TNA wrestler Kevin Nash has announced his retirement from wrestling via Twitter, and if this twitter comment is legit and genuine, it is likely that TNA’s biggest PPV of the year, Bound For Glory will be his last wrestling event. On the card, he is scheduled to be in a tag team with Sting and D’Angelo Dinero in a three-on-two handicap match against Samoa Joe and Jeff Jarrett.
While there have been no confirmation or statement yet from Total Nonstop Action (TNA), Nash’s twitter comment said that in four days, his TNA contract is finished and he is done. Nash has also shut down any rumors of him going back to the WWE. He thanks the fans and the haters for pushing him harder, and lastly thanks TNA for letting him go. Nash concludes by saying that he now has to be a husband and dad, and this part of his life is over.
Nash is at the end of his wrestling career, being 51 years old, and this announcement had to be made sooner or later. Nash has been wrestling for the better part of 22 years, and has been in all the big wrestling promotions, including two stints with the now-defunct World Championship Wrestling (WCW), two stints with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), and his current stint with Total Nonstop Action (TNA).
Nash has been a part of some of the biggest storylines in wrestling, as well as some of the biggest controversies. After his original run in WWF, he went to WCW and helped make the company the biggest at the time. He created the tag team called “The Outsiders” with Scott Hall, two stars who made the jump from WWF, and were set as invaders from WWF. A few weeks later, one of the biggest stables (literally and figuratively) was created with Hulk Hogan, named New World Order (nWo). Nash also was the first person to beat Goldberg, who had an undefeated streak of over 150 wins. His biggest controversy has to be that of “The Fingerpoke of Doom,” where he was feuding with a returning Hulk Hogan for the WCW Heavyweight Championship, but the match ended abruptly when Hogan poked Nash, with Nash falling to the floor, and Hogan pinning Nash to win the world title. After the match, Hogan and Nash celebrated in the ring, reuniting the NWO.
Nash was one of the original big men in the business, and accomplished a lot in his wrestling career. Nash is a former six-time world champion, with five of those reigns coming in WCW, and the other reign being the WWF Championship. He is also a twelve-time tag team champion, nine times in WCW, two times in WWF/E, and once in TNA.