On his time with Mid-South: "Well, I think the thing that will surprise some people is that, of course I haven't seen it yet so I don't know what matches they have of mine, but the better part of the early part of my career I was a babyface, or "good guy", and, you know, WWE fans don't remember me ever being a "good guy and, actually, I turned heel the first time when shooting an angle with Junkyard Dog. But I think one of the things that's on the DVD is a match that Ric Flair and I had where I actually had been a heel for a very long time, and Bill Watts, in my opinion, his knowledge and psychology for the wrestling business are remarkable. I mean he turned me back babyface in one night. There was a scheduled match where somebody gets a shot at the World Heavyweight Champion and it ends up being me, and as this match is about to start, Dick Murdoch interrupts, and everyone knew that Dick Murdoch and me had a history where I was his protégé and he broke me into the business and brought me into Mid-South. So he comes up to me and says "hey kid, you know this is my time, this is not your time, you know." And I said "your time? Your time is way past, pal. Hit the road." And of course he busted me open before the match starts, and so I go back into the dressing room and they tape me up and do the old spirit of '76 thing where, I guess there isn't going to be a World Title match tonight and then I come out to the ring and have this match and I'm bleeding and what really made it exceptional was I actually really hit myself pretty hard with the blade back when we were bleeding and the bandage actually came off and every time my heart would beat it would just shoot ha-ha. But anyway we get to the end of the match and, as a babyface; my finish was that I would do a Funk Spinning Toehold into a Figure Four Leg lock. And of course Flair's finish has always been the Figure Four Leg lock as well so I go for this move and he kicks me off and I take this bump over the top rope to the floor and I get counted out but it's like in the mind of the people it was the most valiant fight of my life and the whole thing with Murdoch turned me babyface and then Murdoch comes out and looks like he's going to help me up off the floor and he picks me up and gives me a brainbuster on the floor on the outside, so it started another program. So it's one of those matches where you just go "Oh my god, wow.""
On playing the Million Dollar Man Character in and out of the ring: "Well, I think everyone would agree that Vince McMahon, although he doesn't get it right every time, he gets it right most of the time, and he is a marketing genius. The way that he has marketed wrestling is just incredible, and one of the things he told me is that one of the ways we are going to market your character, of course they did vignettes and all that stuff, but nothing spreads faster than the word of mouth. He said, so every time the people see you they should see the picture of wealth. So we're going to fly you first class to everywhere you go, you won't be staying in anymore Red Roof Inns, it'll be the Hilton, Hyatt, or the Marriot, and every time you walk out of a hotel or out of an airport or out of a coliseum people will see you getting into a limousine. Then they gave me "flash cash" is what Vince called it, which means that every time you reach into your pocket to go to buy a newspaper or a cup of coffee, people will see a roll of 100 dollar bills, and of course that could be dangerous, depending on where you are ha-ha. He said, for example, you'll have to pick your spot, and obviously don't go to the most expensive restaurant in Manhattan and there are 50 people in there and say you're going to pick up a tab. But you pick your spot and when you're having breakfast or lunch or dinner somewhere and there's a few people in the restaurant just stand up and announce yourself as Ted DiBiase, the Million Dollar man and I'm in a particularly good mood tonight and because of that, dinner's on me, and have Virgil go around and pick up everybody's check. He said pay for it, bring me the receipt, and then I'll replace the money. And I said oh my gosh, you know, that was fun and of course he added onto that saying if you abuse it, you lose it. Obviously we want you to have some fun with it but don't be going nuts, and I never did really abuse it so it was a lot of fun."
On being in the new WWE 2K14 game: "Well, just have a good time. The amazing thing is, like you said, here I haven't been in the ring physically to have a match in 20 years, and I'll be 60 on my next birthday so I'm an over the hill guy, even though some of my contemporaries are trying to still go, and they're almost 60 or older, but that's another story. I'll give you an example; it amazes me the marketing (for the game). I was in Scotland and I'm walking into their equivalent of a Walmart and I'm going to be there for a couple of weeks there's going to be an Indy wrestling organization that I became good buddies with the owner, SWE, Scottish Wrestling Entertainment, and so this particular trip, this was a couple of years ago, and I was staying a couple of weeks so I went in to buy some things. As I'm walking in, there's a little boy and he's got his grandmother by the hand and they're walking out. And as they pass me I heard the little boy say to his grandmother, "that's the Million Dollar Man". I almost had a heart attack. I swung around wide eyed and with my jaw dropped open and I said "you know who I am?" You know, I don't have blonde hair anymore, I'm 20 years older, I'm wearing glasses and about 30 pounds heavier and this kid recognizes me. He says yes, you're the million dollar man. I said how do you know me? He said one word, video games. So it's incredible the marketing and yes I'm thrilled I'm in the new game and, as the million... (Continues on next page)