WWE has suspended Kevin Nash from his WWE Legends contract after the report of Kevin Nash’s arrest yesterday. WWE sent out the following statement:
“Kevin Nash has not regularly performed for WWE since January 2004. He is currently under a non-wrestling ‘legends’ contract, which has been immediately suspended until this domestic dispute is resolved.”
The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports that Nash was arrested after a family dispute stemming from Nash’s son Tristen getting home late and being intoxicated and shoving his mother. The incident happened just after midnight yesterday morning. Nash told deputy Robert Mitchell that Tristen was being disrespectful towards him and his mother but the story changed according to the report. The report states that Tristen spit in his Kevin’s face. At that point Kevin took his son down to the floor. Nash’s son is 6 foot 5 and 200 pounds. The report also states that Tristen fell from being intoxicated.
Kevin Nash has a scratch and was bleeding next to his left eye and his son had a cut on his elbow and redness on his chest according to the report. Kevin told the deputy to “get a subpoena” and refused to allow the deputy to take a photograph of his cut. He also refused to fill out a statement.
Tristen told the debuty that his father took him down by grabbing his neck and right shoulder and could not breathe because his father was pressing on his chest. The report also states that Tristen admitted to grabbing his fathers chest in an attempt to get him off of him.
About an hour later (just before 2am) a different deputy entered the home after a 911 call from Tristen Nash’s uncle reporting that Tristen “slung” his mother around the kitchen. The uncle said that the teenager took a swing at him after he tried to stop him from hurting his mother. There’s a lot more details to this story at this link.
Kevin and Tristen were released yesterday from jail and are charged with misdemeanor battery.
Attorney Michael J. Politis released the following statement on behalf of the Nash family: “It’s an unfortunate situation. They’re a good family. I’m hoping the State Attorney’s Office will receive my information and dismiss the charges. The kid was out of control, and the father was defending his wife. I’m pretty confident we will have a resolution in the next couple of months.”