Today brings devastating news for WWE fans and one of their biggest Hall of Fame heroes. Along with the wrestling titans Hulk Hogan and Scott Hall, Kevin Nash is well-known for being one of the three founders of the WWE’s “New World Order.” Nash is undoubtedly one of the organization’s legends.
In 1990, Nash made his acting debut as “Steel” with an orange mohawk, one of the “Master Blasters” along with “Master Blaster Iron” (real name Cory Pendarvis).
Despite having worked for the WWE for close to 30 years, he made the decision to retire in 2020, two years after his last match and five years after being inducted into the Hall of Fame. Nash announced his retirement on Twitter by writing the following: “Daddy Time I have retired.”
Outside of the WWE, Nash was a husband and the father of Tristen Nash, who was born in 1996, in the middle of his professional career. But now that Tristen has received some devastating news, Nash is undoubtedly grieving as a father.
Kevin Nash’s son passed away at the age of 26
Kevin’s untimely death of Tristen Nash, the sole child of wrestling icon Kevin Nash and his wife Tamara, at the age of 26 was revealed on Twitter by WWE reporter Sean Ross Sapp on October 20. Tristen began working on Kevin’s new podcast, and the two had a good time, according to Sapp. The Nash family requests that you respect their need for privacy at this time. Sapp did not state the reason for death.
Tristen passed away just seven months after Scott Hall, a close friend and former WWE partner of Kevin, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly (interestingly, Hall would have turned 64 on October 20).
Tristen didn’t want to be a wrestler like his father and instead seemed to lean toward the more artistic side. Heavy said that Tristen, then 14 years old, was a budding musician who had been uploading tracks to his YouTube page since at least 2011. Tristen was a poet and short story writer in addition to being a songwriter.