Kevin Nash Has Wrestling Fans Concerned Following Recent Comments About Son’s Death

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Wrestling fans know that it’s sometimes hard to differentiate between what’s real or fake when watching the events. There’s even a term for it, called “Kayfabe,” which is what the wrestling industry uses to describe the personas and storylines that are meant to come across as real.

However, WWE Hall of Famer Kevin Nash’s recent comments are not being taken lightly and now have some wrestling fans concerned about his well being.

The 63-year-old Nash, who was a part of the immensely popular “New World Order,” or “nWo” wrestling stable appeared on the “Kliq This” podcast when he made the disturbing comments.


During the podcast, Nash mentioned that it was “12 weeks ago that day” that he lost his 26-year-old son Tristen.

“Time flies when you got a gun in your mouth. I mean, time flies when you’re having fun.”

Immediately co-host Sean Oliver recognized the severity of what Kevin had said and rebutted him. “Don’t play like that. You have guns, so you can’t say those things,” Oliver told him.

However Nash continued.  “I can do whatever the f*** I wanna do. Long as I leave a note,” the Hall of Famer said.

Nash then began opening up about what he has been going through and the grief process since losing his son a few months ago.

“Every morning when I wake up, the first thing that happens is I come to the realization that instead of there being three human beings in my home, there’s now two,” the WWE Hall of Famer said. “And the third person isn’t on vacation or staying with friends or is out late. He is never coming back. And then I sit up in the bed and I have absolutely nothing I have to do, and it’s like, ‘So, why am I getting out of bed?

When reached out by OutKick, Oliver said that, “It was Kev’s choice to go through this in real time [the podcast comments] with his audience and extreme emotions are bound to surface with such a situation [dealing with Tristen’s passing].”

Kevin Nash with son Tristen Nash. (Instagram: Kevin Nash)


Tristen passed away after suffering a seizure and going through cardiac arrest. He was Kevin and wife Tamara’s only child.

Nash – who used to go by the wrestler name “Diesel,” is one of the most popular and beloved wrestling figures of all time. He’s one of only a handful of wrestlers that have been inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame two different times – once as a solo wrestler and then again as part of the nWo.

As his comments began being circulated around social media, hundreds of fans began showing their support for Nash.

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Written by Mike Gunzelman

Mike “Gunz” Gunzelman has been involved in the sports and media industry for over a decade. He’s also a risk taker - the first time he ever had sushi was from a Duane Reade in Penn Station in NYC.

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