WWE Hall Of Famer Ted DiBiase remains one of the most popular and hated heels during the late 80s and early 90s. DiBiase’s character work continues to be iconic and rarely replicated to the same degree of effectiveness.
Since Ted DiBiase’s time, the pro wrestling world has undergone a lot of changes, with a lot of changes to the in-ring product and how storylines are told and pro wrestlers are presented.
While speaking on an episode of Stories with Brisco and Bradshaw, Ted DiBiase talked about the product offered by modern-day pro wrestling. DiBiase criticized the modern-day product for not having anything that fans can anticipate anymore.
“That’s what I don’t understand about the way business is today. You know…there’s nothing to anticipate. It’s kind of like you’re the world champion. You know the NWA World Champion, if you were a territory, you might see him two or three times or maybe four times a year. You know…you didn’t see him defend his title every week on television (referring to today’s product), but that’s another story
While it is certainly true that a champion is shown far more often nowadays compared to the territory days, a champion not appearing often will largely be criticized by fans, as was the case with Brock Lesnar.