Weight: 356 lbs
Real Name: Kevin Scott Nash
Hometown: Detroit, Michigan
Other Names: Master Blaster Steel(NWA), "The Great & Mighty" Oz (WCW), Vinnie Vegas(WCW), Diesel(WWF), Big Daddy Cool(WWF), Kevin Nash(WCW/nWo), Big Sexy The Giant Killer(nWo), "Coach" Kevin Nash(WCW)
Wrestler Since: 1990
Finishing Maneuvers: Jackknife Powerbomb (Diesel/Nash), Tornado Slam (Oz), Snake-Eyes onto Top Turnbuckle (Vegas)
Previous PWI 500 Rankings: #53(2010), #105(2009), #186(2008), #271(2006), #50(2000), #14(1999), #39(1998), #13(1997), #6(1996), #1(1995), #14(1994), #203(1992), #367(1991)
Official Website: http://www.kevinbigsexynash.com/
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History: (Last Updated: 6/01/2012)
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Weight: 356 lbs
Real Name: Kevin Scott Nash
Hometown: Detroit, Michigan
Other Names: Master Blaster Steel(NWA), "The Great & Mighty" Oz (WCW), Vinnie Vegas(WCW), Diesel(WWF), Big Daddy Cool(WWF), Kevin Nash(WCW/nWo), Big Sexy The Giant Killer(nWo), "Coach" Kevin Nash(WCW)
Wrestler Since: 1990
Finishing Maneuvers: Jackknife Powerbomb (Diesel/Nash), Tornado Slam (Oz), Snake-Eyes onto Top Turnbuckle (Vegas)
Previous PWI 500 Rankings: #53(2010), #105(2009), #186(2008), #271(2006), #50(2000), #14(1999), #39(1998), #13(1997), #6(1996), #1(1995), #14(1994), #203(1992), #367(1991)
Official Website: http://www.kevinbigsexynash.com/
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History: (Last Updated: 6/01/2012)
Few people have had as much of an impact as Kevin Nash did on the professional wrestling world. His role in the formation of the new World order will always be remembered, as well as his later actions that possibly helped in the demise of World Championship Wrestling.
A former basketball player at University of Tennessee, Kevin Nash always considered himself an athlete. He averaged 5.1 points and 4.2 rebounds at Tennessee, then left there to try his hand at a professional basketball career, playing some overseas. He was even invited to a Cleveland Cavaliers basketball camp. But when he tore a ligiment in Germany in 1981, Kevin Nash's career went in a vastly different direction. He spent a few years in the 202nd Military Police Company in Germany, working on regaining his mobility and repairing the damage.
After the knee injury healed to an extent, Nash entered the world of professional wrestling, training at the National Wrestling Alliance Mid-Atlantic's Power Plant. The NWA Mid-Atlantic was on the verge of breaking away and becoming World Championship Wrestling at the start of the next year. Nash began his wrestling career as the bodyguard of Woman, who was at that time managing Doom. This quickly fell through, and Nash later appeared repackaged as Steel, a member of the Master Blasters along with Iron in the NWA. Iron, however, didn't last long, getting replaced by Blade (Al Green). The Master Blasters debuted at Clash Of The Champions XII with a victory over The Lightning Express (Brad Armstrong & Tim Horner), winning via a double shoulderblock on Horner.
The Master Blasters' push continued into the next month, as they faced off against The Wild Eyed Southern Boys (Steve Armstrong & Tracey Smothers) at Halloween Havoc '90. Steel & Blade got another win that night, with Blade pinning Armstrong. Unfortunately for Nash and Green, though, the fan reaction just wasn't there, and the Master Blasters soon were taken out of the rotation. Nash would spend the next few months re-growing his hair (he had a mohawk for the Master Blasters) and preparing for another crack at the big time, with another new character.
In May '91, Nash re-debuted as OZ, known for wearing a green coat with his silver hair. OZ was managed by "The Grand Wizard" (Kevin Sullivan), and was given another strong push on his way in. It's rumored that the main reason for this character was that Ted Turner had recently gotten the MGM catalogue, which included The Wizard Of Oz, and this led to a character being made to support that movie. At Superbrawl I, Oz barely worked up a sweat, exercising more on his walk to the ring (on a yellow brick road, no less) than he did destroying Tim Parker in less than a minute with his Tornado Slam.
The quick wins continued at Clash Of The Champions XV, as Oz easily beat Johnny Rich with another Tornado Slam. But once again, it seemed that the fans just weren't getting behind the character. Oz's momentum slowed, losing to Ron Simmons via multiple shoulderblocks at The Great American Bash '91. Oz hung around WCW, being a big man who could be beaten to build stars, for the next few months. At Clash of The Champions XVI, he competed in a "Battle Royal", lasting until near the end when he got tossed out by the eventual winner, El Gigante. Oz would fall quickly after that, and at Halloween Havoc '91, Oz fell quickly to Bill Kazmeier, submitting to his Torture Rack hold. Oz later left television for a month, in order to be repackaged... again.
At the beginning of 1992, in came Vinnie Vegas, a very large Italian casino bouncer. He made his first appearance at Clash Of The Champions XVIII, where he quickly defeated Tommy Rich with the Snake Eyes. He joined Harley Race's "A Half Ton Of Holy Hell" stable, and teamed with Ricky Morton at Superbrawl II against Van Hammer & Tom Zenk. Unfortunately, things didn't pan out for Vegas, as Morton got pinned followed a sunset flip, costing the heels a win. Vegas would eventually leave the stable and wrestle on his own for a while, but actually wouldn't wrestle at a major WCW card for several months.
That doesn't mean that Vegas didn't have a few good moments, mainly focusing on his joining The Diamond Mine with Diamond Dallas Page, Scotty Flamingo (later known as Raven), and The Freebirds. Vegas also briefly was around The Diamond Stuff (his later partner, Scott Hall). Vegas & DDP teamed up together in a dark match at Halloween Havoc '92, losing to Erik Watts & Van Hammer. At Clash Of The Champions 21, Vegas & Page were in Flamingo's corner when he had a boxing match with Johnny B. Badd. While Flamingo took a tremendous beating from Badd, Page's help (by soaking Flamingo's glove in water in-between rounds) allowed Flamingo to get the surprise KO, winning the contest. Of course, Flamingo was in bad shape afterwards, needing to be carried to the back by Vegas & Page.
Vegas made one last major appearance at Clash Of The Champions 22, when he was scheduled to arm wrestle Van Hammer for the title of "Strongest Arm" (Van Hammer had won a Jesse "The Body" Ventura sponsored tournament at the end of '92 for the title). Van Hammer, though, was injured, so Vegas instead went against Tony Atlas. Vegas won the arm-wrestling contest and 'claimed the title', but nothing much came of it. Later on in the year, Vegas & Page tagged as "The Vegas Connection", but when Page tore his rotator cuff, the team was disbanded, and for a fourth time, Nash's character fell in WCW. This was the last straw for Nash, who left WCW to join The World Wrestling Federation.
In June '93, "Big Daddy Cool" Diesel appeared on the scene of the World Wrestling Federation, as the bodyguard of "The Heartbreak Kid" Shawn Michaels. Diesel helped Michaels win the WWF Intercontinental Title from Marty Jannetty, and then was there to aid Michaels in retaining the title against Crush at King of the Ring '93, Diesel's first PPV appearance in the WWF. Diesel would prove key in Michaels' success, including causing Mr. Perfect to be counted out at Summerslam '93, but Diesel was also interested in building his own wrestling career as well over the next few months.
At the Survivor Series '93, Diesel teamed up with Adam Bomb, Rick Martel, & Irwin R. Schyster in an "Elimination" Match against Razor Ramon, Marty Jannetty, The 1-2-3 Kid, and late replacement "Macho Man" Randy Savage. But at the time, Diesel was still thought of as a bodyguard, which meant that after showing off how high he could toss the 1-2-3 Kid, Diesel was the first eliminated, falling to a Flying Elbow from Savage. Jannetty & The 1-2-3 Kid were the sole 'survivors', with Diesel's team falling to defeat.
Diesel made his first major impact in the WWF at the '94 Royal Rumble. He came in at #7 and began destroying everyone, to the shock of the crowd. After eliminating many of the first combatants into the Rumble, he seemed to earn the fans' respect, as they cheered every time he tossed someone. It took nearly half a dozen wrestlers to get rid of him, as he finally took it to the next level. It earned Diesel some respect, but it would take some time for that respect to lead to higher spots on the card. Diesel wasn't booked in a match at Wrestlemania X, instead standing at Michaels' side when Michaels put his version of the Intercontinental Title up against Razor Ramon (who was the new champion). Diesel tried to interfere, but got caught by the ref and was ejected from ringside. Ramon went on to win the match.
The feud between Michaels and Ramon continued, which benefited Diesel along the way. In April '94, Diesel faced Ramon for the Intercontinental Title, and, with Michaels' interference, Diesel won the match, earning his first wrestling gold. Diesel kept defending the belt over the next few months, hanging onto it, even while staying by Michaels' side, less of a bodyguard now and more of a tag-team partner. Diesel's dominance led him to earn a World Title shot against Bret "Hitman" Hart at King of the Ring '94. Diesel had Michaels at ringside, while Hart has his own help in Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart. During the match, Diesel beat down Neidhart on the outside, while Michaels was able to ambush Hart, hitting him with the Intercontinental Title. Diesel appeared in charge, giving Hart the Jackknife Powerbomb, but Neidhart then came back in and caused the disqualification win for Diesel, keeping him from getting the World Title for himself and Michaels.
Despite the set-back, Diesel and Michaels continued to dominate the WWF, with the duo winning the WWF World Tag-Team Titles from the Headshrinkers at an August house show. It seemed everything was perfect for the duo, but that all changed at Summerslam '94, where Diesel was defending the Intercontinental Title against Razor Ramon. A miscue led to Michaels superkicking Diesel, knocking him out and allowing Ramon to take away the singles title. This started friction between the two wrestlers, which culminated at Survivor Series '94. Diesel & Michaels joined Owen Hart, Jim Neidhart, & Jeff Jarrett to take on Razor Ramon, The British Bulldog, The 1-2-3 Kid, & The Headshrinkers. During the match, Diesel went wild, eliminating Fatu, The Kid, Sionne, and The Bulldog, making it 5-on-1. However, when Michaels wanted in and accidentally hit Diesel, a furious Diesel went after Michaels, causing the whole team to go to the dressing room. With all of them counted out, Ramon was labeled the sole 'survivor'.
The friendship between Diesel and Michaels was over, and the tag-team titles were stripped from them a few days later. Diesel didn't stay without gold long, though, as he easily crushed Bob Backlund in eight seconds to become the WWF World Heavyweight Champion. Diesel had made it to the very top, finally finding the right path for himself after so many failed gimmicks in WCW. In the final month of the year, Diesel promised a title shot to Bret Hart, his old rival, while refusing Michaels, who was upset that his 'bodyguard' had the title before he did.
Diesel faced Bret Hart at Royal Rumble '95, with Diesel's World Title on the line. During the match, Diesel landed his powerbomb, but then got attacked by Shawn Michaels, injuring his leg. The match continued, with Hart focusing on the injury, but Diesel wouldn't stay down. When the ref went down later, several wrestlers (Michaels, Bob Backlund, Owen Hart, Jeff Jarrett, & The Roadie) all come in and attack the wrestlers. The ref came to and threw out the match, ending it in a no-contest. Later that night, Michaels won the Royal Rumble, becoming the #1 Contender to Diesel's championship.
After months of feuding, the former friends went at it at Wrestlemania XI. Michaels brought out Sycho Sid (Vicious) with him, as the two had become aligned. Diesel and Michaels furiously fought it out, both in and out of the ring. In the end, Diesel proved too strong, giving Michaels a Jackknife powerbomb to put him out, retaining the title. Diesel was set for a rematch against Michaels at In Your House #1, but when Michaels suffered a (kayfabe) shoulder injury, Diesel instead defended his title against Sycho Sid instead. The match ended in disqualification, though, when Sycho Sid's ally, Tatanka, attacked Diesel, with Bam Bam Bigelow coming to Diesel's aid.
Diesel & Bam Bam began teaming up against Sid & Tatanka over the next month, with Diesel's elbow being injured at one point by the heels. The two teams met at King Of The Ring '95, with Sid & Tatanka trying to do more damage to the elbow, only to have Diesel manage to fight back out of it. At the end of the match, Diesel powerbombed Tatanka, but wanted Sid in the ring. Sid, instead, walked away from the match, so Diesel took out Tatanka for the victory. Due to Sid's likeliness of running away, the rematch between them at In Your House 2 was scheduled as a "Lumberjack" Match, helping to keep Sid in the ring (as long as he tried to escape on the face side). During the match, one lumberjack in particular, King Mabel, pulled Diesel out of the ring and attacked him. This still didn't stop Diesel, though, who later got hold of Sid (after the faces had beat on him) and landed the Jackknife, putting Sid out for the pin.
Due to Mabel attacking him, Diesel soon focused his attention on the King of the Ring winner, although he also had issues with The British Bulldog. Diesel and Mabel battled up to Summerslam '95, where they faced off for the World Heavyweight Title. Mabel's pure size gave him an advantage, as did his having his former tag partner, Mo, on the outside to interfere. But Mo later got taken out by Lex Luger, while Diesel was able to come back, getting a turnbuckle shoulderblock to put Mabel on his back, once again retaining the belt.
It was around this time that Diesel and Michaels had buried the hatchet between them, once again joining up as a team. Michaels had won the Intercontinental Title, so both men had belts as they feuded with the tag-team champions, Owen Hart & Yokozuna. The teams were scheduled to face off at In Your House 3, but when Hart was 'unable' to compete, Jim Cornette designated The British Bulldog to wrestle in his place for the title. During the match, however, Hart ran out and tried to attack the challengers. Diesel responded by Jackknife Powerbombing him and pinning him, ending the match and winning Diesel & Michaels the tag-team titles again! At least, for a day or so, as the match result was overturned the next night due to Hart not officially being in the match.
Diesel, still the World Champion, went on to face The British Bulldog at In Your House 4. The Bulldog tried to focus on the leg to slow Diesel down, although Diesel kept fighting back. Near the end, though, the match was decided by someone other than the champion, as Bret Hart (who had been on commentary) attacked The Bulldog, causing Diesel to lose via disqualification. Diesel, angry at the way things had ended, blamed Hart (rightly) for the loss, and the two renewed their long feud. The two decided to finish things at Survivor Series '95, making their World Title match a "No Countout, No Disqualification" affair. During the match, Hart managed to injure Diesel's knee, bashing it with a steel chair while Diesel was stuck on the ring post. Diesel made a comeback, though, and brutally smashed Hart off the apron and through a table. It seemed that Hart was badly hurt, as he couldn't even get up when Diesel brought him into the ring for a powerbomb attempt. But Hart was faking, as Hart got a roll-up pin and won the championship away from Diesel, ending his year-long reign. A furious Diesel powerbombed Hart repeatedly after the match, turning heel once again.
Diesel's fury only increased in the coming weeks, when Owen Hart knocked out Shawn Michaels during a Monday Night Raw, causing Diesel to want revenge. The two fought at In Your House 5 in December, with Diesel eventually getting the upper hand and landing the Jackknife. However, he refused the pin, and when the ref argued with him about it, Diesel took out the ref, causing a disqualification. Diesel didn't care, punishing Hart and showing his evil streak in full force going into the new year.
Going into 1996, Diesel had a mission of getting back to the World Heavyweight Title. He also wanted to retrieve the belt from the man who took it from him: Bret Hart. At Royal Rumble '96, Diesel first appeared by attacking The Undertaker, costing The Undertaker the World Title (as Hart got the win). Diesel then went in as one of the favorites in the Royal Rumble match and lasted for a long while after entering at #22. Although he was a force, throwing out several guys, Diesel got caught at the very end by a Shawn Michaels superkick, sending him to the outside and giving Michaels another Rumble victory.
Despite the loss, Diesel still had a shot at the title, facing Hart for the belt at In Your House 6 in a "Steel Cage" Match. The cage was both to keep both men in and to keep The Undertaker out. Near the end of the bout, however, just as Diesel was about the escape, The Undertaker suddenly appeared THROUGH the ring floor, pulling Diesel into its depths! Hart escaped and retained the title. Diesel and The Undertaker continued their feud in the coming weeks, with moments like Nash destroying one of the Undertaker's caskets, while finding 'himself' laying in another one. At Wrestlemania XII, the two met up, with the Undertaker surviving multiple Powerbombs and coming back to give Diesel the Tombstone Piledriver, winning the match.
By this point, Diesel was playing out the rest of his contract, as he was set to be leaving the company soon. He had one final pay-per-view match at Good Friends, Better Enemies, where he took on WWF World Champion Shawn Michaels in a "No Disqualification" Match. The two had an incredible brawl which featured Michaels getting powerbomed through a table and Diesel stealing the artificial leg of Maurice Vachon at ringside to use as a weapon. It backfired on Diesel, though, as Michaels hit him with the leg instead, and then got the superkick to knock him out, allowing Michaels to stay the champion.
A short time later, in Diesel's last night as a WWF wrestler, the infamous "kayfabe" incident took place. After their matches, (Diesel vs. Michaels, Razor Ramon vs. Triple H), Nash, Ramon, Michaels, and Triple H hugged and said their farewells in front of the fans, breaking the "secret good vs. evil" pact. Nash and Ramon (Scott Hall) then left the company that had built them into huge stars, heading over to the competition: their old stomping grounds, World Championship Wrestling.
In the Spring of '96, Scott Hall made his first appearance in WCW, alone, stating that they were going to take over. He also said that the "Big Man" would be there soon. The next week, Hall called out for the "Big Man", and was joined by Kevin Nash. Nash & Hall both called out the three best wrestlers of WCW, wanting to show how great they were. This was the formation of the Outsiders, as they were supposedly not signed to WCW contracts. At The Great American Bash '96, they were told by President Eric Bischoff that they would get their chance at the next PPV. Bischoff did not, however, tell them who they would be facing. In response, Bischoff was Powerbombed through the stage by Nash. For the next few weeks, Hall & Nash appeared sporadically on WCW television, immediately becoming two of its main stars. It was announced that, at Bash at the Beach '96, they'd be facing Sting, "Macho Man" Randy Savage, and Lex Luger. It was a mystery who their third partner would be.
During the match, the Outsiders fought by themselves, leaving the third partner a mystery. They managed to injure Luger, however, making the odds even. Near the end of the fight, Hulk Hogan ran out, apparently to take Luger's place. Instead, he dropped the big leg on Savage, joining with the Outsiders. In one of the most infamous moments in wrestling history, Hogan turned heel, forming with the Outsiders the new World order (nWo), the most powerful organization to challenge the WCW in years.
"Hollywood" Hogan & The Outsiders were quickly a force to be reckoned with, attacking many wrestlers throughout WCW broadcasts. At Hogg Wild '96, The Outsiders took on Lex Luger & Sting. It was a tough battle for Nash & Hall, but the match ended in deceit, as WCW referee Nick Patrick, after apparently getting blinded, hit a chopblock on Luger's knee to stop an attempted Torture Rack, and then did a quick 3 count when Hall landed on top to give The Outsiders the win. Later that night, The Outsiders came down to help Hollywood Hogan against the WCW World Champ, The Giant. Although both Nash and Hall took chokeslams, their distraction allowed Hogan to knock out The Giant with the title belt and pin him, taking away the championship from WCW and spray-painting it as the nWo World Heavyweight Title.
Nash & Hall didn't have a scheduled match at the next event, Clash Of The Champions 33, but they still made their presence felt, attacking various tag-team members during a "Three-Way" Match between WCW Tag-Team Champions Harlem Heat, The Steiner Brothers, and Lex Luger & Sting. The referee, Nick Patrick, later called the match a No-Contest due to their interference, basically costing The Steiners the titles. The Outsiders helped Hogan later in the night to preserve the World Title in his match against Flair, with the three men standing up well against the WCW forces.
Over the next few weeks, the new World order began to expand, as they brought in a benefactor (Ted DiBiase) and a security officer (Vincent, formerly Virgil in the WWF). They also got a surprise addition in The Giant, who signed on with the nWo due to the money offered by DiBiase. They also started a rumor that another top member of WCW, Sting, was coming over to their side, sewing distrust between Sting and the rest of the WCW locker room. At Fall Brawl '96, the nWo were set to go into a "War Games" match against the WCW team. Strangely, Sting was said to be on both teams. It turned out that The Outsiders & Hogan had an imposter Sting with them, known as the nWo Sting (Jeff Farmer), which the WCW locker room couldn't tell wasn't the real Sting. During the War Games match, the real Sting got involved, attacking the nWo members, but then deserted the WCW team, saying that he wouldn't fight for someone who didn't trust him. The nWo team, with the numbers advantage, came back, and the nWo Sting forced Luger to tap out to the Scorpion Deathlock, getting the nWo another victory.
As Hogan defended the WCW(nWo) World Heavyweight Title, and more members continued to join up with the nWo, The Outsiders focused on some gold for themselves. At Halloween Havoc '96, The Outsiders took on the defending champions, Harlem Heat. Although the champs fought hard and almost had the win at one point, Nash was able to grab their manager (Colonel Rob Parker) and steal his cane, smashing Booker T with it to knock him out. Hall got the pin, and The Outsiders became the WCW World Tag-Team Champions.
The new World order, at this point, was as powerful as WCW, with the top gold in the hands of their stars. At World War III '96, The Outsiders defended the World Tag-Team Titles in a "Triangle" Match against The Faces of Fear (Meng & The Barbarian) and The Nasty Boyz. At one point during the match, Hall and Nash got tagged in against each other, but they immediately capitalized by Nash laying down and Hall pinning him. In the confusion that followed, Hall knocked out Brian Knobs with Jimmy Hart's megaphone, allowing Nash to get his Jackknife Powerbomb for the victory, retaining the belts. Nash and Hall played a part later on in the World War III Battle Royal, helping an nWo member, The Giant, win the match.
It was during this period that the Outsiders were trying hard to bring another member into the nWo, as they were approaching their old ally, Diamond Dallas Page. They helped him routinely during the WCW United States Title Tournament, only for Page not to give a response when they asked him to join. At Starrcade '96, when Page was in the finals of the tournament against Eddy Guerrero, the nWo interfered again... but this time it was to take out DDP, allowing Guerrero to win the vacant title (before destroying Guerrero as well afterwards). Also during the night, The Outsiders defended the WCW World Tag-Team Titles against The Faces of Fear, helped in large part by Nick Patrick being the referee. Patrick refused to count pinfalls for Meng or the Barbarian, and eventually, Nash was able to put away The Barbarian with the Jackknife Powerbomb, making sure the nWo kept the titles going into the new year.
Going into the new year, The Outsiders feuded with the top WCW team in the Steiner Brothers for the belts. This led to them facing off at the nWo-run pay-per-view, Souled Out '97. During the match, the current referee was taken out. Hall landed the Outsiders' Edge, but had no one to do the count. When Rick Steiner got his bulldog on Hall, a fired ref (Randy Anderson) ran in and made the count, seeminging winning the belts for the Steiners. However, the next night on Nitro, Eric Bischoff reversed the decision, saying that Anderson was not allowed to do the count. The Outsiders avoided a major loss for the nWo, getting the belts back.
The Outsiders next feuded with Lex Luger & The Giant, with Luger's arm getting injured during their battles. This forced The Giant to have to go it alone against The Outsiders at Superbrawl VII. However, during the match, Luger came to the ring despite his injury and put Nash in the Torture Rack, while The Giant got his Chokeslam on Hall. Both men made pins, and again it seemed that The Outsiders had lost the belts... but again, Bischoff came through, reversing the decision the next night due to Luger not being medically cleared to compete. Once again, through legal loopholes, The Outsiders stayed the champs.
The Outsiders next teamed up with Hollywood Hogan & Randy Savage as Team nWo at Uncensored '97. They faced off against Team WCW (Lex Luger, Scott Steiner, & The Giant) and Team Piper (Roddy Piper, Chris Benoit, Jeff Jarrett, & Steve McMichael) in a "Royal Rumble"-like Battle Royal. The stipulations were if the nWo won, they could have a title shot of their choosing; if Team Piper won, Piper got Hogan in a "Steel Cage" Match; and if Team WCW won, the nWo would be out for 3 years. Nash lasted a good while in the match, eliminating Jarrett and Benoit, but Luger was able to toss him out near the end. Fortunately for the nWo, Hogan won the match (with a little help from Dennis Rodman), keeping them going. After the match, though, the nWo members were decimated by Sting, showing that they hadn't taken down everyone yet.
When Scott Hall was unavailable in April '97 due to being out, Nash was left to defend the WCW World Tag-Team Titles by himself against Rick Steiner at Spring Stampede '97. Fortunately for Nash, though, "by yourself" means that you have the referee (Nick Patrick) on your side, plus having Ted DiBiase and Syxx at ringside. Although Nash almost fell to Rick's Bulldog from the top rope, the dirty referee helped him to come back. Despite DiBiase's pleadings for mercy (DiBiase was close to the Steiners), Nash dropped Rick repeatedly on an exposed turnbuckle with the Snake Eyes, before finally pinning him to put him out. Nash retained the belts, but at a cost, as DiBiase would leave the nWo because of this treatment of Steiner.
Referee Nick Patrick would soon decide to go back to the fan favorite side as well, leaving the nWo, which would prove to be a key loss for Nash and his allies. At Slamboree '97, The Outsiders & Syxx faced off in the main event against Ric Flair, Kevin Greene, & Roddy Piper. During a brawl between all the competitors, with the assigned referee down, Nick Patrick ran in to take his place. The nWo members were all taken down and pinned, giving them a significant defeat. This led to The Outsiders facing Flair & Piper again a month later at The Great American Bash '97, with the titles on the line. It seemed that the gold was in jeopardy, but The Outsiders had their ally, Syxx, on the outside to distract and interfere when possible. When Flair reached his limit, he chased Syxx to the dressing rooms, but this left Piper alone with the champs. Hall and Nash quickly demolished Piper, with Hall putting him out with the Outsiders' Edge for the victory.
It was around this time that Nash started to deal with injuries building up. He didn't compete at Bash At The Beach '97, as Hall teamed up with Randy Savage instead. Nash stayed around, though, still holding part of the tag-team titles, and continuing the battles against WCW. At Road Wild '97, The Outsiders went against The Steiner Brothers again, with the belts on the line. Once again, The Steiners seemed to have The Outsiders' number, but this time, after Hall fell victim to the Bulldog, Nash yanked referee Nick Patrick out of the ring and caused the DQ loss, which enabled The Outsiders to keep the titles.
A hurting Nash started more and more to let others substitute for him. At Clash At The Champions XXXV, the belts were defended again... but not by Nash, as Hall & Savage were able to get past Lex Luger & Diamond Dallas Page. Nash's injuries also limited his participation in the Fall Brawl '97 War Games match, as he came down last for the nWo team, and then watched as Curt Hennig betrayed the Horsemen and helped nWo win. But Nash's knee soon needed surgery, which made sure that he could no longer compete for a few months. Thus, Nash wasn't there when the belts were finally lost, as The Steiner Brothers beat Hall & Syxx in October '97 to take the gold.
Nash would make one more big pay-per-view appearance during 1997 at World War III '97. Nash was scheduled in the World War III 60-Man, 3-Ring Battle Royal, but he was unable to compete, so his spot was vacant. Scott Hall used this late, as he called out Hollywood Hogan to take Nash's place, making the final four Hall, Hogan, Diamond Dallas Page, and The Giant. Hogan was able to eliminate DDP, as The Giant was throwing around Hall. Suddenly, it appeared that Sting was once again rapelling from the rafters. However, it was a trick, as it turned out to be Nash, who hit The Giant with his bat and threw him out, even as Hogan eliminated himself, giving the win to Hall. Nash was supposed to wrestle The Giant at Starrcade '98, but at the event, Nash wasn't there, causing The Giant to destroy Scott Hall instead.
With Nash's knee recovered from the surgery, he soon teamed again with Scott Hall, beating The Steiners in January '98 to earn their tag-team titles back. Nash also began his infamous feud with the Giant, claiming the he was, in fact, the true Giant of WCW. He coerced the Giant into signing a contract which stated that he couldn't touch Nash until Souled Out, and then taunted the big man, throwing coffee into his face at one point. The Giant's frustrations were let out one night, when he tore down a wrestling ring with his bare hands (see photo gallery). The feud truly moved to a new level at Souled Out '98, when Nash slipped during a powerbomb attempt and dropped the Giant on his neck. Although this was an accident, WCW played it like Nash had done it on purpose, and banned the Jackknife Powerbomb. Nash didn't care, calling himself Big Sexy, The Giant Killer. He became famous for a while by continuing to powerbomb wrestlers, and getting taken away from the ring in handcuffs.
In early February, the Steiners again won the Tag-Team belts from the Outsiders. A few weeks later, at Superbrawl VIII, Nash & Hall became WCW Tag-Team champions for the third time, thanks to Scott Steiner betraying his brother and joining the nWo. Soon, though, problems would develop in the group that Nash had helped form. First off, the Giant returned, seeking revenge on the man who had injured him. The two wrestlers fought at Uncensored '98, with The Giant seeming to dominate Nash with his rage. But before The Giant could give Nash a powerbomb, Brian Adams attacked with a baseball bat, causing the disqualification.
It was around this time that Nash also started having disagreements with "Macho Man" Randy Savage, then with Hollywood Hogan himself. The two men were slated to face "Rowdy" Roddy Piper & The Giant in a "Baseball Bat On A Pole" Match at Spring Stampede '98, and did win the match, with the help of Hogan's ally in The Disciple. After Hogan had ko'ed Piper with the bat, though, he turned and hit Nash as well, which basically separated the nWo down the middle. Later on in the night, Hogan tried to make Savage lose to the WCW World Champion, Sting, but Nash reappeared, giving Sting a Jackknife Powerbomb (which had been reinstated due to the Giant's wishes) to help Savage win the title.
Nash broke off from the Hollywood Hogan faction (nWo Black & White, or nWo Hollywood) a few days later, and formed the nWo Wolfpac along with Savage. Soon he had also recruited Konnan and Curt Hennig to stand against Hogan. But Hogan recruited as well, replacing Nash with the Giant! This again renewed the feud between the two wrestlers, which led to a Tag-Team Title match between the nWo Giant & Sting (who was undecided at the time) and The Outsiders at Slamboree '98. Hall, however, turned on his long-time partner, allowing the Giant & Sting to get the straps. This started a simmering feud between Hall & Nash, with the two Outsiders finally aparently to go at it. Nash managed a major victory in recruiting, though, when he first got Lex Luger into the Wolfpac, followed shortly thereafter by Luger's friend, Sting. When Sting defeated the Giant in a singles bout at Great American Bash '98, he was allowed to choose his partner to hold the Tag-Team belts. He chose Big Sexy, giving Nash another championship reign to his credit.
Nash and Sting held the WCW Tag-Team Titles for more than a month before losing it to Hall and the Giant, thanks to interference from Bret Hart. Nash then continued to lead the Wolfpac against nWo Hollywood, usually going after Scott Hall. At Road Wild '98, Nash was involved in a Battle Royale. He eliminated himself to go after Hall, who has just been eliminated as well. Big Sexy also had some problems with Bill Goldberg, the current champion. The two squared off many times, usually after one had accidentally hit the other. Nash's ties with the Wolfpack were also strained, as, after Diamond Dallas Page turned an invitation to join the Wolfpack down, Nash Powerbombed him. At Fall Brawl '98, Nash led his Wolfpac into a three-team War Games match. In the end, Diamond Dallas Page came out the victor, getting the title shot at Halloween Havoc. Nash, however, had other things to worry about.
During September '98, Scott Hall began showing up the matches either stoned or drunk. Nash pleaded with his old friend to stay in the back. Hall responded by asking where his old friend was while Hall's life was falling apart. After repeated drunken brawls (usually won by Nash), Big Sexy got a match signed with Hall at the next PPV. When Halloween Havoc '98 rolled around, Nash seemed to have to it won, after hitting Hall with 2 consecutive Jackknife Power Bombs. He then left the ring, not bothering with the cover. Nash was counted out, allowing Hall the win, unconscious though he was. A few days later, Hall tricked Nash into trying to reconcile, and then, with the Giant's help, threw him through a wall, showing that the two men had not settled their differences. Yet at World War III '98, the rematch between the two did not occur, as Nash and Hall fought side-by-side against nWo Hollywood (who had turned on Hall), thanks to Nash making the save. But when Hall put up the Wolfpac sign, Nash just walked away. Later that night, Nash won the World War III match over the other 58 competitors in the three rings, dominating the competition and earning a shot against the then-undefeated-champion, Bill Goldberg.
At Starrcade '98, Nash and Goldberg fought a spirited match which was ruined by interference by the Disco Inferno, Bam Bam Bigelow, and finally Scott Hall, who used a taser on Goldberg, leaving him weak enough to be Powerbombed by Nash. Nash then pinned him to become the WCW World Champ, not to mention becoming the first man to defeat Goldberg. But Nash claimed that he wasn't satisfied with the victory. He claimed that he wanted to defeat Goldberg one-on-one, and demanded a rematch be set up on an upcoming Nitro.
A few weeks later, at the first Nitro of '99, Nash was scheduled in a rematch with Goldberg, but instead it worked out that he faced Hollywood Hogan (due to Goldberg apparently getting arrested). This turned out to be a swerve, as Nash allowed Hogan to pin him after the infamous "Fingerpoke Of Doom". Nash, Scott Hall, and later Lex Luger all joined with Hogan and Scott Steiner to form a new version of the nWo Wolfpac, reuniting the original nWo. They then began their wars against WCW once again. They started by putting together a "True Giant" match between the Giant (who was still officially nWo) and Nash. With the help of Scott Hall and a mechanic's wrench (left there by Bischoff), Nash eliminated the Giant from WCW (Paul Wight then went to the WWF as the Big Show). The next task was taking down the Latino World Order, which had been started by Eddie Guerrero. It wasn't long before the LWO was gone from WCW. During the destruction of the LWO, Nash and Luger started to feud with Rey Mysterio Jr and their former partner in the Wolfpac, Konnan. The four were scheduled to meet at Superbrawl IX, but Luger was injured, so Scott Hall took his place. It was a "Mysterio's mask vs. Miss Elizabeth's hair" match. Thanks to assistance from Luger, The Outsiders defeated Mysterio & Konnan, winning Misterio's mask.
At the next Nitro, Nash offered to give the mask back to Mysterio (joking that he was too ugly to be without it), but Mysterio instead took him on in a match. Nash was shockingly defeated after his Jackknife Powerbomb was reversed in midair. Nash continued to come after Mysterio, defeating him at Uncensored '99 (once again with help from Luger). Nash then headed back into the World Title picture. He started challenging the current champs, but settled at Spring Stampede '99 for a rematch against Goldberg. Goldberg, though, avenged his only loss, defeating Nash. This did not deter Big Sexy, who continued to challenge for the title. He got the President, Ric Flair, to sign a contract that said he had a World Title match at the next show.
At Slamboree '99, Nash fought Diamond Dallas Page for the World Title. Although "Macho Man" Randy Savage tried to interfere on the side of DDP, he was stopped by Eric Bischoff, who allowed the match to go on. Nash then hit his Jackknife Powerbomb, defeating Page and winning the WCW World Heavyweight Title for the second time. This time, Nash did not quickly give up the title to Hogan. During late May and early June of '99, Nash continued the feud with Savage. It started with Savage putting lipstick on Nash's face after attacking him. Nash answered this by pouring raw sewage into Savage's limo. When Savage appeared at the next event with a bucket of fermented slop, Nash was ready. He tricked Savage into turning his back, while a lady came out of the bag Nash had left in the ring and poured the slop on Savage. However, the night ended badly for Nash, as Savage had someone in a hummer ram the limo he was in repeatedly, smashing up the limo, and, apparently, Nash.
At The Great American Bash '99, Nash, with bad ribs from the car wreck, fought a good match with Savage. He kicked out from the Big Elbow, Powerbombed Savage, and took out his ladies. However, before he could finish Savage off, Sid Vicious reappeared in WCW, grabbing Nash and Powerbombing him. This gave Nash the win via DQ, so he still retained the World Title. Nash then began a month long war with Sid and Randy Savage, defending his World Title. He was aided, on occasion, by Sting, but the hummer issue kept coming up, as it was suspected that Sting might have been driving the automobile. When Flair and Piper signed the match for the next PPV, having Sting and Nash tag together to face Savage and Sid, things looked bleak. Another stipulation was added right before Bash at the Beach '99: that Nash's World Title would be on the line for whoever got the pinfall. Thanks to Gorgeous George's interference, Randy Savage pinned Nash and got the win and the title.
The next Nitro, there was a pronounced change in Kevin Nash. He came out and cost Savage the title, Powerbombing him for Hulk Hogan. Nash then challenged Hogan for the title at Road Wild, which Hogan accepted. Nash then made it personal, attacking Horace, Hogan's nephew. Strangely, Nash then formed a partnership with both Rick Steiner and his nemesis from a month earlier, Sid Vicious. They began fighting against Hogan, Sting, & Bill Goldberg. The pressure increased, however, the Nitro before the PPV, when Hogan put his career on the line for the Title Match. Since Nash lost in the Nitro Main Event (Hogan, Sting, Goldberg vs. Nash, Sid, Steiner), his career also was at stake, making the match a Loser Leaves Town World Title Match.
At Road Wild '99, Nash and Hogan met up in a fierce battle. Although Nash landed the Jackknife Powerbomb, Hogan was able to kick out. Later, Hogan hit the big Leg Drop, and made the pin, to retain the World Title and to apparently cost Nash his WCW career. Nash would disappear from the scene for a few months, as other wrestlers took on the weight of the wrestling world. In the later months of '99, Nash reappeared at ringside with Scott Hall, the two watching matches and making comments to roving reporters. This soon got them a challenge from Bill Goldberg, who disliked them being at ringside. Soon, the Outsiders were wrestling again, drawn back in by the front office. A most memorable moment was when the Outsiders 'wrestled' a female team, and laid down for the 'pin'.
The Outsiders soon began a major feud with Goldberg & Bret Hart, bringing in Sid Vicious as their third teammate. The Outsiders continued to battle against Goldberg and Hart, including a fight where, as special guest referee, Nash helped Hall win the US Title in a Texas Tornado match, against Hart, Vicious, and Goldberg. One thing to note was that Nash started to say that he was "getting the band back together", a strange thing to say at the time. The feuds soon shifted slightly, as the Outsiders, with Jeff Jarrett, began a three-way war against Hart & Chris Benoit, and Goldberg & Vicious. After Hart & Goldberg defeated Creative Control to get the Tag-Team Titles, the Outsiders immediately laid down a challenge at the next card. In the match, it was mostly 2-on-1, with Goldberg vs. the Outsiders. Hart showed up near the end, but his bad knee gave out, allowing him to be pinned. The Outsiders became the Tag-Team Champions for a fourth time.
At Starrcade '99, Nash returned to the Pay-Per-View scene. Nash faced off against Sid Vicious in a Powerbomb Match. Vicious got the first Powerbomb, but the referee was down. Jarrett then came down and hit Vicious with a guitar, leaving him open for Nash. Nash was unable to get Vicious up for a Powerbomb, however. But he managed to trick the barely-conscious referee that he had, and got the victory. At the next card, Hart vacated the World Title, because of what happened with Goldberg and Piper (check their bios to know more). At that Nitro, Hart and Goldberg once again fought, this time for the vacated title. The Outsiders and Jarrett came to the ring as well, and a massive swerve took place, as Hart beat down Goldberg with them to get the World Title back. Nash proclaimed that "the band was back together", and the new World order reformed at the beginning of the new millenium.
Unfortunately, soon after, Hall developed a knee injury, and surgery was required. Thus, the tag-team titles were vacated, and The Outsiders were broken up again. This did not slow Nash, as he immediately entered the WCW World Tag-Team Titles Tournament, promising that "Scott" would show up. In the first battle, against Sid Vicious & the Wall, Scott did show up - Scott Steiner. Nash & Steiner won the match and moved on in the tournament. They also threw Sid into his car, and ran over it with a monster truck, putting Sid out of WCW temporarily. Later in the tag-team tournament, Nash & Steiner defeated PG-13 and The Harris Brothers, but due to interference from Arn Anderson, they lost in the finals to David Flair & Crowbar. Nash then began a short feud with the new Commissioner of WCW, Terry Funk. The two wrestlers met in a Hardcore clash at Souled Out '00, and Nash again worked his way to a victory, making himself the Commissioner. Nash then tried to use the power for his own use, forcing Sid Vicious to battle against Don Harris, then himself, to win the vacated World Title (Benoit had won it, then left the company). Nash also outlawed Vicious' powerbomb.
The plans backfired, though, as Vicious stole Jarrett's guitar from him and knocked out Nash with it, getting the victory and, apparently, the World Title. But "Commissioner" Nash wasn't through yet. He stripped Vicious of the title, since Vicious pinned Harris in the first match instead of Jarrett, who was supposed to fight Sid. He then proclaimed that he, instead, was the World Champion. This lasted for one day, before he was defeated in a Steel Cage Triangle match by Vicious, with Ron Harris the other competitor. The next weekend, during a house show, Nash injured his ankle, and was out of action for some time. He handed the Commissionership over to Jarrett for a few weeks, then took back his power, stating that he didn't believe Jarrett had done a good enough job. This started heat between the two wrestlers, especially after Nash made Jarrett have to fight Scott Hall for #1 Contendership against World Champion Sid Vicious. The match between Jarrett and Hall ended in a Double Disqualification, and Nash used his power again, making BOTH men the #1 Contender. When Nash decided that Jarrett's allies the Harris Brothers couldn't be at ringside, Jarrett snapped, knocking out Nash with his guitar. Nash then disappeared for a time, while Jarrett took on his Commissioner powers and reinstated the Harris Brothers for the main event (he still lost).
Nash made his big return after Eric Bischoff & Vince Russo took control in April '00, to run WCW their way. With Bischoff & Russo forming the New Blood, a group of younger wrestlers determined to get a shot, Nash came back to wrestling and sided with the Millionaire's Club, the more experienced group. He was on crutches, but soon became the main spokesperson for the Millionaires. His injury didn't stop Mike Awesome, the newcomer to WCW, attacking him. Nash returned the favor at Spring Stampede '00, hitting Awesome with his crutch to help Scott Steiner move on in the US Title Tournament. Nash and Awesome continued to feud, while Nash also teamed with Hulk Hogan, Sting, Luger, and other superstars against the Filthy Animals and other groups. Nash and Awesome even had it out in an Ambulance match, which ended after Diamond Dallas Page ran out to hit the Diamond Cutter on Awesome. Nash then Powerbombed Awesome through a table, giving a severe ending to their feud.
Nash also aided Ric Flair, who had won the World Title from Jeff Jarrett during a Nitro, only to have it stripped from him due to 'medical reasons' in the next week. Nash began a major feud with Jarrett, meeting on consecutive Nitros in bloody battles, while Vince Russo tried to interfere to keep Jarrett the champion. Scott Steiner came in on Nash's side, though, leveling the playing field, and with a fair ref, Nash defeated Jarrett to become the World Champion again, for a fourth time. He didn't keep the belt long, though, surprisingly giving it back to Flair the next week, claiming that since Flair never lost it, he still deserved to wear it. However, Flair lost the belt back to Jarrett that night, and Nash soon became the #1 Contender again, set to face Jarrett at The Great American Bash '00. The New Blood tried to wear Nash down before the PPV, but Nash persevered, with the aid of Scott Steiner and Bill Goldberg.
At the pay-per-view, Nash seemed to have complete control despite everything the New Blood could throw at him. Despite attacks from the Filthy Animals and "The Cat" Ernest Miller being the ring enforcer, Nash stayed in it. Near the end of the fight, Bill Goldberg came down, apparently to aid Nash. Instead, Goldberg took Nash down, giving Jarrett the win and the title defense. Goldberg became the hired gun of the New Blood, and Nash immediately wanted vengence. He challenged Goldberg many times, going after the big man in numerous battles, including a 20-man Battle Royale that couldn't keep the two men apart. Goldberg also raised the stakes, getting hold of Scott Hall's WCW Contract, and saying that, if Nash wanted to get his hands on it, he had to come to Bash at the Beach and defeat him for it. This made it deadly serious for Nash, since this was the only chance to get Hall back in WCW.
When Bash at the Beach '00 came around, Nash and Goldberg met in a very violent match. Once again, though, Nash was betrayed, as his other ally, Steiner, turned on him, helping Goldberg to the victory. Goldberg then tore up Scott Hall's contract, apparently making sure that Hall would never return to WCW. Nash immediately declared war on both Steiner and Goldberg, going after both men throughout the next month. He also made sure that the two weren't a strong team, as each believed he was the rightful #1 Contender. The three met in a Triangle Contender's match at New Blood Rising, although Goldberg 'walked out' on the match halfway through, cursing Russo along the way. Nash took advantage by Powerbombing Steiner, making himself the #1 Contender to the strap.
Nash's attitude towards the fans began to change again with the prospect of gold on the horizon. He managed a small swerve on the World Champion Booker T, raising his hand before Powerbombing him. Nash then joined his former adversaries, teaming with Scott Steiner, Jarrett, and Russo, among others. A few weeks later, Nash and Booker T were booked in a World Title match on Nitro, with Scott Steiner as the ringside enforcer and Jarrett as the referee. Needless to say, the odds were against the champion. After a guitar shot from Jarrett on Booker, Nash was able to get the Powerbomb and walk out of Nitro the World Champion for the 5th time in his career. Nash still had to face Booker T at Fall Brawl '00, however. The wrestlers battled it out in a Steel Cage, keeping any interference away from the ring. Booker T pulled out the victory over Nash, taking the title back. Nash then fell out with the New Blood, unhappy with Russo's motivation.
He reappeared in October '00, aiding some of the younger wrestlers in the Natural Born Thrillers. He aided Mike Sanders, helping him win the Cruiserweight Title from Elix Skipper, and continued to work on teaching the younger guys his skills. He began calling himself "Coach" Kevin Nash and helped out the Natural Born Thrillers whenever possible. In November, however, "PerfectSean" Stasiak turned on him, knocking him out during a main event World Title match against Booker T. When Nash tried to get revenge on Stasiak, the rest of the Natural Born Thrillers betrayed him, attacking him en masse. This was the end of his coaching days in WCW.
After various skirmishes with the entire stable, Nash found himself an ally in Diamond Dallas Page, calling him a man he could trust. They called themselves the InSiders, in tribute to Nash's old partner, Hall. It didn't take them long to go after the tag-team titles, which were around the waists of the Perfect Event, Chuck Palumbo and "PerfectSean" Stasiak. At WCW Mayhem, the two groups finally met for the belts, with the rest of the Natural Born Thrillers trying to interfere, dressed as security. Fortunately for the InSiders, CEO Ric Flair came out and banished the Thrillers from ringside. With the odds evened, Nash got the Jackknife Powerbomb and the victory, bringing the tag-team titles back to Big Sexy, or so it seemed. At the next Nitro, "Commissioner" Mike Sanders pointed out that Nash had pinned the wrong man, and, therefore, the belts went back to the Perfect Event. A reluctant Flair was forced to agree, but quickly signed a rematch between the two teams for Starrcade. As you can imagine, this didn't go over well with the InSiders, who continued their war with the Natural Born Thrillers for the next few weeks.
At Starrcade '00, the Perfect Event and the InSiders once again faced off for the tag-team titles, and once again, both the Thrillers and CEO Ric Flair played major parts. Flair warned Sanders that if he stepped into the ring, the belts would be the InSiders automatically, keeping the "Commish" at bay. The rest of the Thrillers rushed the ring during the match, but while Page held them off, Nash got off another Powerbomb, and the InSiders won again, this time officially becoming the champions. This was Nash's sixth time to hold the tag-team titles, with his third partner.
The Thrillers, though, weren't through, as Palumbo changed partners (joining with Sean O'Haire) and came back for another shot at the gold at WCW Sin. Things looked good for the InSiders, since Sanders had lost his Commissionership to Ernest Miller earlier in the night. This helped to keep the rest of the Thrillers away from ringside, at least in the beginning. The InSiders dominated once again, but were betrayed when Buff Bagwell & Lex Luger came out and interfered. Totally Buff had already been named #1 Contenders to the Tag belts, and proved that they didn't want to face DDP or Big Sexy by costing them the win and the titles. Luger and Buff later that night joined with Flair, Scott Steiner, Jeff Jarrett, and the "mystery man" Road Warrior Animal, forming a new heel stable. It didn't take long for Nash & Page to find a new target.
The next Nitro, Steiner, then the World Champ, tried to make Alex Wright the next #1 Contender. Big Sexy ruined that plan, though, by powerbombing Wright through the stage. He then declared himself the next #1 Contender, challenging his former nWo mate. After defeating Buff Bagwell, even with Luger as the referee, Nash made it official. Nash and Steiner both launched sneak-attacks throughout the month, including Nash holding David Flair hostage to get his demands from the CEO, Ric. However, there were health concerns with Nash, as it seemed that one of Steiner's beatings left him unable to walk. It was also made official by the CEO (after the injury, of course) that the match would be a Loser Retires match.
At Superbrawl: Revenge, Nash was brought to the ring in a wheelchair, with a cast apparently wrapped around his leg. As Steiner laughed, telling the ref to start the countout and end Nash's run in WCW, Nash suddenly rose, threw off the cast, and entered the ring, nailing Steiner with his own title and covering him, apparently getting the victory and the World Title within seconds! However, Flair quickly came out, declaring that the match was actually 2 out of 3 Falls. Nash and Steiner then took it to the outside, where Midajah, Steiner's valet/"freak", hit Nash with a lead pipe. Flair again changed the match, saying that Falls Count Anywhere, which allowed Steiner to get the pinfall on the outside to tie things up. The wrestlers fought for another 10 minutes, each knowing what was on the line. In the end, Nash got the Powerbomb on Steiner, but then was attacked by Midajah. Nash withstood the attack, though, and sideslammed the valet. During this, though, Flair knocked out the referee, even as Steiner got a chair to knock out Nash with. Steiner then put on his Steiner Recliner, and a second ref declared the match over with. Nash lost, and thus, was forced to retire.
Nash was gone for the last month of the Turner-run WCW, and did not appear for the Season Finale. He was quoted as saying that he was fine with sitting for 10 months, letting his guaranteed contract pay off rather than join the "Invasion" of the WWF.
In early 2002, Vince McMahon was in the midst of a bitter feud with Ric Flair over control of the WWF. After Flair beat McMahon in a "Street Fight" at Royal Rumble '02, McMahon seemed to go even darker. He began speaking about destroying his own company if Flair didn't turn over ownership, by injecting a poison into the WWF. McMahon then turned his chair around, showing the nWo symbol on the back. Flair considered giving up, knowing how bad things could get with the nWo, but ultimately decided to stick around.
At No Way Out '02, Nash, Scott Hall, & Hollywood Hogan walked out at the beginning of the show, wearing the nWo colors. All three men promised to be on their 'best behavior'. Later on, they tried to give Steve Austin a six pack of beer in the back, but Austin wouldn't accept. The Rock also wasn't very accepting of the new group. This set up the nWo's first feuds, as they would attack Austin during his World Title shot against Chris Jericho at the end of the night, helping Jericho to retain.
While Hogan concentrated on The Rock, The Outsiders worked on fighting Austin, although it didn't always go their way (as Hall got tied up at one point). At Wrestlemania X-8, Hall and Austin went at it, with Nash standing in Hall's corner. Nash, of course, interfered whenever possible, including taking out the ref when Austin got his Stunner. But despite Nash trying his hardest to help his partner, Austin finally got the right combination of Stunner and referee, taking the victory. Things got worse for the nWo later on, due to the reaction for Hollywood Hogan from the WWF fans. Nash & Hall, seeing that Hogan was becoming a fan favorite again, turned on him, sending him from the nWo.
Unfortunately for Nash, things didn't get much better for the nWo, although they did add X-Pac (formerly Syxx) and The Big Show (formerly The Giant) into the group. Hall was feuding with Bradshaw at the time, so Nash was willing to help out, only to injure his biceps muscle during an assault. Nash went on the shelf, leaving the rest of the nWo members to continue on their own. Hall was fired a month later after being drunk on an airline flight, Ric Flair took over the nWo and basically became the leader, and members like Booker T were brought in. Nash eventually returned, and made a splash in June by announcing that Shawn Michaels was joining the nWo. Nash and Michaels, two former members of the Kliq, worked on getting the nWo back together, as well as pushing to get Triple H to join them. Nash returned to the ring in July '02, but in his very first match, only seconds into entering the fight, Nash tore his quadricep, dropping in pain to the ground. The nWo was disbanded by Vince McMahon the very next week, ending its run in the WWF. Nash, meanwhile, was gone from the company for a year.
In April '03, Shawn Michaels and Triple H were in the midst of a bitter feud. When Nash returned to World Wrestling Entertainment, both men were happy to see him, wanting his strength on their side. Nash didn't want to choose, due to being friends with both men. This led to Triple H (the heel) turning on Nash and giving him a low blow, causing Nash to ally with Michaels instead. At Backlash '03, Nash, Michaels, & Booker T faced off in a tag-team match against Triple H, Ric Flair, & Chris Jericho. Nash still had trouble attacking Triple H at times, but was still dominant during the contest. However, when the referee got knocked down, Triple H showed there were no connections left when he hit Nash with a sledgehammer, knocking him out for the pinfall loss.
Nash and Triple H would feud over the next month, with Nash finally throwing out any hopes of the friendship in order to go after Triple H's World Title. At Judgment Day '03, Nash and Triple H went at it, with Michaels and Flair in their respective corners... at least for a minute or two, before the two men fought to the back, leaving Nash and Triple H to go at it alone. They had a furious fight, with Nash kicking out of the Pedigree at one point to the shock of Triple H. But at the end, it didn't matter, as Triple H, after being thrown to the outside, got his sledgehammer and hit the ref with it, causing the disqualification. Nash got the victory, but did not get the championship. He did get some revenge, though, attacking Triple H after the match and giving him a Jackknife Powerbomb through the announcer's table.
At Insurrextion '03, Nash and Triple H went at it again, this time in a "Street Fight". Once again, Flair and Michaels were heavily involved, with it all being legal in the battle. Late in the match, Michaels got taken out by a Triple H Pedigree, but Triple H then felt the Jackknife Powerbomb. But when Nash went for the pin, Flair broke it up, causing Nash to get distracted with him. While Nash beat on Flair, Triple H got his sledgehammer and used it again, knocking out Nash and winning the match to retain the title. The next week, a furious Nash continued to come after Triple H, despite the interference. Commissioner Mick Foley, seeing what was happening, decided to step it up a notch, announcing that their next match would be Hell In A Cell.
With Foley as the special referee, Nash and Triple H went at it one more time for the World Title at Bad Blood '03. Both men found weapons to use inside the cage, with Triple H using a variety of tools (including a screwdriver) and Nash getting a barbed wire 2x4. Foley routinely got involved, taking weapons away from Triple H for some reason, which eventually led to Triple H taking out Foley with chair shots. All three men were cut open during the match, dripping blood. Near the end, Nash got the Jackknife Powerbomb, but even Foley's fast count wasn't enough to put Triple H down. Soon after, Triple H got another sledgehammer shot on the big man, followed by the Pedigree, cleanly pinning Nash for the victory. Triple H's stable, Evolution, attacked Foley and Nash after the match, finishing things off.
Nash next turned his attention to Chris Jericho, with the two fighting in a "Hair vs. Hair" Match on Raw. Nash lost the match, having to have his hair cut short (which was actually done due to Nash's role as The Russian in "The Punisher" movie). Nash and Jericho continued to feud, but both were also still interested in the World Title. At Summerslam '03, Nash joined Jericho, Triple H, Shawn Michaels, Randy Orton, and Goldberg in an "Elimination Chamber" Match. Nash entered into the match in the fourth spot, and took it to everyone already out of their cages. But when Nash went for the Jackknife Powerbomb on Jericho, Michaels surprisingly got in some Sweet Chin Music, knocking Nash down long enough for the pin. Nash, infuriated at getting eliminated first, powerbombed seversl wrestlers on his way out.
Soon after, Nash had to go back on the shelf due to needing neck surgery. He did not wrestle at another WWE pay-per-view in 2003, as he was recovering, and when his contract ran out at the beginning of the year, WWE opted not to renew it, ending Nash's run with the company.
In the fall of '04, Jeff Jarrett was feuding with Jeff Hardy for the NWA World Heavyweight Title in NWA: Total Nonstop Action. Jarrett, though, found himself some back-up in the feud, as Scott Hall was on his side. Hardy, though, countered, annoucing that for Victory Road '04, Hardy would have back-up himself, in Kevin Nash. At the PPV, Jarrett and Hall both said that Nash wouldn't be there, and he wasn't in evidence for a majority of the match between Hardy and Jarrett. Just as Jarrett seemed to be taking control, hitting Hardy with a chair, Nash walked out of the back with two guitars in hand. Unfortunately for Hardy, one of the guitars was for Hall, as the Outsiders nailed Hardy with the guitars and helped Jarrett to get the victory, retaining his title. Jarrett, Nash, & Hall then challenged anyone in the locker room, fighting it out with various TNA members. Meanwhile, "Macho Man" Randy Savage surprisingly appeared, coming to the ring to fight for TNA.
Over the next month, The Kings of Wrestling (Nash, Hall, & Jarrett) ruled over the company, even as Savage mentored AJ Styles, Jeff Hardy, and others in the battle against the heels. At Turning Point '04, The Kings of Wrestling were set to take on Hardy, Styles, & Savage, but The Kings had other ideas, attacking Savage before the match and throwing him into a car that drove away, basically removing him from the contest. With the fight now a Handicap match, Nash and his allies dominated Hardy & Styles, landing a lot of offense. Late in the match, though, Savage returned, cleaning house and turning things around. With everyone fighting it out, Savage got a roll-up on Jarrett for the pin, winning the match for the faces. Savage would quit TNA the next week, though, ending the feud quickly.
Going into the new year, the Kings of Wrestling fell apart, as Hall left TNA and Nash decided to challenge for Jarrett's NWA World Title. At Final Resolution '05, Nash got put into a Triangle Elimination #1 Contenders Match against Diamond Dallas Page and Monty Brown, with the winner to get a title shot later in the night. Nash worked before the match to get DDP on his side, saying that, since they used to be teammates, they should eliminate Brown first. The two worked together at first on Brown, but just when it seemed they were a good team, Page showed he was still looking out for himself, throwing Nash out of the ring to eliminate him. Nash, incensed, stopped Page from winning with his Diamond Cutter, and Brown eventually came back to get the win with the Pounce, earning the title shot.
Nash would get his World Title opportunity at Against All Odds '05, where he went against the champion, Jarrett. Nash was wanting the NWA title, since it was a belt that he had never held in his career. It was announced by Dusty Rhodes before the match that Jarrett would automatically lose the championship if he used his guitar, which seemed to make the odds even better for Nash. The two fought all over the arena, heading backstage at one point with Nash bloodying Jarrett. They came back to the ring, and Jarrett was able to retake advantage by using a cello (instead of a guitar, which was a loophole) to smash Nash's leg, injuring it. Nash survived a Figure Four, though, and got the Jackknife Powerbomb on Jarrett. But with the ref down, things went wild, as The Outlaw (formerly known as Billy Gunn) suddenly apepared and attacked Nash, while Sean Waltman (formerly X-Pac/Syxx) attacked Jarrett. This changed everything, with Jarrett coming back to get a title swing into Nash's head, followed by the Stroke, retaining the title.
Having lost his golden opportunity, Nash went after the man he blamed the most, The Outlaw, over the next few weeks. At Destination X '05, Nash and The Outlaw fought in a "First Blood" Match. Both men tried to use various weapons to cut open their opponent, with Nash succeeding first by dropping The Outlaw repeatedly on an exposed turnbuckle. But the ref was knocked down at this point, allowing Jarrett to run down and blast Nash open with the title belt. While Nash was bleeding, a doctor quickly covered up The Outlaw's blood, and when the ref recovered, he called the match as a win for The Outlaw. Nash angrily attacked The Outlaw after the match, giving him a Jackknife Powerbomb to leave the wrestler laid out in the ring.
Nash continued his war with Jarrett, The Outlaw, and Monty Brown (who had switched to Jarrett's side) over the next month, allying with Sean Waltman and Diamond Dallas Page. The two teams were set to fight in a "Lethal Lockdown" Match at Lockdown '05, but a week before the match, Nash contracted a staph infection and had to bow out, with BG James taking his place (and helping the faces get the win). Nash's infection would keep him out of TNA for several months.
In October '05, TNA brought their television show, TNA Impact, to Spike TV. On the very first episode, Nash returned, attacking and powerbombing Jarrett. The two renewed their feud, with a match set up between the two at the next PPV. However, things again didn't work out for Nash, as he was hospitalized the day before Bound For Glory '05 with chest pains. Thankfully, Nash was okay, but he was unable to compete, with Rhino instead getting the opportunity (after winning a battle royal) and winning away the World Title from Jarrett. Nash, meanwhile, disappeared from the main event picture, instead only wrestling sporadically due to his health concerns.
Nash reappeared in TNA in April '06 allied with Alex Shelley, and talking about how the X Division (one of TNA's most popular elements) was actually a waste of time that could be spend on the larger athletes. Nash began a campaign to destroy the division, and at Sacrifice '06, he made his first impact, attacking after the World X-Cup finals and powerbombing Puma. Nash spoke on the mic, saying that a mediocre big man could defeat an X Division wrestler at any point. Nash kept ambushing X Division wrestlers for weeks, until Chris Sabin challenged him to a match at Slammiversary '06. Nash and Sabin fought hard against each other in the match, with Nash being helped by Shelley's interference near the end to get his Jackknife Powerbomb, winning the match.
Nash and Shelley, at this point, formed a new stable, Paparazzi Productions. They also brought in a cameraman (Johnny Devine) to join in on the filming. At Victory Road '06, Nash & Shelley teamed up to take on Sabin & Jay Lethal, with Devine recording from the outside. However, Sabin proved to be too strong late in the match, taking down Shelley and getting the victory. After the match, a stunned Nash got attacked by Lethal & Sabin, but Shelley & Devine gave the heels a 3-on-2 advantage. This only lasted a minute, as Jerry Lynn came down with a chair to even things up, sending Paparazzi Productions from the ring.
Nash was set up to face Sabin again for the X Division #1 Contendership at Hard Justice '06, with Nash bragging that he was going to unveil an "840-degree somersault splash". However, at the event, Nash claimed to have injured himself 'practicing' the move, and Shelley took his place in the match. Nash was brought out in a wheelchair and a neck brack (although he soon took the brace off during an interview), and watched Shelley wrestle against Sabin. Nash interfered when possible, but one of his moves backfired, as a chair he slipped to Shelley was used by Sabin instead. Sabin then got the Cradle Shock and won the match, as Nash watched from the side.
Nash stayed in the background for the next month as an 'injured' participant, but soon reappeared in October '06 to tout the "Kevin Nash X Division Open Invitational Gauntlet" Match. Nash brought a trophy with him down to ringside to watch the match and do commentary. When Austin Starr won (instead of Shelley), Nash congratulated the winner and gave him the trophy, posing with Starr (while Shelley tried to explain what happened). Nash would then be involved in several comedy skits, including "The Paparazzi Championship Series" which was continued at Turning Point '06.
At Final Resolution '07, Alex Shelley won the "Paparazzi Championship Series Finals" Match over Austin Starr, as Nash sat on commentary. After the match, Nash congratulated Shelley, only to then be shoved by an angry Starr, who said he hadn't done this to make Nash famous again. Starr eventually took a beatdown from both Senshi and one of the PCS judges, Bob Backlund. Nash and Backlund continued their comedy acts for the next few weeks, and appeared together at Against All Odds '07 along with Shelley and other members of the PCS. They watched a Traci Brooks/Eric Young tape (presumably for the dirty details), but it was all a scam for Brooks to get Young to sign a contract.
Nash continued his comedy routines as the year went on, including hosting "Paparazzi Idol", where wrestlers showed off their talents (including Nash training Jay Lethal in his "Macho Man" Randy Savage impersonation, leading to Lethal's run as Black Machismo). Nash mentored both Lethal and his friend, Sonjay Dutt, which lead to a match at Sacrifice '07, where Dutt and Lethal fought in a "Three Way" Match against the X Division Champion, Sabin. Late in the match, though, the friendship broke down, with Dutt and Lethal shoving each other, allowing Sabin to roll Dutt up for the victory. Afterwards, Dutt and Lethal went at it, with Nash coming in to break them up. Dutt angrily kicked Nash, though, and then ran away.
Nash and Dutt were able to path things up after what happened, with Dutt apologizing for his actions. Dutt then took on a new 'gimmick' for Nash, becoming "The Guru" Sonjay Dutt. Meanwhile, Lethal was embracing the "Black Machismo" gimmick, leading to him getting another title shot against Sabin at Slammiversary '07. With Nash watching happily from the announcer's table, Lethal succeeded, winning the X Division Title. Nash would go on to briefly managing The Motor City Machine Guns, before then switching to a new role: therapist. "Dr." Nash began counseling Kurt & Karen Angle, giving them pep talks while they sat on his couch. At Hard Justice '07, when Kurt was distraught about somehow beating Samoa Joe in the main event, Nash threw water in his face and inspired him, talking about how he was a wrestling 'god'. This helped push Angle to win all of the TNA title belts that night.
At the next PPV, No Surrender '07, Angle was set to defend all of his titles. In his first match, he defended the TNA World Tag-Team Titles with Sting against Team Pacman. During the match, Angle's wife, Karen, slapped Sting, and then fell down like Sting had hit her. Angle, seeing this and hearing from Karen, attacked Sting and took him out, allowing Team Pacman to win away the belts. Nash talked to Kurt after the match, telling him the truth, that Sting had never hit Karen. Nash then tried to get his protoge, Black Machismo, to take a dive to Angle in the X Division Title match, but Black Machismo refused, and later won the match. A furious Angle was losing it in the back later before his World Title match against Abyss, with Nash trying to get him to focus. Angle, though, shoved Nash, and then told him to go to hell, because he didn't need him. Angle managed to win over Abyss on his own, keeping one belt.
Nash and Angle continued to have their issues over the next month, with Angle stubbornly ignoring Nash's advice about how to wrestle Sting, the new #1 Contender. At Bound For Glory '07, Nash reluctantly agreed to talk to Kurt again after Karen asked him to, but it still went badly, as Kurt called Nash names and refused to believe that Sting hadn't hit Karen. Nash refused to back Angle up against Sting, with Kurt joking about Nash being unable to wrestle. Nash tried to talk to Sting as well, but Sting was also too fired up. Nash showed up during the main event to try and protect Angle, who was his 'meal ticket'. But even with Nash's help, Angle couldn't do it, with a bleeding Sting hitting both men with bat shots, then getting the Scorpion Deathdrop to take the title from Angle.
Angle blamed Nash for the loss, and confronted him on the next Impact. When Angle struck Nash, Nash responded with a Jackknife Powerbomb, laying Angle out in the ring. A week later, Nash watched as Angle and Sting had a rematch, with Sting striking Nash once during the match. This caused Nash to help Angle to win, but Angle flipped off Nash after the contest, showing they were still not allies. Nash wanted a title shot against Angle, but was denied, with a tag-team match being set up instead for Genesis '07: Nash & Angle vs. Sting & a mystery partner. This caused more friction between Nash and Angle, as Angle assumed Nash knew the partner (who was rumored to be Scott Hall). But it turned out to be a debuting Booker T instead. Late in the match, Nash had the upper hand on Sting, but Angle struck him with the World Title, knocking him out. Angle then got the Angle Slam on Sting for the victory, keeping the belt (if Nash would have pinned Sting, he would have gotten the title).
Nash and Angle continued to feud into the latter months of '07, with Nash allying himself with Samoa Joe against Angle and his allies, AJ Styles & Tomko. Nash also said he could bring another partner in to help out: Scott Hall. However, at Turning Point '07, Hall no-showed, with a furious Samoa Joe chewing out Nash about it and doing a great live mic speech about the die-hards of TNA, before calling out Eric Young to be their third partner. It was a wild match, with distrust apparent between Joe and Nash. At one point, Nash was put in the Ankle Lock by Angle, with Joe hesitating before finally making the save. Late in the match, Nash gave Angle the Jackknife Powerbomb, but then got taken out by a flying Styles. With Angle down, though, Joe was able to nail Tomko with the Muscle Buster, winning the match for their team.
As the new year started, Nash and Samoa Joe seemed to have put their problems behind them, working together against AJ Styles & Tomko, the TNA World Tag-Team Champions. At Final Resolution '08, the two teams faced off for the belts, with Nash cheering on Joe. However, at one point, when Joe went for the tag, Nash stepped away and left instead, betraying his partner. Joe soon lost to the double-team, unable to overcome the odds. On the next Impact, Samoa Joe went to confront Nash about his actions, but Nash surprisingly was able to explain himself, managing to convince Joe to use him as his mentor.
Over the next couple of months, Nash showed that he was there to help Samoa Joe, teaming with him against the Angle Alliance (Angle, Styles, & Tomko). They were joined by Christian Cage, with the trio getting dubbed the "Unlikely Alliance". The two teams were set to meet at the next PPV, with a controversial cage match ending with Angle's team having to start one short. At Destination X '08, the teams went at it, with a title shot on the line for Samoa Joe if his team won. Nash did all he could to help, including a Jackknife Powerbomb for Angle at one point. At the end, Samoa Joe made Tomko tap out to the Kokina Clutch, winning the match for his team (and earning a title shot against Angle).
While Samoa Joe concentrated on facing Angle, Nash & Cage continued their battles with Styles & Tomko. At Lockdown '08, Team Cage was formed, bringing in Cage, Nash, Matt Morgan, Rhino, & Sting to face off against Team Tomko (Tomko, Styles, James Storm, & Team 3-D) in a "Lethal Lockdown" Match. Nash entered the match as the third member of his team and worked to do some damage, throwing wrestlers around. At the end of the match, after a lot of carnage, Rhino got the win for Team Cage by Goring Storm, pinning him for the victory and getting Nash another TNA pay-per-view win.
During this time, Nash was still mentoring Samoa Joe, now thinking of Joe as his new 'meal ticket'. But Nash also had conflicting emotions when the Steiner Brothers came into TNA, with Scott Steiner challenging for Joe's World Title. At Sacrifice '08, Nash showed up in the Steiners' limo, but still claimed to be on Joe's side, even after Scott offered him a title shot if Steiner won the belt. Although Nash talked to Joe beforehand, Joe said he didn't need him, so Nash stayed in the back as Joe was able to defend the belt against Steiner and Kazarian (who was a replacement for an injured Kurt Angle).
The two wrestlers again seemed to patch things up, with Nash again supporting Samoe Joe (and calling him an 'investment'). He got himself appointed the Special Enforcer for the King of the Mountain match at Slammiversary '08 for the World Title, which featured Samoa Joe, Christian Cage, Robert Roode, Booker T, and Rhino. During the match, Nash took an active hand in putting the wrestlers in the 'penalty box' when one got pinned, and got even more involved at the end. After Booker T had taken a cheap shot on Nash, Nash came back and caught Booker T, giving him a Jackknife Powerbomb. Samoa Joe later managed to take down Roode and get the belt hung, winning the match and retaining the belt. Afterwards, Nash gave Joe a thumbs up, congratulating him on the victory.
Samoa Joe continued to fight Booker T over the next few weeks, with Nash backing him up. At Victory Road '08, Nash again said he'd be in Samoa Joe's corner, but Joe told him that, if he was on his side, he'd stay in the back. Nash agreed, and stayed away as Joe and Booker T fought to a bloody No-Contest which involved Sting. Joe and Booker T's battles continued, with Nash promising that he'd take care of Sting. At Hard Justice '08, Nash went into the rafters to talk to Sting, calling him "Steve" (his real name) and trying to talk him out of attacking anyone, but it fails, as Sting attacked AJ Styles later in the night. However, Sting stayed out of the main event, where Samoa Joe stayed the champion in a "Six Sides of Steel Weapons" Match over Booker T.
In the weeks leading up to the next show, No Surrender '08, Nash and Samoa Joe decided to separate, as Joe didn't need a mentor anymore. Nash was quiet for a time, but then reappeared in shocking fashion at Bound For Glory IV, as he came out during the World Title match between Samoa Joe and Sting and helped Sting win, hitting Joe with a bat. Nash would then join Sting, Booker T, Scott Steiner, and Kurt Angle to form the Main Event Mafia, with Nash saying that his turn on Samoa Joe was due to Joe's comments about Nash's former partner, Scott Hall.
Nash and Samoa Joe met at Turning Point '08 to settle their differences in a hard-fought contest that went back and forth. Nash landed repeated Jackknife Powerbombs during the match and used an exposed turnbuckle to drive Joe into with the Snake Eyes, but it took a ref bump and a low blow for Nash to finally put Joe away, even then with Nash having to use the ropes to win. With Booker T, Angle, and Sting all getting wins as well, the Main Event Mafia was on top of the world. They were soon challenged, though, by a united group of TNA wrestlers calling themselves the TNA Front Line. The two groups met in a battle at Final Resolution '08 (which was the second PPV of the year with that name). Nash, Steiner, Booker T, & Sting fought against Samoa Joe, AJ Styles, & Team 3D, with Sting's World Title on the line. But the heels were too good in the end, with Nash giving Samoa Joe a low blow when he tried to get Sting with the Muscle Buster, allowing Sting to get the Scorpion Deathdrop for the victory.
Nash was set to team with the Main Event Mafia again at Genesis '09 in the final match of the evening. But a staph infection scratched Nash from the card, and instead, Steiner, Booker T, & Cute Kip lost a "Hardcore" Match to Mick Foley, AJ Styles, & Brother Devon. Nash's injuries kept him out of the ring for the next few pay-per-views, but he was still present, supporting the other members of the Main Event Mafia, even as the group started to splinter due to issues between Angle and Sting. At Lockdown '09, Nash joined Angle, Booker T, & Steiner in a "Lethal Lockdown" Match against Jeff Jarrett, Christopher Daniels, AJ Styles, & Samoa Joe). Nash came in last and got in a few shots, but mainly left the wrestling to others, as Jarrett got the pin on Booker T to win for his team.
Around this time Nash started to have a new valet accompany him to the ring: Jenna Morasca. Nash met up once more with Samoa Joe at Sacrifice '09, with Joe looking to permanently injure Nash during the fight. Nash got in some good hits, but couldn't stop the Samoan Submission Machine, as Samoa Joe was able to make Nash submit to the Kokina Clutch. After the match, Joe did more damage, attacking Nash (as well as the security guards that tried to stop him). Nash was left out cold on the mat, with Scott Steiner coming to check on him. Thankfully for Nash, this was the last confrontation with Joe, as Joe shockingly joined the Main Event Mafia at Slammiversary '09, even as Nash concentrated on other avenues.
Around this time, Booker T had lost his newly-created Legends belt to AJ Styles, with Nash taking on the responsibility of getting the gold back. Nash faced Styles for the title at Victory Road '09, with Nash himself saying that if he lost, he would retire. Nash used his brute force, while Styles capitalized on his speed, each intent on winning. But Nash also had his dirty play, as he was able to disrupt a Styles springboard maneuver by shoving the referee at him. Styles dodged the referee, jumping high, but Nash was then able to catch him with a chokeslam and get the win, earning Nash's first championship gold since 2001.
Unfortunately, this turned out to be a very short reign, as Nash only got in one title defense (beating The Amazing Red) before losing at the next Impact to Mick Foley (thanks in part to Bobby Lashley's interference). Nash got a rematch set up for Hard Justice '09, and the two had an absolutely violent match, with both shedding blood. In the end, though, a distraction from Traci Brooks helps Nash to come back, getting a big boot on Foley and taking him down for the victory, becoming a two-time TNA Legends Champion. After the match, Nash continued to go after Foley, using a barbed wire baseball bat to increase Foley's blood loss. Abyss, however, came out to make the save, with a bat of his own.
The feud then transferred to Abyss, with Foley even blessing Abyss by giving him a flannel shirt. At the time, Abyss was having "bounty" matches, with money on the line to anyone who defeated him (put up by Stevie Richards). Nash accepted the challenge, as he was interested in the cash incentive. Also thrown in was that Abyss' rage against Nash caused Foley to lose his rematch with Nash via DQ, putting a wedge between the two. At No Surrender '09, Nash and Abyss went at it, with $50,000 on the line if Nash could win. During the fight, Abyss kept getting distracted, as Stevie Richards was watching from the top of the ramp. Stevie's ally, Daffney, also tried to get involved with a taser, but Abyss gave her a Black Hole Slam. At the end, although Abyss had the advantage, he lost it when he tried to use the barbed wire baseball bat, with the referee stopping him. While the ref put the weapon away, Nash got the taser and hit Abyss low with it, zapping him and getting the pin. It was another successful title defense for Nash, and a nice cash increase as well.
Nash next got pulled into the feud between Eric Young's World Elite and Hernandez, as The Main Event Mafia got involved. At one point, Nash defended the Legends Title against Hernandez on Impact, when Young helped Nash get the win. The three were set up to face off for Nash's title at the next PPV, but it soon became clear that it would have more of a handicap atmosphere, as Young offered Nash $60,000 to help him take out Hernandez. Even though it worked against Main Event Mafia interests, Nash was more than interested in the cash, as long as he kept the title. At Bound For Glory '09, Nash & Young worked together against Hernandez, who still put up a good fight. Near the end, though, the duo took over, with Young landing a flying elbow and Nash setting Hernandez for the Jackknife. But Young then betrayed Nash, racking him by shoving Hernandez, then got the quick pin on Nash to steal away the title!
On the next Impact, it was announced that a now-face Kurt Angle was disbanded the Main Event Mafia, leaving Nash on his own. Nash was looking for revenge, meanwhile, as he fought with Young & The World Elite. It seemed like Nash and Young would be wrestling at Turning Point '09, but an incident where Nash did a shoot interview about Chris Sabin's injury caused him to get suspended, putting him off the card. However, that didn't stop Nash from having an effect, as he came down during the TNA Tag-Team Titles match, which featured The World Elite's British Invasion, who were the champs. However, Nash turned on the faces and knocked out James Storm with Young's title, joining The World Elite!
Nash worked with The World Elite over the next month, and was one of its respresentatives (along with Young, Homicide, Sheik Abdul Bashir, Rob Terry, & Kiyoshi) in the "Feast Or Fired" Match at Final Resolution '09. Young told the members of the group to not grab briefcases, fearing that one of them would be fired. This advice does not get used, as Bashir, Terry, and Nash all grab briefcases, with Samoa Joe being the other recipient. Nash, fortunately, lucks out, as his case has a "TNA World Tag-Team Titles" shot in it. Bashir is not so lucky, as he's fired from TNA.
Nash was also stirring up trouble with the coming entrance of Hulk Hogan, insinuating that the new World order might be getting back together. Nash spread names like Scott Hall, Scott Steiner, Buff Bagwell, and Syxx as possibly returning, threating TNA. Nash was thinking about getting the band back together in the new year.
When Hulk Hogan and Eric Bischoff made their TNA debuts on the first Impact of 2010, Nash brought some old friends to greet them: Scott Hall and Syxx-Pac. However, Hogan wasn't willing to rejoin The Band, saying that times had changed. In fact, Hall and Syxx-Pac weren't even under contract. That didn't stop them from appearing at Genesis '10, where Nash was slated to have a tag-team match. While Hall was expected to be his partner, instead, Syxx-Pac got in, as they took on Beer Money. Although Hall proved to be a factor with a distraction during the match, it still wasn't enough, as Nash got superkicked from James Storm while trying to powerbomb Robert Roode, getting pinned.
Things changed for Nash in February '10, when both Hall & Syxx-Pac turned on him, blaming him for the loss and taking him out. Nash then sided with his old stablemate, Eric Young, against them, facing off at Destination X '10. Hall & Syxx-Pac's contracts were on the line in the contest. Young started for his team and took a lot of abuse, but finally managed to tag in Nash... who gave Young a Jackknife Powerbomb, then tagged Young back in, allowing Hall to get The Outsiders' Edge for the victory. Nash had turned on Young with another betrayal, this one getting his buddies guaranteed TNA contracts. The trio spray-painted Young's outline after the match, in an eerie callback to the nWo days.
On the next Impact, Nash called Young out, explaining that it was just 'business'. He also offered for Young to join The Band, but Young instead attacked them, refusing to put it behind him. The Band ganged up on him, but Jeff Hardy & Rob Van Dam made the save. While Hall & Syxx-Pac focused on the tag-team division, Nash went to war with Young, setting up a match at Lockdown '10 between the two. It was a "Steel Cage" Match, as were all the matches at the event, but it didn't make a huge difference in this one, as Nash took complete control eventually, getting a chokeslam and, later, the Jackknife to win the match, putting Young down. Nash wasn't done, though, as he announced that he'd be Hall's partner later in the night against Team 3-D (since Syxx-Pac had no-showed the event). But even with The Outsiders reunited, it didn't work, as Team 3-D came out victorious after Hall got a 3D through a table for the loss.
While Syxx-Pac was gone, The Band managed to fill his spot, finally convincing Eric Young to join up. Around this time, Matt Morgan was holding the TNA World Tag-Team Titles on his own. At an Impact, Morgan had been brutally beaten by Samoa Joe. Nash then came out, announcing that he was cashing in the TNA World Tag-Team Titles contract he had won in the Feast Or Fired match, coming out with Hall. The duo easily worked over Morgan and pinned him, earning Hall & Nash the TNA World Tag-Team Titles! In keeping with the way The Band worked, Nash also said that Young was one of the champs, although it wasn't officially recognized. At Sacrifice '10, Nash & Hall defended the belts against Ink Inc (Shannon Moore & Jesse Neal), with Young helping from the outside. The biggest effect on the match, though, was Brother Ray of Team 3-D, who surprisingly hit Neal with a kendo stick at one point, knocking him out and allowing Nash to get the pinfall, retaining the titles for The Band.
Unfortunately, that was about the highlight of The Band's run, as Hall would soon disappear from TNA due to legal troubles, getting released. The Tag-Team Titles were stripped in June '10, ending Nash's run with the gold (even though he was still with Young). Nash, furious that both Syxx-Pac and Hall had been released, blamed Hogan and Bischoff, and broke off his partnership with Young (in order to keep him safe). Nash wouldn't wrestle at several pay-per-views in a row, but eventually joined with Sting in a feud with Bischoff, Hogan, & Jeff Jarrett, which also later involved Samoa Joe (who sided with Jarrett). Nash & Sting faced Jarrett & Joe at No Surrender '10, but it was an unsatisfactory result for Nash, as Sting was hit by a baseball bat, then forced out by the Kokina Clutch, ending the fight.
Nash & Sting were still convinced that Bischoff & Hogan were up to no good, and were trying to find out more about it. They were joined by Pope D'Angelo Dinero, who said he had inside information through Miss Techmacher (Bischoff's secretary). A match was scheduled for Bound For Glory '10 pitting Nash, Pope, & Sting against Hogan, Jarrett, & Samoa Joe. However, when Hogan had to had surgery, it became a 3-on-2 Handicap match. But things got even better for Nash's crew when Jarrett walked out on Samoa Joe, allowing the trio to dominate him. Nash put Joe away with the Jackknife Powerbomb, getting the pin for his squad.
Later that night, the fears of Nash & Sting were revealed to be true, as a new faction (Immortal) was formed, including Hogan, Bischoff, Jarrett, and others. Nash refused to be a part of the faction, though, and both he and Sting announced their TNA retirements. Nash's contract with TNA had expired, and so he was done with the company, rather than dealing with the power-trip of Immortal.
In early 2011, Nash was said to be re-signed with TNA, in order to reform The Main Event Mafia to battle against Immortal. But Nash soon got himself out of the contract when a better opportunity seemed to appear: WWE. At the '11 Royal Rumble, Nash made a surprise appearance, wrestling as Diesel for the first time in decades. While he made a big splash, Diesel was not as dominant as in years past, and got eliminated by Wade Barrett. It was only a one-night appearance, but it came with a 5-Year WWE Legends contract.
Over the summer of '11, CM Punk had won the WWE Title, then left the company, causing a replacement belt to be won by John Cena. When Punk came back, the two had a unification match at Summerslam '11, with Triple H as the special referee. After Punk won the match, Triple H gave the belt to Punk and left, leaving Punk to turn around and surprisingly get attacked by Nash!! Nash gave Punk a Jackknife Powerbomb, knocking him out, and then left, allowing Alberto Del Rio to rush the ring and cash in his Money In The Bank briefcase, winning the title away from Punk! On the next Raw, Nash said that Triple H had instructed him (via text) to attack the winner, a claim that Triple H denied.
Nash and Punk feuded over the next few weeks, with Nash continually appearing despite Triple H telling him not to show up. Nash eventually got a contract signed through John Laurinitis, and believed that he deserved a match against Punk. Triple H, though, signed himself to fight Punk, angering Nash, who attacked both men. Attacking Triple H, though, led him to fire Nash, removing his ability to wrestle matches. That didn't stop Nash from appearing at Night of Champions '11, when he got involved in the Punk/Triple H match. Nash came out of the crowd and attacked both men, then set Triple H for a Jackknife, only to have Punk make the save. This just led to Nash powerbombing Punk instead. Triple H took out Nash with the sledgehammer, though, and then got the Pedigree on Punk for the victory.
Nash continued to be involved in the issues with Punk & Triple H, as he appeared in the crowd during their tag-team match with R-Truth & The Miz at Vengeance '11. Nash attacked Triple H, taking him out and leaving Punk in a double-team and getting pinned. Nash delivered the Jackknife Powerbomb to Triple H afterwards, leaving him on the ground and walking away afterwards. Nash continued the abuse the next week, attacking Triple H with his own sledgehammer and taking him out, leading to John Laurainitis to again sign Nash to a contract. Nash hung around WWE for the next month, getting in a few good fights, including taking out Santino Marella. When Triple H finally returned, the two wrestled at Tables, Ladders, & Chairs '11, fighting it out in a "Ladder" Match with the sledgehammer suspended above the ring. Unfortunately for Nash, Triple H got to the sledgeahmmer first, beating on Nash and pinning him to win the contest.
That would be Nash's last match with WWE to date, as he disappeared following the resolution of his feud with Triple H. But you never know if Big Sexy will appear again in the crowd at any event, ready to cause more havoc.
Pay-Per-View/Show Summary: (54 - 58, 3 NCs)
- WCW Clash of the Champions XII (September 5, '90) = The Master Blasters (Steel[Nash] & Blade[Al Green]) defeated the Lightning Express.
- WCW Halloween Havoc '90 (October 27) = The Master Blasters beat Steve Armstrong & Tracey Smothers.
- WCW Superbrawl I (May 19, '91) = OZ quickly pinned Tim Parker.
- WCW Clash of the Champions XV (June 14, '91) = OZ defeated Johnny Rich.
- WCW Great American Bash '91 (July 14) = OZ was beaten by Ron Simmons.
- WCW Clash of the Champions XVI (September 5, '91) = OZ competed in a "Battle Royal", which was won by El Gigante.
- WCW Halloween Havoc '91 (October 27) = OZ was forced to submit to Bill Kazmeier.
- WCW Clash of the Champions XVIII (January 21, '92) = Vinnie Vegas quickly defeated Thomas Rich.
- WCW Superbrawl II (February 29, '92) = Vinnie Vegas & Richard Morton lost to Van Hammer & Tom Zenk.
- WCW Halloween Havoc '92 (October 25) = In a dark match, The Diamond Mine (Vinnie Vegas & Diamond Dallas Page) were beaten by Erik Watts & Van Hammer.
- WCW Clash of the Champions XXII (January 13, '93) = Vinnie Vegas won an Arm-Wrestling Contest over Tony Atlas.
- WWF Survivor Series '93 (November 24) = Diesel, Adam Bomb, I.R.S. & "The Model" Rick Martel fought in an "Elimination" Match against Razor Ramon, "Macho Man" Randy Savage, Marty Jannetty, & The 1-2-3 Kid. Diesel was eliminated by Savage. Jannetty & The 1-2-3 Kid were the "survivors".
- WWF Royal Rumble '94 (January 22) = Diesel competed in the "Royal Rumble", which was won by Lex Luger & Bret Hart.
- WWF King of the Ring '94 (June 16) = In a non-tournament match, Diesel won, via DQ, over then-WWF World Champ Bret "Hitman" Hart.
- WWF Summerslam '94 (August 29) = Diesel lost the WWF Intercontinental Title to Razor Ramon.
- WWF Jacques Rougeau Retirement Show (October '94) = Diesel defeated Sionne of the Headshrinkers.
- WWF Survivor Series '94 (November 23) = Diesel, Shawn Michaels, Jeff Jarrett, Owen Hart, & Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart fought in an "Elimination" Match against Razor Ramon, Davey Boy Smith, The 1-2-3 Kid, & the Headshrinkers. Diesel was counted out. Ramon was the "survivor".
- WWF Royal Rumble '95 (January 22) = Diesel fought to a No-Contest with Bret Hart, retaining his WWF World Title.
- WWF Wrestlemania XI ('95) (April 2) = Diesel defended the WWF World Title by beating Shawn Michaels.
- WWF In Your House 1 (May 14, '95) = Diesel remained the WWF World Champ by winning, via DQ, over Psycho Sid.
- WWF King of the Ring '95 (June 25) = Diesel and Bam Bam Bigelow defeated Psycho Sid and Tatanka.
- WWF In Your House 2 (July 23, '95) = Diesel again stayed the WWF World Champ by winning a "Lumberjack" Match over Psycho Sid.
- WWF Summerslam '95 (August 27) = Diesel retained the WWF World Title by defeating Mabel.
- WWF In Your House 3 (September 24, '95) = Diesel and Shawn Michaels won the WWF Tag Titles from the British Bulldog and Yokozuna (later had to return the tag belts due to a technicality).
- WWF In Your House 4 (October 22, '95) = Diesel lost, via DQ, to the British Bulldog, but retained the WWF World Title.
- WWF Survivor Series '95 (November 19) = Diesel lost the WWF World Title in a "No DQ" Match to Bret Hart.
- WWF In Your House 5 (December 17, '95) = Diesel lost, via DQ, to Owen Hart.
- WWF Royal Rumble '96 (January 21) = Diesel competed in the "Royal Rumble", which was won by Shawn Michaels.
- WWF In Your House 6 (February 18, '96) = Diesel lost a "Steel Cage" Match to then-WWF World Champ Bret Hart.
- WWF Wrestlemania XII (March 31, '96) = Diesel was defeated by the Undertaker.
- WWF In Your House 7 (April 28, '96) = Diesel lost a "No DQ" Match to then-WWF World Champ Shawn Michaels.
- WCW Bash At The Beach '96 (July 7) = Nash, Scott Hall, & Hulk Hogan fought to a No-Contest with Lex Luger, Sting, & "Macho Man" Randy Savage. This was the formation of the new World order.
- WCW Hog Wild '96 (August 10) = The Outsiders (Nash & Scott Hall) defeated Sting & Lex Luger.
- WCW Fall Brawl '96 (September 15) = The nWo (The Outsiders, Hollywood Hogan, & the nWo Sting) won a "War Games" Match over Team WCW (Lex Luger, Ric Flair, Arn Anderson, & Sting).
- WCW Halloween Havoc '96 (October 27) = The Outsiders won the WCW World Tag-Team Titles from Harlem Heat.
- WCW World War III '96 (November 24) = The Outsiders remained the Tag Champs by winning a "Triangle Match" over the Nasty Boys and The Faces Of Fear (Meng & the Barbarian). Later in the night, Nash competed in the "3 Ring Battle Royal", which was won by the Giant.
- WCW Starrcade '96 (December 29) = The Outsiders retained the WCW Tag Belts by defeating The Faces of Fear (Meng & the Barbarian).
- WCW/nWo Souled Out '97 (January 25) = The Outsiders lost to the Steiner Brothers in a WCW World Tag-Team Championship Match (later reversed by Eric Bischoff).
- WCW Superbrawl VII (February 23, '97) = The Outsiders lost to Lex Luger & The Giant in a WCW World Tag-Team Championship Match (later reversed by Eric Bischoff).
- WCW Uncensored '97 (March 16) = Team nWo (The Outsiders, Hollywood Hogan, & Randy Savage) won a "Triangle Elimination" Match over Team WCW (Lex Luger, Scott Steiner, & The Giant) and Team Piper (Roddy Piper & The Horsemen [Chris Benoit, Jeff Jarrett, & Steve McMichael]).
- WCW Spring Stampede '97 (April 6) = Nash defeated Rick Steiner in a singles match, defending the tag-team titles.
- NJPW Strong Style Evolution (May '97) = The Outsiders & Masa Chono defeated Keiji Mutoh & the Steiner Brothers.
- WCW Slamboree '97 (May 18) = The nWo (The Outsiders & Syxx) were defeated by "Rowdy" Roddy Piper, Ric Flair, & Kevin Greene.
- WCW Great American Bash '97 (June 15) = The Outsiders defended the WCW Tag-Team Belts by beating Ric Flair & "Rowdy" Roddy Piper.
- WCW Road Wild '97 (August 9) = The Outsiders, as the WCW World Tag-Team Champions, lost, via DQ, to the Steiner Brothers.
- WCW Fall Brawl '97 (September 14) = Team nWo (Nash, Buff Bagwell, Konnan, & Syxx) won a "War Games" Match over The Horsemen (Chris Benoit, Ric Flair, Curt Hennig, & Steve McMichael).
- WCW World War III '97 (November 23) = Nash appeared, dressed as Sting, at the end of the "3 Ring Battle Royal", which was won by Scott Hall.
- WCW/nWo Souled Out '98 (January 24) = Nash pinned The Giant.
- WCW Boston Brawl (January '98) = Nash, Hall, and "Macho Man" Randy Savage lost to Lex Luger, Diamond Dallas Page and Larry Zbyszko.
- WCW Superbrawl VIII (February 22, '98) = The Outsiders won the WCW World Tag-Team Titles for a third time, beating The Steiner Brothers.
- WCW Uncensored '98 (March 15) = Nash lost to the Giant via DQ.
- WCW Spring Stampede '98 (April 19) = Nash & Hollywood Hogan won a "Basebat Bat On A Pole" Match over Roddy Piper & The Giant.
- WCW Slamboree '98 (May 17) = The Outsiders lost the WCW Tag-Team belts to Sting & The Giant. This was the match where Hall betrayed Nash.
- WCW Road Wild '98 (August 8) = Nash was involved in a Battle Royal with Scott Hall, Scott Norton, Curt Hennig, The Giant, Bill Goldberg, Sting, Lex Luger, and Konnan. Goldberg was the winner.
- WCW Fall Brawl '98 (September 13) = Team nWo Wolfpack (Nash, Lex Luger, & Sting) competed in the "War Games" Match against Team WCW (Diamond Dallas Page, Roddy Piper, & The Warrior) and Team nWo Black 'n' White (Bret Hart, Hollywood Hogan, & Stevie Ray). Diamond Dallas Page won the match.
- WCW Halloween Havoc '98 (October 25) = Nash lost, via countout, to Scott Hall.
- WCW World War III '98 (November 22) = The match between Nash and Scott Hall did not occur, due to nWo Hollywood interference. Later in the night, Nash won the "3 Ring Battle Royal" Match, earning the #1 Contenders spot.
- WCW Starrcade '98 (December 27) = Nash won the WCW World Heavyweight Title from Bill Goldberg.
- WCW Superbrawl IX (February 21, '99) = The Outsiders won a "Hair vs. Mask" Match over Rey Mysterio Jr & Konnan. Miss Elizabeth's hair was on the line.
- WCW Uncensored '99 (March 14) = Nash defeated Rey Mysterio Jr.
- WCW Spring Stampede '99 (April 11) = Nash fell to Bill Goldberg.
- WCW Slamboree '99 (May 9) = Nash won the WCW World Heavyweight Title, defeating Diamond Dallas Page.
- WCW Great American Bash '99 (June 13) = Nash won, via DQ, over "Macho Man" Randy Savage, when Sid Vicious attacked him. Nash retained the World Title.
- WCW Bash at the Beach '99 (July 11) = Nash & Sting fell to Randy Savage & Sid Vicious. Due to Savage getting the pin, he won away Nash's WCW World Heavyweight Title.
- WCW Road Wild '99 (August 14) = Nash lost a "Retirement" Match to the WCW World Heavyweight Champion, Hulk Hogan.
- WCW Starrcade '99 (December 19) = Nash won a "Powerbomb" Match over Sid Vicious.
- WCW Souled Out '00 (January 16) = Nash won the title of WCW Commissioner, beating Terry Funk.
- WCW Great American Bash '00 (June 11) = Nash was pinned by the World Heavyweight Champ, Jeff Jarrett.
- WCW Bash at the Beach '00 (July 9) = Nash was beaten by Bill Goldberg.
- WCW New Blood Rising (August 13, '00) = Nash won a "Triangle #1 Contenders" match over Bill Goldberg and Scott Steiner.
- WCW Fall Brawl '00 (September 17) = Nash lost the World Title, losing a "Steel Cage" Match to Booker T.
- WCW Millenium Final (November 16, '00) = Nash won a "Triangle" match over Alex Wright & Mike Awesome. Later in the night, Nash was pinned by European Cup Champion Sting.
- WCW Mayhem '00 (November 26) = The Insiders (Nash & Diamond Dallas Page) defeated the Perfect Event for the Tag-Team Titles (belts later returned).
- WCW Starrcade '00 (December 17) = The Insiders won again over the Perfect Event, earning the World Tag-Team Championships.
- WCW Sin (January 14, '01) = The Insiders lost the WCW World Tag-Team Titles to Chuck Palumbo & Sean O'Haire.
- WCW Superbrawl: Revenge (February 19, '01) = Nash lost a "Three Falls, Loser Retires, Falls Count Anywhere" match to the WCW World Heavyweight Champion, Scott Steiner.
- WWE Backlash '03 (April 27) = Nash, Shawn Michaels, & Booker T fell to Hunter Hearst Helmsley, Chris Jericho, & Ric Flair.
- WWE Judgment Day '03 (May 18) = Nash won, via DQ, over the WWE Raw Heavyweight Champ, Hunter Hearst Helmsley.
- WWE Insurrextion '03 (June 7) = Nash lost a "Street Fight" to the WWE Raw World Champion, Hunter Hearst Helmsley.
- WWE Bad Blood (June 15, '03) = Nash lost a "Hell In A Cell" Match to the WWE Raw World Champ, Hunter Hearst Helmsley.
- WWE Summerslam '03 (August 24) = Nash competed in the "Elimination Chamber" Match, which was won by Raw World Champ Hunter Hearst Helmsley. Bill Goldberg, Chris Jericho, Shawn Michaels, and Randy Orton were the other participants.
- Zero-One Hustle III (May 8, '04) = The Outsiders fell to Shinya Hashimoto & Naoya Ogawa.
- NWA-TNA Turning Point (December 5, '04) = The Kings of Wrestling (The Outsiders & Jeff Jarrett) lost to Randy Savage, Jeff Hardy, & AJ Styles.
- NWA-TNA Final Resolution (January 16, '05) = Nash lost a "#1 Contenders Triple Threat Elimination" Match to Monty Brown. Diamond Dallas Page was the other participant.
- NWA-TNA Against All Odds (February 13, '05) = Nash lost to the NWA World Heavyweight Champion, Jeff Jarrett.
- NWA-TNA Destination X (March 13, '05) = Nash lost a "Taped Fist First Blood" Match to the Outlaw.
- TNA Slammiversary '06 (June 18) = Nash defeated Chris Sabin.
- TNA Victory Road '06 (July 16) = Nash & Alex Shelley fell to Chris Sabin & Jay Lethal.
- TNA Genesis '07 (November 11) = Nash & Kurt Angle defeated Booker T & Sting. Angle's TNA World Heavyweight Title was on the line in the match.
- TNA Turning Point '07 (December 2) = Nash, Samoa Joe, & Eric Young beat the Angle Alliance (Kurt Angle, AJ Styles, & Tomko).
- TNA Final Resolution '08 (January 6) = Nash & Samoa Joe lost to the TNA World Tag-Team Champions, AJ Styles & Tomko.
- TNA Destination X '08 (March 9) = Nash, Christian Cage, & Samoa Joe defeated the Angle Alliance (Kurt Angle, AJ Styles, & Tomko).
- TNA Lockdown '08 (April 13) = Team Cage (Nash, Christian Cage, Matt Morgan, Rhino, & Sting) won a "Lethal Lockdown" Match over Team Tomko (Tomko, James Storm, AJ Styles, & Team 3-D).
- TNA Turning Point '08 (November 9) = Nash defeated Samoa Joe.
- TNA Final Resolution '08 (#2) (December 7, '08) = The Main Event Mafia (Nash, Booker T, Scott Steiner, & Sting) won over the Front Line (Samoa Joe, AJ Styles, & Team 3D). Sting's TNA World Title was on the line in the match.
- NJPW Wrestle Kingdom III (January 4, '09) = Nash, Kurt Angle, Masahiro Chono, & Riki Choshu won over Karl Anderson, Giant Bernard, Takashi Iizuka, & Tomohiro Ishii.
- TNA Lockdown '09 (April 19) = Team Angle (Nash, Kurt Angle, Booker T, & Scott Steiner) lost a "Lethal Lockdown" Match to Team Jarrett (Jeff Jarrett, Christopher Daniels, AJ Styles, & Samoa Joe).
- TNA Sacrifice '09 (May 24) = Nash fell to Samoa Joe.
- TNA Victory Road '09 (July 19) = Nash won the TNA Legends Title, beating AJ Styles.
- TNA Hard Justice '09 (August 16) = Nash retained the TNA Legends Title, taking down Mick Foley.
- TNA No Surrender '09 (September 20) = Nash stayed the TNA Legends Champion, defeating Abyss.
- TNA Bound For Glory '09 (October 18) = Nash lost the TNA Legends Title, losing a "Three Way" Match to Eric Young. Hernandez was the other participant.
- TNA Final Resolution '09 (December 20) = Nash won a briefcase in the "Feast Or Fired" Match, along with Sheik Abdul Bashir, Samoa Joe, and Rob Terry. Nash received a TNA World Tag-Team Title shot.
- TNA Genesis '10 (January 17) = Nash & Syxx-Pac fell to Beer Money.
- TNA Destination-X '10 (March 21) = Nash & Eric Young were beaten by Scott Hall & Sean Waltman.
- TNA Lockdown '10 (April 19) = Nash won a "Steel Cage" Match over Eric Young. Later on, The Band (Nash & Scott Hall) lost a "Falls Count Anywhere Steel Cage" Match to Team 3-D.
- TNA Sacrifice '10 (May 16) = The Band retained the TNA World Tag-Team Titles, beating Ink Inc (Shannon Moore & Jesse Neal).
- TNA No Surrender '10 (September 5) = Nash & Sting lost to Jeff Jarrett & Samoa Joe.
- TNA Bound For Glory '10 (October 10) = Nash, Sting, & Pope D'Angelo Dinero won a "Handicap" Match over Jeff Jarrett & Samoa Joe.
- WWE Royal Rumble '11 (January 30) = Diesel competed in the Royal Rumble match, which was won by Alberto Del Rio.
- WWE Tables, Ladders, & Chairs '11 (December 18) = Nash lost a "Sledgehammer Ladder" Match to Triple H.
- WWF Intercontinental Heavyweight Champion (4/13/1994 - 8/29/1994)
- WWF World Tag-Team Champion w/ Shawn Michaels (8/28/1994 - 11/26/1994)
- WWF World Heavyweight Champion (11/26/1994 - 11/19/1995)
- WCW World Tag-Team Champion w/ Scott Hall (10/27/1996 - 10/13/1997)
- WCW World Tag-Team Champion(2) w/ Scott Hall (1/12/1998 - 2/9/1998)
- WCW World Tag-Team Champion(3) w/ Scott Hall (2/22/1998 - 5/17/1998)
- WCW World Tag-Team Champion(4) w/ Sting (6/15/1998 - 7/20/1998)
- WCW World Heavyweight Champion (12/27/1998 - 1/04/1998)
- WCW World Heavyweight Champion(2) (5/09/1999 - 7/11/1999)
- WCW World Tag-Team Champion(5) w/ Scott Hall (12/13/1999 - 12/27/1999)
- WCW World Heavyweight Champion(3) (1/25/2000)
- WCW World Heavyweight Champion(4) (5/23/2000 - 5/29/2000)
- WCW World Heavyweight Champion(5) (8/28/2000 - 9/17/2000)
- WCW World Tag-Team Champion(6) w/ Diamond Dallas Page (12/17/2000 - 1/14/2001)
- TNA Legends Champion (7/19/2009 - 7/22/2009)
- TNA Legends Champion(2) (8/16/2009 - 10/18/2009)
- TNA World Tag-Team Champion w/ Scott Hall (5/04/2010 - 6/14/2010)
PWI Achievement Awards: (4 wins, 1 1st RU, 2 2nd RUs, 1 3rd RU)
- 1994 Most Improved Wrestler
- 1995 Most Popular Wrestler, 2nd Runner-Up
- 1995 Match of the Year (Diesel vs. Shawn Michaels)
- 1995 Wrestler of the Year
- 1996 Match of the Year, 3rd Runner-Up (War Games)
- 1997 Tag-Team of the Year (Nash & Scott Hall)
- 1998 Feud of the Year, 1st Runner-Up (nWo Wolfpac vs. nWo Hollywood)
- 2009 Feud of the Year, 2nd Runner-Up (The Main Event Mafia vs. The Front Line)