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Ted Dibiase


   
  
    


Real Name - Theodore Marvin DiBiase, Sr.
Birthdate - 1/14/54
6'2" 235 lbs. - Omaha, NB

Athletic Background - Football [West Texas State], Wrestling [High School]

Teacher(s) - The Funks

Professional Background - Amarillo(`74), WWWF(`78-`79), NWA(`79-`8?), Mid-South(`83-`87), All Japan(`84-`87), GCW(`84), SECW[Alabama](`84-`85), UWF, WWF(`87-`93), All Japan(`93), WWF(`94-`96), WCW(`96-`98)

Aliases - none

Groups - Rat Pack, Hart Family, Million Dollar Corporation

Peak Years - 1983 -1990


Finisher(s) - 
Million Dollar Dream (Cobra Clutch)
- Million Dollar Buster (Cobra Clutch Legsweep)
Figure-Four Leglock

Favorites - 
Spinning Toehold
Powerslam 
Suplex 
- Lariat
Fistdrop 


Ringwork Rating - 

 Move Set 10 
 Science
 Aerial
 Power
 Strikes 10 



Intangibles Rating - 

 Entertainment 10 
 Selling 10 
 Bumping 10 
 Carrying 10 
 Heat
 Legacy



  
Place in History - A lot of insiders consider Ted DiBiase the greatest wrestler never to win a world title. Man, he had the chances though. He was a regular contender for the NWA Championship in the early 80s and at one point he was going to be the third man in a Flair-Rhodes title battle, but was cut out eventually. He was going to become the savior champion of the struggling UWF, but while touring Japan the company closed shop. Finally, we all know about his WWF title reign and while he at least wore the belt, it's seldom considered a reign. DiBiase was simply one of the best of the 1980s and one of the few contenders of Ric Flair when it comes to consistantly looking great. He was a gifted babyface and was a lot like a Jack Brisco. He turned heel in `82 and with the exception of his final years in the UWF, remained that way. Ted DiBiase showed an incredible nack for brawling and would keep that a prominent part of his style. While his Mid-South days were where he showed his true in-ring greatness, the WWF allowed him to show off other aspects. As the always entertaining "Million Dollar Man," he cut top notch interviews, did some of the best vignettes in wrestling history and carried innumerable guys to good matches. While his lack of flair hurt him from being a top heel, he maintained a strong standing in the company for his five years as a wrestler. He continued to aid less charismatic stars in the WWF's dark years and later in WCW before calling it a career. DiBiase had found god and lost touch with the current trends and only does a few things every once and while. One of the best wrestlers to ever lace up a pair of boots, hopefully as time goes on people will remember him as such.
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