Dan 'The Beast' Severn was one man who was incredibly deserving of his nickname during his career as a wrestler and UFC fighter.
Severn was a 13-time National AAU wrestling champion, a UFC Champion, and a NWA World Heavyweight Champion that could make any man tap out at whim.
During his time as the NWA Champion, Severn would appear on WWE programming as part of a 'Takeover Storyline.' Severn spoke about his time in Vince McMahon's company recently and revealed the real reason why he left, and how he wanted to completely ruin a Pay-Per-View.
Severn appeared in a Great North Wrestling video on a YouTube channel called Hannibal TV, where he first off revealed the incredibly dumb idea that drove him to the edge in wanting to leave the WWE.
"One of the road agents was pitching me an idea," Severn recalls. "We want to put 666 across your forehead, the mark of the beast, we want to make you an Undertaker disciple."
Severn was having absolutely none of the idea, saying that he lived in a small town and didn't want any repercussions from it, i.e his family and businesses being effected.
Very Real Threats
Severn said that the road agent then told him that they could start using him poorly and lose matches. Severn noted that "you could ask me to lose a match," but what would happen if he would turn "fantasy into reality" and make their stars look silly by beating them up for real and going off script to make them hurt and be forced to tap out to him.
Ruin the Rumble
Severn went on to note that The Royal Rumble was coming up and he could have very easily gone out there and completely ruin the live Pay-Per-View in front of millions of viewers.
"The Royal Rumble was coming up and it crossed my mind that WCW was still in existence. Maybe i'll go over and talk to Eric Bischoff and tell him i'll turn fantasy into reality and i'll clear that ring, just busting up every one that enters and every 90 seconds i'll be waiting for fresh meat...i think i could easily have gotten $1million+ dollars."
Later on in the interview Severn added that things ended amicably, without the need for any potential shenanigans. It's still a scary thought nonetheless of what might have been an incident that would have gone down in WWF lore.