Dan Severn is known for being a tough man in the sport of wrestling, which gave him the nickname of "The Beast." He previously competed in Ultimate Fighting and has been a champion there. In 1998 he debuted in the WWF and injured several wrestlers.
Although he is more well-known for being in the WWF, he competed in the NWA successfully, winning the Heavyweight Title twice, the first time keeping the title from February 24, 1995 to March 14, 1999, over four years! He also held the title in 2002, but lost it due to scheduling problems.
During his matches he uses a lot of submission holds, reminiscent from his days in Ultimate Fighting. He is tough in the ring, but his matches are always memorable.