Most people remember Dave Taylor from his days in WCW in the late 90s and WWE in 2006 & 2007. What most people may not know is Dave Taylor had a successful 20 year career before ever appearing on a PPV.
Dave Taylor is a 3rd generation wrestler whose grandfather was a 4th place winner in the Olympics and his father was regarded as one of the best shooters of his era. With a wrestling pedigree like this Dave had no choice but to follow in his family's footsteps. Taylor has wrestled in almost every country in Europe and has wrestled in India, Brazil, Mexico, and Canada just to name a few.
Through his travels he met the man who would change the course of his life and career forever, William Regal. One phone conversation with Regal sent Taylor packing for WCW. Needless to say WCW wasn't all it cracked up to be. Dave faced challenges with management, talent that was sub-par in wrestling ability and babysitting his friend. William Regal talks about his addictions in his book but Dave Taylor explains that the problems were far worse in real life then they were on the pages of his book.
After WCW, Taylor thought his in ring career was over and was perfectly happy being a trainer for WWE's developmental system. Then a chance trip to California lead him to almost winning the WWE Tag Team Titles.
Dave Taylor is a charming and witty individual and we were very pleased to sit down and talk to him. Just we are sure that you will be pleased to watch this interview.
(The match that almost end Dave's Career, Watch the interview and found out why) Dave Taylor vs. Tracy Smothers - IWA Mid South - Ted Petty Invitational 2008 - Night 1 - 9/26/08
(The match that saved Taylor's Career, Watch the interview and found out why) Dave Taylor vs. Claudio Castagnoli - IWA Mid South - Ted Petty Invitational 2008 - Night 2 - 9/27/08