Sunday, July 29, 2012

Magnum TA

As an up-and-coming competitor in the 1980s, Terry Allen benefitted both from his undeniable talent and his passing resemblance to actor Tom Selleck. Eventually, he combined those valuable attributes into one dynamic threat that gave birth to the legend of Magnum TA – as in Selleck’s “Magnum, P.I.” and Allen’s initials.

Unfortunately, a tragic car accident in 1986 left Allen partially paralyzed and abruptly halted the meteoric rise of the two-time United States Champion and the man many believed would be “the next Ric Flair.” Though the accident signaled the end to Magnum TA’s promising career, it wasn’t the end of his heroic story as Allen, who was warned that he may never walk again, displayed a resiliency befitting a World Champion by successfully regaining that very ability.

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