NAILZ - FAQ
Who played Nailz?
Nailz was played by Kevin Wacholz. Before joining the WWF he was known as
Kevin Kelly in the independents.
What was Nailz suppose to be?
Nailz was supposably a convict who had escaped/been released from jail who
felt he was abused by Big Boss Man(since Boss man played a cop).
What else did he do in WWF besides feud with Big Boss Man?
He didn't do anything after his feud with Boss Man. He was suppose to start
a big feud with The Ultimate Warrior but Warrior refused and quit the
company. He was then suppose to feud with the Undertaker but was fired
before it started.
Why did he leave the WWF?
At a WWF television taping in December 1992 Wacholz and McMahon got into an
argument about Wacholz's pay and when McMahon refused to give him more money. Wacholz got very angry and started choking McMahon. Wacholz was then fired
on the spot.
After Wacholz was kicked out of the room he went to the phone and files a
police report claiming that McMahon sexually harassed him. Wacholz claimed
McMahon had done it before in Madison Square Garden and when he did it again
he flipped out. No charges were ever filed and is believed to be made up by
Wacholz. Either way both Wacholz and the WWF sued each other in cases that
Wacholz later ended up testifying in the McMahon steroid trial and said that
McMahon told him to take steroids to get pushed in the WWF. He also said
that he hated McMahon and would do anything to get him so the jury basically
didn't believe anything he said because of it.
Has he ever wrestled anywhere else since?
Yes. Wacholz signed with WCW briefly in 1993 as a replacement for Sid. The
"Nailz" name was copyrighted by the WWF though so he wrestled as "The
Prisoner". He had one match fighting Sting at Slamboree 1993 and left before
having another match.
Did he assault Vince McMahon?
Earl Hebner claimed he was able to see what happened through a slightly
opened door and said, "He (Wacholz) launched across the room, grabbed him by
the throat and threw him down." Sgt. Slaughter, Gorilla Monsoon, Dave Hebner
and Arnold Skaaland all came in to pull Wacholz off McMahon. Hebner claimed
to have seen that there was no sexual assault. The police came and a report
was given by Wacholz.
I believe he tried bringing a suit against the WWF for wrongful termination
or other unfair practices, but I don't believe it went anywhere (this was
around the time when the WWF didn't need any more bad publicity, so they
were quick to settle cases out of court).