Terry Taylor

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Interview: Alan Wojcik Interviews Terry Taylor

Title History

  • NWA Southeastern Television title defeating The Matador (May 1980);
  • NWA Southeastern heavyweight title defeating Bad News Harris (June 13, 1980);
  • NWA (Georgia) National Television title defeating (August 22, 1980);
  • NWA Central States Television title defeating Buzz Tyler (January 1981);
  • NWA Central States Tag Team titles w/ Bob Brown defeating Mike and Pat Kelly (April 9, 1981);
  • NWA World Junior heavyweight title defeating Les Thorton (June 7, 1981);
  • AWA Southern Tag Team titles w/ Steve Keirn defeating Sweet Brown Sugar (Koko Ware) and Bobby Eaton (August 30, 1982);
  • AWA Southern heavyweight title defeating Sabu the Wildman (November 29, 1982);
  • AWA Southern heavyweight title defeating Jacques Rougeau Jr. (Febuary 14, 1983);
  • CWA (Mid America) heavyweight title defeating Buddy Landell (December 1, 1983);
  • Mid South Television title defeating Krusher Khrushchev (June 16, 1984);
  • CWA (Memphis) International heavyweight title defeating Eddie Gilbert (December 30, 1984);
  • Mid South Television title defeating Buddy Landell (January 2, 1985);
  • Mid South North American heavyweight title defeating Ted Dibiase (March 13, 1985);
  • CWA (Memphis) International heavyweight title defeating Phil Hickerson (July 15, 1985);
  • NWA (Georgia) National heavyweight title defeating Black Bart (September 22, 1985);
  • UWF (Mid South) Television title defeating Buzz Sawyer (May 25, 1986);
  • UWF (Mid South) World Tag Team titles w/ Jim Duggan defeating Leroy Brown and Bill Irwin (December 27, 1986);
  • UWF (Mid South) World Tag Team titles w/ Chris Adams defeating Rick Steiner and Sting [Tournament] (February 7, 1987);
  • UWF (Mid South) Television title defeating Shane Douglas (September 2, 1987);
  • WCWA (World Class) World Tag Team titles w/ Iceman Parsons defeating Kevin and Kerry Von Erich (1988);
  • WCWA (World Class) Texas heavyweight title defeating Matt Borne (February 26, 1988);
  • WCW World Six Man Tag Team titles w/ Thomas Rich and Richard Morton defeating Tom Zenk and Big Josh and Dustin Rhodes (October 8, 1991);
  • WCW United States Tag Team titles w/ Greg Valentine defeating Big Josh and Ron Simmons (February 17, 1992);
  • MCW (Nashville) North American heavyweight title defeating Jerry Lawler and Mike Rapada in a 3-WAY (November 6, 1999);
  • BCW (Border City Wrestling) Can Am Tag Team titles w/ Cyrus defeating Tyson Dux and Jack Damage (October 10, 2001);
  • NWA Mid Atlantic Tag Team titles w/ Rick Steiner defeating Ricky Morton and Tommy Gunn (September 24, 2005);

Career Highlights [courtesy in part to wikipedia.com]

In The Beginning:

  • Paul Taylor went to Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina, where he majored in economics.
  • Terry Taylor formed a tag team with Andre the Giant early in his career.
  • 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 1980’s.
  • 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.
  • Terry Taylor then formed a tag team with Bobby Fulton called the Fantastic Ones. After they split up, Fulton teamed with Tommy Rogers to form The Fantastics.

National Wrestling Alliance:

  • Terry Taylor made his way to Mid-South in January 1984 and feuded with the team of Nikolai Volkoff and Krusher Darsow. 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, Terry Taylor defeated Khruschev in New Orleans to begin his first of four TV title reigns.
  • Terry Taylor feuded with “Nature Boy” Buddy Landel over the NWA National Heavyweight Championship in 1985.
  • On March 13 of that year, Terry Taylor defeated Ted DiBiase for the North American Heavyweight Championship, the Mid South region’s top title at the time.
  • November 28, 1985 – Starrcade: Buddy Landell defeated Terry Taylor to win the National heavyweight title.
  • April 19, 1986 – Crockett Cup: Terry Taylor teamed with Steve “Dr. Death” Williams for the Tag Team tournament.
  • ~~~FIRST ROUND: Steve Williams and Terry Taylor defeated Buddy Landel and Bill Dundee.
  • ~~~SECOND ROUND: Steve Williams and Terry Taylor defeated Dino Bravo and Rick Martel.
  • ~~~THIRD ROUND: Ivan and Nikita Koloff vs Steve Williams and Terry Taylor ended in a draw.

Universal Wrestling Federation:

  • 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), Terry Taylor became one of the promotion’s biggest stars and defeated Buzz Sawyer for the UWF Television Championship in May.
  • May 3, 1986 – UWF: Jack Victory defeated Terry Taylor.
  • June 7, 1986 – UWF: Terry Taylor defeated Buzz Sawyer to win the TV title.
  • June 13, 1986 – UWF: UWF heavyweight champion Terry Gordy defeated Terry Taylor to retain the title.
  • June 14, 1986 – UWF: UWF TV champion Terry Taylor defeated Buzz Sawyer to retain the title.
  • November 27, 1986 – UWF: Terry Taylor defeated Buddy Roberts in a barbed wired match.
  • Terry Taylor won the UWF Tag Team Championship with “Gentleman” Chris Adams in early 1987, before breaking up their “Dream Team” to begin a heated rivalry.
  • April 11, 1987 – UWF: UWF tag team champions Terry Taylor and Eddie Gilbert defeated Sting and Rick Steiner to retain the titles.
  • August 1, 1987 – UWF: Terry Taylor defeated Steve Cox.
  • September 11, 1987 – UWF: Steve Williams and Sting defeated Terry Taylor and Eddie Gilbert in a steel cage match.
  • September 23, 1987 – MACW: Terry Taylor and Eddie Gilbert defeated Sting and Shane Douglas.
  • September 24, 1987 – MACW: UWF TV champion Terry Taylor defeated Shane Douglas to retain the title.
  • September 25, 1987 – MACW: UWF TV champion Terry Taylor defeated Brad Armstrong to retain the title.
  • After Jim Crockett Promotions took over the UWF later that year, Terry 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.

World Class Championship Wrestling:

  • November 26, 1987 – NWA Starrcade: NWA world TV champion Nikolai Volkoff defeated Terry Taylor to retain the TV title and to win the UWF TV title to unify the titles.
  • In early 1988, Terry Taylor debuted in World Class Championship Wrestling, where he and Adams continued their feud until early June. Taylor won the Texas Heavyweight Championship from Matt Borne and defended it against Adams, Kevin Von Erich, and others.
  • Terry Taylor also held the tag team title with Iceman King Parsons for a short time. Taylor eventually departed WCCW when his feud with Von Erich was about to kick into high gear.
  • March 6, 1988 – WCWA: Terry Taylor defeated Jeff Raitz to retain the Texas heavyweight title.
  • May 8, 1988 – Parade of Champions: Terry Taylor defeated Chris Adams to retain the Texas heavyweight title.

World Wrestling Federation:

  • 1988: Terry Taylor entered the World Wrestling Federation using the name “Scary” Terry Taylor.
  • Terry Taylor was originally considered for the Mr. Perfect gimmick, but it was given to Curt Hennig.
  • July 30, 1988 – Superstars: Los Conquistadors defeated Terry Taylor and Sam Houston in a dark match.
  • July 31, 1988 – WrestleFest 1988: Curt Hennig defeated Terry Taylor in a match that preceeded their “gimmicks”.
  • WWF Superstars of Wrestling: Terry Taylor took Bobby Heenan as him manager and defeated “Leaping” Lanny Poffo.
  • ~~~Bobby “The Brain” Heenan then announced that Terry Taylor would be known as the Red Rooster.
  • August 6, 1988 – Superstars: Terry Taylor defeated Chris Todd.
  • August 14, 1988 – Wrestling Challenge: Terry Taylor defeated Scott Casey.
  • September 10, 1988 – Superstars: Terry Taylor defeated David Isley in a dark match.
  • October 2, 1988 – Wrestling Challenge: The Red Rooster defeated The Junkyard Dog by count-out in a dark match.
  • October 15, 1988 – Superstars: The Red Rooster defeated Lanny Poffo.
  • October 16, 1988 – King of the Ring: The Red Rooster defeated Marty Jannetty in the 1st round. The Red Rooster defeated Iron Mike Sharpe in the quarter-finals. Randy Savage defeated The Red Rooster in the semi-finals.
  • October 29, 1988 – Superstars: The Red Rooster defeated Reno Riggins.
  • October 30, 1988 – Wrestling Challenge: The Red Rooster defeated Tommy Angel.
  • November 19, 1988 – Superstars: The Red Rooster defeated Rusty Riddle.
  • November 24, 1988 – Survivor Series: Red Rooster, Bossman, Akeem, Dibiase and Haku vs Hulk Hogan, Randy Savage, Hercules, Hillbilly and Koko.
  • ~~~The Red Rooster was pinned and eliminated by Randy Savage, and was the first to be eliminated.
  • November 27, 1989 – Wrestling Challenge: The Red Rooster defeated Joe Cruz.
  • December 4, 1989 – Wrestling Challenge: The Red Rooster defeated Sam Houston.
  • December 4, 1989 – House Show: The Red Rooster defeated George Skaaland.
  • December 10, 1989 – Superstars: The Red Rooster defeated Scott Casey.
  • December 31, 1988 – House Show: The Red Rooster defeated The Blue Blazer.
  • January 7, 1989 – Saturday Night Main Event: Tito Santana defeated Red Rooster w/ Bobby “The Brain” Heenan.
  • ~~~After the match, Bobby Heenan jumped into the ring to yell at the Rooster and then slap him for losing the match!
  • ~~~The Rooster got fed up and then slapped Heenan back and then threw him around the ring and then tossed him out.
  • A week later on Prime Time Wrestling Heenan offered to make up with the Rooster. Heenan shook his hand and then slapped him.
  • ~~~Suddenly, jobber Steve Lombardi showed up and knocked out Gorilla Monsoon and brawled with the Red Rooster.
  • Terry Taylor feuded with Bobby Heenan’s new protege, The Brooklyn Brawler.
    January 15, 1989 – Royal Rumble: The Red Rooster entered at number 25 and eliminated by Ted DiBiase.
  • January 16, 1989 – House Show: The Red Rooster defeated Danny Davis.
  • February 4, 1989 – Superstars: The Red Rooster defeated Craig Bowman.
  • February 25, 1989 – Superstars: Mr. Perfect defeated The Red Rooster by count-out.
  • March 11, 1989 – Saturday Night Main Event: The Red Rooster (Terry Taylor) defeated The Brooklyn Brawler.
  • April 2, 1989 – WrestleMania V: The Red Rooster defeated Bobby “The Brain” Heenan in 32 seconds.
  • April 9, 1989 – Wrestling Challenge: The Red Rooster defeated Barry Horowitz.
  • April 15, 1989 – Superstars: The Red Rooster defeated Steve Sharkey.
  • April 30, 1989 – Wrestling Challenge: The Red Rooster defeated Mike Williams.
  • May 1, 1989 – House Show: The Red Rooster defeated Richard Charland.
  • May 6, 1989 – Superstars: The Red Rooster defeated Iron Mike Sharpe.
  • May 20, 1989 – Superstars: The Red Rooster defeated The Brooklyn Brawler.
  • June 1, 1989 – House Show: The Red Rooster defeated Greg Valentine.
  • June 18, 1989 – Wrestling Challenge: The Red Rooster defeated Greg Milliman.
  • July 1, 1989 – Superstars: The Red Rooster defeated Jim Megan.
  • July 22, 1989 – Superstars: The Red Rooster defeated Chris Evans.
  • July 30, 1989 – Wrestling Challenge: The Red Rooster defeated Jim Chapel.
  • August 5, 1989 – Superstars: The Red Rooster defeated Brian Johnson.
  • August 20, 1989 – Wrestling Challenge: The Red Rooster defeated Mitch Casey.
  • October 14, 1989 – King of the Ring: Haku defeated The Red Rooster in the 1st round.
  • November 23, 1989 – Survivor Series: The Dream Team (Brutus Beefcake, Dusty Rhodes, The Red Rooster and Tito Santana) defeated The Enforcers (Bad News Brown, Rick Martel, The Big Boss Man and The Honky Tonk Man) in tag team elimination match.
  • November 25, 1989 – Saturday Night: Mr. Perfect defeated The Red Rooster.
  • December 2, 1989 – Superstars: The Red Rooster defeated Gene Ligon.
  • December 24, 1989 – Wrestling Challenge: The Red Rooster defeated Barry Horowitz.
  • January 21, 1990 – Royal Rumble: The Red Rooster replaced “Widowmaker” Barry Windham in the Royal Rumble match.
  • January 28, 1990 – Wrestling Challenge: The Red Rooster defeated Allen Martin.
  • February 25, 1990 – Wrestling Challenge: The Red Rooster defeated Tom Stone.
  • March 25, 1990 – Prime Time Wrestling: Ted DiBiase w/ Virgil defeated Red Rooster by submission.
  • Terry Taylor spent the remainder of his WWF contract putting talent over before returning to the NWA.

National Wrestling Alliance – WCW:

  • Terry Taylor returned to the National Wrestling Alliance and was met with chants of “Rooster! Rooster!”
  • Terry Taylor wrestled low card matches with names such as J.W Storm, the Iron Sheik and Johnny K9.
  • Terry Taylor often challenged Arn Anderson for the WCW Television title occasionally ending in a time limit draw.
  • September 5, 1990 – NWA Clash: The Nasty Boys defeated Jackie Fulton and Terry Taylor.
  • October 27, 1990 – NWA Halloween Havoc: Terry Taylor defeated Bill Irwin.
  • December 16, 1990 – NWA Starrcade: Michael Wallstreet defeated Terry Taylor.
  • 1991: Terry Taylor (Terrance) filled the void left by Michael Wallstreet in the York Foundation faction, managed by Alexandra York.
  • January 30, 1991 – Clash: Terry Taylor defeated Ricky Morton.
  • February 24, 1991 – WrestleWar: Terrance Taylor defeated The Z-Man in a no disqualification match.
  • May 19, 1991 – SuperBrawl: Dustin Rhodes defeated Terrance Taylor.
  • June 14, 1991 – Clash: Dustin Rhodes defeated Terrance Taylor by disqualification.
  • July 7, 1991 – House Show: Terrance Taylor defeated Brian Armstrong.
  • July 12, 1991 – House Show: Terrance Taylor defeated The Junkyard Dog.
  • August 3, 1991 – Worldwide: The York Foundation (Richard Morton and Terrance Taylor) defeated The Young Pistols (Steve Armstrong and Tracy Smothers).
  • August 10, 1991 – Worldwide: Yellow Dog defeated Terrance Taylor.
  • August 17, 1991 – Worldwide: Steve Armstrong, The Junkyard Dog and Tracy Smothers defeated The York Foundation (Richard Morton, Terrance Taylor and Thomas Rich).
  • September 5, 1991 – Clash: Van Hammer defeated Terrance Taylor. Terrance Taylor was also in the battle bowl won by El Gigante.
  • September 7, 1991 – Worldwide: WCW world 6 man tag team champions Big Josh, Dustin Rhodes and The Z-Man defeated The York Foundation (Richard Morton, Terrance Taylor and Thomas Rich) by disqualification to retain.
  • October 12, 1991 – Worldwide: Flyin’ Brian and Mike Graham defeated The York Foundation (Terrance Taylor and Thomas Rich).
  • October 27, 1991 – Halloween Havoc: Beautiful Bobby defeated Terrance Taylor.
  • December 29, 1991 – Starrcade: Arn Anderson and Lex Luger defeated Terrance Taylor and The Z-Man.
  • January 10, 1992 – House Show: Terry Taylor defeated Ricky Morton.
  • January 21, 1992 – Clash: Marcus Bagwell and Brian Pillman defeated Terry Taylor and Tracy Smothers.
  • February 2, 1992 – House Show: Terry Taylor defeated The Z-Man.
  • February 7, 1992 – House Show: Terry Taylor defeated Marcus Alexander Bagwell.
  • February 9, 1992 – House Show: Terry Taylor defeated Big Josh.

World Championship Wrestling:

  • 1992: Terry Taylor went through another gimmick transformation, becoming The Taylor Made Man.
  • February 15, 1992 – Saturday Night: Taylor Made Man defeated Dan Garza.
  • February 17, 1992: Terry Taylor and Greg Valentine defeated Ron Simmons and Big Josh to win the WCW United States Tag Team titles.
  • February 25, 1992 – House Show: Terry Taylor defeated Van Hammer.
  • February 29, 1992 – Saturday Night: Terry Taylor and Greg Valentine defeated Big Josh and Ron Simmons to win the United States tag team titles.
  • February 29, 1992 – SuperBrawl: Marcus Alexander Bagwell defeated Terrance Taylor.
  • April 11, 1992 – Saturday Night: WCW United States tag team champions Greg Valentine and Terry Taylor defeated The Fabulous Freebirds (Jimmy Garvin and Michael Hayes) in a best 2 out of 3 falls match to retain the title.
  • May 2, 1992 – Worldwide: Rick Rude defeated Terry Taylor in the quarter-finals.
  • May 16, 1992 – Worldwide: WCW United States tag team champions Terry Taylor and Greg Valentine defeated Danny Posten and Scott Allen to retain.
  • May 17, 1992 – WrestleWar: The Fabulous Freebirds defeated Terry Taylor and Greg Valentine for the WCW United States Tag Team titles.
  • May 23, 1992 – Worldwide: Terry Taylor defeated Kenny Kendall.
  • June 20, 1992 – Beach Blast: Ron Simmons defeated Terry Taylor.
  • June 27, 1992 – Worldwide: Ron Simmons defeated Terry Taylor.
  • June 27, 1992 – Saturday Night: Dustin Rhodes defeated Terry Taylor by disqualification.
  • Terry Taylor went back to putting wrestlers over such as Marcus Alexander Bagwell and Van Hammer.
  • Terry Taylor was released from WCW after Bill Wattstook control of the company.

World Wrestling Federation:

  • Terry Taylor returns to the WWF under the new moniker “Terrific” Terry Taylor.
  • January 9, 1993 – House Show: Terry Taylor defeated Jason Knight.
  • January 18, 1993 – RAW: Mr. Perfect defeated Terry Taylor.
  • January 23, 1993 – Superstars: Terry Taylor defeated Reno Riggins in a dark match.
  • Royal Rumble 1993: Terry Taylor entered the Royal Rumble at number 16.
  • February 1, 1993 – RAW: Terry Taylor was in a 15 man royal rumble match won by Razor Ramon.
  • February 7, 1993 – House Show: Terry Taylor defeated Glen Ruth.
  • February 19, 1993 – House Show: Terry Taylor defeated Jim Powers.
  • February 22, 1993 – RAW: Crush defeated Terry Taylor.
  • March 6, 1993 – House Show: Terry Taylor defeated Reno Riggins.
  • April 11, 1993 – Wrestling Challenge: Terry Taylor defeated Joey Maggs.
  • Terry Taylor became a member of the WWF announcing team.

World Championship Wrestling:

  • Terry Taylor once again returned to World Championship Wrestling.
  • Helloween Havoc 1993: Terry Taylor was the special guest referee for the Rick Rude-Ric Flair WCW International title match.
  • October 12, 1993 – House Show: Ron Simmons defeated Terry Taylor.
  • October 26, 1993 – House Show: Terry Taylor defeated Johnny Ace.
  • December 1, 1993 – Saturday Night: Terry Taylor defeated Tony Mella.
  • December 11, 1993 – Worldwide: Terry Taylor defeated Butch Long.
  • December 27, 1993 – Starrcade: Terry Taylor defeated The Equalizer in a dark match.
  • January 1, 1994 – Saturday Night: Lord Steven Regal defeated Terry Taylor.
  • January 29, 1994 – Saturday Night: Pretty Wonderful (Paul Orndorff and Paul Roma) defeated Erik Watts and Terry Taylor.
  • February 5, 1994 – Saturday Night: WCW United States champion Steve Austin defeated Terry Taylor to retain the title.
  • February 20, 1994 – SuperBrawl IV: Terry Taylor defeated Diamond Dallas Page.
  • March 19, 1994 – Worldwide: Johnny B. Badd and Terry Taylor defeated Bryant Anderson and Diamond Dallas Page.
  • March 26, 1994 – Worldwide: Terry Taylor defeated Diamond Dallas Page by count-out. Terry Taylor defeated Diamond Dallas Page.
  • April 16, 1994 – Saturday Night: Terra Ryzing vs. Terry Taylor ended in a draw.
  • May 28-29, 1994 – House Show: Terry Taylor defeated Bryant Anderson.
  • June 11, 1994 – Saturday Night: Terry Taylor defeated Tex Slazenger.
  • June 11, 1994 – Worldwide: Steve Austin defeated Terry Taylor.
  • July 30, 1994 – Worldwide: WCW world tag team champions Pretty Wonderful (Paul Orndorff and Paul Roma) defeated Erik Watts and Terry Taylor to retain the titles.
  • August 6, 1994 – Worldwide: Ric Flair vs. Terry Taylor ended in a no contest.
  • August 18-19, 1994 – House Show: Terry Taylor defeated Jean-Paul Levesque.
  • August 20, 1994 – Worldwide: Terry Taylor defeated Bill Payne.
  • September 10, 1994 – Saturday Night: WCW world tag team champions Pretty Wonderful (Paul Orndorff and Paul Roma) defeated Buddy Wayne and Terry Taylor to retain the titles.
  • September 17, 1994 – Worldwide: Arn Anderson, Bunkhouse Buck, Col. Robert Parker and Terry Funk defeated Barry Houston, Brian Armstrong, Steve Collins and Terry Taylor.
  • September 17, 1994 – Saturday Night: Steve Austin defeated Terry Taylor.
  • October 1, 1994 – Worldwide: The Honky Tonk Man defeated Terry Taylor.
  • October 22, 1994 – Worldwide: Harlem Heat (Kane and Kole) defeated Mark Starr and Terry Taylor.
  • 1994: Terry Taylor was once again released from WCW, this gave Taylor the freedom to tour independent promotions.
  • 1995: Terry Taylor officially retired from active professional wrestling.

World Championship Wrestling – Upper Management:

  • 1996: Terry Taylor was again hired by WCW as a writer and booker for WCW Monday Nitro.
  • Terry Taylor was the master-mind behind the surge of the WCW Cruiserweight division.
  • Terry Taylor also had a hand in the new World order.
  • Terry Taylor became a vital part of the WCW creative team was an instrumental factor for WCW’s success.
  • Terry Taylor was rarely seen on TV, but his appearances would be in a role of a WCW official.

World Wrestling Federation – Upper Management:

  • 1999: Terry Taylor suddenly jumps to the WWF due to the backstage politics in WCW.
  • Terry Taylor’s duties in the WWF consisted of being a writer and a commentator.
  • Terry Taylor briefly subbed for Michael Cole on an episode of RAW IS WAR after he was attacked by Jim Ross.
  • Terry Taylor was responsible for the signing of Public Enemy, which didn’t go down well with many people in the WWF.
  • May 15-16, 1999 – House Show: Kurt Angle defeated Terry Taylor.
  • July 30, 1999 – Curtis Comes Home: Chris Jericho defeated Terry Taylor.
  • September 23, 1999 – House Show: Joey Abs defeated Terry Taylor.

World Championship Wrestling – Upper Management:

  • 2000: Terry Taylor and creative writers Vince Russo, Ed Farerra and Bill Banks jumped to WCW.
  • Terry Taylor resumed his role as a contributing writer for WCW Monday Nitro.
  • Terry Taylor stayed with World Championship Wrestling until it was sold to Vince McMahon.

Border City Wrestling:

  • October 10, 2001 – Border City Wrestling: Terry Taylor and Cyrus (Don Callis) captured the BCW Can-Am Tag Team titles.
  • January 23, 2002 – Border City Wrestling: Scott D’Amore and Simon Diamond and Nova beat Johnny Swinger and Cyrus and Terry Taylor.
  • March 12, 2002 – Border City Wrestling: Scott D’Amore and Sabu defeated Cyrus and Terry Taylor.
  • March 31, 2002 – Tojo Yamamoto Memorial Show: James Storm defeated Terry Taylor. Terry Taylor defeated James Storm.
  • May 2, 2002 – Border City Wrestling: Terry Taylor and Cyrus defeated Sabu and Scott D’Amore by DQ to retain the tag titles.
  • May 4, 2002 – Border City Wrestling: Terry Taylor and Cyrus defeated Gutter and Hacker to retain the tag titles.
  • June 13, 2002 – Border City Wrestling: Cyrus and Terry Taylor defeated Gutter and Hacker to retain the tag titles.
  • ~~~Later on the same show: Cyrus and Terry Taylor and Chris Sabin beat Scott D’Amore and Simon Diamond and Sabu.
  • August 15, 2002 – Border City Wrestling: Terry Taylor and Cyrus defeated Tornado and Tyson Dux to retain the tag titles.
  • October 10, 2002 – Border City Wrestling: Tornado and Tyson Dux beat Terry Taylor and Chris Sabin and Tracy to win tag titles.

World Wrestling Entertainment – Upper Management:

  • September 22, 2002 – Unforgiven: Taylor was spotted backstage and may get a Road Agent job out of it.
  • 2002: Terry Taylor was hired back with WWE as a Road Agent for the SmackDown brand.
  • July 14, 2003: Terry Taylor was released by the WWE from his Road Agent duties.

Semi-retirement:

  • August 27, 2003 – NWA^TNA: Terry Taylor fills in for Scott Hudson as NWA TNA backstage interviewer.
  • September 24, 2003 – NWA^TNA: Terry Taylor (with America’s Most Wanted) defeated Kid Kash (with Abyss).
  • December 30, 2003 – NWA Mid-Atlantic in China: Steve Williams b Terry Taylor in 32:19 for the NWA Mid-Atlantic HWT title.
  • April 12, 2004: Terry Taylor undergoes successful surgery to fuse three vertebrae in his neck.
  • May 24, 2004: Terry Taylor has QUIT TNA! (A few days later Terry Taylor returned to his position in TNA).
  • June 20, 2004 – EWF: Vizzion defeated Terry Taylor.
  • September 3, 2004 – Portland Wrestling: The Grappler and Moondog Moretti beat Terry Taylor and Scotty Mac.
  • January 22, 2005 – Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling (In Korea): Rikki Nelson beat Buff Bagwell when Terry Taylor interfered.
  • ~~~In a Tag Team match later on, Dusty Rhodes and Buff Bagwell beat Terry Taylor and Rikki Nelson to win the Tag Team titles.
  • February 5, 2005 – Georgia Championship Wrestling: Terry Taylor defeated The Masked Superstar.
  • February 19, 2005 – Exodus Wrestling: Ricky Morton defeated Terry Taylor.
  • March 5, 2005 – NAWF: Terry Taylor defeated Kamala.
  • May 7, 2005 – Mark Curtis Memorial: Terry Taylor defeated Dr. Tom Prichard to win the Texas heavyweight title.
  • December 16, 2005 – Vince Russo’s Ring of Glory: Terry Taylor worked as a backstage agent for the show.
  • February 17, 2006 – New Generation Wrestling: Tim Horner and Brad Armstrong defeated Tom Prichard and Terry Taylor in 20 seconds.
  • February 18, 2006 – New Generation Wrestling: The RockNRoll Express (Morton/Gibson) defeated Tom Prichard and Terry Taylor.
  • April 2006: Terry Taylor underwent neck fusion surgery and retires from all in-ring active wrestling appearances.
  • November 11, 2006 – NWA Midwest: Terry Taylor appeared as an authority figure and stripped the Tag champs of their belts!
  • November 25, 2006 – Packerland Pro Wrestling: Terry Taylor defeated Adrian Lynch in Menasha, Wisconsin.
  • January 2008: Terry Taylor underwent double knee replacements surgery due to wear and tear over the years.
  • July 15, 2010 – TNA IMPACT: D-Lo Brown and Terry Taylor got involved in a huge brawl between TNA and some former ECW guys.
  • July 22, 2010 – TNA IMPACT: Dixie Carter scolded several TNA Agents for losing their cool last week when the brawl broke out.
  • 2011: Terry Taylor leaves TNA after working for the company as Director of Talent Relations since 2003.
  • 2011: Terry Taylor is hired by World Wrestling Entertainment.
  • 2013: Terry Taylot begins working at the WWE Performance Center.
  • June 2014: Terry Taylor is to be honored by the Cauliflower Alley Cub with the 2014 Iron Mike award.
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