Dan Severn


Title History

  • Ultimate Fighting Champion;
  • UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) V 8-Man Tournament (April 7, 1995);
  • World Extreme Super Heavyweight Champion;
  • Continental Freefighting Alliance Super Heavyweight Champion;
  • Toughman Kickboxing Champion;
  • NWA world heavyweight title;

Career History

In The Beginning:

  • Dan Severn was an All American at Arizona State University in Wrestling.
  • Dan Severn placed 5th as a sophomore 190 1979 and 4th as a senior 1981.

National Wrestling Alliance:

  • April 7, 1995: NWA World title holder Dan Severn won the Ultimate Fighting Championship V.
  • ~~~Dan Severn proved to the world that the skills of professional wrestlers are very real.

World Wrestling Federation:

  • March 30, 1998: Dan Severn (w/NWA belt) made his WWF RAW debut with manager James E. Cornette.
  • April 6, 1998 – RAW: Dan Severn defeated Flash Funk (Severn wore the NWA World Title to ringside).
  • April 20, 1998 – RAW: Dan Severn defeated Headbanger Mosh.
  • May 4, 1998 – RAW: Dan Severn defeated Savio Vega.
  • May 25, 1998 – RAW: Dan Severn defeated Owen Hart via DQ.
  • June 8, 1998 – RAW: Dan Severn defeated D’Lo Brown in a King of the Ring Qualifying Match.
  • June 15, 1998 – RAW: The Nation (Owen Hart and Mark Henry) defeated Dan Severn and Ken Shamrock.
  • June 22, 1998 – RAW: Dan Severn defeated Owen Hart in the King of the Ring Quarterfinals.
  • June 28, 1998 – King of the Ring: The Rock defeated Dan Severn in a SemiFinals Match.
  • July 13, 1998 – RAW: Dan Severn defeated Kama in the 1st round of the Brawl 4 All Tournament.
  • July 26, 1998 – Fully Loaded: Owen Hart defeated Ken Shamrock in a Dungeon Match with referee Dan Severn.
  • July 27, 1998 – RAW: Dan Severn pulled out of the Brawl 4 All Tournament, citing he has nothing left to prove.
  • July 27, 1998 – RAW: Owen Hart defeated Dan Severn via DQ.
  • August 3, 1998 – RAW: Dan Severn defeated D’Lo Brown via DQ in a match for D-Lo’s European Title.
  • August 17, 1998 – RAW: Dan Severn fought Ken Shamrock and Owen Hart to a no contest in a triple threat match.
  • August 24, 1998 – RAW: Ken Shamrock defeated Dan Severn via DQ.
  • September 28, 1998 – RAW: Owen Hart defeated Dan Severn.
  • January 28, 1999 – RAW: Steve Blackman defeated Dan Severn via DQ.

National Wrestling Alliance:

  • March 9 – 2002: Dan Severn defeated Shinya Hashimoto to regain the NWA title at Korakuen Hall in Tokyo (heel ref screw-job finish).
  • July 2003: Dan Severn was inducted into the Hawaii Martial Arts Hall of Fame.
  • July 31, 2003 – Blue Water Chamionship Wrestling: Dan Severn defeated Matt Longtime in Harrison, Michigan.
  • August 7, 2005 – Central Wrestling Federation: Dan Severn and Tommy Gage defeated Brad Lamen and Billy Bart.
  • October 8, 2005 – Action Wrestling Entertainment: Dan Severn defeated Kenny Omega in an MMA match.
  • May 21, 2006 – Price of Glory Wrestling: Jimmy Jacobs and N8 Mattson defeated Josh Abercrombie and Dan Severn.
  • November 5, 2006 – Price of Glory: Jimmy Jacobs defeated Dan Severn in Coldwater, Michigan.
  • November 16, 2008 – Old School Championship Wrestling: Malachi defeated Dan “The Beast” Severn.
  • August 9, 2009 JCW Bloodymania III: Ken Shamrock defeated Jimmy Jacobs w/ Scott D’Amore (Dan Severn was guest referee).
  • December 23, 2011 – Final Battle: ROH World Champion Davey Richards w/Team Richards defeated Eddie Edwards w/Dan “The Beast” Severn.

    Dan “The Beast” Severn wrote – ‘A little bit about me’:

    Lets flash to the past. 1994, The Ultimate Fighting Championships have begun pairing two men inside a octagon shape steel cage with only two rules to abide by: 1) Do not bite your opponent and 2) No eye gouging. Anything else you can possibly think of was good to go and I mean anything. There was no weight classes, no time periods and no gloves, only bare knuckle action. Did I forget to say that this was an eight man tournament? You had to fight three different men in one night, thus the era of No Holds-Barred was etched in stone.

    The titles were different at that time. They did not have specific weight classes, but rather Tournament belts and The Super Fight Title. During this time period I was named as the ONLY Triple Crown Champion Winner. At UFC 5 “Return of The Beast”, I defeated three men to gain the Championship belt that night. I was also the victor at the first “Ultimate Ultimate” in 1996, where I competed against champions and runner ups. The third Championship Belt was the Super Fight Championship when I defeated “The Worlds Most Dangerous Man” Ken Shamrock at UFC 9.

    Now, let’s flash to the future. The eve of 2006, 12 years after I began my fighting career. Yes, I still enter steel cages (coined politically as Mixed Martial Arts), and I also continue to enter the “squared circle” as a professional wrestler. So at the age of 47, this means I still compete and will continue to compete alongside commitments for MMA seminars, appearances, speaking engagements, etc. all around the world. Competition is what I love and most of the time. it loves me back.

    I am also the Head Instructor of my “Sports Center” (Michigan Sports Camps) in Coldwater, Michigan. This is a training facility where you can learn MMA, Pro Wrestling, Boxing, Kickboxing, Amateur Wrestling, and more. This is a 10,000 sq. ft. building with two mat rooms, a heavy bag room, full weightlifting room, two rings (16×16 and 20 x20), two dorms that holds up to 40 people at once, a full cafeteria and more. We have an array of students who want to learn what it takes to go to the top in either the fighting world or the pro wrestling business.

    Not everything I do can be summed up in competition. I also visit schools, groups, etc. and talk about the importance of education, making the right choices, health and fitness tips and so on. I have taken these same skills and the determination that made me world renown in the UFC and aimed it in the direction of Law Enforcement Training. I have developed a “Ground Defenses and Escapes” program where I get together with training coordinators of police departments around the US and teach them how to use my program, so they may teach there departments. I like to call this transition “Fist to Cuffs.”

    Some questions, I get asked all the time are. Who starts a fight career at the age of 36? What possessed Dan Severn to start amateur wrestling in the first place? Why was Dan Severn criticized for being a professional wrestler? Learn the truth about me. and about the man they refer to as “The Beast” by signing up for my weekly newsletter. Also, I encourage feedback, so when you happen to read my newsletters and you have questions or comments, please email them to dan@dansevern.com. Let me know what you want to hear about. I will respond to you ASAP, but I do get hundreds of emails a day, so please be patient.