production was costing, and they were talking probably around 200K you know? So I brought it back, I mean I brought it right to Vince and he says ‘no, we’re competing with Disney.'”

On how WWE started trying to get beer sponsorships in 1997 for Steve Austin: “Jump forward to ’97 and they’re trying everything they can to get a f**king beer sponsor with Steve.”