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Nightmare Danny Davis
Birth nameDaniel Briley
Born (1952-06-30) June 30, 1952 (age 71)
Jackson, Tennessee, U.S.
Children2
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Danny Davis
Galaxian 1
Mr X
Nightmare Danny Davis
Nightmare 1
Sergeant Danny Davis
Billed height5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Billed weight213 lb (97 kg)
Trained byBuddy Fuller
Debut1977
Retired1997

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.[1]

Career

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.[2] At one time, they wrestled under masks as The Nightmares.[2] The duo also worked under masks as The Galaxians for WCW in the 1990s.[3]

Davis also had a brief stint during the latter days of the Central States/Kansas City territory as Tiger Mask,[citation needed] 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. In 2009, Davis 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 with Trailer Park Trash and losing to War Machine (Shiloh Jonze and Eric Locker).

On April 6, 2018, Davis sold OVW to Al Snow.

Personal life

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

Danny has only one son and two daughters. Duane, Sherri, and April Briley.

Championships and accomplishments

References

  1. ^ "ABOUT OVW". Retrieved 7 January 2013.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Greg Oliver and Steve Johnson (2005). "The Territorial Era (Mid-1960s to mid-1980s): The Nightmares". The Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame: The Tag Teams. ECW Press. pp. 215–217. ISBN 978-1-5502-2683-6.
  3. ^ Cawthon, Graham (2014). the History of Professional Wrestling Vol 4: World Championship Wrestling 1989-1994. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. ISBN 978-1499656343.
  4. ^ Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2006). "Memphis: NWA Southeastern Continental Tag Team Title". Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4.
  5. ^ Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2006). "Memphis: NWA Southeastern Heavyweight Title (Northern Division)". Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4.
  6. ^ Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2006). "Memphis: NWA Southeastern Tag Team Title". Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4.
  7. ^ Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2006). "Memphis: NWA Southeastern United States Junior Heavyweight Title". Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4.
  8. ^ Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2006). "Memphis: AWA Southern Tag Team Title". Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4.
  9. ^ "Deep South Tag Team title history". wrestling-title.com. Retrieved June 20, 2015.
  10. ^ Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2006). "(Texas) Dallas: GWF Ligjt Heavyweight Title". Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4.
  11. ^ Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2006). "Stampede Wrestling International Tag Team Title". Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. pp. 340–341. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4.
  12. ^ Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2006). "Stampede British Commonwealth Mid-Heavyweight Title". Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. p. 342. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4.
  13. ^ Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2006). "Memphis: USWA Junior Heavyweight Title [Jarrett and Lawler]". Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4.
  14. ^ Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2006). "Memphis: USWA Middle Title [Jarrett and Lawler]". Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4.