Dan Severn Talks Brock Lesnar vs. Undertaker At WrestleMania XXX, Predictions & More

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Former WWE, TNA, and UFC superstar Dan “The Beast” Severn spoke with WhatCulture.com about his thoughts for the Brock Lesnar, Undertaker match at WrestleMania XXX. He talks about the match from an MMA perspective, in a kayfabe-ish tone.

On the Undertaker adding MMA style to his repertoire:

“In the last half-dozen years, I know The Undertaker has been influenced by the mixed martial arts world. I’ve seen how, along with the traditional chokeslam, powerbomb, and Tombstone piledriver, he’s added the triangle choke (Hell’s Gate) to his repertoire. In UFC, that’s probably where most of the world has seen the triangle choke, first and foremost in submission grappling. It’s a combination move where you have options, because once you have the triangle choke on an opponent you have different things you can do with it. Think of your legs in a figure-four type of fashion, and the different ways you can lock down or squeeze your thighs together.”

On a wrestlers taking on a Jui Jitsu expert:

“Severn said when a wrestler is up against a Jui Jitsu expert — who are generally lacking in takedown skills — the wrestler has to let the Jui Jitsu expert come to him. That’s what I would do, as a wrestler, and Brock is an NCAA (amateur wrestling) champion. Then I’d bludgeon my opponent with striking combos, forearm shivers, throw up a knee — possibly splitting open an eye. If things were going my way, breaking down my opponent and taking a physical toll, I’d knock him on his can and take him down.”

On his prediction for a winner:

“Okay, if you’re asking me straight up, how would Undertaker do in a shoot match against Brock, well, I’d be betting the farm on Brock

  • hisfirewithin

    Kind of wish they’d brought Taker back with the American Badass gimmick so they could acknowledge the “You wanna do it?” and play it up like it is going to be a bad-ass shoot fight kind of match instead of Taker having to do the deadman schtick and pretend that that famous moment never happened. I’ll bet you that kind of build up would draw a lot more money and interest.