• WWF Attitude Era Veteran Says He “Made Ken Shamrock”
During a recent appearance on Duke Loves Rasslin podcast, UFC Hall of Famer & WWF Attitude Era Veteran Dan “The Beast” Severn talked about his MMA career, Ken Shamrock, Dana White & more. Below are the highlights:
On who his toughest MMA opponent was:
“I always credit Mark “The Hammer” Coleman for probably kicking me the hardest. I got kicked so hard I saw three of him and the other two were just a figment of my imagination.”
On if Al Snow really taught him how to throw a punch:
“I can say it just like this… YES! Al Snow taught me how to strike and he did a horrible job. If I’m going to throw myself under the bus I’m going to take Al with me! Watching me strike was like watching stand-up comedy. When I found out I was going to be in my first UFC I trained 5 days, an hour and a half a day.
Between Al and his two other professional wrestling protégées, they only had 1 old pair of box gloves between them. So one guy would get tired, then the next would come in and then he’d get tired, and then the other one would come in. I stayed in the entire time and they’d be arguing with each other saying, ‘it’s your turn, no it’s your turn.’ I never trained a single strike or a single legitimate submission.
I’d stay out of range, close in and take my opponent down and make them scream or squawk and I was good to go. I don’t think you can find another human being that can make that claim that the trained an hour and a half a day for 5 days with 3 professional wrestlers in a wrestling ring and yet got the results I got in MMA.”
On what he thinks about Ken Shamrock:
“The Sham! The sham in the sense of not following through, the short change, the shim sham dance but couldn’t back it up (regarding their scheduled fight in 2016 being cancelled after Shamrock pulled out due to injury). I should have never gone against him the very first time. When the match was being set up, I questioned UFC ‘how is this a Superfight?’ The man has never won anything.
I’ve been in Superfights in amateur wrestling against people that have actually won things. Shamrock had that steroided-up physique that the UFC wanted to push at the time. They wanted to push someone who looked like that instead of someone who looked like Tank Abbott.
I MADE Ken Shamrock by losing to him in one match. Name anyone he’s ever beat since then. Nobody! I’m not trying to be mean, but I rub people’s face in the truth.”
On UFC President Dana White:
“The F-Bomb king. He says the F-Bomb quite a bit. He even has it on a painting up on his wall. The F-Bomb King.”
• Raw Wrestler’s Twitter Account Hacked
Raw wrestler & WWF Veteran Rhyno’s Twitter account got hacked. The hacker changed the username and deleted all of Rhyno’s original tweets. Below are some screenshots:
— Kelsey (@iAmKelsey91) February 15, 2018
Well looks like Rhyno got hacked. pic.twitter.com/BeFVUVxXdX
— Matthew (@symbolofchange) February 16, 2018