44 Facts About Terry Taylor


Since 2012, Taylor has worked as a trainer in WWE's developmental territory, NXT.

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Terry Taylor was a popular fan favorite for much of his early career in the Mid-South region, as well as the Mid-Atlantic in the 1980s.

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Terry Taylor was originally selected to be part of The Fabulous Ones tag team with Stan Lane, but that role went to Florida wrestler, Steve Keirn.

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Terry Taylor then formed a tag team with Bobby Fulton called the Fantastic Ones.

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On June 7,1981, Terry 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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Terry Taylor made his way to Mid-South in January 1984 and feuded with the team of Nikolai Volkoff and Krusher Darsow.

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Terry Taylor feuded with "Nature Boy" Buddy Landel over the NWA National Heavyweight Championship in 1985.

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In early 1988, Terry Taylor debuted in World Class Championship Wrestling, where he and Adams continued their feud until early June.

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Terry Taylor won the Texas Heavyweight Championship from Matt Borne and defended it against Adams, Kevin Von Erich, and others.

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Terry Taylor held the tag team title with Iceman King Parsons for a short time.

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Terry Taylor made his initial debut in a house show defeating Tito Santana on July 10,1988 in Las Vegas, NV.

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Three days later he made his televised debut as babyface "Scary" Terry Taylor, he teamed with Sam Houston against The Conquistadors on the August 1,1988 airing of Prime Time Wrestling.

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Terry 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.

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Early in his Red Rooster stint, the heel Terry Taylor was described by Heenan as a novice wrestler who could not navigate his way through matches without constant instructions from his manager, despite objections from announcers such as Gorilla Monsoon who would recall him showing considerable promise in matches prior to Heenan's involvement.

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Terry Taylor became a face as a result, though he retained the Red Rooster gimmick.

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Heenan feigned wanting to make amends with Terry Taylor on Prime Time Wrestling, but it was a set-up for Terry Taylor to be ambushed by Heenan's new protege, long-time enhancement talent Steve Lombardi, who Heenan reinvented as "The Brooklyn Brawler".

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Terry Taylor 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 XXIV.

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Terry Taylor left the federation in June 1990, and "The Red Rooster" gimmick that he had used has left a long lasting very negative effect on Terry Taylor's career as well.

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In 1990, Terry Taylor returned to Jim Crockett Promotions, now renamed World Championship Wrestling following a sale to Turner Broadcasting System.

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Two months after signing, Terry Taylor made his return in a win by disqualification over "Mean" Mark Callous.

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Terry Taylor later re-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.

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Terry Taylor then began a short feud with Michael Wallstreet, which ended abruptly after Wallstreet jumped to the WWF.

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Terry Taylor took Wallstreet's place in The York Foundation and was renamed Terrence Terry Taylor.

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Terry Taylor 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.

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Terry Taylor was the senior wrestling member of the York Foundation throughout its existence.

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Terry Taylor would make three appearances for Eastern Championship Wrestling during September and October 1992.

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On September 21,1992 Taylor returned to the WWF as "Terrific Terry Taylor", defeating Jim Brunzell at a WWF Superstars taping in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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Terry Taylor continued wrestling as a heel and was undefeated for his first month, gaining a series of house show victories over Jim Powers.

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Terry Taylor's most high profile match during this time was a loss to Randy Savage on the December 14,1992 airing of Prime Time Wrestling.

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Terry Taylor appeared in the 1993 Royal Rumble match, but was eliminated in 24 seconds by Ted DiBiase.

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Terry Taylor worked house shows in the spring against Typhoon, then became a broadcaster and backstage interviewer, wrestling his last on screen match on the May 22,1993 edition of WWF Mania against Tatanka.

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Terry Taylor would leave the company in August 1993 after his final match, which was a house show match where he lost to Brutus Beefcake in Sheffield, England.

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Terry Taylor returned to WCW again in September 1993, doing both commentary and in ring business.

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Terry Taylor became an announcer for the American Wrestling Federation in 1994.

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Terry Taylor spent several years in WCW working backstage, as a road agent and a writer.

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Terry Taylor 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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Terry Taylor returned to the WWF in 1998, doing interviews backstage and sometimes commentary on WWF television.

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Terry Taylor appeared in a backstage segment with Kimberly on Monday Nitro on November 15,1999.

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Terry Taylor defeated Tom Prichard at the 2nd Annual Brian Pillman Memorial Show on May 19,1999.

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Terry Taylor remained with the company until WWF bought it out in March 2001.

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Terry Taylor lasted in this capacity until July 14,2003, when he was released from his contract.

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Terry Taylor began working for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling in 2003.

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In 2012, Terry Taylor was re-signed by WWE to work as a trainer in its developmental territory NXT.

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Terry Taylor is a born-again Christian and has appeared on some of the wrestling and religion shows that Ted DiBiase produces.

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