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Ted DiBiase

Ted DiBiase

Miami, Florida
Theodore Marvin DiBiase Sr.
Height & Weight:
260 Ib

Titles Won:

  • Million Dollar Championship (2 times)
  • WWF North American Heavyweight Championship
  • WWF World Tag Team Championship (3 times) – with Irwin R. Schyster
  • WWE 24/7 Championship
  • King of the Ring (1988)
  • WWE Hall of Fame (Class of 2010)

He is signed with WWE working in their Legends program. DiBiase achieved championship success in a number of wrestling promotions, holding thirty titles during his professional wrestling career. He is best recalled by mainstream audiences for his time in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), where he wrestled as “The Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase.

Among other accolades in the WWF, DiBiase was the first WWF North American Heavyweight Champion, a three-time WWF Tag Team Champion (with Irwin R. Schyster) and the 1988 King of the Ring. DiBiase also created his own championship, the Million Dollar Championship. He was well known for his cutting-edge heel promos, which were often concluded with his trademark evil laugh; DiBiase has been described by WWE as the organization’s “most despised villain” during the late 1980s.

He held the WWF Championship belt in 1988 after purchasing it from André the Giant, but this period is not recognized by WWE as an official title reign. Nonetheless, DiBiase frequently headlined WWE cards, including WrestleMania IV and the first ever SummerSlam in 1988. He has been cited as one of the finest in-ring technicians in history. DiBiase headlined the 2010 WWE Hall of Fame ceremony, being inducted by his sons, Ted and Brett.

Wrestlers managed: André the Giant, Irwin R. Schyster/V.K. Wallstreet, Tatanka, King Kong Bundy, Nikolai Volkoff, Chris Benoit, 1-2-3 Kid/Syxx, Ray Traylor, Sycho Sid, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Ted DiBiase, Jr., The Million Dollar Corporation (Irwin R. Schyster, Nikolai Volkoff, Ted DiBiase’s Undertaker, Tatanka, Bam Bam Bigelow, Kama, King Kong Bundy, Sycho Sid, 1-2-3 Kid, Xanta Klaus), The New World Order (Hollywood Hogan, Kevin Nash, Scott Hall, The Giant, nWo Sting, Syxx, Vincent, V.K. Wallstreet), The Steiner Brothers (Rick Steiner and Scott Steiner)

Notable Feuds

vs. Junkyard Dog

vs. Jim Duggan

vs. Randy Savage

vs. Hercules

vs. Jake Roberts

vs. Dusty Rhodes

w/ IRS vs. The Natural Disasters

w/ IRS vs. The Steiner Brothers

Other Notable Achievements

NWA United National Championship

PWF World Tag Team Championship (2 times) – with Stan Hansen

World Tag Team Championship – with Stan Hansen

World’s Strongest Tag Determination League (1985) – with Stan Hansen

NWA Central States Heavyweight Championship (2 times)

Dutch Heavyweight Championship

NWA National Heavyweight Championship (2 times)

NWA National Tag Team Championship (2 times) – with Stan Frazier (1), and Steve Olsonoski (1)

Mid-South North American Heavyweight Championship (4 times)

Mid-South Tag Team Championship (5 times) – with Matt Borne (1), Jerry Stubbs (1), Hercules Hernandez (1), and Steve Williams

NWA North American Heavyweight Championship (Tri-State version)

NWA United States Tag Team Championship (Tri-State version) – with Dick Murdoch

NWA Western States Tag Team Championship – with Tito Santana

PWI Most Hated Wrestler of the Year (1982)

Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame Class of 2007

NWA Missouri Heavyweight Championship (2 times)

St. Louis Wrestling Hall of Fame

TASW Heavyweight Championship

Wrestling Observer Newsletter Best Gimmick (1987)

Best Heel (1987, 1988)

Best Technical Wrestler (1981)

Feud of the Year (1982) vs. Junkyard Dog

Feud of the Year (1985) vs. Jim Duggan

Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame (Class of 1996)