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 USWA.
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".
Davis retired in 1997 to become a trainer for Ohio Valley Wrestling.
He is the uncle of the former WWE professional wrestler, Doug Basham.
Championships and accomplishments
- CWA Junior Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
- GWF Light Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
- Stampede British Commonwealth Championship (1 time)
- Stampede International Tag Team Championship (1 time) - with Hubert Gallant
- USWA Junior Heavyweight Championship (2 times)
- USWA Middleweight Championship (1 time)