• 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.”
• Reason Behind RAW Star Not Using His Alter-Ego Gimmick
RAW Superstar Finn Balor didn’t use his “Demon King” alter-ego gimmick at WrestleMania 34 during the Intercontinental Championship match.
The reason for this is Vince McMahon wanting to protect Balor’s Demon gimmick. This basically means that a win is guaranteed for Finn Balor if he uses his Demon gimmick and that strategy isn’t going to change anytime soon.
Balor only suffered one loss under his Demon gimmick back in NXT as well.
Balor captured the Universal Title when he used the Demon gimmick for the first time ever in a WWE main roster match (back at SummerSlam 2016).
The last time he used that gimmick was at last year’s TLC 2017 PPV, where he defeated AJ Styles (who wasn’t the WWE Champion at that time).