Nightmare Danny Davis

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This article is about the owner of Ohio Valley Wrestling. For the WWF referee and wrestler, see Dangerous Danny Davis.
Nightmare Danny Davis
Birth name Daniel Briley
Born (1952-03-04) March 4, 1952 (age 62)
Jackson, Tennessee
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Danny Davis
Billed height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Billed weight 213 lb (97 kg)
Trained by Buddy Fuller
Debut 1977
Retired 1997

Daniel Briley is a former professional wrestler & referee who worked under the ring name Danny Davis. Briley is now the owner of Ohio Valley Wrestling.[1]


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.

As Danny Davis, Briley 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.

Danny 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.

Davis retired in 1997 and opened Ohio Valley Wrestling. He, however, legally retained the name of Danny Davis.

He is the uncle of the former WWE and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling wrestler, Doug Basham. He has two sons, Stewart Davis and Simon Davis-Millis.

In 2009, Davis opened Vyper Fight League, a 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, Davis was named Judge for TNA Gut Check.

The Last Wrestlers trained "Hands-On" by Daniel Briley[edit]

  • Damaja
  • Doug Basham
  • Nick Dinsmore
  • Rob Conway
  • Jason Lee
  • Trailer Park Trash
  • David C
  • The American Eagle / Jerome Krony
  • "Crybaby" Chris Alexander
  • Guido Andretti
  • Vito Andretti
  • Treasure
  • Lincoln Walker
  • "Smooth" Johnny Spade
  • Low Rider
  • Ray Ramsey / The D.I. / The Proctologist

These Wrestlers were trained by OVW and the OVW Training Staff[edit]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]


  1. ^ "ABOUT OVW". Retrieved 7 January 2013.