Terry James Gordy is an American professional wrestler who was a member of the Fabulous Freebirds. He was also known as Bam and he worked for the International Wrestling Association of Japan (IWAJ) promotion. He was born on August 24, 1954 in Detroit, Michigan. His father is Berry Gordy Jr., who is an American businessman, and his mother is Hazel Gordy. Ray is the son of Berry and Mary Gordy, who were a recording artist and film producer. Their son, Ray Gordy, is also a wrestler, and he was a member of the WWE as “Jesse” and “Slam Master J”. He currently resides in Los Angeles, CA.
Start of his Profession
He is an American retired professional wrestler. He is best known for his appearances with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) between 2005 and 2010. Gordy debuted in professional wrestling on television at the In Your House pay-per-view in 1992. His first match was against the Undertaker, and he interfered in the match. However, he was buried and defeated in a whipping match by Mankind. He was married to Connie Gordy for several years, and in 2003 they had three children.
Death of his Brother
In the mid-1950s, Gordy was a real estate broker in Las Animas, CO, and he was a former city commissioner. After the death of his brother, he returned to professional wrestling and won the UWF Heavyweight Championship. He later became part of the fabulous Freebirds and also competed in All Japan Pro Wrestling as Richard Slinger. In 1992, he and Williams won the WCW World Tag Team title and went on to feud with The Undertaker and his son, Richard Slinger.
Member of the Fabulous Freebirds
In the World Wrestling Federation, Gordy was a member of the Fabulous Freebirds. He later joined the WWF as The Executioner and was managed by Paul Bearer. He often wore a mask and a long ax to fight his opponents and often appeared with his family members. The two were married for seven years. During this time, Terry James was divorced from his wife, Grace Easton.
Before retiring from the WWE, Gordy wrestled for many years in the NWA. He was a member of the Freebirds in WCCW, but his real name is Terry James Gordy. He had several championships and worked with the Smokey Mountain Wrestling in his later years. He and his wife were married in 1953 and had one daughter. Despite the fact that he was not a famous wrestler, he was a respected member of his hometown.
Gordy was found dead in his girlfriend’s home in Soddy-Daisy, Tennessee on July 16, 2001, after suffering a heart attack caused by a blood clot. He was 40 years old. A memorable show was conducted by his owner.
After his successful career in the NWA, Gordy retired from the IWF in 1994. In 1994, he teamed with Uriel Jones to win the WCW tag team titles. Eventually, his WWE career ended and he starred in the WWF. He was replaced by Jimi Hennessy in the same match, and the team’s success brought him a championship.
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