In the past Don Sauvage was part of a rock band, but it didn't manage to make much profit. His verbosity called the attention of the CWA and he was hired as a ring announcer. He later began working as a freelancer announcer, livening up matches for a variety of organizations. Besides battles, he also works as an announcer for a variety of events, and also works in Zangief's box office and in a talk show from Las Vegas.
- Don Sauvage heavily resembles the man in a yellow suit that appears in Balrog's Super Street Fighter II stage. It is unknown if they the same person, or if Don Sauvage was inspired by this background character.
- Don Sauvage's appearance is likely based on Professional Wrestling persona Jimmy Hart, including the signature megaphone, flashy outfit and sunglasses. Like Sauvage, Hart was also a band member prior to his debut as an advocate.