WWE brought in Ted DiBiase for an angle with the Million Dollar Title in NXT, and he got far more physical than anyone thought he would. Cameron Grimes and LA Knight had a chance to live out a childhood dream as part of that angle and DiBiase also took his first bump in decades.
Vince McMahon’s company wants to be very careful with people who are not medically cleared to compete. The 67-year-old legend was brought in to introduce his Million Dollar Title, but WWE didn’t want him taking a bump when LA Knight turned on him.
While speaking toFightful, Ted DiBiase said that WWE officials in NXT wanted security guards to catch him so he didn’t take a legit bump, but he wouldn’t have it.
The company pitched the angle and spot to Ted DiBiase and told him they could have security guards catch DiBiase as he fell, so that would be easier on his body, and their consciences. However, DiBiase was insistent on taking the bump, and said that he wanted to take the bump just like he had during his wrestling days to make LA Knight look as good as possible.
DiBiase also noted that both Knight and Grimes had been easy to work with. As Triple H also stated in the past, both Knight and Grimes also had childhood aspirations to hold the Million Dollar Title. This was a special angle all around and it excelled because of the hard work everyone put into it.