Dan Severn is the first person in the history of the George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame to be recognized on three separate occasions. Severn received the Frank Gotch Award in 2002 and the George Tragos Award in 2012.
Severn was a two-time wrestling All-American for Arizona State where he reached the finals of the NCAA championships in 1980. He had a stint with WWE from 1997-99 and is best known for his time with NWA where he was World Heavyweight champion on two occasions. Severn was the first high profile amateur wrestler to enter the UFC, winning the UFC Superfight Championship and became a Hall of Famer in that sport.