Theodore Robert Rufus "Teddy" Long (born September 15, 1947) is an American professional wrestling personality, having served as a manager, referee and authority figure, currently signed to 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. Teddy is also widely renowned for creating Tag Team Matches.
Long appears as a non-playable character (NPC) in WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2006, WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2007, WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2008, and WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2011. He can be playable using a cheat device or save editor.