Regarding Kevin Nash’s 2015 WWE Hall of Fame induction, the company pushed hard to have him go in as Diesel but he just wouldn’t do it according to PWInsider.

Nash wanted to go in under his real name so he could take advantage of any additional credibility that the induction might bring to his other projects. It was also said that Nash didn’t want to go in as Diesel because Diesel was one of the worst drawing WWE Champions and he didn’t want that to be associated with his legacy.

Vince McMahon and several other long-time WWE executives were not happy over the talk about how Nash helped change the wrestling business with guaranteed contracts. The feeling at the time was that WCW was trying to put WWE out of business and because Vince took it personal at the time, Nash’s speech brought up a lot of old angry feelings on one of the most special nights of the year.