WWE Hall of Famer Kevin Nash became the new Big Time Wrestling champion on Friday, defeating Flex Armstrong and later sharing a kind thank you to the promotion on his Twitter page.
This was Nash's first match since Jan. 23, 2016, where he defeated Kennedy Kendrick in the Legends Of Wrestling Entertainment Dome Show. He had also taken part in a tag team match based in Canada the year prior, for another promotion. Nash's last in-ring appearance for the WWE was at the 2014 Royal Rumble, where he was obviously unsuccessful in punching a ticket to headline WrestleMania 30.
You can watch footage of the match below.
The 59-year-old Nash has experienced great success in multiple promotions outside of the WWE. He had memorable runs with both the WCW and TNA/Impact companies, becoming a legend for both businesses.
Since leaving Impact, Nash has worked for various and smaller promotions across the United States, continuing to defy age as he racks up more championship gold despite nearing his 60s.
Nash has made sporadic appearances for the WWE over the last several years, and is signed under a legends contract. He, Scott Hall and Hulk Hogan reformed the New World Order at WrestleMania 31, fighting off the D-Generation X members who tried to help Triple H defeat old WCW enemy, Sting.
In total, Nash won four WCW World Heavyweight Championships, one WWF World Heavyweight title plus a pair of Legends Championships in TNA, among others. No matter the promotion, becoming a new world champion at the age of 59 is nothing to scoff at.
While many wrestling legends are retired by their early-to-mid 50s, Nash continues to go strong and has kept himself in supreme wrestling shape. If he's a world champion at the age of 59, nobody should doubt his ability to become an eventual champion at 60.