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Nightmare Danny Davis

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Birth name  Daniel Briley
Trained by  Buddy Fuller
Retired  1997
Billed weight  213 lb (97 kg)
Role  Professional wrestler

Billed height  5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Name  Nightmare Davis
Debut  1977
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Born  June 30, 1952 (age 63) Jackson, Tennessee, United States (1952-06-30)
Similar People  Jim Cornette, Shelton Benjamin, Matt Morgan, Kevin Thorn, Mark Jindrak

Ring name(s)  Danny Davis Tiger Mask
TV shows  Ohio Valley Wrestling TV

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Daniel Briley (born June 30, 1952), better known by the ring name "Nightmare" Danny Davis, is an American retired professional wrestler and referee. He is the founder and former owner of Ohio Valley Wrestling.


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Briley started wrestling in 1977 in the Tennessee territory, where he made a name for himself as "Nightmare" Danny Davis. He would also wrestle as one half of the masked Masters of Terror in the United States Wrestling Association. Davis had a frequent tag team with Ken Wayne in the 1980s. At one time, they wrestled under masks as The Nightmares. The duo also worked under masks as The Galaxians for WCW in the 1990s.

Davis also had a brief stint during the latter days of the Central States/Kansas City territory as Tiger Mask, which occurred a few years after Satoru Sayama's tour of the WWF introduced American audiences to the gimmick. He also wrestled in Smoky Mountain Wrestling in 1992. He retired in 1997 and opened Ohio Valley Wrestling. He, however, legally retained the name of Danny Davis. In 2009, he opened Vyper Fight League, an MMA promotion, alongside John "Bradshaw" Layfield. The promotion ceased operations in 2010.

On December 13, 2012, he appeared on a segment of Impact Wrestling where he was training Joseph Park to improve Park's skills. On March 7, 2013, he was named as a judge for TNA Gut Check. He returned to in-ring action in the December 2014 Saturday Night Special, teaming up alongside Trailer Park Trash and losing to War Machine (Shiloh Jonze and Eric Locker).

On July 7, 2015, Davis sold OVW to an investor.

Personal life

Briley has two sons, Stewart Davis and Simon Davis-Millis. He is the uncle of wrestler Doug Basham.

In wrestling

  • Finishing move
  • Tombstone piledriver
  • Nicknames
  • "Nightmare"
  • "Nitro"
  • "Private"
  • "Sergeant"
  • Entrance themes
  • "Blackboard Jungle" by Jimmy Hart
  • "We're Not Gonna Take It" by Twisted Sister
  • "Hello Again" by The Cars
  • "Nothin' But A Good Time" by Poison
  • "TNT" by AC/DC
  • Wrestlers trained by Davis

  • Daniel Hollie/Danny Basham/The Damaja
  • Doug Basham
  • Nick Dinsmore
  • Vito & Guido Andretti
  • Trailer Park Trash
  • Vic The Brusier
  • Jason Lee
  • Jebediah Blackhawk
  • Cousin Otter/Mr. Black
  • Jackie Fulton/The American Eagle
  • Chris Alexander
  • Johnny Spade
  • Roger Blade/Sgt. Blade/Roger the Karaoke Man
  • Muhammad Hassan
  • Wrestlers trained by OVW

  • Ryan Nemeth
  • John Cena
  • Randy Orton
  • Brock Lesnar
  • Dave Bautista
  • Shelton Benjamin
  • Dolph Ziggler
  • Championships and accomplishments

  • Continental Championship Wrestling / Continental Wrestling Federation
  • NWA Southeastern Continental Tag Team Championship (1 time) - with Ken Wayne
  • NWA Southeastern Heavyweight Championship (Northern Division) (1 time)
  • NWA Southeastern Tag Team Championship (3 times) - with Ken Wayne
  • NWA Southeastern United States Junior Heavyweight Championship (5 times)
  • Continental Wrestling Association
  • AWA Southern Tag Team Championship (1 time) - with Ken Wayne
  • Deep South Wrestling
  • DSW Tag Team Championship (3 times, inaugural) - with Ken Wayne
  • Global Wrestling Federation
  • GWF Light Heavyweight Championship (3 times)
  • Stampede Wrestling
  • NWA International Tag Team Championship (Calgary version) (1 time) - with Hubert Gallant
  • Stampede British Commonwealth Mid-Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • United States Wrestling Association
  • USWA Junior Heavyweight Championship (7 times)
  • USWA Middleweight Championship (1 time)
  • References

    Nightmare Danny Davis Wikipedia