The infamous official that helped the Hart Foundation defeat the British Bulldogs to capture tag team gold in 1987. He was accused of allowing illegal double teams throughout the match to the point where WWF President Jack Tunney striped Davis of refereeing duties. This was the birth of the superstar "Dangerous" Danny Davis. He teamed up with the Hart's in numerous feuds, that included the Bulldogs, Killer Bees, Tito Santana, and JYD. His next major appearance was in the 1987 King of the Ring tournament. Davis defeated Tito Santana and Junkyard Dog before being eliminated in the third round by Randy Savage, who went on to win the tournament. He continued many other feuds that included him aiding Savage against George "Animal" Steele, Koko B. Ware, and Jake Roberts. The "Dangerous" Danny Davis persona was eventually phased out, and in 1989, Davis was reinstated as a "probationary" referee. From this point on, his officiating style became objective, and the crooked referee gimmick was dropped completely. Following his return to refereeing, his highest profile appearance was after a match at WrestleMania IX where Hulk Hogan used a foreign object to attack his opponents in a tag team contest. Davis came to the ring from backstage and disqualified Hogan overturning the victory for Hulk Hogan. He worked for the WWF until 1995.
Danny Davis will join us on the Indy Supershow on Thursday March 8th to talk us about his career and his upcoming book. Tune in at 7pm EST.
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