Tuesday, July 28, 2009

WCW: Miss Alexandra York

WCW Miss Alexandra York

Terri Lynne Boatright Runnels began her career in wrestling in WCW as Miss Alexandra York, manager of the York Foundation.
She actually started out doing Larry King's make-up on CNN, but on the weekends, she did the makeup for the wrestlers of Jim Crockett Promotions.
In 1988 when Ted Turner bought JCP and renamed the show "World Championship Wrestling", Terri moved to Atlanta, Georgia and kept doing make-up for some of the wrestlers.
She caught the eye of then booker Ole Anderson (formerly one half of the infamous "Minnesota Wrecking Crew") who asked Terri to appear onscreen as a manager.
Over a lunch with WCW announcer Tony Schiavone, they came up with the idea of Miss Alexandra York, a laptop-carrying accountant who led an alliance known as the York Foundation.
Some notable members of the York Foundation included Thomas Rich ("Wildfire" Tommy Rich) , Richard Morton (one half of the The Rock 'n' Roll Express) , Terrance Taylor (Terry Taylor) and Michael Wallstreet (aka Mike Rotunda aka Irwin R. Schyster or I.R.S) .

Terri as Miss Alexandra York stayed with WCW for six years before leaving for the WWF.

You can read more about Terri at her website :

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