Terry Taylor
American professional wrestler
Terry Taylor
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).
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New Fiat Cinquecento to be sold at Jacksonville dealers - Florida Times-Union
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Letters of intent have been executed with Terry Taylor, who owns Jacksonville Chrysler Jeep Dodge Jacksonville off Florida 9A and Baymeadows Road, and Jack Hanania, who owns five dealerships on Blanding Boulevard. The little 101-hp coupes and
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Vince McMahon asked which employee: "Are you on crack?" - Pro Wrestling Torch
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Terry Taylor says Vince McMahon asked Vince Russo if he was on crack during booking meetings. Here's the context of the comment, excerpted from a Torch Talk that Wade Keller conducted with Taylor published ten years ago this week in the Pro Wrestling
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Thanks for saving our home - The Record-Courier
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To Terry Taylor and the East Fork crew, the inmate crews and all the rest of you involved, we can't thank you enough. We wish the politicians who make cuts in your departments would realize it could have been their homes that were threatened
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Legal & Public Notices 8/28/11- Advertisement for Bids - Murfreesboro Post
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All bids must be clearly marked “TRACKHOE – ATTN: TERRY TAYLOR” on the outside of the sealed envelope. Specifications and contract documents may be obtained from the Murfreesboro Water & Sewer Department's Operations and Maintenance Facility at the
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15-Year-Old Ray May Fire Suspects Formally Charged - KOLO
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Captain Terry Taylor, the on-scene fire investigator, as well as representatives of the Douglas County Sheriff's Office and the Douglas County Juvenile Probation Department and recommend a delinquency offense. The recommendation of a delinquency
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$2K fine for fishing captains - Windsor Star
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John Cabral and Terry Taylor both failed to report the total amount of walleye caught while fishing on Lake Erie this past year and have been fined a total of $2300. Cabral, captain of the commercial vessel Merri Gale II, returned from fishing in the
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324 firefighters on scene of Ray May fire - The Record-Courier
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Fire Investigator Terry Taylor said one uninhabitable homesteader's cabin was destroyed, and firefighters were looking for a second structure. “The big issue today is to get a handle on it before the winds pick up. It moved a pretty good distance last
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WWE SummerSlam weekend (correspondents needed), ROH tapings (correspondents ... - ProWrestling.net
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-Former TNA director of talent relations Terry Taylor is 56 today. He was born on August 12, 1955. -There are no pro wrestling shows advertised for ESPN Classic this weekend. READ OUR INSIDER NEWS BEFORE ANYONE ELSE! BECOME A MEMBER FOR JUST $7.50 A
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Time for Terry-Taylor: Neighborly spirit gave birth to big bargain hunt - Longview Daily News
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"Last year we had eight, but they had to come and pump them out at noon," said Ruth Riedesel, who with her husband, Larry, has lived in the Terry Taylor neighborhood for 47 years. "This year, they said they'd bring 16." The Riedesels have worked on the
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Spencerport holds Canal Days this weekend - News 10NBC
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If you are coming from north of Spencerport, you can park at Terry Taylor Elementary School, which is located at the corner of Ogden Parma Town Line Road and Route 259. Shuttles runs from 10am to 5pm each day
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Music updates - ChristianExaminer
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In a 1985 television interview with founding member Terry Taylor, Scott Ross of the 700 Club said he had never seen a band with the visual innovation of Daniel Amos. Taylor's response reveals a confident artist with a deep faith
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Taylor Auto Village officially opens - CanadaEast.com
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Terry Taylor says it was quite a challenge to convert a former greenhouse and flower shop into an automotive superstore, but he was certainly pleased yesterday as he snipped the ribbon to officially open the new Taylor Auto Village on
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June round-up month for Abilene Cowboys' basketball teams - Abilene Recorder Chronicle
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From May 31 through June 23 the team met with head coach Terry Taylor and assistant coach Tim Klein from 8 to 9:30 am for team improvement and development. Seniors: Adrian Polk, Gus Dautel and Cody Lang. Juniors: Kaynan Anderson, Matt Barlow,
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Terry Taylor & Scott D'Amore Lose Family Members - Wrestling Inc.
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Ex-WWE and TNA executive Terry Taylor's wife passed away Thursday after a long battle with cancer. Scott D'Amore's father Paul passed away earlier in the week. He had suffered a heart attack and a stroke several
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TNA News: Terry Taylor's wife Trudy loses her battle with cancer - ProWrestling.net
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Trudy Taylor, the wife of former TNA head of talent relations Terry Taylor, died on Thursday following a long bout with cancer. Powell's POV: My condolences go out to the Taylor family during this difficult time. Multiple TNA personalities have
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Birthdays and other important dates - Hays Free Press
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He is welcomed by a host of family members including Buda grandparents: Patricia Vandervoort, Valerie and Jim Corry and Holly and Terry Taylor. Great grandparents are Anne Collins of San Antonio, Jim and Linda Stavlo of Buda, Ted and Marilyn Swindle of
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Terry Taylor
    FIFTIES
  • 2012
    Age 56
    In 2012, Taylor was re-signed by WWE to work as a trainer in its developmental territory NXT.
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  • 2011
    Age 55
    On May 20, 2011, Taylor was fired from the promotion.
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  • 2006
    Age 50
    Two years later, on April 3, 2006, Taylor underwent a three-hour cervical fusion surgery in which his sixth and seventh vertebrae were joined.
    More Details Hide Details Following the second operation, Taylor announced his retirement from the ring. Taylor is a born-again Christian and has appeared on some of the wrestling and religion shows that Ted DiBiase produces. Taylor played college football at Guilford College in Greensboro, NC. Taylor has two sons. His wife Trudy died of cancer on July 14, 2011.
  • FORTIES
  • 2004
    Age 48
    On April 12, 2004, Taylor had three vertebrae in his neck fused together.
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  • 2003
    Age 47
    Taylor began working for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling in 2003.
    More Details Hide Details Prior to becoming Head of Talent Relations, he also worked as a road agent, trainer, and interviewer.
  • 2001
    Age 45
    He remained with the company until WWF bought it out in March 2001.
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  • 1999
    Age 43
    After conducting backstage interviews for a year in the WWF, Taylor returned to WCW yet again. He appeared in a backstage segment with Kimberly on Monday Nitro on November 15, 1999.
    More Details Hide Details During this run in WCW, Taylor co-hosted and provided commentary for WCW Saturday Night with Larry Zbyszko.
    His final match was against Joey Abs on September 23, 1999.
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    His first match would be against Kurt Angle on May 15, 1999 in Baltimore, MD.
    More Details Hide Details He defeated Tom Prichard at the 2nd Annual Brian Pillman Memorial Show on May 19.
  • 1998
    Age 42
    Taylor returned to the WWF in 1998, doing interviews backstage.
    More Details Hide Details As with WCW, he would occasionally wrestle on live events.
    His last match came on September 23, 1998 when he faced Steve McMichael in Utica, NY.
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  • 1996
    Age 40
    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.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1994
    Age 38
    Taylor became an announcer for the American Wrestling Federation (AWF) in 1994.
    More Details Hide Details A fan of wrestling announcer Gordon Solie, Taylor would often use Solie's famous phrases, pronouncing a suplex as a "soo-play" and a clothesline as a "lariat." Taylor spent several years in WCW working backstage, as a road agent and a writer. Along with Annette Yother, Craig Leathers, Eric Bischoff and Kevin Sullivan, he wrote content for Nitro and WCW pay-per-views.
    Taylor returned to WCW again in January 1994, teaming with Erik Watts in a televised loss to Pretty Wonderful on WCW Saturday Night.
    More Details Hide Details Wrestling as a face, Taylor began a program with "Diamond" Dallas Page and defeated him at SuperBrawl IV on February 20. As in the WWF, Taylor began commentary work and teamed with Tony Schiavone on play-by-play on The Power Hour. After wrestling Honky Tonk Man and Tex Slazenger during the spring and summer, Taylor ended his run with three straight victories over Jean Paul Levesque in an August house show tour of Texas.
  • 1993
    Age 37
    Taylor would leave the company in August 1993.
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    Taylor then became a broadcaster, wrestling his last match on the May 22, 1993 edition of WWF Mania against Tatanka.
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    He appeared in the 1993 Royal Rumble match, but was eliminated in 24 seconds by Ted DiBiase.
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  • 1992
    Age 36
    On September 21, 1992 Taylor returned to the WWF as "Terrific Terry Taylor", defeating Jim Brunzell at a WWF Superstars taping in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
    More Details Hide Details He continued wrestling as a heel and was undefeated for his first month, gaining a series of house show victories over Jim Powers. In November he began a house show program with Max Moon, followed a month later with a series against Lance Cassidy. Taylor was primarily used to put over other talent.
    After the York Foundation disbanded, Taylor (billed as 'The Taylor Made Man') remained heel and formed a tag team with Greg Valentine in 1992.
    More Details Hide Details They held the WCW United States Tag Team Championship for three months.
  • 1991
    Age 35
    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.
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  • 1990
    Age 34
    Taylor left the Federation in June 1990.
    More Details Hide Details Taylor signed with World Championship Wrestling in two months later, making his return in a win by disqualification over "Mean" Mark Callous. He debuted as "Terry Taylor" and unsuccessfully challenged Arn Anderson for the WCW World Television Championship on several occasions, with most of the matches ending in time-limit draws. Taylor then began a short feud with Michael Wallstreet, which ended abruptly after Wallstreet jumped to the WWF. Taylor took Wallstreet's place in The York Foundation and was renamed Terrence Taylor (It was customary for York Foundation members to use formalized versions of their first names and wear suits as part of the "business" gimmick). He feuded with Tom Zenk, Dustin Rhodes and Bobby Eaton, and won the WCW World Six-Man Tag Team Championships with Richard Morton and Thomas Rich. Taylor was the senior wrestling member of the York Foundation throughout its existence.
    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.
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  • 1989
    Age 33
    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.
    More Details Hide Details At Survivor Series '89, he was part of Dusty Rhodes's "Dream Team." Though Taylor was eliminated from the match, the Dream Team was victorious.
  • 1988
    Age 32
    1The Mid-Atlantic promotion in which Taylor and Steiner won the NWA Mid-Atlantic Tag Team Championship is not the same promotion that was once owned by Jim Crockett, Jr. and sold to Ted Turner in 1988. That promotion went on to be renamed World Championship Wrestling and was sold to World Wrestling Entertainment in 2001.
    More Details Hide Details This current promotion, however, operates within the same region as the original and uses some of the same regional championships, primarily the NWA Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight and Tag Team Championships.
    Three days later he made his televised debut as babyface Scary Terry Taylor, he teamed with Sam Houston against The Conquistadors in his television debut on the August 1, 1988 airing of Prime Time Wrestling.
    More Details Hide Details After Houston was pinned, Taylor got on the mic and berated him for losing the match, before attacking him and turning heel. Taylor soon acquired Bobby "The Brain" Heenan as his manager and was rebranded "The Red Rooster", a gimmick which saw him don red tights and ring coat and, later as a babyface, style his hair like a rooster's comb and strut like a rooster. Early in his Red Rooster stint, the heel Taylor was portrayed as a novice wrestler who could not navigate his way through matches without constant instructions from Heenan. The Rooster made his pay-per-view debut in the main event of Survivor Series '88, where he was the first wrestler eliminated from the match. On the January 7, 1989 episode of Saturday Night's Main Event, the Rooster lost a match to Tito Santana due to being distracted by an argument with Heenan. Following the loss, Heenan slapped Taylor. Taylor, tired of Heenan's demeaning style of coaching, turned against his manager and attacked him. He became a face as a result, though he retained the Red Rooster gimmick. Heenan feigned wanting to make amends with Taylor on Prime Time Wrestling, but it was a set-up for Taylor to be ambushed by Heenan's new protege, long-time enhancement talent Steve Lombardi, who Heenan reinvented as The Brooklyn Brawler. The two feuded, leading to the Rooster defeating the Brawler on the March 11, 1989 episode of Saturday Night's Main Event and then defeating Heenan in a 30-second squash at WrestleMania V.
    He made his initial debut in a house show defeat to Tito Santana on July 10, 1988 in Las Vegas, NV.
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    In 1988, Taylor signed with the World Wrestling Federation.
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    In early 1988, Taylor debuted in World Class Championship Wrestling, where he and Adams continued their feud until early June.
    More Details Hide Details Taylor won the Texas Heavyweight Championship from Matt Borne and defended it against Adams, Kevin Von Erich, and others. Terry also held the tag team title with Iceman King Parsons for a short time. Taylor eventually departed WCCW.
  • 1987
    Age 31
    After Jim Crockett Promotions took over the UWF later that year, Taylor (then the UWF Television Champion) initiated a dispute with Nikita Koloff over the NWA World Television Championship by stealing Koloff's belt, which led to a unification match of the two titles at Starrcade 1987, which Taylor would lose before abruptly leaving the promotion.
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    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.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1985
    Age 29
    Taylor feuded with "Nature Boy" Buddy Landel over the NWA National Heavyweight Championship in 1985.
    More Details Hide Details On March 13 of that year, he defeated Ted DiBiase for the North American Heavyweight Championship, the Mid South region's top title at the time. Moving back to the Mid-South region in 1986 (which had since broken away from the NWA and been renamed the Universal Wrestling Federation (UWF), Taylor became one of the promotion's biggest stars and defeated Buzz Sawyer for the UWF Television Championship in May.
  • 1984
    Age 28
    Taylor made his way to Mid-South in January 1984 and feuded with the team of Nikolai Volkoff and Krusher Darsow.
    More Details Hide Details Darsow changed his name to Krusher Khruschev, and he and Taylor met in the finals of a May tournament to crown the first ever Mid-South TV champion, which Khruschev won. 45 days later, Taylor defeated Khruschev in New Orleans to begin his first of four TV title reigns.
  • 1981
    Age 25
    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.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1955
    Born
    Born on August 12, 1955.
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