Magnum TA

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Magnum TA

Title History

  • NWA (Florida) Global Tag Team titles (as Terry Allen) w/ Scott McGhee defeating Johnny Heffernan and Don Kent (January 18, 1983);
  • NWA (Florida) Global Tag Team titles (as Terry Allen) w/ Midnight Rider defeating Johnny Heffernan and Don Kent (February 15, 1983);
  • NWA (Florida) Global Tag Team titles (as Terry Allen) w/ Scott McGhee defeating Johnny Heffernan and Don Kent (March 31, 1983);
  • NWA (Florida) Global Tag Team titles (as Terry Allen) w/ Brad Armstrong defeating Johnny Heffernan and Don Kent (April 13, 1983);
  • Mid South Tag Team titles w/ Jim Duggan defeating Mr. Olympia and Ted DiBiase (July 24, 1983);
  • Mid South North American Heavyweight title defeating Butch Reed (October 12, 1983);
  • Mid South Tag Team titles w/ Mr. Wrestling II defeating Jim Neidhart and Butch Reed (December 25, 1983);
  • Mid South North American Heavyweight title defeating Mr. Wrestling II (May 13, 1984);
  • NWA United States Heavyweight title defeating Wahoo McDaniel (March 23, 1985);
  • NWA United States Heavyweight title defeating Tully Blanchard (November 28, 1985);
  • BTW BTW tag team titles defeated Larry Cousin and Uncle Sonny (October 7, 2012);

Career Highlights

Mid South Wrestling:

  • 1983: Terry Allen was given the name “Magnum T.A.” by Andre The Giant.
  • July 16, 1983 – Superdome Extravaganza: Magnum T.A. defeated Buzz Sawyer by Disqualification.
  • October 12, 1983: Magnum T.A. defeated Butch Reed to win the North American Heavyweight title.
  • ~~~The belt was later returned to Butch Reed after a dispute and the title reign was deemed unofficial.
  • November 19, 1983 – Superdome Extravaganza: The Road Warriors defeated Mr. Wrestling II and Magnum T.A..
  • May 13, 1984: Magnum T.A. defeated Mr. Wrestling II to capture the North American Heavyweight title.
  • April 7, 1984 – Superdome Extravaganza: Mr. Wrestling II defeated Magnum T.A. to retain the North American title.
  • June 16, 1984 – Superdome Extravaganza: Magnum T.A. defeated Ted DiBiase in a “No DQ” match to retain the North American title.
  • October 16, 1984: “The Cat” Ernie Ladd defeated Magnum T.A. to win the North American championship.
  • November 22, 1984 – Superdome Extravaganza: Magnum T.A. defeated Ernie Ladd (North American Champion) by Disqualification.

National Wrestling Alliance:

  • March 23, 1985: Magnum T.A. defeated Wahoo McDaniel to capture the NWA United States Heavyweight title.
  • July 6, 1985 – Great American Bash: Magnum T.A. defeated Kamala by disqualification to retain the United States title.
  • September 28, 1985 – AWA SuperClash: Ric Flair defeated Magnum T.A. in 28:00 to retain the NWA World Heavyweight title.
  • November 28, 1985 – Starrcade: Magnum T.A. beat Tully Blanchard in a Steel Cage I Quit Match to win the U.S. title.
  • April 19, 1986 – Crockett Cup: Ronnie Garvin and Magnum T.A. defeated Rick Steiner and Buzz Sawyer (first round).
  • ~~~Ronnie Garvin and Magnum T.A. beat Giant Baba and Tiger Mask | Road Warriors beat Ronnie Garvin and Magnum T.A.
  • May 29, 1986: Magnum T.A. was stripped of the United States title for attacking the NWA president Bob Geigel.
  • July 5, 1986 – Great American Bash: Dusty Rhodes, Magnum T.A. and Baby Doll beat Midnight Express and Jim Cornette in a Cage.
  • July 26, 1986 – Great American Bash: Magnum T.A. defeated Nikita Koloff.
  • October 1986: Magnum T.A. had his career cut short by a car accident that forced him to retire from wrestling.
  • ~~~Magnum was seen as a major superstar in the industry and was basically booked to win the NWA title within a year.

Taken from [Shocking Moments in Wrestling] by Brad Dykens:

Magnum TA’s Car Wreck: Terry Allen (or Magnum TA) was a future World’s champion in the making. He had an appeal with the fans like very few wrestlers had during the mid-80s and was being groomed by the NWA to be “the next Ric Flair”. In October of 1986, Magnum TA left a bar in Charlotte, NC one night and got into a horrible car wreck. Terry Allen was paralyzed on the left side of his body and never wrestled again. Magnum would eventually return to the NWA in a non-wrestling capacity. He was used in interview segments, but you could tell his passion was just not there.

Retirement:

  • Magnum T.A. briefly worked as a interviewer for the National Wrestling Alliance.
  • April 23, 1988 – Crockett Cup: Sting and Lex Luger beat Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard to win the Cup with help from Magnum T.A.!
  • 1988: Magnum T.A. often accompantied The Midnight Rider, who “appeared” after Dusty Rhodes was suspended from the NWA.
  • January 14, 2005 – Exodus Wrestling Alliance: Magnum TA was a guest at the show.
  • May 21, 2005 – Carolina Wrestling Association: George South Jr. beat Jason Jones w/ Magnum TA (presented with an award).
  • November 19, 2005 – Tribute to Starrcade: Tully Blanchard w/ JJ Dillon beat Dusty Rhodes w/ Magnum TA with Jimmy Valiant as ref.
  • June 24, 2007 – WWE Vengeance (Night of Champions): Magnum T.A. made an appearance as a former United States Champion.