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6 Things you need to know about Teddy Long

The genial, tag-team loving former GM of Smackdown is much more than meets the eye

Teddy Long is back!

Teddy Long made a surprise comeback to Monday Night Raw this week, and while people primarily recognize him as the ex-General Manager of Smackdown who had a penchant for announcing tag team matches, not too much is known about his exploits in the industry before that.

Now almost 70 years old, Teddy Long has spent a long time in the industry, working his way up to a prominent role in television programming after spending his early days running odd jobs for pro-wrestlers of lore such as Abdullah the Butcher and Tommy Rich.

On that note, here are 5 things that you need to know about the returning Theodore ‘Teddy’ Long.


#1 Chauffeured around Ric Flair for a day

The stylin’ profilin’, limousine ridin’, jet flyin...well, you know the deal

When Teddy Long was managing the team of Butch Reed and Ron Simmons, known as Doom, they were involved in a feud against the legendary stable of the Four Horsemen, led by none other than the Dirtiest Player in the Game, Ric Flair.

And so when Flair pinned Butch Reed at Clash of Champions XIII, according to the stipulation of the match, Teddy Long who was managing Reed had to chauffeur around Ric Flair in his Limousine for a day.

Long would begrudgingly acquiesce, but would gather a measure of payback when he left Flair stranded in town without ever getting around to picking up the remaining Horsemen.

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