Ted DiBiaseEvery time his diabolical laugh echoed over arena loudspeakers, children across the country clutched their allowances a little tighter. That’s because, for the dastardly “Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase, everybody had a price.
With his nose higher in the air than his private 747, DiBiase began every match barking orders at his manservant, Virgil, before displaying a truly priceless technical arsenal and disposing of his opponents handily with his nearly inescapable sleeper hold, The Million Dollar Dream. As a tip for their services, DiBiase would then stuff $100 bills into their unconscious mouths.
It’s no surprise that the Million Dollar Man had several brushes with WWE gold, the most respected of which is his showing in the WrestleMania VI WWE Championship Tournament. En route to the finals, which would decide the new owner of the vacant WWE Championship, DiBiase defeated Hacksaw Jim Duggan and Don Muraco before ultimately losing to Randy Savage. A tag team rematch featuring the Mega Powers (Savage and Hulk Hogan) vs. The Mega Bucks (DiBiase and Andre The Giant) headlined the inaugural SummerSlam in 1988.