Ted DiBiase

Ted DiBiase

by Ted DiBiase, Tom Caiazzo
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Ted DiBiase by Ted DiBiase

Everyone's got a price.

Everyone's got to pay.

'Cause the Million Dollar Man always gets his way.

After proving his point, Ted DiBiase would laugh and fan out his large roll of hundreds, worsening the degradation of whoever had been foolish enough to accept his challenge or get in his way. Defeated opponents -- put to sleep with his Million Dollar Dream -- would have the added humiliation of awakening to discover that the Million Dollar Man had been stuffing bills down their throats. Winning match after match, yet no closer to the championship, DiBiase wanted the title, but he couldn't seem to win it. His solution: pay Andre the Giant to win the title, make sure the referee was also "taken care of," and then have Andre hand the championship title over to him.

True to his taunt, the Million Dollar Man had gotten his way, and Ted DiBiase became the most hated person in sports entertainment.

Making his way to the top of the profession that he had loved since he was a child, Ted DiBiase never did anything by half measures. He couldn't, because the men he respected and worked side by side with expected that "Iron" Mike's kid would give his all. And each day while on the road learning what it was to be a wrestler, Ted remembered how his father had taught him to give his all every time. It was how his father lived -- and how he lost his life, dying during a wrestling match while Ted was still a boy.

From the dusty roads of Texas to the bayous of Louisiana, Ted moved from one wrestling promotion to another -- sometimes a babyface, other times a heel. He learned how to tell a story and how to draw the fans in, both inside and outside the ring. In 1987, Vince McMahon had an idea for a new character, the Million Dollar Man, and one person came to mind: Ted DiBiase. For nearly a decade, fans waited to see just how Ted could prove his adage that "Everyone's got a price." When he was sidelined by a neck injury, DiBiase started a second wrestling career, as a manager. He managed some of the biggest stars: Bam Bam Bigelow, King Kong Bundy, and a very green wrestler, the Ringmaster (who would later be known as Stone Cold Steve Austin).

Ted DiBiase, the Million Dollar Man, is fondly remembered by wrestling fans for his style and his command of the ring. This is the inside glimpse of three decades inside and outside the squared circle.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781416559207
Publisher: World Wrestling Entertainment
Publication date: 12/01/2009
Series: WWE
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
File size: 3 MB

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Ted DiBiase 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Okay, this book is not the most well written piece of work ever. It's very simple, there are chapters that could have been left out, and the friends testimonials i think would have been better served in chapters dedicated to each person, or in some other fashion to make them less disjointed and more interesting... that being said... It's an autobiography of the Million Dollar Man, Ted Dibiase!! For what it does lack in literary sense, it more than makes up with the ability to take those of us who grew up at the height of professional wrestling and put us right back there in front of the tv, watching saturday nights main event. Dibiase was just about the ultimate heel in his day...from kicking basketballs out of kids hands (I was there!!) to buying the WWF belt in a contested finish of a Hogan/Giant match, he epitomised everything that as an 8 year old I would root with my heart against. And that is where this book holds it's big value and why I gave it four stars. Even though simple, it takes you back. It's a great trip back to an awesome time when you were young and funny enough, wrestling mattered. I've tried to watch it here and there since then, even gone to some live events in which I've gotten free tickets, yet nothing will ever in my eyes live up to it's heyday. And this book helps remind of that. If you were at all a fan of wrestling in the 80's and early 90's, this book will provide a fun ride for you.
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