The Million Dollar Man Ted DiBiase joined Chad Dukes this afternoon on Chad Dukes Versus The World to promote his appearance taking pictures, signing autographs, and throwing out the first pitch Saturday July 26th at Pfitzner Stadium in Woodbridge, Virginia for the Potomac Nationals game with the Carolina Mudcats.
Despite admittedly not following the current WWE product as closely as he had in the past, DiBiase shared some interesting takes on Bray Wyatt, the value of having different characters, the Undertaker’s streak and JBL & Alberto Del Rio working the Million Dollar Man Gimmick.
Interview starts at the 6:30 mark of the clip above or if you hate great radio interviews, check out a few quotes after the jump.
On Bray Wyatt and different characters:
“I think [Mike Rotunda aka IRS] son, this Bray Wyatt is one of the best new characters that they’ve had in a long time. I really, really like it.”
“I went back to work for them for a short time back in ’06, and they said, “Watch the shows tell me what you think,” and I said, ‘Everybody’s the same.’ You know, back then I said, ‘Everybody’s bald head, tattooed, trying to be Stone Cold Steve Austin.’When I was there it was a variety of characters. You had the guy with the snake, you had the rich Snidely Whiplash- me, and then you had a hillbilly, you had a sumo wrestler, you had all these characters. To now, nobody wears a ring jacket anymore, everybody looks the same. So I think they’re starting to get back to that and that’s good.”
On the Undertaker’s Streak:
“My personal feeling is that wasn’t supposed to happen. I don’t know for sure, I hadn’t spoken to anybody that night, I haven’t spoken to anybody since but, I was told, somebody said that when ‘Taker when he got back through the curtain, he collapsed. And I think that whatever the move was, I think he got knocked out and he didn’t kick out because he was out. As I was watching it I saw the expression on [Paul Heyman]’s face I thought, ‘Something ain’t right.’ So I really think that wasn’t supposed to happen.”
“If I were going to do it, the Streak was such a thing, a big deal with fans, I would either never beat him at WrestleMania or if I did beat him I would do it with somebody you’re really gonna give a big push.”
“Obviously, Brock’s great, but he didn’t need it.”