Terry Taylor

Professional Wrestler
Born Aug 12, 1955

Terry Taylor, is an American retired professional wrestler best known for his time in the National Wrestling Alliance, World Championship Wrestling, and the World Wrestling Federation. From 2003 until 2011, Taylor was the Director of Talent Relations in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA).… Read More

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1955 Birth Born on August 12, 1955.


1981 25 Years Old On June 7, 1981, Taylor won the NWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship from Les Thornton at the Roanoke Civic Center, dropping it back to him in the return match thirteen days later.
1984 28 Years Old Taylor made his way to Mid-South in January 1984 and feuded with the team of Nikolai Volkoff and Krusher Darsow. … Read More
1985 29 Years Old Taylor feuded with "Nature Boy" Buddy Landel over the NWA National Heavyweight Championship in 1985. … Read More


1987 31 Years Old 1 More Event
He won the UWF Tag Team Championship with "Gentleman" Chris Adams in early 1987, before breaking up their "Dream Team" to begin a heated rivalry.
In early 1988, Taylor debuted in World Class Championship Wrestling, where he and Adams continued their feud until early June. … Read More
1989 33 Years Old …  He worked a program with Mr. Perfect, losing to him at SummerSlam '89 and again on the November 25, 1989 episode of Saturday Night's Main Event. … Read More
1990 34 Years Old 1 More Event
The Rooster's last pay-per-view appearance was as a participant in the 1990 Royal Rumble match (replacing The Widow Maker), where he lasted only two minutes before being eliminated by André the Giant.
1991 35 Years Old For a time in late 1991-early 1992, Taylor teased a face turn by arguing with manager Alexandra York and the rest of the group.
1992 36 Years Old 1 More Event
After the York Foundation disbanded, Taylor (billed as 'The Taylor Made Man') remained heel and formed a tag team with Greg Valentine in 1992. … Read More
He appeared in the 1993 Royal Rumble match, but was eliminated in 24 seconds by Ted DiBiase.
1994 38 Years Old 1 More Event
Taylor returned to WCW again in January 1994, teaming with Erik Watts in a televised loss to Pretty Wonderful on WCW Saturday Night. … Read More


1996 40 Years Old He made his return to the ring on April 20, 1996 in Little Rock, AR when he defeated Steve Regal and would occasionally wrestle on house shows over the next two and a half years.
1998 42 Years Old 1 More Event
His last match came on September 23, 1998 when he faced Steve McMichael in Utica, NY.
His first match would be against Kurt Angle on May 15, 1999 in Baltimore, MD. … Read More
2001 - 2003 2 More Events
2004 48 Years Old On April 12, 2004, Taylor had three vertebrae in his neck fused together.


2006 50 Years Old Two years later, on April 3, 2006, Taylor underwent a three-hour cervical fusion surgery in which his sixth and seventh vertebrae were joined. … Read More
2011 55 Years Old On May 20, 2011, Taylor was fired from the promotion.
2012 56 Years Old In 2012, Taylor was re-signed by WWE to work as a trainer in its developmental territory NXT.
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