|“||Everyone's got a price. Everyone's gonna pay. 'Cause the Million Dollar Man always gets his way!||„|
|~ DiBiase talking about his wealth.|
Theodore "Ted" DiBiase Sr., better known by his nickname The Million Dollar Man, is a retired professional wrestler who served as a major antagonist on the World Wrestling Federation's programming during their "Hulkamania" era (the mid 80's to early 90's.) He was depicted as a stereotypical over-the-top millionaire who used his wealth to get his way. He could be considered one of Hulk Hogan's archenemies and was actually responsible for ending Hogan's four-year WWF Championship reign (when he bought off both Hogan's opponent Andre the Giant and referee Earl Hebner.) He would later become a three-time tag team champion as part of the tag team Money, Inc. with Irwin R. Schyster and after that would become manager of his own stable of wrestlers known as The Million Dollar Corporation.
Ted DiBiase or mostly referred to as the "Million Dollar Man", was an absolutely hated wrestler during the World Wrestling Federation in the late 80's to the early 1990's because he could get everyone to do what he wanted them to do no matter how dastardly or degrading, everybody has a price for the Million Dollar Man according to him. He would give people a chance to earn $500 dollars only to mess them over. Ted DiBiase, was the personification of greed, selfishness, and bigotry. He would have people kiss his shoes, and even tricked a young boy, into bouncing a basketball 15 times for a large sum of money, only to kick the ball away on the 14th bounce, but one thing his money could not buy was the WWF/E Championship, when he caused the shortest WWE Reign in history when Andre the Giant sold the title to him in 45 seconds after he won it, Ted Sr. was stripped of the title and forced to compete for a chance to win it fair and square, only to lose the opportunity to win the title to the Legendary Macho Man Randy Savage. Later on he decided, hey I'm Rich I can have my own championship made in which he introduced the Million Dollar Championship created by him.
- DiBiase was actually scheduled to win the tournament and the title at WrestleMania IV.
- DiBiase never held a world championship
- He was actually billed as WWF champion at a couple of house shows after Andre "sold" the WWF Championship to him.
- DiBiase wrote two books on his life in wrestling
- All three of his sons were professional wrestlers
- He was managed by Bobby Heenan and would follow his footsteps in becoming a manager himself