Kevin Nash was born on 9 July 1959, in Detroit, Michigan USA, of part Native American ancestry. Kevin debuted in World Championship Wrestling in 1990, and is acknowledged as the winner of World Championships six times, including first place once as WWF champion, where he has also been billed as “Diesel” and first place five times at WCW World Heavyweight Champion, Kevin Nash increased his net worth considerably with many other championships.
So just how rich is famous wrestler Kevin Nash? Taking into account his incomes from also being an actor, Kevin Nash has accumulated a net worth estimated by sources at $8 million dollars. For the record, in total, Kevin has won at 21 championships, including tag team championships. This fact purports why Kevin Nash’s wealth is such an impressive amount.
Kevin Nash Net Worth $8 Million
Kevin Nash attended Aquinas High School and then the University of Tennessee, majoring in psychology and educational philosophy. He was also something of a basketball star, even playing professionally in Germany for several seasons before a knee injury ended that career. Then followed two years in the Military Police, before returning to the USA and working at various jobs before starting serious wrestling.
Throughout his career as a wrestler, Nash was a member of various federations and organizations: World Championship Wrestling from 1990 to 1993, and 1996 to 2001, and between with World Wrestling Federation/Entertainment (WWF/WWE) from 1993 to 1996. He then returned to WWF where in he stayed until 2004, before becoming a member of Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) until 2011. In 2011, Kevin Nash returned and signed a five-year contract with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). Being a permanent member of one or another sport federation helped Kevin Nash’s net worth to continue growing consistently.
Kevin Nash is also known as a former member of “The Kliq”, a backstage group in WWF. It was formed by such members as Shawn Michaels, Scott Hall, Triple H and Sean Waltman. Kevin was also a co-founder of “New World Order” along with Hulk Hogan and Scott Hall in 1996.
As an actor, Kevin has appeared both in cinema and on television. He is a star of such television series as “Swamp Thing: The Series” (1992), “Sabrina, the Teenage Witch” (1997), “Nikki” (2000 – 2001), and “Brothers” (2009) wherein Nash performed as himself, all contributing to his net worth.
His debut in the film industry was in “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze” (1991). Nash has taken roles in such movies as “Family Plan” (1998), “The Punisher” (2004), “Grandma`s Boy” (2006), “River of Darkness” (2011), “Rock of Ages” (2012), “Magic Mike” (2012), and “The Newest Pledge” (2012). These appearances added considerable income to Kevin Nash’s net worth resulting in luxurious lifestyle.
Appearances on several video games have also increased Kevin Nash net worth. The celebrity showed up in “WCW vs. nWo: World Tour”, “WCW Backstage Assault”, “WWE Crush Hour”, “WWE SmackDown! Here Comes the Pain”, and many others, in total, 21 one video games.
As for Kevin Nash’s personal life, with a couple of short separations, he has been married to Tamara since 1988: they have a son, Tristen, and currently live near to Daytona Beach, Florida.
One of the original three members of the New World Order (nWo). The other two are Hulk Hogan and Scott Hall.
WWE Hall of Famer.
Returned to the WWE after being out nearly nine months with a quad injury. [April 2003]
Decided to not re-sign with WWE. [January 2004]
Part of Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (formerly known as NWA/TNA), whose primetime show TNA Impact! (official typeset: TNA iMPACT!) seen on Spike TV. [October 2004]
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).
Was considered for the role of Little John in Robin Hood (2010).
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.
Nash formed a tag team in WCW dubbed the "Master Blasters", with Al Greene.
Former World Tag Team Champion.
During his senior season in high school, he was rated the second-best prep basketball player in Michigan. First was Earvin Magic Johnson.
Was the first WWE Superstar to appear as a guest on Chris Jericho's Highlight Reel on the 5th May 2003 episode of WWE 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.
At Souled Out 2000, defeated Terry Funk to become The Commissioner of WCW.
At the 1996 Great American Bash, he planted Eric Bischoff through the stage with a Jacknife Powerbomb.
Played basketball for the University of Tennessee
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
As of 2004, Kevin has technically retired, however he still makes odd tag match appearances with fellow Outsider Scott Hall.
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.
Former member of the nWo Wolfpac
Former member of the nWo Outsiders
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.
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.
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 WWE Raw (1993).
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.
Planned on returning to the WWE on the 2003 March 31 episode of WWE Raw (1993), but pushed it back to April 7 because he didn't want to interfere in the WWE debut of Bill Goldberg.
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.
Son Tristan Nash, born 1996.
Defeated 46-year-old Bob Backlund to win the WWF title for the first time.
Lost the WWF Championship to Bret Hart (aka "The Hitman") at Survivor Series in 1995.
His long hair, which goes down to his lower back, uncut since his WCW days. Part of his 'Big Sexy' trademark.
When you do RAW or Wrestlemania or a PPV where there's 10,000 people or more, you don't necessarily look at the people. The only time there's a realization that there's that many people is when you walk to the ring. Once you get in the ring, your focus is only on the ring, and maybe the front few rows.
A guy my size needs a tremendous amount of protein on a daily basis, just to maintain peak size, strength, and performance. Basically, that means six or seven small meals a day, so I depend on protein supplementation.
When my hair is dyed, I feel like I'm 35 again.
I'm one of those people who can't watch themselves do anything. I could never watch myself wrestle. I've probably watched a handful of my matches. I never could watch myself. Even when I played college basketball, I hated film days... 'Oh God, I'm gonna watch myself screw up.' I'm just one of those people who can't watch their work.
I'm so super-critical of everything that I do.
When you're in that upper echelon in wrestling, any movie you take is gonna be a pay cut. If you're gone for three months and they pay you 150 grand, you're getting killed.
I'm 53, and it's hard to get to the gym every day. If I know on Friday I'm going to be wrestling, then I don't want to look bad, so it gives me motivation. Plus, once you're in motion, it's a lot easier to stay in motion.
Everyone wants to call wrestling 'the business.' Why don't you treat it like a business? I don't care if you're running a diner, if you're running a car wash or a wrestling company. It's all business.
In professional wrestling, I think that they want you to be bigger than life. It's almost like an over-acting type thing - whereas on the big screen, you're 35 feet and they've got a close-up of you to put it on the screen in the movie house. At 35 feet, it's more subtlety than the overboard drama that we do in pro wrestling.
I'm a Detroit kid who grew up with that assembly line mentality: You go to work to make money.
I've always been into bodybuilding and keeping in shape, and I just challenge myself to see if I can continue to make improvements.
If you go to an ATM for a hundred dollars and it keeps spitting twenties, when would you walk away? When it wasn't spitting twenties no more. As long as you can take the money out, you'd stay there. That's what the wrestling business is like.
Scott Hall is a great wrestler, a better friend, but more than anything a very caring human being. Scott never passed a homeless person or someone in need without opening his wallet. This is a guy that has the first two nickels he ever made.
The world is a mess. It seems that life gets harder on a personal level each and every day. Hug and kiss those you love every day. You never know when the tragedies of this world may visit your life.
It's gone on my whole life, this David and Goliath syndrome that a lot of these smaller guys always have. They think the only reason I've ever had any success in my career is because of my physical size. And you know what? If that's the case, so be it. I really don't care. Because I have that size.