[Ted DiBiase Gallery]
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||Theodore Marvin DiBiase
||January 18, 1954
||Born in Omaha, Nebraska
Moved to Mississippi
|Height & Weight:
||6'3" - 260 lbs
||"The Million Dollar Man"
||Million Dollar Dream
||Reverse Flying Elbow
Reverse Elbow off Ropes
Central States Heavyweight title defeating Sgt. Slaughter ();
Western Tag Team titles w/Irvin Smith ();
Missouri Heavyweight title defeating Dick Murdoch ();
NWA (Tri-State) United States Tag Team titles w/Dick Murdock (April 28, 1976);
(Mid-South) North American Heavyweight title defeating The Spoiler (December 1976);
WWF North American Heavyweight title (brought from Mid South) (1979);
(Mid-South) North American Heavyweight title defeating Mike George (February 1, 1980);
NWA United National Heavyweight title defeating Jerry Lawler in a Tournament Final (October 1983);
Mid-South Tag Team titles w/Matt Borne defeating Junk Yard Dog & Mr. Olympia (October 27, 1982);
Mid-South Tag Team titles w/Hercules Hernandez ();
Mid-South Tag Team titles w/Steve "Dr. Death" Williams (2) ();
UWF Team Team titles w/Steve "Dr. Death" Williams -renamed from Mid-South version- ();
WWF (Unsactioned) Million Dollar title (2);
WWF Tag Team titles w/Irwin R. Sheister defeating The Legion of Doom (February 7, 1992);
WWF Tag Team titles w/Irwin R. Sheister defeating The Natural Disasters (October 13, 1992);
WWF Tag Team titles w/Irwin R. Sheister defeating The Steiner Brothers (June 16, 1993);
Obsessedwithwrestling.com Hall of Fame Inductee (2004);
In The Beginning
At the age of 15, Ted's stepfather "Iron" Mike DiBiase died of a heart attack while in the ring while working near Amarillo..
Ted Dibiase's mother, Helen Hild, fell into depression and alcoholism, and Ted moved to Arizona to live with his grandparents..
Ted Dibiase graduated High School and went to West Texas State University on a football scholarship..
~~~Ted Dibiase credits the Funks with helping to give him the push he needed to succeed in life..
Ted Dibiase eventually dropped out of school and went into wrestling, starting on the Oklahoma circuit..
Ted Dibiase's first big match came against Killer Karl Kox, a match Ted won that started him on his way to notoriety..
Ted Dibiase also had some classic matches early on with Dick Murdoch and Greg Valentine..
Ted Dibiase made his way to Japan where he encountered such legends as Jumbo Tsuruta, Giant Baba, Tank Patton & Wolfman..
Ted Dibiase returned to the United States and won the Central States Heavyweight title from Sgt. Slaughter..
Ted Dibiase would add the Western Tag Team Championship teaming with Irvin Smith..
Ted Dibiase won the Missouri title from Dick Murdoch..
Ted Dibiase moved onto the Mid-South region, where his star really began to shine..
April 28, 1976: Ted Dibiase teamed with Dick Murdoch to win the NWA United States (Tri-State) tag title..
December 1976: Ted Dibiase won the Mid South's version of the North American title from the Spoiler..
Ted Dibiase was given a title shot at Harley Race's National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) world title..
~~~Ted Dibiase put up a great showing before the match was halted due to a throat injury suffered by DiBiase..
Spring 1979: Ted Dibiase defeated the legendary Fritz Von Erich to win the North American Heavyweight Championship..
World Wide Wrestling Federation
Ted Dibiase entered the World Wide Wrestling Federation and brought the North American title belt with him..
Ted Dibiase was quickly acknowledged as the first WWF North American champion..
Ted Dibiase did battle against some all-star talent such as Pat Patterson, Hussein Arab (Iron Sheik), Bulldog Brower and others..
June 19, 1979: Ted Dibiase lost the title to Pat Patterson, and the title was renamed to Intercontinental title..
Ted Dibiase formed brief tag teams with Tito Santana and Andre The Giant..
Ted Dibiase was Hulk Hogan's opponent in Hogan's first ever Madison Square Garden appearance..
Back in Mid-South / UWF
1980: Ted Dibiase left the WWF and returned to Mid-South, which eventually became part of the NWA..
February 1, 1980: Ted Dibiase won the North American title by defeating Mike George in Shreveport, Louisiana..
1980-1987: Ted Dibiase won this title four more times, making him a five-time North American Heavyweight champion..
October 27, 1982: The Rat Pack (Ted Dibiase & Matt Borne) beat Junk Yard Dog & Mr. Olympia to win the Mid-South Tag team titles..
October 1983: Ted Dibiase won the NWA National title after winning a 12-man tournament when Jerry Lawler forfeited in the finals..
Ted Dibiase would win the belts on three other occasions; once with Hercules Hernandez and twice with "Dr. Death" Steve Williams..
Ted Dibiase & Dr Death in particular were an incredible tag team that dominated the Mid South territory..
Ted Dibiase & Dr Death became first ever UWF tag champions after the Mid South titles were renamed..
Mid-South was lacking in heels, so DiBiase approached bookers Bill Watts & Ernie Ladd about turning heel..
~~~Ted Dibiase eventually turned on long time babyface partner Junk Yard Dog!
November 1985: Ted Dibiase once again became a face after an NWA title shot against "Nature Boy" Ric Flair..
~~~The match was interrupted by the hated Dick Murdoch who felt he deserved the title shot and beat up DiBiase in the process..
World Wrestling Federation - The Million Dollar Man
Ted DiBiase was at home when Vince McMahon contacted him about the "Million Dollar Man" gimmick..
~~~Ted Dibiase loved the idea and took McMahon up on his offer and rejoined the World Wrestling Federation..
Late 1987: Ted Dibiase debuted in the WWF and quickly became the companys top heel with his bodyguard, Virgil..
Ted Dibiase would come out on a weekly basis and prove that "Every Man Has His Price" by humiliating fans..
~~~Ted Dibiase would fans from the crowd and making them do embarassing things for $100-$500 dollars..
~~~One fan that DiBiase humiliated was a young man named Rob Szatowski, who a decade later would wrestle as Rob Van Dam..
~~~Ted DiBiase challenged a kid to bounce a ball 10 times for $100 but kicked the ball on the 9th bounce..
1988: The Million Dollar Man set his eyes on the WWF Heavyweight title, and current champion Hulk Hogan..
1988: Ted Dibiase could not defeat The Hulkster for the championship, so he blantantly offered to purchase the belt from Hulk..
~~~Hulk Hogan refused to sell out to the Million Dollar Man, so DiBiase enlisted Andre the Giant to help him..
January 24, 1988 - Royal Rumble: Hulk Hogan and Andre The Giant had a contract signing under the watchful eye of Ted DiBiase..
~~~After the ink was dry, Andre The Giant claimed that he would beat Hogan for the title and deliver it to the Million Dollar Man!
February 5, 1988 - The Main Event: Andre defeated Hulk Hogan in one of the most controversial title changes in wrestling history..
~~~A Dave Hebner look-a-like (actually twin brother Earl Hebner) was bought off by Ted DiBiase and cheated to give Andre the win..
~~~The Giant did exactly what he said he would and immediately delivered the championship belt to Ted DiBiase..
~~~Ted DiBiase's bogus title reign would be short-lived, as WWF President Jack Tunney stripped him and ordered a Tournament..
March 12, 1988 - SNME: "Million Dollar Man" Ted DiBiase defeated Randy "Macho Man" Savage by Count Out..
March 27, 1988 - Wrestlemania IV: Ted DiBiase defeated Jim Duggan (1st), Don Muraco (2nd), and recieving a bye to the finals..
~~~Randy Savage w/Elizabeth defeated Ted DiBiase w/Andre & Virgil in the Finals with help from Hulk Hogan!!!
April 30, 1988 - SNME: "Million Dollar Man" Ted DiBiase defeated "The Rock" Don Muraco..
July 31, 1988 - WrestleFest: Randy "Macho Man" Savage defeated Ted DiBiase to retain the Heavyweight title..
August 28, 1988 - Summerslam: Randy Savage & Hulk Hogan defeated Ted DiBiase & Andre The Giant with Jesse Ventura as referee!
October 16, 1988 - King of the Ring: Ted DiBiase won the annual King of the Ring Tournament (not an official PPV)..
~~~Ted DiBiase beat Brutus Beefcake (1st), then beat Ken Patera, then beat Ron Bass, then beat Randy Savage in the finals!
November 24, 1988 - Survivor Series: Hogan/Savage/Hercules/Hillbilly/Koko defeated DiBiase/Akeem/Bossman/Haku/Rooster..
January 15, 1989 - Royal Rumble: Ted DiBiase managed to purchase the #30th spot, but was eliminated in the end by Big John Studd!
Ted DiBiase tried to buy the contract of Hercules from Bobby "The Brain" Heenan so he could use him as his personal slave..
~~~Hercules however did not appreciate this and fired Heenan as his manager and started a feud with Ted DiBiase..
February 3, 1989 - Main Event: "Million Dollar Man" Ted DiBiase defeated "The Mighty" Hercules..
March 11, 1989 - SNME: "Million Dollar Man" Ted DiBiase defeated The Blue Blazer (Owen Hart)..
April 2, 1989 - Wrestlemania 5: Ted DiBiase w/Virgil vs Brutus Beefcake ended up as a Double Count-Out..
World Wrestling Federation - The Million Dollar Champion
Ted DiBiase gave up and decided to create his own title, naming it the Million Dollar Championship..
~~~DiBiase purchased a diamond infested championship belt which he wore to the ring..
August 28, 1989 - Summerslam: Ted DiBiase w/Virgil defeated Jimmy Snuka by Count-Out..
October 14, 1989 - SNME: Hulk Hogan defeated "Million Dollar Man" Ted DiBiase to retain the WWF championship..
November 23, 1989 - Royal Rumble: Hogan & Jake Roberts & Demolition defeated DiBiase & Zeus & The Powers of Pain..
January 21, 1990 - Royal Rumble: Ted DiBiase actually drew #1 and lasted 45 minutes before being eliminated by Ultimate Warrior..
1990: Ted DiBiase began feuding with Jake "The Snake" Roberts after the Snake stole the Million Dollar belt..
April 1, 1991 - Wrestlemania 6: Ted DiBase w/Virgil defeated Jake Roberts to regain posession of his Million Dollar title..
April 28, 1990 - SNME: The Big Bossman defeated Akeem w/Slick by DQ after Ted DiBiase & Virgil attacked Bossman..
World Wrestling Federation - Every Man (and Woman) Has a Price
August 27, 1990 - Summerslam: Ted DiBiase bought the services of Sapphire, who was the manager of Dusty Rhodes at the time..
October 13, 1990 - SNME: Ted DiBiase bought seats from the entire front row, but one fan, Dustin Rhodes, refused to sell..
~~~DiBiase & Virgil delivered a beating to the fan, until Dusty Rhodes came out to his son's aid..
October 30, 1990 - SNME: The Ultimate Warrior defeated Ted DiBiase by DQ to retain the WWF Heavyweight title..
November 22, 1990 - Survivor Series: Ted introduced the Undertaker as a member of his team to take on Dusty's Team..
~~~DiBiase/Undertaker/Honky Tonk Man/Greg Valentine defeated Dusty Rhodes/Koko B. Ware/Hart Foundation..
Dustin Rhodes defeated Ted DiBiase in a 10-minute challenge match on Television..
January 19, 1991 - Royal Rumble: Ted DiBiase & Virgil defeated Dusty & Dustin Rhodes in a tag team match..
~~~After the match, DiBiase was especially mean towards Virgil and ordered him to put the million dollar belt around his waist..
~~~Virgil dropped the belt, but then picked it on DiBiase's orders, but instead whacked DiBiase accross the forehead with it!!!
World Wrestling Federation - Teddy Bear
March 24, 1991 - Wrestlemania 7: Virgil defeated Ted DiBiase by count-out with help from Roddy Piper..
~~~Sherri Martel, who had turned on Randy Savage earlier in the show, came down midway through the match to support DiBiase..
~~~Sherri Martel became DiBiase's full time valet, she would do his dirty work and call him "Teddy Bear"..
April 27, 1991 - SNME: Ted DiBiase w/Scarry Sherri vs Bret "Hitman" Hart went to a DOUBLE COUNT OUT..
August 26, 1991 - Summerslam: Virgil defeated Ted DiBiase to win the Million Dollar championship!
September 7, 1991 - King of the Ring: Ted DiBiase vs Ricky Steamboat ended in a DRAW in the first round..
November 27, 1991 - Survivor Series: Ric Flair/DiBiase/Mountie/Warlord defeated Piper/Virgil/Bulldog/Bret Hart..
December 3, 1991 - Tuesday in Texas: Ted DiBiase & The Repo Man defeated Virgil & Tito Santana..
January 19, 1992 - Royal Rumble: Ted DiBiase entered at #2 this year but was eliminated by the Bulldog (#1) in one minute!
World Wrestling Federation - Money Incorporated
Early 1992: Ted DiBiase formed a team with Irwin R. Shiester, calling themselves Money Incorporated with manager Jimmy Hart..
February 7, 1992: Money Incorporated defeated The Legion of Doom to capture the Tag Team titles..
April 5, 1992 - Wrestlemania 8: The Natural Disasters defeated Money Incorporated w/Jimmy Hart by Count Out..
July 20, 1992: The Natural Disasters defeated Money Incorporated to capture the Tag Team titles..
August 29, 1992 - Summerslam: The Legion of Doom defeated Money Incorporated at Wembley Stadium..
October 13, 1992: Money Incorporated defeated The Natural Disasters to reclaim the Tag Team titles..
November 8, 1992 - SNME: Ultimate Warrior & Randy Savage defeated Money Incorporated by Count Out..
November 24, 1992 - Survivor Series: The Nasty Boys & The Natural Disasters defeated Money Inc & The Beverly Brothers..
January 24, 1993 - Royal Rumble: Ted DiBiase entered at #4 (what a streak of poor luck!) but was eliminated by The Undertaker..
February 15, 1993 - RAW: Brutus Beefcake defeated Ted DiBiase by Disqualification.......
~~~Money Inc attacked the returning Brutus Beefcake with their steel breifcase, leading to Hulk Hogan coming to his rescue..
March 15, 1993 - RAW: Money Incorporated defeated John & Jess Armstrong..
April 4, 1993 - Wrestlemania 9: Money Inc defeated Hulk Hogan & Brutus Beefcake by Disqualification..
April 12, 1993 - RAW: The Steiner Brothers defeated Money Incorporated by Disqualification..
April 19, 1993 - RAW: Money Incorporated defeated The Beverly Brothers (Beau & Blake)..
May 24, 1993 - RAW: Money Incorporated defeated Mike Bell & Tony DeVito..
June 13, 1993 - King of the Ring: The Steiner Brothers & Smoking Gunns defeated Money Inc. & The Headshrinkers..
June 14, 1993 - RAW: The Steiner Brothers defeated Money Incorporated to win the Tag Team titles..
June 16, 1993: Money Incorporated defeated The Steiner Brothers claim their 3rd Tag Team titles..
June 19, 1993: The Steiner Brothers defeated Money Incorporated to again win the Tag Team titles..
August 1993: Money Incorporated began teasing Razor Ramon for losing a match against newcomer 1-2-3 Kid..
~~~This led to a series of tag team matches between Money Incorporated and Razor Ramon & 1-2-3 Kid..
August 16, 1993 - RAW: The 1-2-3 Kid scored an upset victory by DQ over Ted DiBiase!!!!!
August 30, 1993 - Summerslam: Razor Ramon defeated Ted DiBiase (this was a spin-off match stemming from the 1-2-3 Kid's debut)..
January 18, 1994: Ted DiBiase (on his 40th birthday) suffered an injury to his neck/spine and was forced to retire from wrestling..
January 22, 1994 - Royal Rumble: Ted DiBiase had a try-out in the announce position along with Vince McMahon..
World Wrestling Federation - Million Dollar Corporation
Spring 1994: Ted DiBiase returned to the World Wrestling Federation in a managerial roll..
Ted DiBiase formed a stable which he called The Million Dollar Corporation with IRS, Bam Bam Bigelow & Nikolai Volkoff..
Summer 1994: Ted DiBiase appeared on television and claimed to have gained control of the Undertaker and was bringing him back!
~~~Paul Bearer also showed up and claimed he had contacted the REAL Undertaker and wanted to face DiBiase's EVIL Undertaker..
August 29, 1994 - Summerslam: The Undertaker w/Paul Bearer defeated The Undertaker w/Ted DiBiase..
~~~Ted DiBiase brought down his Evil Undertaker -- played by one of Undertaker's "real life" friends -- Brian Lee..
~~~The lights began to flicker (simulating thunder and lighting) and The REAL Undertaker finally made his entrance..
~~~The REAL Undertaker tombstoned The Evil Undertaker and pinned him, then rolled him into a casket!
Also at Summerslam: Bam Bam Bigelow & Irwin R. Schyster defeated The Head Shrinkers by Disqualification..
Also at Summerslam: Ted DiBiase added Tatanka to his stable, who turned on his partner Lex Luger, a Corporation target..
November 23, 1994 - Survivor Series: Bigelow/Bundy/Tanaka/DelRay/Prichard vs Luger/Mabel/Bomb/Smoking Gunns..
World Wrestling Federation - Million Dollar Corporation vs The Undertaker
The DiBiase's Million Dollar Corporation feud mostly with The Undertaker, who plowed through each of DiBiase's men..
Ted DiBiase brought King Kong Bundy back to the World Wrestling Federation..
January 22, 1995 - Royal Rumble: The Undertaker w/Paul Bearer defeated Irwin R. Schyster w/Ted DiBiase..
~~~After the match, King Kong Bundy went eye to eye with the Undertaker while IRS attacked Paul Bearer and stole the urn!
~~~Also, 123 Kid & Bob Holly defeated Bam Bam Bigelow & Tatanka w/Ted DiBiase in a Tag Title Tournament Final..
~~~~~Bam Bam Bigelow jawed with the fans at ringside until he came face-to-face with football legend Lawrence Taylor..
~~~~~Bam Bam Bigelow took acception to LT's laughs and shoved him down to the floor!!
April 2, 1995 - Wrestlemania 11: The Undertaker defeated King Kong Bundy w/Ted DiBiase..
~~~Later that night: Lawrence Taylor defeated Bam Bam Bigelow in a highly publicized main event..
~~~Ted DiBiase would later fire Bam Bam Bigelow for embarassing the Corporation in a high profile match..
Ted DiBiase revealed his biggest accusition, Sycho Sid to go after WWF Champion Diesel!
June 25, 1995 - King of the Ring: Diesel & Bam Bam Bigelow defeated Sycho Sid & Tatanka w/Ted DiBiase..
Ted DiBiase bought in Kama, the Supreme Fighting Machine who melted down the Undertaker's urn and turned it into a necklace!
Ted DiBiase also enlisted the services of Henry Godwinn at one point, but Godwinn eventually quit the Corporation and turned face..
~~~Godwinn engaged in a brief and ridiculous feud that saw DiBiase get slopped on several occasions..
July 23, 1995 - IYH: Diesel defeated Sycho Sid in a Lumberjack match to retain the Heavyweight title..
August 27, 1995 - Summerslam: The Undertaker defeated Kama in a Casket Match..
September 24, 1995 - In Your House: Psycho Sid defeated Henry O. Godwinn..
Ted DiBiase lured the 1-2-3 Kid into the Corporation and convinced him to turn on his best friend Razor Ramon..
November 19, 1995 - Survivor Series: The 1-2-3 Kid was a mystery participant and ended up as the sole survivor in his match..
December 17, 1995 - In Your House: Razor Ramon & Marty Jannetty defeated Sycho Sid & 1-2-3 Kid w/Ted DiBiase..
February 18, 1996 - In Your House 6: Jake Roberts defeated Tatanka w/Ted DiBiase in the opening match of the night..
~~~Razor Ramon defeated The 1-2-3 Kid w/Ted DiBiase in a Crybaby match (1-2-3 Kid had to wear a diaper)..
Early 1996: The Million Dollar Corporation had mostly dispanded, but Ted DiBiase had something new in mind..
World Wrestling Federation - Managing the Ring Master
Ted DiBiase brought in perhaps his greatest protege to date, The Ringmaster Steve Austin..
Ted DiBiase gave The Ringmaster the old Million Dollar title belt, and let him use the Million Dollar Dream..
Ted DiBiase & The Ringmaster began feuding with Savio Vega, after Vega eliminated Ringmaster from the Royal Rumble match..
March 31, 1996 - Wrestlemania 12: "The Ringmaster" Steve Austin w/Ted DiBiase defeated Savio Vega..
April 28, 1996 - In Your House 7: Savio Vega defeated Ringmaster Steve Austin w/Ted DiBiase..
May 26, 1996 - Beware of Dog: Savio Vega defeated The Ringmaster in a Caribbean Strap Match forcing DiBiase to leave the WWF..
Ted DiBiase's ten-year illustrious WWF career came to an end..
World Championship Wrestling
Ted DiBiase's legacy continued in WCW, as he joined the nWo in its early stages..
Ted Dibiase soon left the nWo and managed the Stiener Brothers to the WCW World Tag Team titles..
Ted Dibiase soon dissappeared from WCW storylines, made several hosting appearances on WCW Backstage Blast..
Ted Dibiase eventually left the company all together..
Ted DiBiase's Life
Ted Dibiase is a born-again Christian who travels across USA preaching the word of God at various churches & religious functions..
Ted Dibiase is involved in charity work, a spokesman for the Sunshine Foundation, a group that grants wishes to critically ill kids..
Ted Dibiase is also a motivational speaker, and appears at various assemblies to speak out against drug and alcohol abuse..
Ted Dibiase warns America’s youth about the trap of being addicted to drugs and alcohol..
Ted Dibiase encourages them to stay in school, set reachable goals and pay whatever price it takes to become the best they can be..
Ted Dibiase was also instrumental in launching the WXO independent wrestling organization..
Ted Dibiase published his biography, entitled "Every Man Has His Price"..
March 4, 2005: Ted DiBiase is getting a trial run working as both an agent and in creative on the Smackdown! brand..
May 6, 2005--World League Wrestling: Jason Bates defeated Trevor Rhodes by Disqualification by reverse decision..
~~~Ted DiBiase told the referee that Rhodes' manager had used a cane, Trevor Rhodes then attacked DiBiase, who fought back!
May 7, 2005--World League Wrestling: Jason Bates defeated Trevor Rhodes by DQ with a similar finish from last night..
October 3, 2005 - WWE Homecoming: Ted DiBiase participated in a Legends Ceremony which included roughly 24 Legends..
December 2005: Ted DiBiase tries to purchase the rights to his "Money Money Money!" theme song from WWE's Jim Johnson...
December 20, 2005: Ted DiBiase collapsed at WWE headquarters in Stamford and lost consciousness and was rushed to hospital..
April 1, 2006: Sherri Martel was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame by Ted DiBiase (and stole the show with her speech)..
October 9, 2006 - RAW: "The Nature Boy" Ric Flair w/The Flair Squad defeated "I admit it, I suck!" Mitch w/The Spirit Squad....
~~~The "Flair Squad" consisted of pro-wrestling legends: "Rowdy" Roddy Piper, Ted DiBiase, IRS (Mike Rotundo) and Arn Anderson!
October 26, 2006: Ted DiBiase was fired as a WWE Road Agent so he could return to working with his Ministry..
2006: Ted DiBiase's two sons made their debuts in the world of professional wrestling as a tag team...
July 14, 2006--Impact Pro Wrestling: Mike DiBiase & Ted Dibiase Jr. defeated Daniel Cross & Dakota....
January 30, 2007--Impact Zone Wrestling: Ted DiBiase made a special appearance and put over the 4-WAY main event..