Terri Runnels

Professional Wrestling Manager
Born Oct 5, 1966

Terri Lynne Boatright Runnels is a former World Championship Wrestling and World Wrestling Federation professional wrestling manager, television host and occasional wrestler. Runnels began her professional wrestling career in World Championship Wrestling as Miss Alexandra York, manager of the York Foundation. After six years, she joined the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), where she worked for eight years. She was also one of the first WWE Divas.… Read More

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1966 Birth Born on October 5, 1966.


1985 18 Years Old Runnels was originally a make-up artist for CNN from 1985 to 1991, where she worked on Larry King's make-up. … Read More


1988 21 Years Old When the company was purchased by Ted Turner in 1988 and renamed World Championship Wrestling (WCW), she moved to Atlanta and continued doing make-up for some of the wrestlers. … Read More
1990 23 Years Old 1 More Event
Runnels debuted in 1990 as Alexandra York, a laptop-carrying accountant who led an alliance known as the York Foundation, a group of wrestlers with finance-themed gimmicks. … Read More
1993 26 Years Old In 1993, she married Dustin Runnels, whom she met while they were both working for WCW, taking his last name as her own. … Read More
1996 29 Years Old Runnels debuted in the World Wrestling Federation at the Royal Rumble in 1996 as Marlena, a character modeled after Marlene Dietrich. … Read More


1997 30 Years Old During a feud between Goldust and Triple H over the Intercontinental Championship, on February 16, 1997 at In Your House 13: Final Four, Marlena was choked by Chyna, who debuted as a plant from a ringside seat and later became the bodyguard for Triple H. Later, Brian Pillman feuded with Goldust over Marlena. … Read More
1998 31 Years Old Runnels later re-emerged in 1998, under her real name, as the on-screen girlfriend of Val Venis. … Read More
1999 32 Years Old 1 More Event
In late 1999, Runnels arranged the Terri Invitational Tournament, a best-of-five series, between Edge and Christian and The Hardy Boyz, with the winner receiving her managerial services and the sum of $100,000. … Read More
Runnels began a rivalry with The Kat, and at WrestleMania 2000, Runnels (accompanied by The Fabulous Moolah) defeated The Kat (with Mae Young) in a catfight. … Read More
2002 35 Years Old 1 More Event
On May 27, 2002, she briefly held the perpetually contested Hardcore Championship when she pinned a dazed Stevie Richards, though he immediately pinned her to regain the title. … Read More
2003 36 Years Old In 2003, she began a relationship with Tyree Clowe, a US soldier 15 years her junior. The couple remained together for over 5 years. Terri began dating former professional wrestler New Jack in 2009. … Read More


2011 44 Years Old In August 2011, a Florida judge ordered Jack to stop selling nude photographs of Runnels. … Read More
2015 48 Years Old In an April 2015 interview with Vince Russo, Runnels stated that she was flown up on April 1, 2004 to the WWE offices for a meeting with WWE executives Kevin Dunn and John Laurinaitis where she was told that they were parting ways with her; the reason she was told that she was flown up was because that the WWE respected her. After leaving the company, Runnels spent time traveling the world. Terri appeared at the WWE Hall of Fame ceremony, for Big Boss Man and Jacqueline's induction in the 2016 class, and could be seen sitting in the audience, while Jacqueline acknowledged her as well as other divas for her success. … Read More
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