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Terri Runnels

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[York Foundation] [PMS] [Ex-Husbund]

Title History

  • WWE Hardcore title defeating Stevie Richards (May 27, 2002);

Wrestlers who Terri has Managed

The York Foundation
Michael Wallstreet
Terrance Taylor
Richard Morton
Thomas Rich
Mr. Hughes Goldust
Val Venis
The Hardy Boyz
Matt Hardy
Jeff Hardy Perry Saturn

Career Highlights

In The Beginning:

  • Terri Runnels was a hair stylist for the Larry King Show prior to wrestling.
  • Terri Runnels was married to Dustin Rhodes, they had a baby daughter named Dekota, but they are now divorced.

World Championship Wrestling:

World Wrestling Federation – Goldust and Marlena:

  • January 21, 1996 – Royal Rumble: Goldust came to the ring with Marlena for the first time.
  • ~~~The Marlena character wore gold colored outfits and regularly smoked cigars.
  • April 1, 1996: Goldust w/Marlena defeated Savio Vega to win the Intercontinental title.
  • December 1996: Hunter Hearst-Helmsley put the moves on Marlena, which led to a feud between Goldust and HHH.
  • Royal Rumble 1997: Hunter Hearst-Helmsley defeated Goldust (Helmsley stole a kiss from Marlena).
  • February 1997: Hunter Hearst-Helmsley hired Chyna to be his bodyguard (Chyna viciously attacked Marlena).
  • August 3, 1997 – Summerslam: Goldust defeated Brian Pillman.
  • ~~~As a result, Brian Pillman was forced to wear one of Marlena’s gold dresses the next night on RAW.
  • September 7, 1997 – Ground Zero: Brian Pillman defeated Goldust to aquire the services of Marlena for 30 days.
  • ~~~Brian Pillman gave Marlena a new look the next night with more make-up and a sleezier image.
  • ~~~Over the next few weeks on RAW, Brian Pillman filmed segments called “Brian Pillman’s XXX-Files” with Marlena.
  • Badd Blood 1997: Goldust was scheduled to face Brian Pillman, but Pillman was found dead in his hotel room..
  • November 3, 1997 – RAW: Goldust revealed he had a new love interest that was Luna Vachon.

World Wrestling Federation – Terri:

  • After a short absence from WWF Television, Terri returned as the valet of porn star Val Venis.
  • Breakdown 1998: Val Venis defeated Dustin Runnels (who for the time had dropped the Goldust gimmick).
  • ~~~Terri announced that she was “pregnant” with Val’s baby, but Venis reacted by dumping her on the spot!
  • ~~~Val Venis’ excuse was that because of his career choice, he had a vacectomy, therefor cannot be the father.

World Wrestling Federation – Pretty Mean Sisters:

  • Terri “miscarriaged” after DLo Brown accidentally knocked her off the ring apron.
  • Terri formed a man-hating female faction known as Pretty Mean Sisters (PMS) with Jacqueline.
  • Terri used the accident to blackmail DLo Brown into continually doing favours for them and doing their dirty work.
  • Rock Bottom 1998: Mark Henry and D-Lo Brown w/PMS defeated The Godfather and Val Venis.
  • The secret was eventually let out of the bag, and DLo Brown ditched Terri and Jacqueline.

World Wrestling Federation – Pretty Mean Sisters II:

  • PMS turned their focus on MEAT (aka Shawn Stasiak) and then added Ryan Shamrock to their group.
  • July 1999: PMS split up when Ryan Shamrock was released and Jacquelin became fed up with Terri’s infatuation with MEAT.
  • Aug-Sept 1999: Terri aligned herself with the Mean Street Posseuntil they dumped her after they “used, and abused, her”.

World Wrestling Federation – Terri Invitational Tournament:

  • September 30, 1999: Terri created the Terri Invitational Tournament (T.I.T.) with Edge and Christian against The Hardy Boyz.
  • ~~~The winner of the Terri Invitational Tournament would receive $100,000 plus the managerial services of Terri.
  • October 17, 1999 – No Mercy: The Hardy Boyz defeated Edge and Christian in a “Ladder” match to win the Terri Invitational Tournament.
  • ~~~After the match, Bubba Ray Dudley gave Terri a Super Sitdown Powerbomb through a table.
  • November 14, 1999 – Survivor Series: Debra, Mae Young, The Fabulous Moolah & Tori defeated Ivory, Jacqueline, Luna & Terri in a tag team elimination match.
  • February 27, 2000 – No Way Out: Terri turned against The Hardy Boyz causing them to lose to Edge and Christian.
  • ~~~The reason Terri gave for turning against The Hardyz was that they weren’t there for her during her time off from injury.

World Wrestling Federation – Terri:

  • April 2, 2000 – WrestleMania: Terri defeated The Kat in a Catfight with Val Venis as special guest referee.
  • Summer 2000: Terri started managing Perry Saturn.
  • July 23, 2000 – Fully Loaded: Perry Saturn w/Terri defeated Eddie Guerrero to capture the European title.
  • April 9, 2000 – HEAT: Mae Young and The Kat defeated Terri and The Fabulous Moolah.
  • April 13, 2000 – Smackdown: Mae Young and The Kat defeated Terri and The Fabulous Moolah.
  • May 1, 2000 – RAW: Jacqueline and The Kat defeated Ivory and Terri.
  • May 29, 2000 – RAW: D-Lo Brown, Perry Saturn and Terri defeated Dean Malenko, The Godfather and The Kat.
  • June 8, 2000 – Smackdown: Lita defeated Ivory, Jacqueline, Terri and The Kat in a 5-way elimination match to become #1 contender for the women’s title.
  • June 22, 2000 – Smackdown: Jerry Lawler and The Kat defeated Dean Malenko and Terri.
  • August 8, 2000 – Smackdown: Terri and Perry Saturn defeated The Kat and Al Snow in a mixed tag match.
  • August 17, 2000 – Smackdown: Perry Saturn and Terri defeated Rikishi and the Kat.
  • August 27, 2000 – SummerSlam: The Kat defeated Terri Runnels.
  • August 28, 2000 – RAW: Perry Saturn and Terri defeated Al Snow and The Kat.
  • January 4, 2001 – Smackdown!: Terri and Perry Saturn defeated Matt Hardy and Lita in a mixed tag match.
  • Perry Saturn dumped Terri when he developed a strange infatuation with a MOP (yes, a cleaning mop).
  • February 12, 2001 – RAW: Team Extreme (Jeff Hardy, Lita and Matt Hardy) defeated Terri & The Radicalz (Chris Benoit and Perry Saturn).
  • May 5, 2001 – Insurrextion: Dean Malenko, Perry Saturn and Terri defeated Crash, Hardcore Holly and Molly Holly.
  • May 28, 2001 – RAW: Steve Blackman and Trish Stratus defeated Terri Runnels and Perry Saturn.
  • June 4, 2001 – RAW: Trish Stratus defeated Terri Runnels.
  • July 16, 2001 – RAW: Trish Stratus defeated Terri Runnels.
  • September 17, 2001 – RAW: Raven and Terri put Perry Saturn’s Moppie through a wood-chipper.

World Wrestling Federation – The Alliance:

  • Terri ended up joining the Alliance by aligning herself with Raven.
  • Terri replaced Trish Stratus as host of the WWF Excess program.
  • January 2002: Terri challenged Women’s champion Trish Stratus to a wet t-shirt contest.
  • ~~~Before Trish could “get wet”, she was attacked by Jazz. No winner was announced.
  • April 1, 2002 – RAW: Trish Stratus defeated Terri in a ‘Paddle on a Pole’ Bikini match.
  • April 2002: Rumors circulated that Terri secretly got married and the marriage only lasted a month. Completely unconfirmed.

World Wrestling Entertainment – Backstage Interviewer:

  • April 1, 2002 – RAW: Trish Stratus defeated Terri Runnels.
  • April 8, 2002 – RAW: Terri became a backstage interviewer for the RAW brand.
  • May 13, 2002 – RAW: Molly Holly defeated Terri Runnels.
  • May 27, 2002 – RAW: While interviewing Hardcore Champion, Steven Richards, a Hardcore brawl broke out.
  • ~~~Terri stumbled upon an opportunity to pin Steven Richards and capture the WWE Hardcore title!
  • ~~~Steven Richards, however, rolled up Terri immediately after to regain the championship.
  • June 3, 2002 – RAW: WWE women’s champion Trish Stratus defeated Terri Runnels in a lingerie match to retain the title.
  • August 19, 2002 – RAW: Tommy Dreamer defeated Bradshaw, Bubba Ray Dudley, Crash, Jeff Hardy, Johnny Stamboli, Spike Dudley, Steven Richards and Terri Runnels in a 9-way match to retain the hardcore title.
  • September 2, 2002 – RAW: Terri defeated Stacy Keibler in a LINGERIE PILLOW FIGHT (Stacy tarred and feathered Terri).
  • September 9, 2002 – RAW: Terri and Trish Stratus defeated Victoria and Stacy Keibler (Terri pinned Stacy).
  • November 3, 2003 – RAW: Terri got viciously attacked by Molly Holly until Lita made the save.
  • November 10, 2003 – RAW: Molly Holly and Gail Kim defeated Lita and Terri (Molly/Gail stripped Terri down to her Bra and Panties).
  • November 24, 2003 – RAW ROULETTE: Terri took part in the “comedy” routine of the night, the Capture the Midget contest.
  • April 3, 2004: Terri Runnels was released from her WWE contract with best wishes for the future.
  • Terri’s release was her decision and it was believed that she will always have a job with the WWE if she wanted to return.

In the Meantime:

  • July 10, 2004 – IAW Clash at the Cove 6: Brian Costello (managed by Terri Runnels) defeated The Barbarian.
  • January 18, 2005 – Southern Championship Wrestling: The Fantastics defeated The Midnight Express in a Steel Cage Match
  • ~~~Tommy Rogers and Bobby Fulton beat Bobby Eaton and Dennis Condrey w/Terri Runnels to capture the vacant Tag Team Titles.
  • May 2, 2008 – United Wrestling Federation: Jerry Lawler and Spike Dudley w/Terri Runnels defeated Charlie Dreamer and Caleb Konley
Updated: February 10, 2024 @ 10:56 am

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Trained By





October 5, 1966


Originally from Atlanta, Georgia
Resides in Gainesville, FL






100 lbs

Finishing Move(s)

Top Rope Crossbody

Favorite Move(s)

Stand on Hair arm pull up
Body Slam

Notable Feuds

Big Josh
The Z Man
Bobby Eaton
Triple H
Brian Pillman
Val Venis
Goldust/Dustin Rhodes
Perry Saturn & Moppy
The Kat
Trish Stratus
Eric Bischoff