Kevin Nash’s WWE Run In 2011

 Hi Scott,
  Was Kevin Nash's WWE run in 2011 supposed to have lasted beyond that year?  After the "Sledgehammer Ladder Match" that he lost to HHH at TLC that December, they had the announcers afterwards say that Nash "would be out of action for 6 months" multiple times.  I always found that to be odd, especially if he was not planning on returning.  

I think everyone involved has always said that it was just a finite run for Nash to say goodbye, but I freely admit to not paying that much attention to it at the time.