He was the longest-serving SmackDown GM (maybe even the longest-serving GM ever on either brand) compared to the musical chairs carousel of GMs they’ve had on Raw. That speaks to the kind of staying power he had. He was a fairly decent manager too to a more impressive list of wrestlers than they have here so he’s also another good addition to the HOF’s manager wing. Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ February 16, 2017 at 1:57 pm Cameron Huff Holla! Holla! Holla! Congratulations Teddy! (or as JBL would say, Congratulations Peanut Head!) Either Ron Simmons or Butch Reed should induct him. I’d also be okay with Mark Henry or Jazz doing the honors. Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Rescheduling San Jose NXTVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:38/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:34 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list February 13, 2017 at 6:57 pm WWE Lists The Shields Top 10 Wins Now Playing Up Next Triple H TheCyberZon J™ Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Report: WWE creative writer Robert Evans quits the company during Hall of Fame Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Joan Jett Set To Perform Ronda Rouseys Entrance At WrestleMania 35 WWE to honor Hall of Famer in Japan this Friday; Bruce Prichard rushed home for oral surgery February 13, 2017 at 11:44 pm Shout out to Theodore R. Long. Holla Holla, Playa! Congratulations Playa! Ya feel me! WhatsApp 7 COMMENTS Now Playing Up Next JFJ Well this is shockingMaybe he is famous for botching lines so they decided to put him in the HoF Twitter WWE Rescheduling San Jose NXT WWE.com has announced Teddy Long as the next inductee into the Class of 2017 WWE Hall of Fame during WrestleMania 33 weekend in Orlando this April.The story of Long’s induction into the WWE Hall of Fame was first reported by FOX Sports on Monday afternoon shortly before WWE made it official.Long has been involved in the pro wrestling industry for over 30 years getting his start under Jim Crockett Promotions and the NWA. He later become a manager for Ron Simmons and Butch Reed, Chris Jericho, Johnny B. Badd, Ice Train, One Man Gang and more.He made the jump to WWE in 1998 first taking on a role as a referee. Long then transitioned back to a role as manager for talents such as D-Lo Brown, Rodney Mack, Jazz, Christopher Nowinski, Mark Henry and Mark Jindrak. He is best known for his time as General Manager of the Smackdown brand starting in 2004.BREAKING: As first reported by @FOXSports, @teddyplayalong will be inducted into the #WWEHOF Class of 2017! https://t.co/62vrawDBax pic.twitter.com/phjmjOCL9X— WWE (@WWE) February 13, 2017 February 13, 2017 at 9:35 pm Videos Articles Rob Van Dam shares thoughts on John Oliver, wrestling high in ECW, WWE Hall of Fame February 16, 2017 at 1:57 am JFJ Congratulations Teddy Long! He should come back and make a Tag Team Match on Smackdown. February 13, 2017 at 4:14 pm Now Playing Up Next Honestly this is a case of a guy not really being Hall of Fame worthy getting in because WWE just puts anyone. From the matches I have seen he wasn’t that good a ref. He was never a great manager or promo man. You are correct. Outside of Jack Tunney, who served as “WWE President” from 1984-1995 respectively, Teddy Long is the longest serving on air authority figure in WWE history. That obvious excludes Mr. McMahon. TheCyberZon Facebook Pinterest February 16, 2017 at 1:58 am Is WWE Losing Its Audience? Nick Noel Comments are closed.