91 Facts About Kevin Nash

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Kevin Scott Nash was born on July 9,1959 and is an American professional wrestler and actor, signed to WWE under a legends contract.

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From 1993 through early 1996, Kevin Nash performed for the WWF under an alpha male, biker thug gimmick named Diesel .

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Between WWF, WCW, and TNA, Kevin Nash has won a total of 20 championships, including being a five-time world champion and a 12-time world tag team champion between the three promotions.

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Kevin Nash was a member of The Kliq, an influential backstage group that included Shawn Michaels, Triple H, Scott Hall, and X-Pac and Cam and Josh.

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At a most noteworthy period of his career, Kevin Nash reached the peak of his wrestling career success while in WCW when he became one of the three founding members of the New World Order, along with Hulk Hogan and Scott Hall.

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Kevin Nash was inducted individually into the WWE Hall of Fame class of 2015 and in 2020 as a member of the New World Order alongside Hogan, Hall, and X-Pac.

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Kevin Nash was born on July 9,1959, to a devout Christian family in southwest Detroit, Michigan.

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At the University of Tennessee, Kevin Nash was a center for the Tennessee Volunteers basketball team.

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Kevin Nash reconsidered his options and instead moved to Europe, where he played basketball professionally for various teams.

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Kevin Nash'scareer ended in 1981 in Germany when he tore his anterior cruciate ligament.

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Kevin Nash debuted in World Championship Wrestling as the orange-mohawked "Steel, " one half of the tag team known as The Master Blasters.

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Kevin Nash was then rebranded as simply The Master Blaster in February 1991 and suffered his first singles defeat on February 27,1991, when he was pinned by The Junkyard Dog.

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Week later, Kevin Nash reappeared under his new gimmick, having been repackaged as the silver-haired Oz, a character based on the Wizard of Oz from the 1900 children's book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

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Kevin Nash wrestled as Oz throughout the remainder of 1991 and went on a lengthy losing streak, suffering defeats by Kazmaier, Rick Steiner, Dustin Rhodes, and Arachnaman.

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In June 1993, Kevin Nash left WCW, signing a contract with the WWF at the request of Shawn Michaels.

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However, Kevin Nash was no longer a tag team champion, as Michaels' actions resulted in the team being forced to vacate the titles.

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Kevin Nash explained on the WWE Classics on Demand exclusive series Legends of Wrestling that Hall had been the first to sign with the company and was offered a contract that paid him "above Sting money" .

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Kevin Nash said to Vince McMahon that he did not want to leave the WWF and that if McMahon was willing to match the offer, he would stay.

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At Bash at the Beach, Hall and Kevin Nash fought the team of Lex Luger, Sting, and Randy Savage and promised to add one more man to their entourage.

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Kevin Nash began to show his leadership qualities in the nWo, and became a sort of "second in command" alongside Hogan.

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Kevin Nash became the leader of nWo Wolfpac, alongside Savage, Curt Hennig, and Konnan.

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Kevin Nash survived to the end after literally clearing his ring out and big booting Lex Luger, who had Scott Hall in the Torture Rack, over the top rope, and earned his shot at the title.

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At Starrcade, Kevin Nash won the WCW World Heavyweight Championship from Goldberg after Scott Hall shocked Goldberg with a stun gun.

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Meanwhile, backstage, Kevin Nash became WCW's head booker in February 1999 and helped write some of the later angles for WCW.

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In May 1999, Kevin Nash won the WCW World Heavyweight Championship for the second time by defeating Diamond Dallas Page at Slamboree.

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Kevin Nash was pinned by Savage and lost his championship, but would get his revenge the next night on Nitro in a title match between Savage and a returning Hulk Hogan, and in a similar situation to Savage's first title defense from the previous year, he used a Jackknife Powerbomb on Savage, preserving the victory for Hogan.

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The following week Kevin Nash attacked Hogan during a match pitting Hogan against Vicious.

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28.

On October 4,1999, Kevin Nash returned to WCW along with Scott Hall, which was later revealed to be a new version of the nWo involving Kevin Nash, Hall, Bret Hart, and Jeff Jarrett called 'nWo 2000'.

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Kevin Nash won the WCW World Heavyweight Championship again from Booker T on the August 28,2000 episode of Monday Nitro in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

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30.

Kevin Nash aligned himself with Diamond Dallas Page, reuniting the Vegas Connection, but renamed The Insiders.

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31.

Kevin Nash lost another "retirement" match to Scott Steiner at SuperBrawl Revenge, but it would not be long before WCW announced the sale of the company to the World Wrestling Federation.

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At WrestleMania X8, Kevin Nash continually interfered in the match between Hall and Austin to the point where he was forced to return backstage.

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Kevin Nash teamed up with Michaels and Booker T against Triple H, Ric Flair and Chris Jericho in a six-man tag team match at Backlash which ended with Triple H picking up the win for his team, pinning Kevin Nash after hitting him with a sledgehammer.

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Triple H would get himself disqualified and kept the title as a result, but this did not stop Kevin Nash from attacking Triple H following the match, putting him through the announcer's table with a Jackknife Powerbomb.

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35.

Kevin Nash then stepped away from in-ring action and underwent neck surgery.

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Kevin Nash debuted in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling alongside the returning Scott Hall on November 7,2004, at the inaugural monthly TNA pay-per-view, Victory Road, with the duo helping NWA World Heavyweight Champion Jeff Jarrett retain his title in a ladder match with Jeff Hardy.

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Kevin Nash received a title shot against Jarrett on February 13,2005, at Against All Odds, but lost following interference from the debuting Outlaw.

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Kevin Nash was later discharged from the hospital, having suffered a mild cardiac episode.

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Kevin Nash went on to announce that he intended to destroy the X Division in order to reassert his position within TNA.

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Kevin Nash continued to attack X Division wrestlers over subsequent weeks, leading to Sabin challenging him to a match at Slammiversary.

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Kevin Nash defeated Sabin at Slammiversary in his second televised match in almost a year, albeit with the assistance of Shelley.

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Kevin Nash then decided to go for the X Division championship.

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43.

From a wheelchair, Kevin Nash was helpless as he watched Shelley lose the match to Sabin.

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Kevin Nash took an interest in Starr, which seemed to be at the behest of Shelley.

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Kevin Nash then worked with the X Division stars in a weekly segment known as the Paparazzi Championship Series .

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Kevin Nash became a manager of sorts for Lethal, helping him adopt a gimmick where he impersonated "Macho Man" Randy Savage.

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Kevin Nash then engaged in a brief program with TNA Heavyweight Champion Kurt Angle, which eventually culminated in Kevin Nash aiding Angle.

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Kevin Nash warned the Angles about how dangerous Sting can be based on Kevin Nash's experience feuding with Sting in WCW.

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At Bound for Glory, Kevin Nash interfered on Angle's behalf during his World Title defense against Sting.

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Angle eventually attacked Kevin Nash, who retaliated by Jackknife Powerbombing Angle in the middle of the ring.

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51.

An enraged Kevin Nash demanded a match with Angle, but TNA Management's public face, Jim Cornette, instead booked Kevin Nash into a tag team match as Angle's partner against Sting and a partner of his choosing, with the stipulation being that the person gaining the pinfall or submission would be crowned the new TNA World Heavyweight Champion.

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One month later, Kevin Nash returned at Bound for Glory IV and in a swerve, struck Joe in the back with Sting's bat, helping Sting win the TNA World Heavyweight Championship, turning heel in the process.

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53.

Kevin Nash was removed from the card for Genesis due to a staph infection, and was replaced by Cute Kip.

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However, Kevin Nash lost the title only three days later to Mick Foley.

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55.

At Bound for Glory Kevin Nash lost the Legends Title to Eric Young in a 3-way match, which included Hernandez.

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However, the following month at Turning Point Kevin Nash helped World Elite members Doug Williams and Brutus Magnus retain their TNA World Tag Team Championship.

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At Final Resolution Kevin Nash took part in the "Feast or Fired" match and won the briefcase containing a shot at the TNA World Tag Team Championship.

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Kevin Nash turned on Young and helped the Band pick up the victory, which finally gave them contracts with the company.

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Kevin Nash gained a measure of revenge on Young by defeating him in a steel cage match at Lockdown.

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Later in the night, Kevin Nash replaced Syxx-Pac, who no-showed the event, and teamed up with Hall in a St Louis Street Fight, where they were defeated by Team 3D.

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Kevin Nash later named Young one third of the champions under the Freebird Rule.

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62.

Kevin Nash'slast TNA appearance was a taped broadcast on October 14,2010, when Nash and Sting both announced they were walking away from TNA rather than being a part of Hogan and Bischoff's regime.

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In January 2011 Kevin Nash signed a new contract with TNA, but was granted a release before reappearing on television, after being contacted by WWE.

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Kevin Nash teamed with Waltman for a win against Road Dogg and Billy Gunn.

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65.

On September 23,2012, Kevin Nash made his debut for All Japan Pro Wrestling, teaming with Keiji Mutoh in a tag team match, where they defeated Seiya Sanada and Taiyo Kea with Kevin Nash pinning Sanada with the Jackknife Powerbomb for the win.

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Kevin Nash briefly signed with Global Force Wrestling as a "Legend" to help promote events and tours, making appearances at two GFW events on August 28 and 29,2015.

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On January 30,2011, at the Royal Rumble, Kevin Nash, billed as Diesel for the first time since 1996, returned to the promotion, taking part in the Royal Rumble Match.

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The following night on Raw, Kevin Nash claimed Triple H, on-screen chief operating officer of WWE, had instructed him by text to attack the winner.

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Kevin Nash was signed to an on-screen contract the next week by John Laurinaitis and demanded a match against Punk.

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At Night of Champions, Kevin Nash interfered in their match, alongside The Miz and R-Truth.

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Kevin Nash went on to face Triple H at TLC: Tables, Ladders and Chairs in a ladder match with a sledgehammer hanging above the ring which he lost by pinfall after a sledgehammer shot to the face, ending the feud in the process.

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In late 2012 and early 2013, Kevin Nash began appearing on WWE's developmental training show, NXT.

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Kevin Nash initially appeared as the guest Match Commissioner for the night, a title given to him at the request of Dusty Rhodes.

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The reunion turned into a reunion of D-Generation-X and Kevin Nash was awarded the title of being an honorary member of the stable.

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Kevin Nash competed in the 2014 Royal Rumble match as the 14th entrant, eliminating Jack Swagger before being eliminated by Roman Reigns.

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Kevin Nash was suspended by WWE on December 24,2014, following his arrest, but was quickly reinstated when the charges were dropped.

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On March 23,2015, it was announced that Kevin Nash would be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame class of 2015.

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Kevin Nash made a return to WWE for the Raw Reunion show on July 22,2019.

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On December 9,2019, it was announced that Kevin Nash would be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame for a second time as a member of nWo, together with Hogan, Hall, and Sean Waltman.

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On March 2,2016, Kevin Nash announced he will donate his brain to the CTE Center at Boston University and the Concussion Legacy Foundation after his death.

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Kevin Nash has been outspoken about supporting gay wrestlers in the business.

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In May 2011, Kevin Nash was arrested for battery by assaulting a drunk man in a parking lot of a restaurant in Florida, while he and his wife Tamara were leaving.

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In June 2011, it was announced by prosecutors that Kevin Nash was clear of all charges against him, stating that he was only acting in self-defense, as the drunk man was trying to flirt with Kevin Nash's wife.

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On December 24,2014, just after midnight, Kevin Nash was arrested for battery against his 18-year-old son, Tristen.

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Kevin Nash's lawyer maintains that Kevin Nash was only defending his wife the night he was arrested.

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Kevin Nash however has stated that in the mid-1990s, nobody drew because professional wrestling was in a major recession due to the Steroid Scandal.

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Kevin Nash jumping ship to WCW in 1996 along with Scott Hall has often been cited as the main reason behind Vince McMahon's decision to start offering downside guaranteed contracts to all of his talent in order to avoid a mass exodus of his talent roster and compete with WCW.

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Veteran wrestler "Macho Man" Randy Savage credited Kevin Nash for spearheading the nWo Wolfpac faction in 1998 which grew in popularity with the fans and became the company's hottest selling merchandise.

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89.

In 1991, Kevin Nash made his acting debut in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze as the genetically enhanced version of the villain, Shredder, called the Super Shredder.

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In 1999, Kevin Nash created and co-wrote a comic book titled Kevin Nash, set in a dystopian future and featuring himself as the primary character.

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Kevin Nash appeared in a fight scene as The Russian in the 2004 film The Punisher.

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