Terry Wayne Allen (born June 11, 1959) is a retired American Professional Wrestler, manager, commentator and executive from Chesapeake, VA who competed from 1978 to 1986 as Magnum T.A. He debuted under his own name for the National Wrestling Alliance territories Championship Wrestling from Florida and Pacific Northwest Wrestling (Portland, Oregon) before switching to Mid-South, where he changed his name to Magnum T.A. He found his greatest success working for the NWA in Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling, until he was forced to retire after a car accident in October 1986. He worked as a commentator and managed Sting and Lex Luger to victory in the 1988 Jim Crockett Sr. Memorial Cup Tag Team Tournament. He also worked in the WCW office until he left in the mid-1990s to return home to Virginia to work in telecommunications. Among his in-ring achievements, he is a former 2x NWA United States Heavyweight Champion, a former Mid-South North American Heavyweight Champion, a former 2x Mid-South Tag Team Champion (1x w/"Hacksaw" Jim Duggan and 1x w/Mr. Wrestling II), a 5x NWA Florida Global Tag Team Champion (3x w/Scott McGhee, 1x w/The Midnight Rider (Dusty Rhodes) and 1x w/Brad Armstrong) and, in 2017, the George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame awarded him its "Lou Thesz World Heavyweight Championship Award."
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"Magnum Trope A":
- Arch-Enemy: Nikita Koloff, Tully Blanchard.
- Badass Mustache/Carpet of Virility: It's what led to him taking on the "Magnum" name, deriving it from Tom Selleck's Magnum, P.I. character Thomas Magnum.
- The Big Damn Kiss: He gave Baby Doll one during his feud with Tully Blanchard. She spoke well about it years later.
- Charles Atlas Superpower: He hit the Belly-to-Belly Suplex on KAMALA.
- Charlie Brown from Outta Town: With Dusty Rhodes as The James Boys.
- Cut Short: Magnum T.A. was one of the most popular stars in the NWA until a car accident ended his career.
- Downer Ending: His career-ending car accident.
- Gimmick Matches: His Steel Cage "I Quit" match against Tully Blanchard at NWA Starrcade 85 is considered the pinnacle of his career.
- Kicked Upstairs: He was in charge of negotiating contracts for WCW in the early 1990s.
- Red Baron: 'American Heart Throb'
- Reluctant Retiree
- Suplex Finisher: Belly-to-Belly Suplex.
- Tag Team: America's Team, with Dusty Rhodes.
- Talk Show with Fists: "Straight Talk With The Boss," after he had to retire.
- Turned Against Their Masters: Inverted. While in Mid-South, Mr. Wrestling II turned on him.
- Wrestling Family: His stepdaughter is Tessa Blanchard.