WWE Hall of Famer Ted DiBiase is certainly one of the most popular and hated heels during the late 80s and early 90s. DiBiase’s character work continues to be iconic and is the blueprint for many pro wrestlers even now. Now it appears that DiBiase explained why he has a hard time watching modern pro wrestling.

The Million Dollar Man excelled in his heel work and made sure to become one of the most memorable villains during his time in pro wrestling. He had numerous iconic feuds throughout his career.

While speaking on Everybody’ Got A Pod podcast, the WWE Hall Of Famer talked about the modern-day pro wrestling product and explained that he has a difficult time watching it due to the lack of selling on display.

“It’s so hard for me to watch today’s product because I watch them and it’s like, okay, I might as well be watching a tumbling match because all I see is them doing high spots. I used to take a bump, we call it an ass bump where the guy picks you up and it looks like he’s dropping your rear end right on his leg. I would take that and then I would bounce off of that and I knew how to hit the rope at just the right part of my body to where my legs would fly up and I would go over the top rope to the floor.”


Now today, you do that, they bounce up like nothing happened. I would lay there and sell it. All you young wrestlers out there, learn how to sell. In other words, there’s got to be a reason for a babyface to make a comeback, and unless he sells, I mean, your comeback is only going to be as good as your sell-job.”

Ted DiBiase also revealed the actual value of his Million Dollar Championship previously as well. We will have to wait and see whether DiBiase will return to WWE television eventually.

What’s your view on this story? Do you agree with what Ted DiBiase had to say? Sound off in the comments!

Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet is a professional wrestling fan for over 22 years. He got captivated by the sport during the Monday Night Wars and has a passion for it ever since. He also enjoys TV shows, movies, anime, novels and music, which broadens his perspective and appreciation for wrestling. He is a knowledgeable and respected voice in the industry.

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