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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 9 July 1959Detroit, Michigan, USA
Birth NameKevin Scott Nash
Nicknames The Sexecutioner
The Giant Killa
Big Daddy Cool
Diesel
Big Sexy
Vinnie Vegas
Oz
Steel
Height 6' 9" (2.06 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Kevin Nash is one of the most well-known personalities in the wrestling business and has established himself not only in the realm of sports, but in the entertainment world, as well.

Kevin grew up in Detroit, Michigan with dreams of playing on a professional basketball team. He played basketball for the University of Tennessee and headed overseas for several years where his dream of becoming a pro-basketball player came true, playing for various European teams.

Only after serving in the United States Army for two years did Kevin's life turn to wrestling. He began working for WTBS and, in 1993, he signed with Vince McMahon and the World Wrestling Federation (WWF).

Kevin's work in TV and film includes Brothers (2009) (FOX), Love Boat: The Next Wave (1998) (UPN), Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (1996) (ABC), and Nikki (2000) (WB). He has also hosted "VH1's The List" and been a guest on such talk shows as "The Test", The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992), Politically Incorrect (1993) and Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003).

Kevin's additional work on the big screen includes Almighty Thor (2011) (dir. Christopher Ray), The Newest Pledge (2012) (dir. Jason Michael Brescia) and Monster Brawl (2011) (dir. Jesse Thomas Cook).

Kevin Nash has recently appeared in Steven Soderberg's Magic Mike (2012) with Matthew McConaughey and Channing Tatum as well as Rock of Ages (2012) (dir. Adam Shankman), with Tom Cruise, Paul Giamatti, and Russell Brand. Kevin has also appeared in Paramount Pictures' The Longest Yard (2005) (dir. Peter Segal), with Adam Sandler, Chris Rock and Burt Reynolds; in Marvel Comics'/Artisan Entertainment's The Punisher (2004) (dir. Jonathan Hensleigh), opposite John Travolta and Thomas Jane; and as "Bass Armstrong" in DOA: Dead or Alive (2006) (dir. Corey Yuen), based on the popular video game, with Jaime Pressly. Formerly in "TNA" Total Non-Stop Action Wrestling on Spike TV, Kevin is now back with "WWE" as "Diesel".

In his free time, Kevin spends time with his wife and son.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Kat Conran

Spouse (1)

Tamara Nash (29 October 1988 - present) (1 child)

Trade Mark (7)

His long hair, which goes down to his lower back, uncut since his WCW days. Part of his 'Big Sexy' trademark.
Trademark move: Chokeslam
Finishing move: Jackknife Powerbomb (Release Powerbomb)
Trademark move: Walking Sidewalk Slam
Trademark move: Big Boot
Trademark move: Snake Eyes
Towering height

Trivia (45)

Former WCW & WWF Tag Team Champion
Former member of the nWo & The Millionaire's Club
He is only 6' 10" tall. The 7' height was an exaggeration from his WCW days
Was offered the part in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze (1991) because they needed someone who could wear the heavy costume.
Professional wrestler
Won the Pro Wrestler of the Year Award
Fomer WWF Intercontinental Champion
Former WWF Heavyweight Champion
Former WCW Heavyweight Champion
One of 6 Pro Wrestler to ever win the WCW and WWF Heavyweight Championships in their career.
Was offerred the part of Sabertooth in X-Men (2000) but had to decline due to scheduling conflicts.
Lost to Booker Huffman (aka "Booker T") in his final reign as WCW Champion.
Won the WCW Championship by defeating Bill Goldberg.
Lost the WWF Championship to Bret Hart (aka "The Hitman") at Survivor Series in 1995.
Defeated 46-year-old Bob Backlund to win the WWF title for the first time.
Son Tristan Nash, born 1996.
Holds the record for the shortest WWF title win: eight seconds. As soon as the bell rang, Nash (as "Diesel") kicked WWF Champion Bob Backlund in the gut, drove him into the mat with a Jacknife Powerbomb, and picked up the win.
His face is never seen in his role as Super Shredder.
Planned on returning to the WWE on the March 31 episode of WWF Raw (1993), but pushed it back to April 7 because he didn't want to interfere in the WWE debut of Bill Goldberg.
Lost a "hair match" to Chris Jericho in August 2003, which resulted in his trademark long hair being cut. Nash's hair hadn't been cut since his original WWF stint in 1993.
Had his hair cut short for his role in The Punisher (2004). The WWE worked it into an angle where he lost a "Hair vs. Hair" match to Chris Jericho on the August 18, 2003 live edition of WWF Raw (1993).
During his last stint with the WWE, he wrestled against real-life friend Triple H in a 'Hell in a Cell' match for the World Heavyweight Championship at the June PPV, Bad Blood 2003. Although he lost, many considered this to be his best match in the WWE.
Was accidentally stabbed by actor Thomas Jane during the shooting of a knife fight scene in The Punisher (2004). It was reported that Nash didn't notice the wound until someone told him he was bleeding.
Former member of the nWo Outsiders
Former member of the nWo Wolfpac
After tearing his quadricep, was planning on returning to the WWF as his old character, Diesel, and even dyed his hair black. But by the time his return rolled around, his hair had turned gray.
3rd wrestler to appear in a Marvel comic book movie, others are Randy Savage (Spider-Man (2002)), Tyler Mane (X-Men (2000)) & Paul Levesque (aka "Triple H") (Blade: Trinity (2004)).
As of 2004, Kevin has technically retired, however he still makes odd tag match appearances with fellow Outsider Scott Hall.
Notable Title Wins Include: WWF Tag Team Titles; WWF Intercontinental Title; WWF Heavyweight Title; WCW Tag Team Titles; WCW Television Title; WCW World Title; WCW World War 3 (3 Ring Battle Royale) Winner 1998
Played basketball for the University of Tennessee
At the 1996 Great American Bash, he planted Eric Bischoff through the stage with a Jacknife Powerbomb.
At Souled Out 2000, defeated Terry Funk to become The Commissioner of WCW.
Was the first WWE Superstar to appear as a guest on Chris Jericho's Highlight Reel on the 5th May 2003 episode of WWF Raw (1993), where he and Paul Levesque (aka "Triple H") beat the holy hell out of each other, leading to their match at Judgment Day.
Previous Managers: Diamond Dallas Page, Dusty Rhodes, Harley Race, Pamela Anderson, Shawn Michaels, Merlin the Wizard (Kevin Sullivan), Ted DiBiase, Torrie Wilson.
With team-mate Scott Hall, Kevin Nash was defeated by the tag team, formed by Shinya Hashimoto and MMA legend Naoya Ogawa.
1998 WCW World War 3 Winner.
During his senior season in high school, he was rated the second-best prep basketball player in Michigan. First was Earvin Magic Johnson.
Former World Tag Team Champion.
Nash formed a tag team in WCW dubbed the "Master Blasters", with Al Greene.
Particapted in WCW Nitro's infamous "Fingerpoke of Doom" match. In which he was the WCW World Champion at the time. He was supposed to wrestle Hollywood Hulk Hogan for the title. When the match began Hogan poked him on the chest and he fell. Hogan then pinned him and won the title. This match was considered to be the start of WCW downfall and rating soon fell afterwards.
Was considered for the role of Little John in Robin Hood (2010).
Is one of two [now former] American professional wrestlers, along with Kurt Angle, to make a brief appearance in a film as a silent Russian character who brutally dominates the protagonist in a fight, only for the hero to miraculously escape defeat and/or death. Nash did this in The Punisher (2004), and Angle in Warrior (2011).
Currently wrestling in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (formerly known as NWA/TNA), whose primetime show TNA Impact! (official typeset: TNA iMPACT!)can now be seen on Spike TV every Thursday night from 9-11 PM. [October 2004]
Decided to not re-sign with WWE. [January 2004]
Returned to the WWE after being out nearly nine months with a quad injury. [April 2003]

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