Terry Gordy

by John Max 20 Dec,2021
Terry Gordy
Personal Info
Facts
  • Birth Name Terry Ray Gordy Sr.
  • Birth Place Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
  • Famous Name Terry Gordy
  • Father Billy Gordy
  • Mother Mildred Gordy
  • Net Worth $1 million
  • Nationality American
  • Ethnicity White
  • Profession Wrestler
  • Married to Connie Gordy ​ ​(m. 1979; his death 2001)
  • Children Three

Terry Gordy was a professional wrestler who appeared in various American promotions including World Class Championships Wrestling, Georgia Championship, Universal Wrestling, and  Jim Crockett Promotions/World Championship Wrestling. Besides, he also appeared in  All Japan Pro Wrestling as one-half of The Miracle Violence Connection.

Terry Ray Gordy was born on 23rd April 1961, under the star sign Taurus. He is the son of Billy and Mildred Gordy. As per nationality, he was an American and of white ethnic background. His height was 6'4" and weighed: 285lbs. 

Career

Enrolled at Rossville High School, Gordy was an excellent school football and basketball player. However, he dropped out of high school as a sophomore and began wrestling at the age of 14 in 1975 for the International Wrestling Association.

Further, he formed The Fabulous Freebirds with Michael Hayes and Buddy Roberts was later added to the group. The trio moved to Georgia Championship Wrestling and won the territory’s tag team championship.

In 1981, the Freebirds split up when Buddy Roberts left the area. Michael and Terry then had a falling out, which led to a feud against each other. 

Also, he alongside Freebirds appeared in Memphis CWA Wrestling and Mid South Wrestling (1979–1985), World Class Championship Wrestling (1982–1989), and All Japan Pro Wrestling (1983–1994). 

In 1984, Freebirds (Terry Gordy, Michael Hayes, and Buddy Roberts) had a brief stint in the World Wrestling Federation 1984. However, they were fired after missing a show and showing up late and drunk.

The Freebirds also appeared in Universal Wrestling Federation in 1986 where Gordy won the UWF Heavyweight Championship title and held it for six months. 

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Gordy also made his appearances in Smokey Mountain Wrestling (1995) and Extreme Championship Wrestling (1996).

Between 1996 and 1997, Gordy appeared in WWF as The Executioner.  He teamed up with Mankind and feuded with The Undertaker. In Your House pay-per-view, Buried Alive, he made his TV debut interfering with The Undertaker's Buried Alive match with Mankind. He hit Undertaker with a shovel and buried him with the help of Mankind and several other wrestlers.

However, at In Your House 12: It's Time, The Undertaker defeated The Executioner.

Around the same time, he also worked for the International Wrestling Association of Japan where he wrestled in deathmatches (1995-1997, 1998).

From 1998-2001, Gordy worked in the independent circuit.   

Died At The Age Of 40

On 16th July 2001, Gordy passed away at the age of forty due to a heart attack caused by a blood clot. 

He was inducted into the Southern Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2014, posthumously. The following year, he was posthumously inducted into the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum. Further, he was posthumously inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame as member of The Fabulous Freebirds by his son on 2nd April 2016. 

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Terry Gordy's Wife & Children

Terry Gordy is married to Connie Gordy. The couple tied the knot in 1979. The couple shares three children: two daughters and a son. 

Son, Ray Gordy, also a professional wrestler who also wrestled for WWE as "Jesse" and "Slam Master J" prior to being released in 2010. His daughter Miranda also wrestles on the independent circuit and also competed in Japan.  

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How Much Is Terry Gordy's Net Worth?

Terry Gordy professionally wrestled from 1975 to 2001, working for various promotions and earning championships as well. His net worth at the time of his death was counted as $1 million. 

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