Magnum TA


Real Name - Terry Wayne Allen
Birthdate - 6/12/59
6'1" 245 lbs. - ???, VA

Aliases - Terry Allen, Frank James

Athletic background - Wrestling (Old Dominion University)

Teachers - n/a

Professional background - Portland, Texas, Florida(`79-`83), Mid-South(`83-`8?), JCP/NWA(`8?-`86)

Groups - none

Peak Years - `83-`86

Career Highlights -
- Gets his first big push in Mid-South as the tag team partner and protege of Mr. Wrestling II
- Defeats Butch Reed to win the North American title, Mid-South's top singles title
- Wins the US title from Wahoo McDaniel in the match that makes him a star
- Defeats Tully Blanchard in the memorable "I Quit" Cage match at Starrcade `85
- Enjoys the last feud of his career with budding heel Nikita Koloff

Finisher(s) -
- Belly-to-Belly

Favorites -
- Atomic Drop
- Backdrop
- Corner-Mount Punches
- Dropkick
- Punch

Ringwork Rating -
move set - 4
science - 2
aerial - 2
power - 6
strikes - 5

Intangible Rating -
entertainment - 6
selling - 6
bumping - 5
carrying - 5
heat - 7
legacy - 3

Serious Injuries - Back (Required Surgery)

Place in History - Once considered to be a can't-miss superstar, Magnum TA was on a steady rise in the mid-80s, when tragedy struck. While people can speculate what might have come of Magnum, the fact is we'll never know and those speculations are a large part of his legacy for better or for worse. Terry Allen struggled through his early years, until he caught on in Mid-South. His legit wrestling background made him a fitting star for Bill Watts. While Magnum was not much of a worker, he was charismatic and had a good look about him. When he moved on to the Carolinas, his promise took off so to speak. Feuds with excellent heels put him on a nice plateau as he was a very over babyface for about two years. While he seemed to be a shoe-in for a future NWA Champion, it was not to be. A horrible crash with his Porsche left Magnum TA unable to wrestle ever again. While the company kept him around and he was decent enough behind the mic, Magnum was just a coulda-been in the eyes of many. Like so many before and after him, Magnum TA had big star potential for sure, but one night it was all taken away and now he's a footnote in wrestling history.