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WWE legends gather to support Kevin Nash after shock death of his son aged 26

Marcus Chan

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WWE legends gather to support Kevin Nash after shock death of his son aged 26

WWE icon Kevin Nash’s son, Tristen has died at the age of 26, it was announced on Thursday.

Prior to his death, Tristen was working alongside his father on a podcast called ‘Kilq This’.

Nash’s family announced the sad news in a statement that read: “On behalf of Kevin and Tamara Nash, I have to, unfortunately, report that their son Tristen Nash has tragically passed away at the age of 26.

“Tristen recently started working on Kevin's new podcast and the two enjoyed their time together.” The cause of death is currently unknown.

Nash is a two-time Hall of Famer who burst to fame in the mid-90s as the WWE character ‘Diesel’. He was also a trailblazer for the era as one of the founding members of nWo.

The nWo went on to define the decade as WWF’s main competition, WCW became the industry’s top promoters.

Since the news broke, a number of Nash’s friends and former colleagues have shown their support.

Close friend Sean Waltman, better known as ‘X-Pac’ said: “My heart is in a million pieces thinking about what 1 of my best friends in life is going through. IU 4-Life Kev.”

The Iron Shiek, who is a fellow Hall of Famer said: “Kevin Nash my heart breaks for you bubba. I love you forever.”

Whilst Matt Hardy tweeted: “My thoughts are with Kevin Nash & his family following the passing of his son. It’s absolutely tragic.”

Frankie Kazarian said: “Kevin Nash, My thoughts and heart are with you, my friend.”

And Karl ‘The Machine Gun’ Anderson wrote: “Thoughts and prayers to Kevin Nash during this time.”

The day of his son’s death came on the same day as Scot ‘Razor Ramon’ Hall’s birthday, who died earlier this year. Hall is Nash’s former tag team partner and best friend.

Nash won the world championship on five occasions throughout his stellar career. He made the switch from WWE to WCW in 1996, stating that Tristen was the reason behind the decision due to the easier schedule.

Nash’s last competitive appearance came back in 2015 when he was a backup to Sting during his clash with Triple H during WrestleMania 31. Nash was then inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2015 and then again in 2021.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy/Twitter

Topics: WWE, Wrestling

Marcus Chan
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