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Interview: Alan Wojcik Interviews Terry Taylor
Wrestler/Booker: Terry Taylor
Real Name: Paul W. Taylor III
Birthday: August 12, 1955
Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia
Marital Status: Married since 1985 w/Kids
Height & Weight: 6'1" - 250 lbs
Trained by:
Debut: 1979
Previous Gimmicks: "Terrible" Terry Taylor
"Scary" Terry Taylor
"Terrific" Terry Taylor
Red Rooster
Terrance Taylor
The Taylor Made Man
Dr. Feel Good
Finishing Move:
Favorite Moves: The Five-arm (Forearm)
Sunset Flip
Flying Chickenwing
Cock of the Walk (Sharpshooter)
Notable Feuds: The Matador
Dutch Mantel
Dennis Condry
Mr. Knoxville (Gorgeous George Jr.)
Kevin Von Erich
Kevin Von Erich
Chris Adams
Nikita Kolloff
Bobby Heanan
Brooklyn Brawler
Arn Anderson
Diamond Dallas Page

  • NWA National Television title (August 22, 1980 in Atlanta, Georgia);
  • NWA World Junior Heavyweight title (June 7, 1981 in Roanoke, Virginia);
  • Southern Heavyweight title (November 29, 1982 in Memphis, Tennessee);
  • Southern Heavyweight title (February 14, 1983 in Memphis, Tennessee);
  • Mid South Television title (June 16, 1984 in New Orleans, Louisiana);
  • AWA International Heavyweight title (December 30, 1984 in Memphis, Tennessee);
  • Mid South Television title (January 2, 1985 in Shreveport, Louisiana (Vacant on 3/13/85);
  • Mid South North American Heavyweight title (March 13, 1985 in Shreveport, Louisiana);
  • AWA International Heavyweight title (July 15, 1985 in Memphis, Tennessee);
  • NWA National Heavyweight title (September 9, 1985 in Atlanta, Georgia);
  • UWF Universal Television title (May 25, 1986 in Tulsa, Oklahoma);
  • UWF Universal Tag Team titles w/Jim Duggan (December 27, 1986 in Ft. Worth, Texas (Vacant on 1/23/87));
  • UWF Universal Tag Team titles w/Chris Adams (February 2, 1987 in Ft. Worth, Texas (Defeated Sting & R.Steiner in tourney));
  • UWF Universal Television title (September 2, 1987 in Lafayette, Louisiana);
  • Taxas Heavyweight title (February 26, 1988 in Dallas, Texas) (vacanted July 4, 1988 following departure from WCCW);
  • World Class Tag Team titles w/Iceman Parsons (1988);
  • NWA United States Tag Team titles w/Greg Valentine (February 17, 1992 in Rock Hill, South Carolina);
  • BCW (Border City Wrestling) Can-Am Tag Team titles w/Cyrus (October 10, 2001 in Oldcastle, Ontario);

  • 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..

    Championship Wrestling from Florida - 1979:

    Memphis Wrestling - 1983:

    World Class / Mid South / Universal (UWF):
  • May 8, 1988 - Parade of Champions: Terry Taylor defeated Chris Adams to retain the Texas Heavyweight title..

  • National Wrestling Alliance:
  • 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 & Terry Taylor defeated Buddy Landel & Bill Dundee..
  • ~~~SECOND ROUND: Steve Williams & Terry Taylor defeated Dino Bravo & Rick Martel..
  • ~~~THIRD ROUND: Ivan & Nikita Koloff vs Steve Williams & Terry Taylor ended in a draw..
  • November 26, 1987 - Starrcade: Nikita Koloff (NWA) beat Terry Taylor (UWF) to unify the NWA & UWF Television titles..

    World Wrestling Federation - Arr Arar Ararrrrrrrrrrr!!:
  • 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 31, 1988 - WrestleFest 1988: Curt Hennig defeats 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 Heenan then announced that Terry Taylor would be known as the Red Rooster..
  • Survivor Series 1988: Red Rooster, Bossman, Akeem, Dibiase & Haku vs Hulk Hogan, Randy Savage, Hercules, Hillbilly & Koko..
  • ~~~The Red Rooster was pinned and eliminated by Randy Savage, and was the first to be eliminated..
  • January 7, 1989 - SNME: 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..
  • Royal Rumble 1989: The Red Rooster entered at number 25 and eliminated by Ted DiBiase..
  • March 11, 1989 - SNME: The Red Rooster (Terry Taylor) defeated The Brooklyn Brawler..
  • WrestleMania V: The Red Rooster defeated Bobby "The Brain" Heenan in 32 seconds..
  • Survivor Series 1989: Rooster/Rhodes/Beefcake/Santana defeat Bossman/Martel/Brown/Honky..
  • Royal Rumble 1990: The Red Rooster replaced "Widowmaker" Barry Windham in the Royal Rumble match..
  • 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 challanged 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 & 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 - WCW Clash: Terry Taylor defeated Ricky Morton..
  • June 14, 1991 - WCW Clash: Dustin Rhodes defeated Terrance Taylor by Disqualification..
  • September 5, 1991 - WCW Clash: Van Hammer defeated Terrance Taylor..
  • January 21, 1992 - WCW Clash: Marcus Bagwell & Brian Pillman defeated Terry Taylor & Tracey Smothers..

    World Championship Wrestling:
  • 1992: Terry Taylor went through another gimmick transformation, becoming The Taylor Made Man..
  • February 17, 1992: Terry Taylor & Greg Valentine defeat Ron Simmons & Big Josh to win the WCW United States Tag Team titles..
  • May 17, 1992 - WrestleWar: The Fabulous Freebirds defeat Terry Taylor & Greg Valentine for the WCW US Tag Team titles..
  • Terry Taylor went back to putting wrestlers over such as Marcus Alexander Bagwell and Van Hammer..
  • Terry Taylor was released from WCW after Bill Watts took control of the company..

    World Wrestling Federation:
  • Terry Taylor returns to the WWF under the new moniker "Terrific" Terry Taylor..
  • Royal Rumble 1993: Terry Taylor entered the Royal Rumble at number 16..
  • Terry Taylor becomes 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..
  • 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 WCWs 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 didnít go down well with many people in the WWF..

    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 & Cyrus (Don Callis) captured the BCW Can-Am Tag Team titles..
  • January 23, 2002--Border City Wrestling: Scott D'Amore & Simon Diamond & Nova beat Johnny Swinger & Cyrus & Terry Taylor..
  • March 12, 2002--Border City Wrestling: Scott D'Amore & Sabu defeated Cyrus & Terry Taylor..
  • May 2, 2002--Border City Wrestling: Terry Taylor & Cyrus defeated Sabu & Scott D'Amore by DQ to retain the tag titles..
  • May 4, 2002--Border City Wrestling: Terry Taylor & Cyrus defeated Gutter & Hacker to retain the tag titles..
  • June 13, 2002--Border City Wrestling: Cyrus & Terry Taylor defeated Gutter & Hacker to retain the tag titles..
  • ~~~Later on the same show: Cyrus & Terry Taylor & Chris Sabin beat Scott D'Amore & Simon Diamond & Sabu..
  • August 15, 2002--Border City Wrestling: Terry Taylor & Cyrus defeated Tornado & Tyson Dux to retain the tag titles..
  • October 10, 2002--Border City Wrestling: Tornado & Tyson Dux beat Terry Taylor & Chris Sabin & 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 is hired back with WWE as a Road Agent for the Smackdown! brand..
  • July 14, 2003: Terry Taylor is released by the WWE from his Road Agent duties..

  • 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)..
  • September 3, 2004--Portland Wrestling: The Grappler & Moondog Moretti beat Terry Taylor & 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 & Buff Bagwell beat Terry Taylor & 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 & Brad Armstrong defeated Tom Prichard & Terry Taylor in 20 seconds
  • February 18, 2006--New Generation Wrestling: The RockNRoll Express (Morton/Gibson) defeated Tom Prichard & 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!

    Corey Wells wrote: Under the Terry Taylor profile you say that in April 2006 he had neck fusion surgery and retired from all in ring activity. Well recently I went to a Packerland Pro Wrestling show that had Terry Taylor and he versed some local guy that looked alot like Mr Perfect. Anyway Terry had won that match and also in the show it had Scott Steiner vs Cobra with Larry Zbysko as special ref and Larry hit Steiner with the title belt for Cobra to get the win.

  • November 25, 2006--Packerland Pro Wrestling: Terry Taylor defeated Adrian Lynch in Menasha, Wisconsin....