Virgil Rants About Being “the Slave of a Rich White Dude”, Not Being Able to Escape His WWF Gimmick

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Pro wrestling legend Michael Jones, better known to fans as Virgil, recently posted a lengthy rant on his official Instagram account @realvirgil. He is perhaps best known for his role as the frequently humiliated assistant/bodyguard of WWE Hall of Famer “The Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase, which eventually culminated in a match between the two at WrestleMania VII.

Jones equated the gimmick to being “the slave of a rich white dude”, and chronicled the challenges he has faced trying to escape the imposing shadow the character, and DiBiase, cast over the rest of his career.

“Imagine. Your black. Your broke. Your character was the slave of a rich white dude. You never could be perceived further than that. You will always have a stain on yourself because of it. Everyone around you from a bird to a snake to clown could monetize from being that person. You try to do whatever you can but people only look at you one way. A slave.”

Despite all that, Jones claims that he’s still living his own version of “the million dollar dream” the only way he knows how. He’s also given up caring what people say about him, or the perception that fans or people within the business may have.

“I am going to celebrate my character. I am going live my million dollar dream however I can. I will always be there and try. If people want to talk about me in a way that makes them happy good. My turn has come.”

You can check out the full post below, but be warned that it contains some explicit language. The photo is taken from an Instagram account called The Unboxed Alliance, which does photography of pro wrestling action figures.

While this looks fake this is very real. Imagine. Your black. Your broke. Your character was the slave of a rich white dude. You never could be perceived further than that. You will always have a stain on yourself because of it. Everyone around you from a bird to a snake to clown could monetize from being that person. You try to do whatever you can but people only look at you one way. A slave. You try to survive. You try to milk others around you because it’s all you were told to do and how you were programmed. You kept your mouth shut while you saw all these people do bad things. Now they act like they feel sorry for you while they sell themselves. You don’t know what to do so you resort to jumping in wherever you can because you love the game. You love the hustle. You do anything to get noticed. You have no choice. You get made fun of and get called every name in the book. You become lonely. You have nobody that wants you. You have to try and it keeps getting harder. Than one day you say “fuck it”. I am going to celebrate my character. I am going live my million dollar dream however I can. I will always be there and try. If people want to talk about me in a way that makes them happy good. My turn has come. This doll is celebrating me. It has come to a place where people now have opened up to me and my style. I wont forget what HE said. Acting like I am some guy that wasn’t there when it mattered. I have been to the top to the bottom and now I am in the game. The game of life. Let’s not forget that I am still alive. Sober. With it. And ready to pounce. Long live the leader of the meat sauce mafia, the fuck money Mogil and the Marinara monarch. My name is Mike Fuck Money Jones aka Virgil aka Vincent aka the man that will prove to the world that I am the Blanche Deveraux of the golden girls. Long live me. #budapestchristmasmarket #youthinkthisisagame #flowerslovers thank you @unboxedalliance for showing me the way bae

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  • Lee Walker

    I don’t know if Virgil ever went to creative but if not he should have. Once you’re in a gimmick its not easy to change gimmicks in my opinion

  • Vince McMagma

    White people must be so “racism exhausted”. What does it feel like to always be reminded of your race’s past history with racism?