• WWF Veteran Says Creative Team Wanted Him To Get A 666 Tattoo
During a recent appearance on Duke Loves Rasslin Podcast, WWF Veteran Dan Severn talked about never being utilized anywhere near his potential, Vince and creative throwing him crazy ideas & more.
Below are the highlights:
On never being utilized anywhere near his potential:
“It was great to know you made it to work for the number one company in the world, but by the same token, I was never utilized anywhere near my potential. Jim Cornette has done a number of interviews sticking up for me, explaining there were certain limitations that I have where I’m not that guy that is going to cut great promos. I am a guy that knows physical mechanics and can take care of business that way.
I was the first wrestler ever to be non exclusive. At the time I was working for the WWF, I was working for the NWA, I was working for the UFC and I was not exclusive to any of them. There were days when I’d be on the road and have three different bags packed and have to remind myself what I am today, a pro wrestler or an MMA guy.”
On Vince and creative throwing him crazy ideas:
“He will get away with whatever he (Vince McMahon) thinks he can get away with. I was used really well in the beginning and when they realized they had no control mechanisms over me, that’s when creative started throwing me some crazy angles.
I was first billed as a no-nonsense babyface that just took care of business and Jim Cornette was my mouthpiece. All of a sudden, they pitch me ideas where they want to tattoo a 666 on me, the mark of the beast, and all of these other crazy ideas.”
• Jim Ross & Jerry Lawler To Call Major Upcoming WWE Event
As we have noted before, WWE will be doing a major event in Saudi Arabia in April named the “Greatest Royal Rumble”. This event will feature 7 Title matches and the first ever 50 man Royal Rumble match.
This event will air on the WWE Network and WWE Hall of Famer Jerry “The King” Lawler noted during a recent episode of his “Dinner With The King” podcast that him and fellow Hall of Famer Jim Ross will be the commentary team for this event.