|Born||Theodore Marvin Wills
January 18, 1954
|Lives in||Clinton, Mississippi|
|Professional wrestling career|
|Ring name(s)||"The Million Dollar Man" Ted DiBiase|
|Billed height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Billed from||Omaha, Nebraska
Palm Beach, Florida (Spring residence)
Hyannis Port, Massachusetts (Summer residence)
Bel Air, California (Autumn residence)
Netherlands Antilles (Winter residence)
|Trained by||Dory Funk, Jr.
|Retired||January 18, 1994|
Theodore Marvin "Ted" DiBiase, Sr. (born January 18, 1954) is a retired professional wrestler, manager, ordained minister and color commentator. 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.
Championships[change | change source]
DiBiase held many championships during his professional wrestling career:
- All Japan Pro Wrestling
- AJPW Unified World Tag Team Championship (one time) – with Stan Hansen
- NWA United National Championship (one time)
- PWF World Tag Team Championship (two times) – with Stan Hansen
- World's Strongest Tag Team League (1985) – with Stan Hansen
- Central States Wrestling
- NWA Central States Heavyweight Championship (two times)
- Georgia Championship Wrestling
- NWA National Heavyweight Championship (two times)
- NWA National Tag Team Championship (two times) – with Stan Frazier (one) and Steve Olsonoski (one)
- NWA Tri-State / Mid-South Wrestling Association
- Mid-South North American Heavyweight Championship (four times)
- Mid-South Tag Team Championship (five times) – with Matt Borne (one), Jerry Stubbs (one), Hercules Hernandez (one) and Steve Williams (two)
- NWA North American Heavyweight Championship (Tri-State version) (one time)
- NWA United States Tag Team Championship (Tri-State version) (one time) – with Dick Murdoch
- NWA Western States Sports
- NWA Western States Tag Team Championship (one time) – with Tito Santana
- Pro Wrestling Illustrated
- He was named the PWI Most Hated Wrestler of the Year in 1982
- He was ranked #17 of the top 500 singles wrestlers of the year in the PWI 500 in 1991
- He was ranked #32 of the top 500 singles wrestlers of the "PWI Years" in 2003
- He was ranked #20 of the Top 100 Tag Teams of the "PWI Years" with Steve Williams in 2003
- Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame
- Class of 2007
- St. Louis Wrestling Club
- NWA Missouri Heavyweight Championship (two times)
- Texas All-Star Wrestling
- TASW Heavyweight Championship (one time)
- World Wrestling Federation/Entertainment
- Wrestling Observer Newsletter awards
References[change | change source]
- DiBiase, Ted (2008). Ted DiBiase: The Million Dollar Man. Pocket Books. p. 13. ISBN 978-1-4165-5890-3.
- DiBiase, Ted (1997). Every Man Has His Price. Multnomah Publishers, Inc. p. 23. ISBN 978-1-57673-175-8.
- "The Million Dollar Man's WWE Hall of Fame profile". WWE. http://www.wwe.com/superstars/halloffame/inductees/themilliondollarman/. Retrieved 2011-03-31.
- "Ted DiBiase's OWW Profile". Online World of Wrestling. http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/profiles/t/ted-dibiase.html. Retrieved 2007-10-14.
- "SLAM! Wrestling - DiBiase's Mania memories centre on Toronto". http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Wrestling/WrestleMania27/2011/03/11/17578856.html.