The WWE Performance Center has had a revolving door of guest coaches who teach at the facility, some simply as one-offs and some as trial runs for potential full-time coaches. This week, in Orlando, two esteemed veterans are in town for their own Guest Trainer slots. This week, it’s been reported by PWInsider that SHIMMER legend Allison Danger and British veteran “Squire” Dave Taylor, a former star with WCW, WWE, and UK’s World of Sport are this week’s Guest Trainers at the WWE PC.
BLUE BLOODS 🇬🇧ready to tussle!!
Nah, just ready to train future stars
— Ace Steel (@acesofsteel) May 13, 2021
Allison Danger, the sister of current WWE Trainer and former ECW World Heavyweight Champion Steve Corino, had a 13-year in-ring career that began in 2000 and ended in 2013 after serious health issues forced her retirement. In 2004, she began working for Ring of Honor. The following year, she became involved with SHIMMER upon its launch, where she became a producer, trainer, and helped run the company. Danger was instrumental in the careers of dozens of women’s wrestlers over the past two decades, including bringing in Becky Lynch in 2006 while Lynch was on an excursion to Canada. Not just a star in the U.S. indies, Allison Danger also competed in Japan, the UK, and Canada.
Dave Taylor began his own career in the UK in 1974 and was a third-generation wrestler. His grandfather, Joseph Taylor, competed in the 1932 Summer Olympics in freestyle wrestling, while his father Eric Taylor was a pro wrestler who competed from the 1940s through the 1960s, becoming the first British Heavy Middleweight Champion. Dave’s brothers, Stephen, Eric, and Joseph also became wrestlers. He competed in the UK on the television program World of Sport and in the late 80s into the early 90s, became a standout with the highly competitive Catch Wrestling Association (CWA) in Austria.
In 1995, Taylor headed to the U.S., where he joined WCW and formed The Blue Bloods stable with Lord Steven (William) Regal and Earl Robert (Bobby) Eaton – Taylor actually replaced Jean-Paul Levesque, who left WCW to head to WWF, where he became Hunter Hearst Helmsley (Triple H). Following WWE’s purchase of WCW in 2001, Taylor briefly became a trainer for WWE in Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW). He returned to WWE in 2006, again as a trainer, before departing in 2008. He remained active on the global indies until retiring in 2012, although he has made brief appearances since.
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