“The Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase Tweets Condolences Over Ultimate Warrior’s Death

“The Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase Tweeted the following about the death of The Ultimate Warrior:

DiBiase was candid and outspoken about Warrior’s induction into the WWE Hall of Fame. Below are some remarks he made in an interview last month with Inside the Ropes:

On his past comments about Warrior and his HOF 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 realize 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.

On 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.

On 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.

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  • Scott Davies

    I can see Ted Dibiase copping a lot of heat, by fans from this. So I say this to fans as Ted has his opinion of Warrior & he obviously did not think he would die or hope for a heart attack. Before fans rip on him I say let it be. I know most people would understand this, but there those who do go out of line & its them I’m talking too. I know there will be fans possibly waking up & seeing this in upset & in anger. I just say let it go, cause this is no time to worry about anything negative said.

  • http://wrestlingnewsworld.com/ Theophilus McFadden

    He participated in the smear DVD. When he did, my respect for him plummeted. Shame on him and everyone else who did so.