From his humble beginnings as a Mid Michigan farm boy, Dan Severn exploded onto the amateur wrestling scene as the most heavily recruited wrestler in history. After injuries and backroom dealings railroaded his Olympic dreams, SevernOs initial failure to provide for his family led him down a path that turned him into OThe BeastO - the most feared fighter of the UFCOs no-hoFrom his humble beginnings as a Mid Michigan farm boy, Dan Severn exploded onto the amateur wrestling scene as the most heavily recruited wrestler in history. After injuries and backroom dealings railroaded his Olympic dreams, SevernOs initial failure to provide for his family led him down a path that turned him into OThe BeastO - the most feared fighter of the UFCOs no-holds-barred era. In the process, Severn became one of professional wrestlingOs hottest free agents, and one of its most copied performers. Pulling no punches, Severn addresses every aspect of his various combat careers. Whether youOre a fan of amateur wrestling, mixed martial arts or professional wrestling, this autobiography stands as a testament to the fact that Dan OThe BeastO Severn will always be OThe Realest Guy in the Room.O...
|Title||:||The Realest Guy in the Room: The Life and Times of Dan Severn|
|Number of Pages||:||220 Pages|
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The Realest Guy in the Room: The Life and Times of Dan Severn Reviews
"The Realest Guy in the Room" mirrors Dan Severn's interviews quite a bit: dry wit, matter of fact tone, and smiling embellishment. Dan not only covers the highs of working with the WWE and UFC but also the lows of JCW and UWFi as well as everything in between. His childhood led to a work ethic in high school wrestling, with success that propelled into collegiate and Olympic aspirations and issues there led to professional wrestling and the UFC. The ups and downs from there are handled with a no nonsense attitude by someone who not only understands their magnitude in history, but also how ridiculous it all can be.Peppered in with the known tales of being an NWA and UFC champion are elaborations on issues with industry-known names like Russo, Abbott and Shamrock, but also stories involving the Harts, Foley and the Rock. Plus yes of course Lesnar and Angle are mentioned along with the suplexing of Anthony Macias. From just wanting to be the best because that provided for his family Dan tells tales of worked fights in Japan, flipping the script on Monty Brown, bantering with UFC referee Big John, seeking to pin everyone as an amateur, and how the WWE wanted him to write 666 on his forehead.The pacing is brisk and flows from one event to the next in ways they shouldn't, but that's all thanks to it just being how Dan lived it. One chapter ends with him introducing himself to the UFC brass of Dana White and the Fertittas hoping to be an ambassador of the sport thanks to his pedigree and suit-and-tie look, the next opens with him having to deal with the antics of Juggalo Championship Wrestling throwing bottles of Faygo at his head.I am admittedly biased in that I've long been a fan of Severn since UFC 3, I have a signed Danger Zone MMA card and a pair of Beast MMA gloves, and was eagerly anticipating this book. Having followed his entire WWE and UFC careers and heard many many interviews, I still found the book not only engaging but full of numerous stories both big and small of which I had no clue. It reads akin to Foley's first "Have a Nice Day" in that it walks you through the strange and bizarre from a perspective that normalizes it down to what you have to do for a living. I can safely recommend it to wrestling fans, MMA fans, as well as fans of neither thanks to Dan's dry wit shining throughout.