Big Daddy Champ

Nov. 26, 1994

Only a year and a half after arriving in WWE, Diesel attains the company’s highest honor when he defeats Bob Backlund at a live event in Madison Square Garden, pinning the WWE legend in eight seconds and taking the WWE Championship for himself in the process. The win makes Nash a “Triple Crown” Champion – meaning he’d held the WWE, Intercontinental, and World Tag Titles – a rare feat at the time.

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