Warning: Graphic towards the bottom of the article.
Kevin Nash, the WWE professional wrestler, said that he was in serious pain for more than 30 years, and he shared a graphic picture bearing resemblance to Frankenstein’s monster.
Nash, who went by the ring name Diesel, shared the image after he underwent surgery to replace a right knee that he says has pained him for decades.
“Not to pretty, but its straight. Let it heal and start training (sic),” he wrote on the heavily “liked” Instagram post. It’s been “finally fixed after 33 years,” he wrote (the photo is graphic and can be viewed here or at the bottom of this article).
“Preped for surgery. Waiting to get a little something to take the edge off…..wink,wink Right knee replacement is on the way,” the 58-year-old wrote.
TMZ reported that he got 24 staples.
Nash, who is 6 feet, 10 inches, played basketball for the University of Tennessee but quit due to his knee problems, News.com.au reported. Later, he appeared in World Championship Wrestling (WCW) as well as in the WWF and WWE. He’s still signed with WWE under its Legends format.
In the mid-1990s, he teamed up with Hulk Hogan to form The New World Order in the WCW. He made a comeback in the WWE in 2011.
Meanwhile, months later, over the summer, Nash became the Big Time Wrestling champion on Friday, defeating Flex Armstrong. “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,” says The Sportster.
Thanks Big Time Wrestling for the honor. Thanks @FlexArmstrong1 for the sacrifices you have given this business. Most important the friendship we’ve shared. pic.twitter.com/Se4vLXmjNQ
— Kevin Nash (@RealKevinNash) August 11, 2018