Ted DiBiase Speaks On Living Up To His Father’s Legacy

Matt Boone

The following is an excerpt from a new interview-article focusing on WWE Superstar Ted DiBiase Jr:

He [Ted DiBiase Jr.] made his WWE debut in 2008 and hasn’t looked back. In fact, he doesn’t have to. Considering how passionate WWE fans are, there are a vocal group of followers who aren’t so much haters but want DiBiase to prove he can live up to his high-profile last name.

“That’s what makes it fun,” DiBiase said. “That’s what makes it a challenge. When I came into this, I never expected for people to say he’s better than his dad. My dad, as far as I’m concerned, is going to be remembered as one of the greatest villains that there ever was in this business. He really launched a lot of guys to the top of their careers, and he was amazing. He’s a hall of famer.

“So, yeah, it was a little bit hard and still is at times. There’s always a microscope on you, and you’re always being compared, but the difference between me and my father is when he started with Vince McMahon, he already had 15 years of experience. When I started with Vince McMahon, I had about nine months to a year. So as far as I’m concerned, I have a long career ahead of me, I’m excited about it and I look forward to surpassing the old man.”

Finally, if we had a time machine and set up a match between him and his dad, which DiBiase walks out of the ring a winner?

“Oh, me by far,” DiBiase said. “The old-school ‘The Million Dollar Man’ Ted DiBiase could move around pretty good, but now his knees are gone and he has back problems. I always mess with him now. Still, I could take him. I’m more agile, athletic, quicker and definitely better looking.”

Check out the full article online at Vindy.com.

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