Kevin Nash

Kevin Nash
Kevin Nash Hall of Fame 2015.jpg
Nash at the WWE Hall of Fame in 2015
Birth nameKevin Scott Nash
Born (1959-07-09) July 9, 1959 (age 59)
Detroit, Michigan, United States[1]
ResidencePonce Inlet, Florida, United States
Spouse(s)
Tamara McMichael (m. 1988)
Children1
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Chet Lemon[2]
Diesel[1]
Kevin Nash[1]
Master Blaster Steel[3]
Oz[1]
Vinnie Vegas[1]
Billed height6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)[4]
Billed weight328 lb (149 kg)[4]
Billed fromDetroit, Michigan by way of Anaheim, California[1]
The Steel Mines
Emerald City
North Scottsdale, Arizona
Trained byJody Hamilton[4]
DebutSeptember 5, 1990

Kevin Scott Nash (born July 9, 1959) is an American actor and professional wrestler, currently[when?] signed to WWE under their Legends program and is the current Big Time Wrestling Heavyweight Champion.

Following a college basketball career for the University of Tennessee, Nash played professionally for German Bundesliga squad Gießen 46ers for a short time, until a knee injury ended his career. Nash has wrestled under several ring names, but is best known for his work under his real name in World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA). Nash also found success in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE), where he was originally billed as Diesel. In 1994, Nash (as Diesel) won all three titles comprising the WWF Triple Crown and at that year's Slammy Awards won the MVP (now Superstar of the Year) and (with Shawn Michaels) Best Tag Team (now Tag Team of the Year) awards. Between WWE, WCW and TNA, Nash has won a total of 21 championships, including being a five-time world champion (four-time WCW World Heavyweight Champion and one-time WWF Champion) and a 12-time world tag team champion between the three promotions. Nash's 358-day WWF Championship reign is the longest of the 1990s. During his time in WCW, Nash became the first wrestler to defeat Goldberg and in the process ended his undefeated streak of 173–0 at Starrcade in 1998.

Nash was a member of The Kliq, an influential backstage group that included Shawn Michaels, Triple H, Scott Hall and Sean Waltman. He is also one of the three founding members of the New World Order (nWo), along with Hulk Hogan and Scott Hall. Nash was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame class of 2015.

Early life

Nash was born on July 9, 1959, to a devout Christian family, in southwest Detroit, Michigan.[5] Nash's father, Robert, died of a heart attack on April 4, 1968, aged 36, when Nash was eight years old.[6][7] On December 27, 1994, Nash's mother, Wanda, died after a four-year struggle against breast cancer.[1] He attended Aquinas High School, followed by the University of Tennessee, where he majored in psychology and minored in educational philosophy.[8] At the University of Tennessee, Nash was a center for the Tennessee Volunteers basketball team. He remained on the team from 1977 to 1980, during which time the team made it to the NCAA Sweet 16.[9] Following a physical altercation with head coach Don DeVoe and a series of other on-campus incidents, Nash did not play a fourth year for the Volunteers,[8][10] and he attempted to transfer to Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio.

Nash reconsidered his options and instead moved to Europe, where he played basketball professionally for various teams.[1] His career ended in 1981 in Germany (while playing for the Gießen 46ers) when he tore his anterior cruciate ligament.[10] With his basketball career over, Nash enlisted in the 202nd Military Police Company in Giessen, Germany and served in a secure NATO facility for two years, during which time he was promoted to the rank of specialist. After working on an assembly line at Ford Motor Company and as the floor manager of a strip club in Atlanta, Georgia, he decided to try professional wrestling.[8][11]

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