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On this date in WCW history: Introducing Commissioner Kevin Nash

On January 16, 2000, Kevin Nash defeated Terry Funk in a hardcore match at World Championship Wrestling's (WCW) Souled Out pay-per-view event at the Firstar Center in Cincinnati, Ohio.

The card was a comedy of errors after Bret Hart and Jeff Jarrett pulled out due to injury, and Chris Benoit wrestled his final match for the promotion before jumping ship and swimming to the WWF.

Due to the horrific circumstances surrounding his death, I don't want to give him any headlines unless absolutely necessary, which is why "Big Sexy" gets top billing for his match against the Funkster.

See Nash defeat Funk to become WCW Commissioner, after the jump.

Nash would become Commissioner and do all sorts of silly Commissioner-type things like strip Sid Vicious of the world title and outlaw his powerbomb.

He also gave Jeff Jarett power of attorney when he injured his ankle but "Double J" didn't do such a good job and set up their brief feud.

Anyone looking back on this with fond memories?

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