Teddy Long

Teddy Long

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"Theodore Rufus Long began his career in sports-entertainment at the bottom, running errands for competitors like Abdullah the Butcher and sweeping up the ring between matches. That he went on to become SmackDown’s General Manager is a testament to Long’s hard work, smarts and keen understanding of professional wrestling that is matched by few.

Working his way from the ground up, Teddy learned everything there is to know about the squared circle by experiencing it. First performing odd jobs for the Atlanta-based Jim Crockett Promotions, Long eventually became an official and presided over many of Ric Flair’s biggest matches. From there, he turned to managing where he guided heavy hitters like Ron Simmons, Butch Reed and Sid to major success.

In 1999, he joined WWE, once again working as an official before transitioning back to managing. Repping bad dudes like Mark Henry and Rodney Mack in a stable dubbed Thuggin’ and Buggin’ Enterprises, Long displayed his knack for harnessing the raw power of tough Superstars.

T-Lo proved he was more than just a gifted guide in 2004 when he became the first African-American General Manager of SmackDown. Bringing some much needed swagger to the position, the executive refused to be intimidated by tough Superstars as he fined Kurt Angle and stripped Booker T of the United States Title. He even beat Eric Bischoff in a battle of General Managers at Survivor Series in 2005. But Teddy’s true talent has always been doing the right thing. Case in point, he placed Rey Mysterio in a Triple Threat bout for the World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania 22 after the masked man had been cheated out of his spot by Randy Orton. The Master of the 619 grabbed the coveted title thanks to this opportunity.

Following a 2008 stint as ECW General Manager that saw Long introduce Kofi Kingston, Jack Swagger and Evan Bourne to the WWE Universe, the Alabama native reclaimed his SmackDown GM position. Although he’d become the longest running GM in WWE history during this tenure, it hasn’t been an easy one. From being kidnapped by The Undertaker to getting attacked by Drew McIntyre, Long has had his share of rough nights, but it has never stopped him from working to entertain the WWE Universe.

Long's most recent term as SmackDown GM ended unceremoniously at WrestleMania XXVIII, when his rivalry with then-Raw General Manager John Laurinaitis escalated into a 12-Man Tag Team Match, with rule over both shows on the line. Team Johnny came out on top, and Laurinaitis forced Long to stay on as his assistant, humiliating and forcing him to do whatever dirty work he deemed necessary. Thankfully, Long enjoyed the last laugh.

Laurinaitis was eventually fired at No Way Out, and when SmackDown General Manager Booker T eventually took the reins, he asked Long to become his Senior Advisor - a trusted, respected position which Teddy humbly accepted." -ww.wwe.com

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  • The Durantula posted 265 days ago

    The Durantula

    Teddy Long u SUCK!

  • Olli Seppala posted 284 days ago

    Olli Seppala

    So I have now dropped to jobber level? I think I'll just refuse to tag Gabriel out and leave him to be beaten by the Wyatts...

  • Olli Seppala posted 284 days ago

    Olli Seppala

    Hey man, can I be in a tag team match?

  • Matt Rogers posted 284 days ago

    Matt Rogers

    sweet. Nice challenge Teddy. I will lead LaBar and Nasty to victory.

  • Matt Rogers posted 284 days ago

    Matt Rogers

    Throw it on me Teddy. I've been waiting for quite a while for a tag team match.

  • Steve Saint-James posted 294 days ago

    Steve Saint-James

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  • Eddy Curry posted 365 days ago

    Eddy Curry

    a tag team match i just died of shock oh and being overweight holla at you in the big mcdonalds in the sky playa

  • Olli Seppala posted 365 days ago

    Olli Seppala

    Great idea;)

  • Eddy Curry posted 366 days ago

    Eddy Curry

    teddy can i have a tag team match me and brock lesner vs ryblack ( big e langston) and ryback thanks playa

  • CM Mox posted 366 days ago

    CM Mox

    LOLOLOL

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