Theodore Robert Rufus Long is an American retired professional wrestling personality who made appearances for WWE, having served as a manager, referee and authority figure, best known for his tenure with WWE. Long began his career in the National Wrestling Alliance where he became a manager. In 1998, he debuted in the WWE (then named World Wrestling Federation) as a referee but returned to managing in 2003. He later served as General Manager of SmackDown for two tenures lasting a combined six years as well as one reign as ECW General Manager.
He was inducted into the 2017 WWE Hall of Fame by Ron Simmons and John Layfield