• Dan Severn On Why He Refused To Join Undertaker’s Ministry Of Darkness
During a recent interview on Jordan Garber NOW Podcast, UFC Hall of Famer and WWF Attitude Era wrestler Dan Severn talked about his time in the World Wrestling Federation during the late 90s.
Below are the highlights:
On his wrestling contract:
“I had a very unique contract on both sides. I was non-exclusive to Vince, meaning that I could work for anybody. At the time I was also working for the NWA and I was the World Champion and NWA wanted me to be exclusive to them but I said ‘unless you are going to pay me to sit at home and if I get opportunities I want to explore those opportunities’.
So I worked for WWF, NWA and any other promotion that would hire me on the weekend at the time while I was also doing cage fighting.”
On why he didn’t join Undertaker’s Ministry Of Darkness:
“Now they want me to have ‘666’ on my forehead mark of the beast and they want me to be an Undertaker disciple and I am going “Timeout guys…not gonna happen’. I live in a small town in USA and I will not have any repercussions to my family, my business or myself and I also say ‘you don’t realize how many people buy into this and I don’t need that’.
If I do this and in the middle of all this you guys decide to let me go, that will be the last they remember of Dan Severn. Then suddenly one of the road agents says ‘Well Dan, we could use you poorly and have you start losing matches’.
I said ‘you can ask me to lose a match, but where does it state on my contract I have to lose to anybody? What if I walk into your world of fantasy and turn it to reality. Which one of your stars will even hold a candlestick to me?’
I’m a nice guy but if you push me I will start to push back.”
For those who don’t know, Severn was the first and only UFC Triple Crown Champion. He has fought a total of 127 MMA fights, and won 101 of them!
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• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (October 5, 1985) – Saturday Night’s Main Event 2
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on October 5, 1985, the World Wrestling Federation aired ‘WWF Saturday Night’s Main Event 2’ on NBC.
The entire event was originally taped on October 3, 1985 at the Brendan Byrne Arena in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
Here are the results:
– Flag match – WWF World Heavyweight Championship: Hulk Hogan (c) defeated Nikolai Volkoff
– Uncle Elmer defeated Jerry Valiant
– Paul Orndorff fought Roddy Piper to a double count-out
– André the Giant & Tony Atlas defeated King Kong Bundy & Big John Studd by DQ
– The Dream Team (c) defeated Lanny Poffo & Tony Garea