Kevin Nash is an American actor and semi-retired professional wrestler, currently signed to WWE under their Legends program. Following a college basketball career for the University of Tennessee, Nash played professionally for German Bundesliga squad GieBen 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 comprisingthe WWF Triple Croiwn and at that year's Slammy Awards won the MVP (now Superstar of The Year) and (with Shawn Michael) 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 six-time world champion (five-time WCW World Heavyweight Champion and one-time WWF Champion and a 12-time world champion between the three promotions. Nash's 358-day WWF Championship reign is the longest of the 1990's. During this 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 Nash. Nash was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame class of 2015.
Kevin Nash starred in Magic Mike XXL with Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer and Joe Manganiello. He has also appeared in John Wick with Keanu Reeves, Steven Soderberg's Magic Mike aoth Matthew McConaughey and Channing Tatum, as well as, Rock of Ages with Tom Cruise, Paul Giamatti and Russell Brand. Kevin has also appeared in Paramount Picture's "The Longest Yard" with Adam Sandler, Chris Rock and Burt Reynolds, in Marvel Comics'/Artisan Entertainment's "The Punisher" opposite John Travolta and Thomas Jane and as Bass Armstrong in "DOA: Dead or Alive" based on the popular video game.