Interview with Dan Severn
-Who influenced you to follow organized competition?
I have been an athlete all my life. If I were to say someone, it
would be an older brother.
-How long have you been wrestling, and competing in ultimate fighting?
Mixed martial arts since 1994 and pro wrestling since 1992.
-How would you best describe the "beast" character?
Serious competitior. Grappler that will try and take you to the
mat and finsh you with a submission, elbow smash or knees to the
-Do you feel grecco-roman wrestling is underrated, and has a place
in mainstream wrestling?
Sure, but I am considered a throw back.
-Where can fans next catch "the beast" competing?
Next weekend I am fighting in New Orleans, Calgary apppearances
May 25-27, wrstling in OR. tomorrow night.
-During your career you were a very successful singles competitor,
would you have liked the opportunity to have competed in tag team
I have worked some tag teams, but would rather do singles matches.
-How would you best describe your working relationship with the
NWA, WWF and the UFC?
I have always maintained good relationships with all the companies
that I have been involved with.
-Do you see the "Beast's" mild mannered character changing much?
If so, how, if not why not?Time will tell.
-Do you feel the content in pro wrestling today is much to graphic?
Sure, not enough wrestling.
-Growing up, who would you say you idolized in professional sports?
Not really. I respected a few pro athletes.
-What do think of the current state of professional wrestling today
with the WWF's buyout of WCW?
I am very unhappy about it. It is now a monopoly and there is no
longer a way for wrestlers to negotiate.
-What is the best way for fans to keep in touch with "the beast"?
which is our Cage Fighting fight promotion.
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from the boys:
Ed Moretti says "Okay lets see...they did twenty high spots, chairs, tables, chains, outside interference, and juice...what's the rest of the card gonna do"?