|Paul W. Taylor III|
|Ring name(s)||Dr. Feelgood|
The Red Rooster
Scary Terry Taylor
Taylor Made Man
|Billed height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Billed weight||239 lb (108 kg)|
|Born||August 12, 1955 |
Greenville, South Carolina, U.S.
|Billed from||Vero Beach, Florida|
|Trained by||Self Taught|
Terry Taylor (born Paul W. Events 1099 - First Crusade: Battle of Ascalon - Crusaders under the command of Godfrey of Bouillon defeat Fatimid Year 1955 ( MCMLV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1955 Gregorian calendar) Greenville is a mid-sized city located in the upstate of South Carolina. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Vero Beach is a city in Indian River County, Florida, USA. According to the U Year 1979 ( MCMLXXIX) was a Common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1979 Gregorian calendar) Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Taylor III on August 12, 1955), is an American retired professional wrestler best known for his time in the National Wrestling Alliance, World Championship Wrestling, and the World Wrestling Federation. Events 1099 - First Crusade: Battle of Ascalon - Crusaders under the command of Godfrey of Bouillon defeat Fatimid Year 1955 ( MCMLV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1955 Gregorian calendar) The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Professional wrestling, or pro wrestling, is a non-competitive professional Sport, where all matches are scripted by the promotion's booking staff The National Wrestling Alliance ( NWA) is the largest governing body for a group of independent Professional wrestling promotions and sanctions various NWA World Wrestling Entertainment Inc ( WWE) is a publicly traded privately controlled integrated media (focusing in Television, Internet, Taylor is currently the Director of Talent Relations in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. Total Nonstop Action Wrestling ( TNA) is an American Professional wrestling promotion founded by Jeff Jarrett and his father Jerry Jarrett
Terry Taylor was a popular fan favorite for much of his early career in the Mid-South region and other Southern professional wrestling territories in the 1980s. In Professional wrestling, a face or babyface is a character who is portrayed as Heroic relative to the heel wrestlers who are analogous to villains The South Central United States or South Central states is a region of the United States located in the south central part of the country The Southern United States &mdashcommonly referred to as the American South, Dixie, or simply the South &mdashconstitutes a large distinctive The 1980s was the decade spanning from January 1 1980 to December 31 1989. Taylor was originally selected to be part of The Fabulous Ones tag team with Stan Lane. The Fabulous Ones was a Professional wrestling Tag team consisting of Stan Lane and Steve Keirn that was active between 1982 and 1987 with Wallace Stanfield "Sweet Stan" Lane (born August 5, 1953 in Greensboro North Carolina) is a Professional wrestler, trained by Taylor was then bypassed by Florida wrestler, Steve Keirn, for the position. Steve Keirn (born September 10, 1951) is a retired professional wrestler. Taylor then formed a tag team with Bobby Fulton calld the Fantastic Ones before he and Fulton split up and Fulton teamed up with Tommy Rodgers to form the Fantastics. Taylor made his way to the Mid-South territory in January of 1984 and feuded with the team of Nikolai Volkoff and Krusher Darsow. Darsow would change his name to Krusher Khrushchev and he and Taylor would meet in the finals of a tournament to crown the first ever Mid-South T. V. champion, a match that Khrushchev would win.
He made his way to the NWA in 1985 and feuded with "Nature Boy" Buddy Landel over the NWA National Heavyweight Championship. The National Wrestling Alliance ( NWA) is the largest governing body for a group of independent Professional wrestling promotions and sanctions various NWA Year 1985 ( MCMLXXXV) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link displays 1985 Gregorian calendar) Buddy Landel (born August 17, 1962) is a Professional wrestler better known as "Nature Boy" Buddy Landel. The NWA National Heavyweight Championship was the major singles title in the NWA -affiliated Georgia Championship Wrestling from 1980 Moving on to the Mid South Region in 1986, Taylor became one of that league's biggest stars and eventually defeated Freebird Buddy Roberts for the Mid South Television Championship in September. Year 1986 ( MCMLXXXVI) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar) Dale Hey (born May 16, 1945) is a retired Professional wrestler better known as Buddy Roberts This title was represented by a gold medal hung around the neck. It was later replaced by a conventional championship belt after the medal was thrown into a river. Later that year, he defeated Ted DiBiase for the North American Heavyweight Championship, the Mid South region's top title at the time. Theodore Marvin "Ted" DiBiase Sr (born January 18 1954 Pro wrestling career Mid-South Wrestling (First run 1975-1979 Ted DiBiase was trained He vacated the Television Title upon winning the NAHC. He also won the UWF Tag Team Championship with "Gentleman" Chris Adams in early 1987 before breaking up their "Dream Team" to begin a heated rivalry. The UWF World Tag Team Championship was the tag team title in the Universal Wrestling Federation from 1986 until the promotion closed in 1987 This article is about the Wrestler, for the Cricketer, see Christopher Adams (cricketer Christopher Adams ( February 10 Year 1987 ( MCMLXXXVII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar) After Jim Crockett Promotions took over the Universal Wrestling Federation (née Mid-South Wrestling) later that year, 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. Jim Crockett Promotions was a Professional wrestling promotion owned by Jim Crockett Jr The Universal Wrestling Federation was owner Bill Watts ' attempt at taking his Mid-South Wrestling promotion to a national level in 1986 The Universal Wrestling Federation was owner Bill Watts ' attempt at taking his Mid-South Wrestling promotion to a national level in 1986 Nikita S Koloff (born Nelson Scott Simpson March 9, 1959) is a former American professional wrestler who wrestled throughout The World Championship Wrestling (WCW World Television Championship was one of the more unusual belts in the history of wrestling as the championship (with rare exceptions could Starrcade '87 Chi-Town Heat was the fifth annual Starrcade Professional wrestling event produced by Jim Crockett Promotions (JCP under the National
In early-1988, Taylor debuted in World Class Championship Wrestling, where he and Adams continued their feud, which lasted until early-June. World Class Championship Wrestling (WCCW was a popular regional Professional wrestling promotion run out of Dallas and Fort Worth Texas. Taylor did win the Texas heavyweight championship from Matt Borne and defended the belt against Adams, Kevin Von Erich, and others. Matthew "Matt" Wade Osborne (born July 27, 1957 in Ellwood City Pennsylvania) is a Professional wrestler. Kevin Ross Adkisson (born May 15 1957) is a retired Professional wrestler under the Ring name Kevin Von Erich of the Von Terry also held the tag team titles with Iceman King Parsons for a short time. Iceman Parsons (born King Parsons in 1949 is a former Professional wrestler who sometimes went by Iceman King Parsons. Taylor eventually departed WCCW when his feud with Von Erich was about to kick into high gear.
In 1988, Taylor signed with the World Wrestling Federation. Year 1988 ( MCMLXXXVIII) was a Leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar) World Wrestling Entertainment Inc ( WWE) is a publicly traded privately controlled integrated media (focusing in Television, Internet, Debuting as babyface Scary Terry Taylor, he tag teamed with Sam Houston against The Conquistadors in his television debut. The Conquistadors pinned Sam Houston in the match and afterwards Taylor got on the mic and berated Houston for losing the match, beating him down turning heel. Taylor got Bobby Heenan as his manager and Heenan renamed him "the Red Rooster", a gimmick which saw him don red tights and ring coat, and style his hair like a rooster's comb). A rooster (also called a cock or chanticleer) is a male Chicken ( Gallus gallus) the female being called a Hen. Anatomically a comb is a fleshy growth Caruncle, or crest on the top of the head of gallinaceous birds most notably turkeys Pheasants and Early in his Red Rooster stint, the heel Taylor was portrayed as a novice wrestler who could not navigate his way through matches without constant instructions from Bobby Heenan. In Professional wrestling, a heel is a Villain character In non-wrestling jargon heels are the "bad guys" in pro wrestling storylines. For the city in Texas, see Novice Texas. Buddhism See also Buddhist Novitiate In many Buddhist Eventually, Taylor (who was actually a very talented wrestler) grew tired of Heenan's constant coaching and turned against him, defeating Heenan in a thirty second squash match at WrestleMania V. In Professional wrestling, a squash is an extremely short match in which one performer is booked as defeating another easily and quickly not out of luck but due to his overwhelming WrestleMania V was the fifth annual WrestleMania Professional wrestling Pay-per-view event produced by the World Wrestling Federation (WWF Taylor became a face as a result, though he retained the Red Rooster gimmick, and even began referring to his fans as "Rooster Boosters. In Professional wrestling, a face or babyface is a character who is portrayed as Heroic relative to the heel wrestlers who are analogous to villains " He remained in the WWF until 1990. Year 1990 ( MCMXC) was a Common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar) Warren Mickle did a gimmick similar in the independent league PHWF, just going by "Rooster" donning a rooster suit and sunglasses.
Taylor received a lesser push in World Championship Wrestling in 1991, when he became Terrence Taylor of The York Foundation. In Professional wrestling, a push is an attempt by the booker to make the wrestler win more matches and become more popular with the fans Year 1991 ( MCMXCI) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar. The York Foundation was a Professional wrestling heel stable in that worked in World Championship Wrestling between 1990 and 1992 He feuded with Dustin Rhodes and Bobby Eaton, and won the WCW World Six-Man Tag Team Championships with Richard Morton and Thomas Rich. A Professional wrestling feud is a staged rivalry between multiple wrestlers or factions of wrestlers Dustin Patrick Runnels (born April 11 1969 is an American professional wrestler. Robert Lee "Beautiful Bobby" Eaton (born August 14 1958 is an American semi-retired professional wrestler, who made his debut in 1976 The WCW World Six-Man Tag Team Championship was a short-lived championship contested in World Championship Wrestling throughout 1991 Richard Wendell "Ricky" Morton (born September 21, 1956) is an American professional wrestler. Thomas Richardson (born July 26 1956) better known by his Ring name, "Wildfire" Tommy Rich, is a professional wrestler Taylor was the senior member of the York Foundation throughout its existence. After the York Foundation disbanded, Taylor formed a tag team with Greg Valentine in 1992 and held the WCW United States Tag Team Championship for three months. This article refers to the band For the wrestling term see Tag team. John Anthony Wisniski Jr (born September 20, 1950) is a retired American professional wrestler, better known as Greg "The Hammer" Year 1992 ( MCMXCII) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar) The NWA United States Tag Team Championship, known from February 1991 through July 1992 as the WCW United States Tag Team Championship, was the
In 1993, Taylor returned to the WWF as "Terrific Terry Taylor. Year 1993 ( MCMXCIII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar) " He continued wrestling as a heel. The "Red Rooster" gimmick was not referred to and Taylor, a perennial solid hand in the ring, was used primarily as an enhancement talent. He later did interviews before leaving for WCW again.
Taylor turned up in WCW again, wrestling as a face. He was featured in mid-card feuds for a while.
He left the business for a while before becoming an announcer for the American Wrestling Federation (AWF) in 1994. The American Wrestling Federation (AWF, was a national Professional wrestling federation founded by Paul Alperstein. Year 1994 ( MCMXCIV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar) A huge fan of legendary wrestling announcer Gordon Solie, Taylor would often use Solie's famous phrases, pronouncing a suplex as a soo-play and a clothesline as a lariat. Jonard Frank Labiak ( January 26 1929 &ndash July 27 2000) better known as Gordon Solie was a Florida -based
Taylor returned to the WWF in 1998, doing interviews backstage. He lasted in this capacity for about a year, before leaving for WCW yet again.
During this stint in WCW, Taylor co-hosted WCW Saturday Night with Larry Zbyszko. WCW Saturday Night was the weekly Saturday night TV show on TBS produced by World Championship Wrestling. Lawrence (Larry Whistler (born December 5 1953 is a professional wrestler, better known by his Ring name, Larry Zbyszko. He remained with the company until WWF bought it out in 2001, and left the business again for about a year.
Taylor later became a road agent for World Wrestling Entertainment after his wrestling career was cut short by injury. World Wrestling Entertainment Inc ( WWE) is a publicly traded privately controlled integrated media (focusing in Television, Internet, Before his injury, he was often a regional title holder and became a major contender for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship before leaving for WWE. The National Wrestling Alliance (NWA World Heavyweight Championship is the primary Professional wrestling title in the National Wrestling Alliance
After leaving WWE due to friction with other employees, namely Johnny Ace, Taylor began working for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling in 2003. John Laurinaitis (born July 31, 1965) is an executive with World Wrestling Entertainment. Total Nonstop Action Wrestling ( TNA) is an American Professional wrestling promotion founded by Jeff Jarrett and his father Jerry Jarrett Year 2003 ( MMIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. He is the current head of talent relations, and has worked as a road agent, trainer, and interviewer.
1The Mid-Atlantic promotion in which Taylor and Steiner won the NWA Mid-Atlantic Tag Team Championship is not the same promotion that was once owned by Jim Crcckett, Jr. David Allan Meltzer (born October 24 1961 is the editor of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter (WON. and sold to Ted Turner in 1988. That promotion went on to be renamed World Championship Wrestling and was sold to World Wrestling Entertainment in 2001. World Wrestling Entertainment Inc ( WWE) is a publicly traded privately controlled integrated media (focusing in Television, Internet, This current promotion, however, operates within the same region as the original and uses some of the same regional championships, primarily the NWA Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight and Tag Team Championships. 
On April 12, 2004, Taylor had three vertebrae in his neck fused together. Events 467 - Anthemius is elevated to Emperor of the Western Roman Empire. "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " A vertebra (plural vertebrae) is an individual Irregular bone in the spinal or Vertebral column ( aka ischis a flexuous and flexible column Two years later, on April 3, 2006, Taylor underwent a three hour cervical fusion surgery in which his sixth and seventh vertebrae were joined. Events 1043 - Edward the Confessor is crowned King of England. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Spinal fusion, also known as spondylodesis or spondylosyndesis, is a surgical technique used to combine two or more Vertebrae. Following the second operation, Taylor announced his retirement from professional wrestling.
Terry is a born-again Christian and has appeared on some of the wrestling and religion shows that Ted DiBiase produces. Theodore Marvin "Ted" DiBiase Sr (born January 18 1954 Pro wrestling career Mid-South Wrestling (First run 1975-1979 Ted DiBiase was trained
Terry and his family can now be seen advertising Splenda on a late-night infomercial, entitled "A Sweet Taste for Glory". Sucralose is an artificial sweetener originally sold under the trade name Splenda, and now also supplied as SucraPlus.