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10 Unsuccessful athletes that took their talent to the WWE

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9.57K   //    15 Feb 2018, 12:28 IST

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Kevin Nash

#3 Kevin Nash

It was never difficult for Nash to stand out from the pack. Standing at 6’10”, Nash was one of the most physically imposing figures in WCW. Nash won the WWE Championship, and the WCW World Heavyweight Championship, and will go down as one of the most successful professional wrestlers to ever step foot inside the ring.

However, growing up, professional wrestling wasn’t Nash’s first love. While studying at the University of Tennessee, Nash played as a centre for the Tennessee Volunteers basketball team from 1977 to 1980. Nash even made it to the NCAA Sweet 16, but an altercation with the head coach, aggravated by a series of on - campus incidents meant that Kevin was a liability to the team, and resumed his basketball career in Europe instead.

However, that didn’t work out for Nash, as he tore his ACL in 1981 while playing for Gießen 46ers. Nash then enlisted in the military, and after two years of service, Kevin Nash decided to take up professional wrestling.

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