Ted DiBiase Talks About Undertaker’s Streak Ending, Warrior’s HOF Speech, More


‘Million Dollar Man’ Ted DiBiase was a guest last night on Inside The Ropes. Here are some highlights:

On his past comments about Warrior and his HOF induction this year: I mean, I don’t hate the guy. It goes back to anybody that watched the DVD, The Self Destruction of the Ultimate Warrior, that really tells the story. Obviously, if Vince has decided he needs to be in the Hall of Fame, I’m not going to begrudge that and obviously I’m going to be there. I quite frankly, don’t know how many of my peers believes he really deserves it because…it’s not just about being the star it’s about a number of things, it comes back down to the gratitude thing. None of us would be stars, when I was inducted I had a list of people that I needed to thank. Harley Race was there in the crowd and I pointed Harley out. I think that’s it, the overall lack of gratitude that the Warrior has shown over the years. Where it makes most of us go ‘Who do you think you are?’ Doesn’t he realise that none of this would be happening if it wasn’t for a lot of help from a lot of people. I think that’s pretty much the consensus. I don’t begrudge him. I’m not that kinda guy to hold a grudge. If I had to feel one thing towards Jim Hellwig, I guess it would be pity a little bit. I’ve heard other people say that he just generally has the attitude that it’s about succeeding in life and you’re going to have to do what you can to get ahead and if that means stepping on people along the way then so be it. That, in my opinion, is a very sad commentary and a very poor way to look at life. So am I going to begrudge him for going into the Hall of Fame? No.

On Warrior’s Induction speech: I often wonder if Vince has thought about that. Here’s his one opportunity to lay it all out there and vent out his frustrations on all of us who think he isn’t worthy. Hopefully he won’t do that. I heard that Linda McMahon is inducting him. You have to ask yourself why? Why is Linda McMahon inducting him? Maybe he couldn’t find anyone else to do it.

On Undertaker’s Streak ending: People ask me, I have mixed feelings. One part of me says leave the streak, it’s an honour to who he is, and how his character has endured and to Taker who’ll always be remembered. But you know, the other part of me think it’s like when Andre The Giant allowed Hulk Hogan to beat him at WrestleMania 3, he passed the torch. I feel that’s one of those things that has to happen. After all, it’s a business. You’ve got to have new stars and you need people to pass the torch to build those stars. I don’t know, but either way I’ll be happy.

To hear the full chat where Ted talks about his run through the WrestleMania years and the roller coaster journey of WrestleMania 4, head over to http://www.facebook.com/theinsidenetwork

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  1. Well taker is screwed for the next 2 years if he’s thinking on ending it. I don’t think Brock has wrestling in his blood enouf to stay and keep such a torch. Plus sting wants him as his final match and he’s 55 so I don’t think he’s worthy of such a torch either being on the verge of retirement himself. I think Bray Wyatt would be a good canidate for takers torch.

    • I was thinking the same thing. I think it would make sense for Taker to pass the torch, but to who? Not Lesnar. Not Sting if that ever happens. It’s a tough call because if they did decide to pass the torch, I can’t think of someone worthy. (Of course all you Daniel Bryan jock sniffers will reply that he should). There just doesn’t seem to be a “sure thing” next superstar. Especially the way they fall out of love with guys these days. I mean Zigglar, Miz, Sandow, Cody, Cesaro, Ryback, and others all appeared headed for big things only to fall out of favor overnight.


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