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WWE legend Kevin Nash’s disturbing remarks lead to wellness check

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WWE legend Kevin Nash’s disturbing comments reflecting on the death of his son prompted a wellness check by Florida authorities Wednesday.

The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office confirmed to G3 Box News Digital on Thursday that deputies performed the wellness check. Nash told authorities he had no intention to act on the remarks he made.

TMZ Sports was the first to report the wellness check.

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Actor and professional wrestler Kevin “Big Sexy” Nash during an interview with host Jay Leno on May 14, 1999.
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The WWE Hall of Famer’s 26-year-old son, Tristen, died after suffering a seizure and going into cardiac arrest in October. Nash has been open about how difficult it’s been for him to cope with the tragic loss. On Monday, Nash seemed to insinuate that he recently had suicidal thoughts.

“Time flies when you got a gun in your mouth. I mean, time flies when you’re having fun,” Nash said on his “Kliq This” podcast.

Nash’s co-host, Sean Oliver, quickly tried to get Nash off the topic.

“Don’t play like that. You have guns, so you can’t say those things,” Oliver said.

Nash replied, “I can do whatever the f— I want to do. Long as I leave a note.”

“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,” Nash continued. “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?'”

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Actor and former professional wrestler Kevin Nash attends Unicon 2021 at the World Market Center on October 1, 2021, in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

Actor and former professional wrestler Kevin Nash attends Unicon 2021 at the World Market Center on October 1, 2021, in Las Vegas, Nevada. 
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The father-and-son duo quit alcohol “cold turkey” days before Tristen’s passing, Nash revealed.

“Alcohol is the nastiest . . . it’s a nasty drug,” Nash said a week after his son died. “Anybody out there, if you haven’t drank, you’ve probably done yourself an incredible service. If you do drink, and you’re having problems and know it’s affecting your life, and you know it’s affecting your health, you can’t see the damage it’s doing.”

Oliver later explained to OutKick why the comments were left in the podcast.

“It was Kev’s choice to go through this in realtime [the podcast comments] with his audience, and extreme emotions are bound to surface with such a situation [dealing with Tristen’s passing],” he said.

Tristen died on what would have been Scott Hall’s 64th birthday. Hall and Nash were wrestling partners for years.

Tristen was the only child of Kevin and Tamara Nash.

Apr 10, 2021; Tampa, Florida, USA; 2020 WWE Hall of Fame inductees Scott Hall and Hollywood Hulk Hogan and Kevin Nash and Sean Waltman aka NWO greet fans during WrestleMania 37 at Raymond James Stadium.

Apr 10, 2021; Tampa, Florida, USA; 2020 WWE Hall of Fame inductees Scott Hall and Hollywood Hulk Hogan and Kevin Nash and Sean Waltman aka NWO greet fans during WrestleMania 37 at Raymond James Stadium.
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Nash was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2015 and again in 2020 as a member of the New World Order.

G3 Box News’ Ryan Morik contributed to this report.

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