Daytona Beach's 'Big Sexy' Kevin Nash won't be on WWE's Raw 25 show tonight on USA network

By HENRY FREDERICK
Headline Surfer

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.--  'Big Sexy' Kevin Nash, WWE Hall of Famer, will not be on the Raw 25th anniversary show tonight on USA network due to recent knee surgery that makes flying too painful for the near 7-footer.

Nash, the Detroit native who calls greater Daytona Beach home, won't be re-uniting with his "Kliq" buddies Triple H or Shawn Michaels on Raw's 25th anniversary show, which begins at 8 p.m. 

"Was so looking forward to being a part of RAW 25," Nash wrote on Twitter. "It's nearly impossible to travel on our down sized airlines healthy. With a total knee replacement it would be self inflicted torture. See ya everyone at Mania."

By Mania, Nash is referring to Wrestlemania, the premiere pay-per-view event  on the WWE schedule that is held in April.

Other superstars on the three-hour live show from two New York City venues -- the Manhattan Center and the Barclay's Center in Brooklyn -- are the Undertaker and "Stone Cold" Steve Austin.

And among the featured matches announced ahead of time is The Miz challenging "The Big Dog" Roman Reigns to try and get back the Intercontinental Championship.

Way back in 1996, the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach was the locale for-then World Championship Wrestling's Bash at the Beach pay-per-view where it was supposed to be good vs. evil. Instead on this historic night of July 7, it was good turned evil and the birth of the NWO, the villainous wrestling stable fronted by Nash, Scott Hall and Hulk Hogan. 

Way back in 1996, the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach was the locale for-then World Championship Wrestling's Bash at the Beach pay-per-view where it was supposed to be good vs. evil. Instead on this historic night of July 7, it was good turned evil and the birth of the NWO, the villainous wrestling stable fronted by Nash, Scott Hall and Hulk Hogan. 

That's when Hogan entered the squared-circle for what would turn into a Pearl Harbor job on his WCW mates, Randy Savage, Sting and Lex Luger against "The Outsiders," Hall and Nash.

Nash, now 58, a WWE Hall of Famer, went by the ring name, "Big Daddy Cool" Diesel and was the longest reigning champion during WWE's "Attitude Era in what was then the WWF, before he and Scott Hall, aka "Razor Ramon," left in 1996, for WCW as the "outsiders," recruited Hogan and formed the villainous larger stable, the NWO. 

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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area via HeadlineSurfer.com for a decade now. A longtime cops & courts reporter focused on breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most prolific daily news reporters, having amassed dozens of journalism-industry awards in print anddigital platforms. Frederick is enrolled at Full Sail University in Winter Garden, FL, where he's three-fourths through the online Master of Arts program in New Media Journalism. His graduation is in August.