Teddy Long

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[Theodore Long Gallery]
[Referees Gallery]


Wrestlers who Teddy Long Managed:
Sid Vicious
Dan Spivey
Mean Mark Callous Ron Simmons
Butch Reed
Johnny B. Badd Too Cold Scorpio
Marcus Bagwell
Ice Train Sgt Craig Pittman
Joey Maggs
Jimmy Powers
Bobby Walker D’lo Brown
Rodney Mack
Jazz
Christopher Nowinski

Career Highlights

National Wrestling Alliance / World Championship Wrestling:

  • Teddy Long broke into the business by hanging out and running errands for wrestlers such as Tommy Rich and Abdullah the Butcher.
  • Teddy Long eventurally became a member of the ring crew for National Wrestling Alliance.
  • Teddy Long filled in for a referee who no showed to an NWA card, and eventually became a full-time referee.
  • February 20, 1989 – NWA Chi-Town Rumble: Teddy Long runs in for the 3 count to award Ricky Steamboat the NWA World title.
  • Teddy Long suddenly became a lot more involved in other matches making controversial decisions which often favored the heels.
  • April 2, 1989: Teddy Long controversially awards Mike Rotunda and Steve Williams the NWA Tag titles from the Road Warriors.
  • Teddy Long was banned by the NWA from refereeing, and later returned as the manager of the Skyscrapers.
  • Teddy Long credits Eddie Gilbert and Kevin Sullivan for helping him make the transition from referee to manager.
  • Teddy Long and the Skyscrapers began feuding with the Road Warriors and Paul Ellering.
  • The Skyscrapers broke up and Teddy Long became the manager for the recently unmasked team of of Doom.
  • May 19, 1990 – NWA Capital Combat: Paul Ellering defeats Teddy Long in a Hair-vs-Hair match to end their rivalry.
  • ~~~Later that night, Doom defeats The Steiner Brothers for the NWA World Tag titles to become the first African American champs.
  • Teddy Long is awarded PWI Manager of the Year Achievement Award.
  • WrestleWar 91: The Freebirds defeat Doom for the NWA Tag Team titles and Teddy Long and Butch Reed turn on Ron Simmons!
  • Teddy Long then introduces his new wrestler, Johnny B. Badd.
  • Helloween Havoc ’91: Johnny B. Badd w/ Teddy Long defeats Jimmy Garvin.
  • Teddy Long leaves managing to become a commentator.
  • Teddy Long makes another comeback, this time as a face, managing 2 Cold Scorpio and Marcus Alexander Bagwell.
  • 1996: Teddy Long pops up in WCW managing jobbers Joey Maggs, Jimmy Powers, Craig Pittman, Bobby Walker and Ice Train.
  • Fall Brawl 1996: Teddy Long manages Ice Train as he defeats Scott Norton.

World Wrestling Federation/Entertainment:

  • 1999: Teddy Long debuted in the World Wrestling Federation as a referee at the Royal Rumble PPV.
  • March 28, 1999: Teddy Long officiated a grudge match between Kane and Triple H at WrestleMania 15.
  • October 17, 1999: Teddy Long officiated the Good Housekeeping match between Chyna and Jeff Jarrett at No Mercy.
  • November 14, 1999: Teddy Long officiated the Women’s Elimination Tag Team Match at Survivor Series.
  • September 2002: WWE has removed referee Teddy Long from the road with rumors he could return as a manager.

World Wrestling Entertainment:

World Wrestling Entertainment – SmackDown:

World Wrestling Entertainment – SmackDown General Manager:

  • July 29, 2004 – SmackDown: Theodore Long was named NEW General Manager of SmackDown in a babyface roll.
  • August 12, 2004 – SmackDown: GM Long called Eddie Guerrero and Kurt Angle to the ring for a handshake but nothing was resolved.
  • August 26, 2004 – SmackDown: Kurt Angle lured Eddie Guerrero out to the parking lot and told him NOT to lay a hand on HIS car!
  • ~~~Eddie Guerrero smashed the car to pieces until General Manager Theodore Long showed up and informed him that it was HIS car!
  • December 30, 2004 – SmackDown: Theodore Long presented the 2004 Night of Champions with all titles on the line.
  • Early 2005: Theodore Long was continually pestered by Carlito Cool, who was circulating a petition to have Long removed as GM.
  • February 24, 2005 – SmackDown: The WWE Board of Directors (Linda McMahon) gave Theodore Long the “thumbs up approval”.
  • March 3, 2005 – SmackDown: Carlito Cool showed up for his first assignment from Theodore Long – - shovelling snow!
  • March 10, 2005 – SmackDown: John Cena showed up with a steel pipe wanting revenge on The Cabinit, but was outlawed from doing so!
  • ~~~John Cena told General Manager Theodore Long that he was “obviously part of the problem” and delivered a vicious FU!
  • March 17, 2005 – SmackDown: Eric Bischoff and Theodore Long attended the contract signing between Undertaker and Randy Orton.
  • August 25, 2005 – SmackDown: Theodore Long was introduced to Palmer Cannon, a representative from “The Network”.
  • September 16, 2005 – SmackDown: Palmer Cannon underminded GM Long’s authority and named Eddie Guerrero as #1 Contender!

World Wrestling Entertainment – SmackDown vs RAW:

  • October 3, 2005 – WWE Homecoming: Vince McMahon granted Theodore Long the right to present a SmackDown showcase match.
  • ~~~After Mr. McMahon had left the building, Bischoff interjected his authority and cancelled the SmackDown showcase match.
  • ~~~The John Cena/Kurt Angle fight was put on the backburner as a massive SmackDown vs RAW brawl broke out around the ring.
  • November 4, 2005 – SmackDown: Eric Bischoff and Theodore Long agreed to do a RAW vs SD! Elimination match at Survivor Series.
  • November 11, 2005 – SmackDown: Batista (SD!) vs Edge w/ Lita (RAW) in an Interpromotional Street Fight ended in a No Contest.
  • ~~~Chris Masters and Eric Bischoff lured Team SD! away from the building, so Kane and Big Show interfered unopposed.
  • ~~~Kane and Big Show went to the ring and attacked Batista and gave him the double-choke-slam-from-hell in the ring!
  • November 21, 2005 – RAW: Team RAW and Team SmackDown met up in the parking lot and Batista was chokeslammed on a car!
  • November 27, 2005 – Survivor Series: Theodore Long (SD!) defeated Eric Bischoff (RAW) with help from The Boogeyman!
  • February 24, 2006 – SmackDown: GM Long decided to add Rey Mysterio to the WWE title match at WM22 making it a 3-WAY!
  • April 27, 2006 – Deep South Wrestling: Teddy Long showed up to “ban” Palmer Canon from Deep South and “rehired” Nick Patrick.
  • May 11, 2006 – Deep South Wrestling: Theodore Long replaced Palmer Canon in the storyline where he is in control of the promotion.
  • May 26, 2006 – SmackDown: Paul Heyman showed up but was warned by Theodore Long not to be snooping around the locker room.
  • August 31, 2006 – Deep South Wrestling: Theodore Long showed up and said he will be scouting talent for SmackDown..
  • September 29, 2006 – SmackDown: Theodore Long officially announced the signing of Montel Vontavious Porter.
  • December 22, 2006 – SmackDown: JBL publically demanded that Theodore Long apologize for running SD! in a careless manner.
  • January 5, 2007 – SmackDown: JBL interviewed Montel Vontavious Porter and blamed Theodore Long for his injuries.

World Wrestling Entertainment – Theodore Long and Kristal Marshall:

World Wrestling Entertainment – Theodore Long:

  • November 30, 2007 – SmackDown: Theodore Long returned as General Manager and booked a triple threat match for Armageddon.
  • December 2007: Theodore Long was forced into becoming an “assistant” to SmackDown General Manager Vickie Guerrero.
  • February 1, 2008 – SmackDown: Theodore Long was put in charge for one night since Vickie Guerrero was injured at Royal Rumble.
  • May 16, 2008 – SmackDown: Theodore Long finally QUIT the position of Assistant to General Manager Vickie Guerrero!
  • May 19, 2008 – RAW: Theodore Long showed up backstage at RAW on the same night William Regal was fired as General Manager.
  • May 23, 2008 – SmackDown: Montel Vontavious Ported invited Theodore Long into the VIP Lounge to tell his side of the story.
  • ~~~MVP turned the tables and said he remembered how Teddy Long treated him while he was General Manager of SmackDown.
  • ~~~Montel Vontavious Ported started threatening Teddy Long until Batista showed up and destroyed the VIP Lounge set.

World Wrestling Entertainment – Theodore Long, General Manager of ECW:

World Wrestling Entertainment – Theodore Long, General Manager of SmackDown:

World Wrestling Entertainment – Theodore Long, General Manager of SmackDown (vs. The Undertaker):

  • September 13, 2009 – WWE Breaking Point: C.M. Punk defeated The Undertaker in a Submissions match to retain the World title!
  • ~~~The Undertaker initially won using the Hells Gate finisher, but Theodore Long restarted the match because the move was banned!
  • ~~~C.M. Punk applied the Anaconda Vice on a stunned Undertaker and the bell rang ending the match with a Montreal SCREWJOB!
  • September 18, 2009 – SmackDown: Vince McMahon mocked Theodore Long for screwing the Undertaker at the Breaking Point PPV.
  • ~~~Theodore Long defended his actions in the ring, apologizing to the WWE Universe, and apologizing to the Undertaker as well.
  • ~~~Theodore Long admitted that there was a conspiracy, but claimed that he was doing his job and asked for Taker’s fogiveness.
  • ~~~Theodore Long was escorted to his limo, where he was abducted by Undertaker, who said “buckle up, TEDDY!” and drove off.
  • ~~C.M. Punk confidently went to the ring to brag about his part in screwing the Undertaker – and preached his straight edge beliefs.
  • September 25, 2009 – SmackDown: After being held hostage all week, Theodore Long showed up and lifted the ban on the Hells Gate!
  • ~~~Theodore Long also announced that C.M. Punk would defend the World Heavyweight title against Undertaker in a Hell in a Cell!
  • October 9, 2009 – SmackDown: Vickie Guerrero and Eric Escobar were hanging around mostly harassing G.M. Theodore Long.
  • October 23, 2009 – SmackDown: The Undertaker defeated C.M. Punk with the Hell’s Gate to retain the World Heavyweight title.
  • ~~~C.M. Punk tried to orchestrate another screwjob with Theodore Long and ref Scott Armstrong, but the whole plan backfired.
  • November 20, 2009 – WWE SmackDown: Vince McMahon appointed Vickie Guerrero a consultant to SD! G.M. Theodore Long.
  • December 14, 2009 – Slammy Awards: Theodore Long and Tiffany presented the Slammy Award for “Breakout Superstars of the Year”.
  • December 25, 2009 – WWE SmackDown: Vickie Guerrero and Theodore Long did some Christmas-themes skits with Hornswoggle.

World Wrestling Entertainment – Theodore Long, General Manager of SmackDown (vs. Drew McIntyre):

  • May 7, 2010 – SmackDown: Drew McIntyre assaulted Matt Hardy in the ring and was suspended, stripped of his title, and fired!
  • ~~~Drew McIntyre was escorted out of the building by SmackDown agents and told Theodore Long “we’ll see who is fired!”
  • May 14, 2010 – SmackDown: Kofi Kingston defeated Christian in the Finals to win the vacant WWE Intercontinental title.
  • ~~~After the match, former champion Drew McIntyre produced a letter from Vince McMahon overruling Theodore Long’s decision.
  • ~~~General Manager Teddy Long was forced to take the belt away from Kofi Kingston and return it to the arrogant Drew McIntyre!
  • June 4, 2010 – SmackDown: Theodore Long announced that Kane had found The Undertaker in a vegetative state this past week.
  • June 7, 2010 – WWE Viewer’s Choice: Matt Hardy defeated Drew McIntyre in a match where the fans voted for McIntyre’s opponent.
  • ~~~Drew cancelled the match because Matt was suspended, but Theodore Long said Matt was only suspended from SmackDown
  • June 11, 2010 – SmackDown: Drew McIntyre announced that Matt Hardy was now suspended from all WWE programing.
  • ~~~Kofi Kingston interrupted and they got into a huge brawl – Drew later announced that he had a match with Teddy Long next week!
  • June 18, 2010 – SmackDown: Drew McIntyre defeated General Manager Theodore Long – (Drew forced Long to lay down for him).
  • ~~~Kofi Kingston tried to prevent a post-match assault, but Drew’s security held him back – Matt Hardy showed up to save Long!
  • June 20, 2010 – Fatal 4-WAY PPV: Kofi Kingston defeated Drew McIntyre to retain the WWE Intercontinental title.
  • ~~~The referee was knocked out so McIntyre forced Theodore Long (who was sitting at ringside) to replace the unconcious referee.
  • ~~~Matt Hardy showed up and hit McIntyre with the Twist of Fate – Kofi followed up with the Trouble in Paradise to win the match!
  • June 25, 2010 – SmackDown: With Mr. McMahon injured by the Nexus, Theodore Long reinstated Matt Hardy to the SD! roster.
  • ~~~Matt Hardy defeated Drew McIntyre (After the match, Theodore Long had McIntyre deported because his work visa had expired!)
  • July 9, 2010 – SmackDown: Drew McIntyre returned referring to Theodore as “Mr. Long” asking to be put in the Money in the Bank.
  • ~~~Long forced McIntyre into a series of humiliating tasks before making him wrestle in a MITB qualifying match (which he won!).

World Wrestling Entertainment – Theodore Long, General Manager of SmackDown (and Hornswoggle):

  • August 27, 2010 – SmackDown: Theodore Long agreed to work with Hornswoggle to teach him how to talk and communicate.
  • September 3, 2010 – SmackDown: Hornswoggle tried electro shock therapy but he ripped them off and shocked the doctor instead!
  • September 17, 2010 – SmackDown: Hornswoggle and Theodore Long did a ridiculous segment in a classroom getting lessons from a nun.
  • September 24, 2010 – SmackDown: Trent Barreta and Caylen Croft tried to teach Hornswoggle how to talk (Long said that was ridiculous)
  • October 18, 2010 – RAW: Theodore Long showed up on RAW to hype the RAW vs. SmackDown match at the Bragging Rights PPV.
  • December 13, 2010 – The Slammy Awards: Theodore Long presented the “WWE Superstar of the Year” Slammy Award to John Cena!
  • December 31, 2010 – SmackDown: General Manager Theodore Long threw a big New Year’s Eve party for everyone in the WWE..
  • January 21, 2011 – SmackDown: Theodore Long was taken out backstage, so Vickie Guerrero stepped in as General Manager.
  • ~~~It was implied that it was The Corre who assaulted Theodore Long, because Long had stood up to that group earlier in the show.
  • February 18, 2011 – SmackDown: Vickie Guerrero said she had proof Edge took out Theodore Long last month and fired him on the spot!
  • ~~~LATER: Theodore Long returned and immediately re-hired Edge, then booked a rematch where if Ziggler lost, he would be FIRED!
  • ~~~Edge defeated Dolph Ziggler w/ Vickie Guerrero to win the World Heavyweight title and then Ziggler was fired from SmackDown.
  • February 20, 2011 – Elimination Chamber: Vickie Guerrero begged the fans to help convince G.M. Theodore Long to re-hire Dolph Ziggler.
  • ~~Long came out and instead re-hired Kelly Kelly, who hit the ring and chased Vickie around trying to get some much deserved revenge!
  • ~~~LayCool (Layla El and Michelle McCool) showed up and attacked Kelly Kelly until “Diva of the Decade” Trish Stratus made the save!
  • February 25, 2011 – SmackDown: Theodore Long booked Vickie Guerrero in a tag team match where if she lost she would be FIRED!
  • ~~~World Heavyweight champion Edge and Kelly Kelly defeated Drew McIntyre and Vickie Guerrero – [Teddy Long happily fired Vickie!]
  • March 4, 2011 – SmackDown: Theodore Long thanked Drew McIntyre for his part in getting Vickie fired and booked HIM in a match!
  • ~~~World Heavyweight champion Edge defeated Drew McIntyre by submission in a Non-title match.
  • ~~~Theodore Long hosted a contract signing between World Heavyweight champion Edge and Alberto Del Rio w/ Ricardo Rodriguez.
  • April 1, 2012 – Wrestlemania 28: Team Johnny (Mark Henry, David Otunga, Dolph Ziggler, Christian, The Miz, and Jack Swagger) defeated Team Teddy (Santino Marella, Kofi Kingston, R-Tuth, Zack Ryder, Great Khali, and Booker T) to give John Laurinaitis full control of WWE television.
  • June 12, 2014 – WWE has released Teddy Long. There is also several other superstars released from the WWE.