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Taz welcomes special guest, ‘The Million Dollar Man’ Ted DiBiase to the show.
DiBiase recalls Pat Patterson telling him very early on during his WWE career that the ‘Million Dollar Man’ gimmick is basically the character that Vince McMahon would portray if he could be a character on his own show. Patterson made DiBiase realize that if this was McMahon’s gimmick, just imagine how hard he was going to push it. This excited DiBiase and Patterson turned out to be correct.
DiBiase says he has so much respect for Vince McMahon’s work ethic. Even at 73 years of age McMahon is still the hardest worker in his company and sleeps for just 4 hours per night. DiBiase adds that McMahon could still be on the cover of Muscle and Fitness given the tremendous shape he’s in.
He informs that his new documentary, the ‘Price of Fame’ will debut on November 7th. This is a very emotional story for him, highlighting his professional wrestling career and the decisions that nearly cost him his family and his life. Luckily he was able to turn those things around his personal redemption is something he’s happy to share with his fans.
DiBiase mentions that he still receives plenty of questions surrounding the infamous ‘basketball skit’ when he kicked the basketball away from a helpless child. He informs that he actually ran into that child – who’s now a full grown man – at an airport a while ago. The child actually ended up going to college on a basketball scholarship which he thought was hilarious.
That sums up today’s episode of The Taz Show. You can listen to the show yourself anytime here, and I’ll catch ya tomorrow for another recap!