Terrell Martin Ryder (born March 16th, 1976) is an American professional wrestling promoter, entrepreneur, stock market expert, professional wrestling booker, and on-screen personality. Ryder is the current Chairman, CEO and Chairman of the Executive Committee of Premium Championship Wrestling, an organization he and James Baker bought the rights too (as well as the other assets Cyanide Sports Network, Inc owned). He was previously the Chairman and CEO of Premium Womens Wrestling, an organization he founded, as well as holding the same position for Elite Class Championship Wrestling. He is best known for being the manager of Da Xtreme Dynasty in ECCW.
In addition to his ownership of PCW, he is the co-owner of the well known production company Baker-Money Ryder Productions with James Baker where the company specializes in sports and music. He is also known for being the co-founder of YouTube Championship Wrestling alongside Leo Hawkins.
Professional Wrestling Career
Elite Class Championship Wrestling (2004 - 2006)
Ryder started his involvement in professional wrestling when James Baker revealed that it was Terrell Ryder who was the big money man behind Da Xtreme Dynasty, making himself a heel. Ryder along with Baker's then girlfriend Desiree Miles would become members of Da Dynasty and even managed them, often gettting himself involved in matches that contained members of the stable. This proved to be a success for Ryder's visibility in the main stream world, despite ECCW being based on the independent circuit instead of the mainstream world. Ryder stayed with ECCW until it closed down, although from 2005 until it's last days. He helped out with the day to day operations as the owner of the federation bolted and the place was left without an owner. Ryder paid each performer their paychecks and many of them thank him because if it weren't for Terrell, the company would have folded much sooner.
In March of 2010, Ryder along with Leo Hawkins founded YCW to help create a true alternative in professional wrestling. as well as provide some innovation to the world of wrestling by being the first ever professional wrestling company to be broadcasted exclusively on YouTube. Ryder was immediately shown on camera, having a conversation with one of YCW's premier talents Danielle Lopez (the wife of Da Xtreme Dynasty leader James Baker), and was present for when Kevin Styles and J.T. Banks saved Danielle from assault from Team Baller. Ryder even had a match for the promotion, defeating Leo Hawkins to gain control of YCW's developmental territory. YCW was considered a success in it's four month existence. Providing fans with innovative matches, many of them being used in it's succeessor.
Premium Championship Wrestling (2010 - 2011; 2012 - Present)
After YCW was merged with ICW to form PCW, Ryder was not happy and returned to the stock market world. However, he made a special appearance at Battle Finale II, getting into a brawl with Shannon Saint while Da Xtreme Dynasty and the Deadly Sins (who betrayed Shannon in that segment) helped fend off the Saint's Army. Terrell's next appearance would be on Step Up III where he alongside Brandon Matthews, Leo Hawkins, Tyler Brownlee, Eric Redgate and The Dark Scorpions scared Shannon Saint into fear. Forming Anathema, a stable of people who were mistreated by Shannon one way or another. Unfortunately the stable was short-lived, but Terrell and Leo were brought on as co-Authority Managers after Terry Richards was fired for not showing up to his job for over thirty days. Terrell was co-Authority manager until the closing of the company.
Second Run, 100% ownership of the company
After the spinoff company, Premium Womens Wrestling shut it's doors, there were questions as to what Terrell Ryder would do next. There were rumors about PCW coming back, and on a special commercial for the Premium Television Network, Terrell and James Baker all but guaranteed that they would be running a wrestling company together, and even hinted that PCW could be revived but there is no timetable on finding out whether a revival of PCW is for real or if it's just a rumor. On April 22nd, 2012, more was confirmed during an interview with the Fort Worth Star Telegram. Both Baker and Ryder made it clear that it was a guarantee that PCW was coming back, but they did not specify when exactly it would return or what plans there are for the revival of the organization, but Baker did state that it would be a bit more... extreme! On April 25th, 2012 at exactly 11:20 PM (Central time), more excerpts were taken out of the Sunday morning interview, and it was confirmed that PCW would be back sometime in either May or June.
Premium Womens Wrestling (2011 - 2012)
Shortly after buying all the rights to PCW, Ryder started putting the plans in motion to form PWW. He knew the Sunday Night Knockout concept for PCW was succeeding and wanted to continue it. He signed Jane Isis as the General Manager, as well as being his advisor if he has a hard time with things. At Cataclysm, it was announced that PWW officially formed and the majority of the PCW ladies would be retained. Within days of PWW opening, lots of wrestlers from around the world decided to sign with the company. Some competed on the Indy's, overseas and straight out of wrestling school, but out of the gate. The company had a huge roster, something Terrell never had as a promoter.
On the first episode of Knockout under the PWW banner, Ryder announced that Talia Skye, Danielle Lopez and Desiree Miles were getting new PWW sanctioned belts (which were presented to them backstage). On the second episode of PWW: Sunday Night Knockout, Ryder and Jane Isis announced that the PWW Womens Television Championship would be the new title for the company, a title for the mid-card females to compete for.
- Finishing Moves
- Bank Shot (Roundhouse kick)
- Hard Knock Life (Knockout punch to the head)
- Money Shot (Shining Wizard)
- Wrestlers Managed
- Entrance Themes
- "Deep Cover" by Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg
- "Check Yo Self" by Ice Cube
- "Money in the Bank" by Lil' Scrappy feat. Young Buck
- Co YCW Non-Wrestling Personality of the Year (shared with Shannon Saint)
- 2011 YCW Hall of Fame member (inducted alongside Leo Hawkins)
- Co Authority Manager for Saturday Night Rapture
- ECCW General Manager
- PWW Owner/President/CEO
- PCW Owner/President/CEO
Terrell Ryder was born in Houston, Texas and has six siblings. Michelle, Tina and Abby being his sisters while Tommy, Jermaine and Sean are his brothers. He's the middle child of the family. As a youth, Ryder had it pretty rough. Going from home to home, as well as live in poverty for most of his time. However at the age of sixteen, Terrell decided to seriously hit the books and got just enough to get a full ride to any univeristy he wanted. He chose Harvard where he graduated in six years where he got his Bachelor's degree in law, but he had also studied business during his time at Harvard, which is how he got into the stock market trade. He made a lot of investments in that field, which much to his surprise. They all were successful and he made millions of dollars.