Kevin Nash

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Kevin Nash
Born (1959-07-09) July 9, 1959 (age 59)
Detroit, Michigan
Lives inPonce Inlet, Florida
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Chet Lemon
Diesel
Kevin Nash
Oz
Master Blaster Steel
Vinnie Vegas
Billed height6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)[1]
Billed fromDetroit, Michigan (Diesel 1994-96, WCW, WWE)
Scottsdale, Arizona (WCW)
Las Vegas, Nevada (as Vinnie Vegas and Diesel 1993-94)
Emerald City (as Oz)
The Steel Mines (as Steel)
Trained byJody Hamilton
Debut1990

Kevin Scott Nash (born July 9, 1959) is an American professional wrestler, former basketball player and actor. He is currently signed to WWE under a legends contract. Kevin Nash returned to the WWE during the 2011 Royal Rumble as a surprise entrant. Nash also wrestled for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) from 2004-2010.

On March 28, 2015, he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame by friend and Kliq member Shawn Michaels.[2]

In wrestling[change | change source]

Finishers[change | change source]

  • As Kevin Nash
    • Jackknife Powerbomb (Sheer-drop release power bomb)
  • As Diesel
    • Jackknife Powerbomb (Sheer-drop release powerbomb)
    • Right-handed knockout punch – 1993
  • As Oz
    • Emerald City Side Slam (Sidewalk slam)
    • Oz Twister (Spinning crucifix toss)
  • As Vinnie Vegas
    • Snake Eyes

Signature moves[change | change source]

Entrance themes[change | change source]

  • World Championship Wrestling
    • "Ride the Bus" from AirCraft Music Library (1991)
    • "Van Go" from AirCraft Music Library (1992)
    • "Rockhouse" by Frank Shelley (1996–1998; used while a part of the New World Order)
    • "Ready or Not" by The Fugees (1996–1997; used while a part of the New World Order)
    • "Wolfpac (nWo Wolfpac)" performed by C-Murder and composed by Jimmy Hart and Howard Helm (used while a part of the nWo Wolfpac; 1998–2001)
  • World Wrestling Federation/Entertainment/WWE
    • "Diesel Power" by Jim Johnston (1993-1995)
    • "Diesel Blues" by Jim Johnston (1995–1996, April 7, 2003 – August 24, 2003, January 30, 2011)
    • "Jackknife" by Jim Johnston (2003)
    • "Rockhouse" by Frank Shelley (2002, August 22, 2011 – present; used while a part of the New World Order)
  • Total Nonstop Action Wrestling
    • "Dre" by Dale Oliver (November 7, 2004 – December 2005)
    • "My World" by Dale Oliver (November 2004 – January 2005; used while part of Kings of Wrestling)
    • "Saturn" by Dale Oliver (2006–2007)
    • "Main Event Mafia" by Dale Oliver (October 23, 2008 – 2009; used while a part of The Main Event Mafia)
    • "Strut" by Dale Oliver (2007–2010)
    • "The Band Theme" by Dale Oliver (2010; used while a part of The Band)
    • "Kevin Nash/Wolfpac Theme (Instrumental)" by Jimmy Hart (2010; used while a part of The Band)

Championships and accomplishments[change | change source]

  • Pro Wrestling Illustrated
    • PWI Most Improved Wrestler of the Year (1994)
    • PWI Match of the Year (1995) (vs. Shawn Michaels at WrestleMania XI)
    • PWI Tag Team of the Year (1997) (with Scott Hall)
    • PWI Wrestler of the Year (1995)
    • PWI ranked him number 1 of the 500 best singles wrestlers of the year in the PWI 500 (1995)[3]
    • PWI ranked him number 59 of the 500 best singles wrestlers in the PWI Years (2003)
    • PWI ranked him number 40 of the 100 best tag teams of the PWI Years with Scott Hall (2003)
    • PWI ranked him number 55 of the 100 best tag teams in the PWI Years with Shawn Michaels (2003)
  • Wrestling Observer Newsletter awards
    • Most Improved (1994)
    • Most Overrated (1999, 2000)
    • Readers' Least Favorite Wrestler (2000)
    • Worst Gimmick (1991)
    • Worst Wrestler (1999, 2000)

References[change | change source]

  1. https://www.wwe.com/superstars/kevinnash
  2. "Kevin Nash to be inducted into WWE Hall of Fame's Class of 2015". WWE. Retrieved 2015-4-3. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  3. "Pro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) 500 for 1995". The Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved 2015-4-3. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  4. "WWE Championship - Diesel (November 26, 1994 - November 19, 1995)". WWE. Retrieved 2015-4-3. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  5. "Intercontinental Championship - Diesel (April 13, 1994 - August 29, 1994)". WWE. Retrieved 2015-4-3. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  6. "World Tag Team Championships - Diesel & Shawn Michaels (August 28, 1994 - November 23, 1994)". WWE. Retrieved 2015-4-3. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  7. "World Tag Team Championships - Diesel & Shawn Michaels (September 24, 1995 - September 25, 1995)". WWE. Retrieved 2015-4-3. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  8. "WWE.com Exclusive Slammy Awards 2011". WWE. Retrieved 2015-4-3. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)

Other websites[change | change source]