Known for movies

Short Info

SpouseGoldust
MarkTroublemaker. Puts her fingers behind her head to make horns, because she's a "Horny Little She-Devil".
FactEx-daughter-in-law of Dusty Rhodes.


Terri Lynne Boatright Runnels is an American retired professional wrestling manager, television host, and occasional professional wrestler, best known for her work with World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and the World Wrestling Federation (WWF).

Born in Jacksonville, Florida, Runnels began her professional wrestling career as a manager in World Championship Wrestling. She later appeared in the World Wrestling Federation, where she managed wrestlers such as Goldust, Edge, Christian, and The Hardy Boyz. She also hosted a talk show segment called “The Terri Show” and briefly competed as a wrestler. After leaving the WWF in 2004, Runnels appeared in numerous independent wrestling promotions.

In 2012, Runnels was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.

Early Life

Terri Lynne Boatright was born on October 5, 1966, in Jacksonville, Florida. She has two older sisters. Her father was a Marine Corps aviator and her mother was a homemaker.

Boatright attended the University of Georgia, where she studied journalism and broadcasting. While in college, she began working as a television news producer and later as a weather forecaster.

Career

World Championship Wrestling (1991–1996)

In 1991, Boatright began working for World Championship Wrestling (WCW) as a backstage interviewer and commentator under the name “Alexandra York”. She later became a valet and managed the team of Ricky Steamboat and Shane Douglas.

In 1993, Boatright left WCW and briefly worked for Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) before joining the World Wrestling Federation (WWF).

World Wrestling Federation/Entertainment (1996–2004)

In the WWF, Boatright managed wrestlers such as Goldust, Edge, Christian, and The Hardy Boyz. She also hosted a talk show segment called “The Terri Show” and briefly competed as a wrestler. In 2001, she was the runner-up on the WWF reality show Tough Enough.

In 2002, Boatright left the WWF after her husband, Dustin Rhodes, was released from the company. The couple divorced in 2003. Boatright returned to the WWF in 2004 and worked as a backstage interviewer until she was released from the company later that year.

Independent circuit (2004–present)

After leaving the WWF in 2004, Runnels appeared in numerous independent wrestling promotions. In 2012, she made an appearance on WWE Raw to promote the WWE Network.

In 2016, Runnels launched a podcast called “Podcasting with Terri”. The podcast features interviews with wrestlers and other personalities from the world of professional wrestling.

In 2017, Runnels appeared on an episode of Table for 3 with Jim Ross and Jerry Lawler.

In 2018, Runnels made an appearance on an episode of WWE Network’s Legends with JBL to discuss her career.

In 2019, Runnels made an appearance on an episode of A&E’s Biography: The Nine Lives of Ozzy Osbourne to discuss her relationship with Ozzy Osbourne.

Personal Life

Runnels has two daughters from her marriage to Dustin Rhodes: Dakota and Rhyder. She also has a son from a previous relationship.

General Info

Height1.54 m
Weight45.36 kg
ProfessionNewscaster, Professional Wrestler
NationalityAmerican

Family

SpouseGoldust
ChildrenDakota Runnels

Accomplishments

TV ShowsWWF Excess, WCW WorldWide

Social profile links

Marks

#Marks / Signs
1Trademark move: Terricanrana
2Trademark move: Bronco Buster
3Trademark move: Top Rope Crossbody
4Troublemaker. Puts her fingers behind her head to make horns, because she's a "Horny Little She-Devil".
5Partly opened lips

Facts

#Fact
1Is still a backstage announcer on WWE Raw. [January 2004]
2was released from the WWE [April 2004]
3Ex-daughter-in-law of Dusty Rhodes.
4Ex-stepsister-in-law of Cody Runnels.
5Wrestlers she has managed: York Foundation, Michael Wallstreet, Terrance Taylor, Richard Morton, Thomas Rich, Mr Hughes, Goldust, Val Venis, D'Lo Brown, Mark Henry, Meat, Jacqueline, Ryan Shamrock, The Hardy Boyz, Edge & Christian, The Radicalz, Perry Saturn, Raven, The Midnight Express.
6Amicably parted ways with the WWE in 2004. The WWE has said that they would be more than open to working with her again in the future should the opportunity arise.
7Her first managerial spot in the WWE was managing her then-husband, Dustin Runnels (aka "Dustin Rhodes", known on-screen as "Goldust") as his cigar-smoking 'director', "Marlena".
8During her very successful managerial career in the WWE when using her given name, Terri managed The Hardy Boyz, Edge and Christian, Perry Saturn and Raven.
9Lost a Stinkface match to The Kat at Summerslam 2000 when The Kat gave her a stinkface
10Married Radio VJ, and inspirational speaker David Essel on November 03, 2001 in Florida. Terri was given away by fellow WWF superstar Ray Traylor
11Gave birth to her daughter Dakota on 2/14/94.
12One child, daughter Dakota, with ex-husband Dustin Runnels.

Movies

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
World Wrestling Federation1997TV SeriesMarlena
WWF Shotgun Saturday Night1997TV SeriesMarlena
WWF Superstars1996-1997TV SeriesMarlena
WCW World Championship Wrestling1991TV SeriesAlexandra York
Halloween Havoc1991TV MovieAlexandra York
WCW SuperBrawl I1991TV MovieAlexandra York
WWE: Raw 20th Anniversary Collection2013VideoMarlena
WWE Jakked2000-2001TV SeriesTerri
Divas in Hedonism2001VideoTerri
Freedom2000TV SeriesSandi Mueller
Fully Loaded2000TV MovieTerri
Divas: Postcard from the Caribbean2000VideoTerri
No Way Out2000TV MovieTerri
WWF Judgment Day1998VideoTerri
WWF Friday Night's Main Event1997TV SeriesMarlena

Make Up Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Larry King Live1985TV Series makeup artist - as Terri Boatwright

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
WWE Divas: Undressed2002TV Special documentary performer: "God Bless America" - uncredited

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Vixens Who Rule2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest
WWE Hall of Fame2016Herself - Audience Member
The Swerve2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Bob Show2008TV SeriesHerself
Wrestlers Rescue2008VideoHerself
Royal Rumble2004TV SpecialTerri
WWE Raw1996-2004TV SeriesTerri Marlena Herself
WWE Armageddon2003TV SpecialTerri
The Ultimate Ric Flair Collection2003VideoHerself
Survivor Series2003TV SpecialTerri
Summerslam2003TV SpecialTerri
WWE Sunday Night Heat1999-2003TV SeriesTerri
WWE Divas: Desert Heat2003Video documentaryHerself
WWE Backlash2003TV SpecialTerri
WWE: Trish Stratus - 100% Stratusfaction2003Video documentaryHerself (as Terri)
Survivor Series2002TV SpecialTerri
WWE Unforgiven2002TV SpecialTerri
Summerslam2002TV SpecialTerri
WWE Vengeance2002TV SpecialTerri
WWE Divas: Undressed2002TV Special documentaryTerri Marlena
WWE Bottom Line2002TV SeriesHerself (as Terri)
King of the Ring2002TV SpecialTerri
WWF Insurrextion2002TV SpecialTerri
WWF Divas: Tropical Pleasure2002Video documentaryHerself / Alexandra York
WWF Divas: Sex on the Beach2002TV Special documentaryTerri
Weakest Link2002TV SeriesHerself
WWE: Byte This!2001TV SeriesHerself
Survivor Series2001TV SpecialTerri (uncredited)
WWF Unforgiven2001TV SpecialTerri
WWE Smackdown!1999-2001TV SeriesTerri
WWF Excess2001TV SeriesHerself (2002)
Lita: It Just Feels Right2001Video documentaryHerself
WWF Judgment Day2001TV SpecialTerri
WWF Insurrextion2001TV SpecialTerri
Royal Rumble2001TV SpecialTerri
WWF Rebellion2000TV SpecialTerri
Survivor Series2000TV SpecialTerri
WWF Unforgiven2000TV SpecialTerri
Summerslam2000TV SpecialTerri
WWF Insurrextion2000TV SpecialTerri
WrestleMania 20002000TV SpecialTerri
Royal Rumble2000TV SpecialTerri
WWF Armageddon1999TV SpecialTerri
Survivor Series1999TV SpecialTerri
Beyond the Mat1999DocumentaryMarlena (uncredited)
Come Get Some: The Women of the WWF1999Video documentaryTerri
WrestleMania XV1999TV SpecialTerri
WWF Royal Rumble: No Chance in Hell1999TV SpecialTerri
WWE Metal1998TV SeriesHerself (1998-2002)
WWF Rock Bottom: In Your House1998TV SpecialTerri
WWF Break Down1998TV SpecialTerri
WWF in Your House: Ground Zero1997TV SpecialMarlena
Summerslam1997TV SpecialMarlena
King of the Ring1997TV SpecialMarlena
WrestleMania 131997TV SpecialMarlena
Survivor Series1996TV SpecialMarlena
WWF in Your House: Mind Games1996TV SpecialMarlena
King of the Ring1996TV SpecialMarlena
WrestleMania XII1996TV SpecialMarlena
Royal Rumble1996TV SpecialMarlena
WCW the Great American Bash1991TV SpecialAlexandra York
WCW Wrestle War1991TV SpecialAlexandra York
Starrcade1990TV SpecialAlexandra York
Clash of the Champions XIII: Thanksgiving Thunder1990TV SpecialAlexandra York

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Scott Hall: Living on a Razor's Edge2016VideoMarlena
Attitude Era2012VideoMarlena
Best of King of the Ring2011VideoMarlena
Hart and Soul: The Hart Family Anthology2010VideoMarlena
WWE Summerslam: The Complete Anthology, Vol. 32009Terri
WWE Royal Rumble: The Complete Anthology, Vol. 32008VideoTerri
The American Dream: The Dusty Rhodes Story2006VideoAlexandra York / Marlena
The World's Greatest Wrestling Managers2006VideoMarlena
WWE WrestleMania: The Complete Anthology, Vol. 32005VideoMarlena Terri
WWE WrestleMania: The Complete Anthology, Vol. 42005VideoTerri
WrestleMania XX2004TV SpecialTerri
WWF: Action!2001VideoTerri
WWF: TLC - Tables Ladders Chairs2000VideoTerri
Biography1999TV Series documentaryMarlena

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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