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- ‘Million Dollar Man’ Ted DiBiase was a guest last night on Inside The Ropes, talking WrestleMania memories and New Orleans. Here are some highlights:

His past comments about The Ultimate Warrior and his Hall of Fame induction this year:
“I mean, I don’t hate the guy. It goes back to anybody that watched the DVD, The Self Destruction of the Ultimate Warrior, that really tells the story. Obviously, if Vince has decided he needs to be in the Hall of Fame, I’m not going to begrudge that and obviously I’m going to be there. I quite frankly, don’t know how many of my peers believes he really deserves it because…it’s not just about being the star it’s about a number of things, it comes back down to the gratitude thing. None of us would be stars, when I was inducted I had a list of people that I needed to thank. Harley Race was there in the crowd and I pointed Harley out. I think that’s it, the overall lack of gratitude that the Warrior has shown over the years. Where it makes most of us go ‘Who do you think you are?’ Doesn’t he realise that none of this would be happening if it wasn’t for a lot of help from a lot of people. I think that’s pretty much the consensus. I don’t begrudge him. I’m not that kinda guy to hold a grudge. If I had to feel one thing towards Jim Hellwig, I guess it would be pity a little bit. I’ve heard other people say that he just generally has the attitude that it’s about succeeding in life and you’re going to have to do what you can to get ahead and if that means stepping on people along the way then so be it. That, in my opinion, is a very sad commentary and a very poor way to look at life. So am I going to begrudge him for going into the Hall of Fame? No.”

The Ultimate Warrior’s induction speech:
“I often wonder if Vince has thought about that. Here’s his one opportunity to lay it all out there and vent out his frustrations on all of us who think he isn’t worthy. Hopefully he won’t do that. I heard that Linda McMahon is inducting him. You have to ask yourself why? Why is Linda McMahon inducting him? Maybe he couldn’t find anyone else to do it.”

The Undertaker’s Streak ending:
“People ask me, I have mixed feelings. One part of me says leave the streak, it’s an honor to who he is, and how his character has endured and to Taker who’ll always be remembered. But you know, the other part of me think it’s like when Andre The Giant allowed Hulk Hogan to beat him at WrestleMania 3, he passed the torch. I feel that’s one of those things that has to happen. After all, it’s a business. You’ve got to have new stars and you need people to pass the torch to build those stars. I don’t know, but either way I’ll be happy.”

  • Shawn OB

    I’d like the streak to stay alive, but if I had to choose who will end the streak, it’d be Bray Wyatt if course. I can see him filling in Takers shoes. After that the Undertaker would set the precedent of the idea of having an awesome wrestler with mic skills that has a dark like character. Always gotta have one of those IMO.

  • D2K

    Whatever happened to “If you can’t say anything nice about someone, don’t say anything at all?” DiBiase has praised people in the past that are guilty of doing the things he is accusing the Warrior of.

    You know what I think bothers DiBiase and some others about Jim Hellwig? That he had the nerve to say that wrestling is NOT my life, I DO have things outside of wrestling I feel are more important, I choose my own destiny, and that he still was one of the biggest stars in the history of this business and drew money like dust to a coffee table. You don’t have to like the dude personally but dang, get over it. How does he know who the Warrior is going to thank and not thank when he gets to the podium?

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