Theodore Marvin DiBiase Sr. (born January 18, 1954) is an American retired professional wrestler, manager, ordained minister and color commentator. He is signed with WWE working in their Legends program. DiBiase achieved championship success in a number of wrestling promotions, holding thirty titles during his professional wrestling career. He is best recalled by mainstream audiences for his time in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), where he wrestled as "The Million Dollar Man" Ted DiBiase. He has been named as one of the best technical wrestlers, and greatest villains, in pro wrestling history.Among other accolades in the WWF/E, DiBiase was the first WWF North American Heavyweight Champion, a three-time WWF Tag Team Champion (with Irwin R. Schyster), a one-time WWE 24/7 Champion, and winner of the 1988 King of the Ring tournament. He held the WWF World Heavyweight Championship once, although recognition of this reign was withdrawn by the company. DiBiase also awarded himself the Million Dollar Championship, which was held by various associated wrestlers. He appeared in the main event of multiple WWF cards, including WrestleMania IV and the first-ever SummerSlam in 1988. DiBiase is a member of several professional wrestling halls of fame: he was inducted into the Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame upon its inception in 1996, and headlined the 2010 WWE Hall of Fame ceremony.
All three of DiBiase's sons—Mike (from his first marriage), and Ted Jr. and Brett (from his current marriage)—were professional wrestlers.DiBiase went to West Texas State University, where he was a member of Alpha Tau Omega.In an interview with ESPN.com in 2016, DiBiase revealed that he and Virgil had a falling out over Virgil booking independent wrestling shows with the two without DiBiase's knowledge and subsequently no-showing the events. DiBiase had to subsequently apologize to the promotions for the unintentional no-shows and had to stress that Virgil doesn't represent him for bookings.
DiBiase was born in Miami, Florida. He is the biological son of wrestler Helen Nevins and Ted Wills, an entertainer and singer. He is the adopted son of wrestler "Iron" Mike DiBiase, who was Italian-American. DiBiase is of mostly German and English ancestry. His adoptive father died of a heart attack in the ring when DiBiase was 15. Seven-time NWA World champion Harley Race rushed to the ring and performed CPR, but was unable to save Iron Mike's life. In response, his mother suffered from depression and alcoholism, so DiBiase was moved to Willcox, Arizona to live with his grandparents. He attended Creighton Preparatory high school in Omaha, Nebraska and attended West Texas State University on a football scholarship. While there he became a member of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. However, due to an injury in his senior year, he later dropped out of college to begin a career in professional wrestling.
Movies & TV shows
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NXT TakeOver 36
For the first time in the history of the brand, the black and gold brand ends SummerSlam weekend with the finals.
WWE's Most Wanted Treasures
McMahon and Levesque will lead a group of people.
NXT TakeOver: In Your House 2021
One of the biggest NXT events of the Summer comes to you directly where you live as NXT Women's Champion Raquel Gonzalez defends her championship against Ember Moon, Cameron Grimes takes on LA Knight ...
Starring former world champions Bret Hart and Billy Graham, 350 Days is a true look behind the curtains at the grueling life they led on the road 350 days a year and the effect that lifestyle had on t...
Randy Savage Unreleased: The Unseen Matches of The Macho Man
For the first time ever, never-before-released matches of “Macho Man” Randy Savage are being released from the vault for the WWE Universe’s viewing pleasure. Witness matchups against fellow WWE Hall o...
The Price of Fame
Ted Di Biasis Jr. The story of his father's rise, fall and redemption is based on faith.
WWE: 30 Years of Survivor Series
30 years ago, on Thanksgiving Day, the second pay-per-view event was born with teams of five competing against each other. Over the course of the next three decades, Survivor Series evolved into one o...
WWE Unreleased: 1986-1995
There are matches never seen before by the WWE Universe. For the first time ever, the vault has been unlocked and WWE Home Video brings you WWE Unreleased Matches: 1985-1996! With matches featuring Ul...
Living On A Razor's Edge - The Scott Hall Story
A biography on the life and times of WWE Hall of Famer, Scott Hall. Hear from the man himself, Scott Hall, as he candidly discusses his rise to wrestling fame, his decline with personal demons, and hi...
In the year 2050, a young wrestling fan is less than thrilled to be spending the night at his Grandfather's house. His Grandfather once traveled the world interviewing some of the biggest wrestling st...
Our Nation's Pride: The Best of Canadian Superstars
Canadian born superstars are featured in the best wrestling matches.
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WWE: Presents True Giants
WWE presents True Giants, an in-depth look at sports entertainment's most successful gargantuan Superstars from Big Show and Mark Henry to titans like the Giant, Kevin Nash and more!
WWE: 150 Best Pay-Per-View Matches, Vol 1
Volume 1 of the 150 best PPV matches in WWE history.
WWE: Macho Man - The Randy Savage Story
His wardrobe, often-imitated cadence and grandiose style was overshadowed only by his virtuoso performances in the ring. Macho Man, with his gorgeous leading lady Miss Elizabeth, embodied the raging 8...
WWE: Undertaker 20-0 - The Streak
The path he can't be buried is dark and hallowed. The Apocalyptic Warrior denied salvation to twenty souls in order to forge an eternal streak. The dynasty of The Deadman is forever changed in The Str...
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WWE: Hart & Soul - The Hart Family Anthology
Hart & Soul: The Hart Family Anthology is a documentary produced and released by WWE Home Video in collaboration with Hart family members. The biography of the matriarch of the Hart family is the begi...
WWE Hall of Fame 2010
Sports Entertainment's most legendary superstars including Ted Dibiase, Stu Hart, and more enter the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2010!
Wrestlers will portray heroes or villains as they follow a series of events that build tension and climax in a wrestling match or series of matches.
WWE: Top 50 Superstars of All Time
There is a list of the greatest superstars in wrestling history. For long-time fans and new fans of WWE, there is an experience down memory lane and a new experience.
WWE: The Best of Saturday Night's Main Event
The phrase Saturday Night's Main event means the biggest wrestlers of the 80s and 90s fighting memorable battles along with humorous and unique vignettes. The Best of Saturday Night's Main Event, the ...
Macho Madness - The Randy Savage Ultimate Collection
One of the most controversial superstars in sports entertainment was Randy Savage. He was a legend because of his complicated relationship with Miss Elizabeth, the formation of the MegaPowers and his ...
WWE: Undertaker 15-0
Take a journey through the time of the wrestler's Wrestlemania streak.
WWE: The Legacy of Stone Cold Steve Austin
He is one of the most accomplished Superstars in the history of sports-entertainment, with a resume that includes six WWE Championship reigns, three Royal Rumble victories, and a King of the Ring Cham...
WWE: The History Of The Intercontinental Championship
It's a WWE Championship with a rich and storied history and the biggest names in sports entertainment have worn its gold on the road to immortality. The current and future Hall of Fame superstars incl...
WWE The Great American Bash 2007
The fourth annual Great American Bash was held in 2007. The event took place on July 22, 2007, at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California, and featured talent from the Raw, SmackDown!, and ECW brands....
Dennis Rodman goes for the IGW Heavyweight Title in this Australian Outback Match against Curt Hennig!
WWE The Great American Bash 2006
Three times the Great American Bash was held. The main event was Rey Mysterio versus King Booker. The first Punjabi Prison match was between The Big Show and The Taker. The main match was between Mr a...
WWE WrestleMania 22
WrestleMania 22 was the twenty-second annual WrestleMania PPV. It was presented by Snickers and took place on April 2, 2006 at the Allstate Arena in the Chicago suburb of Rosemont, Illinois. The main...
WWE: Jake 'The Snake' Roberts - Pick Your Poison
Jake 'The Snake' Roberts was a professional wrestler.
The Self Destruction of the Ultimate Warrior
The strange career of one of the wrestling world's most controversial figures is explored in this WWE Home Video release focusing on eccentric brawler The Ultimate Warrior.
WWE: Bret 'Hitman' Hart - The Best There Is, The Best There Was, The Best There Ever Will Be
The documentary shows Hart from his early days of learning about professional wrestling to his downfall at Survivor Series 1997.
WWE: The Stone Cold Truth
Stone Cold Steve Austin will tell his won story, in his own words, in his own unique style. Travel all the way to England to hear the Texas Rattlesnake's two daughters Stephanie and Cassidy, on Stone ...
WWE: Undertaker - He Buries Them Alive
The wrestler known as the "Taker" earns his name by sending his opponents to an early grave. There are five of the 'Taker's best battles in this collection. The "Undertaker vs." is also included. The ...
WWE: Before They Were Superstars 2
Get an inside look at the early lives and careers of some of the WWE's superstars with this fascinating program. The wrestlers talk about their childhood and the road to fame, with family members ofte...
WWF: nWo - Back in Black
The true history of this group's rise and continued onslaught against organized sports entertainment. The poisonous group was formed in 1996 by Scott Hall, Kevin Nash, and Hollywood Hogan. Sit back an...
Hollywood Hulk Hogan: Hulk Still Rules
Terry Bollea was a fan before he was a celebrity. He couldn't imagine where that dream would lead. No one in sports entertainment has had a ride like that. He has been the most recognizable person in ...
WWF: Undertaker - This Is My Yard
This look at the territorial bad boy, who defends his turf against all comers, is written about the prowess and persona of WWF pro wrestling star theUndertaker. The program covers the career of theUnd...
WCW Spring Stampede 1998
There is a No Disqualification Match for the World Heavyweight Championship. "Hollywood Hogan" and "Kevin Nash" are taking on "Rowdy" and "The Giant in a Baseball Bat on a Pole" The WCW United States ...
WCW Souled Out 1998
"Macho Man" Randy Savage is in a fight. "The Nature Boy" is facing "The Hitman" Hart. Kevin Nash is facing The Giant. Chris Jericho is fighting Rey Mysterio. Booker T, The Steiner Brothers, and many m...
WCW SuperBrawl VIII
Sting is going to face Hollywood Hogan for the World Heavyweight Championship. The Outsiders are trying to win the World Tag Team Championship. Booker T faces Rick Martel for the World Television Cham...
nWo Souled Out 1997
The Wrestler is defending the World Championship against The Giant. The Outsiders Scott Hall and Kevin Nash will face off against the Steiner Brothers in the World Tag Team Championships. The WCW Unit...
WCW Spring Stampede 1997
There is a No Disqualification Match between Dallas Page and Randy Savage. Four people square off in a match. The World Tag Team Championship is on the line. Rey Misterio Jr. There are battles between...
WCW Road Wild 1997
"The Total Package" will face off against Hollywood Hogan at Road Wild '97 in South Dakota. The Outsiders are going for the World Tag Team Championship. "Macho Man" is facing The Giant. Chris Jericho,...
WCW Fall Brawl 1997
The new World order battles The Four Horseman in a WarGames Cage Match. "The Total Package" Lex Luger and "Diamond" Dallas Page join forces to face Scott Hall and "Macho Man" Randy Savage in a No Disq...
WCW SuperBrawl VII
Wrestler "Hollywood Hogan" defends his title against "Rowdy" RoddyPiper. The Outsiders are challenged by The Giant for the WCW Tag Team Championship. The World Championship of Wrestling has a United S...
WCW Fall Brawl 1996
Hollywood Hogan, Scott Hall, Kevin Nash, and Sting are on Team WCW. "The Macho Man" vs. The Giant The Harlem Heat are defending their World Tag Team Championship. Chris Jericho, Rey Misterio Jr., and ...
WCW Starrcade 1996
"Rowdy" and "Hustler" lock up again at the Starrcade. The Outsiders are defending their World Tag Team Championship against The Faces of Fear. Rey Misterio Jr. faces Jushin "Thunder" Lyger. The vacant...
WWE WrestleMania XII
In an hour long Iron Man Match, Shawn Michaels and Bret "Hit Man" Hart battle it out for the title. Diesel faces the wrestler. "Rowdy" and "Goldust" are fighting. One-on-one with The Ultimate Warrior....
WWE In Your House 8: Beware of Dog
Shawn Michaels is in Beware of Dog. Goldust for the WWE Championship. Stone Cold Steve Austin is going for the Intercontinental Title.
WWE In Your House 6: Rage in the Cage
The Wrestler in Your House: Rage in the Cage features a fight. "The British Bulldog" is by Davey Boy Smith. Razor Ramon is in a Cry baby match. Hart defends the title in a steel cage. Diesel. Shawn Mi...
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WWE In Your House 3: Triple Header
When Diesel and Shawn Michaels team up to take on the Tag Team Champs, all three titles will be on the line. Hart goes one on one with Pierre-Lafitte. Dean Douglas and Razor Ramon face each other.
WWE In Your House 2: Lumberjacks
Diesel defends the title against Sid Vicious. Shawn Michaels wants to win the Intercontinental Championship so he can face "Double J" Jeff Jarrett. The man is Henry O. There is a person named Godwinn....
WWE Survivor Series 1995
The ninth annual Survivor Series pay-per-view was held in 1995. The company that sponsored it was the Bradley Company. The first Survivor Series program not to take place on Thanksgiving Eve or Thanks...
WWE Royal Rumble 1995
The 1995 WWE Royal Rumble took place in the University of South Florida Sun Dome. The winner of the Royal Rumble Match will get an opportunity at the WWF Championship. The WWF Championship is on the l...
WWE King of the Ring 1995
The third annual King of the Ring was held in 1995. The event was held at the CoreStates Spectrum. WWF champion Diesel and his team faced off against another team in a tag team match. The King of the ...
WWE In Your House
In Your House 1 was a professional wrestling pay-per-view event that took place on May 14, 1995 at the Onondaga War Memorial in Syracuse, New York. The first pay-per-view of the In Your House series f...
WWE March to WrestleMania XI
The superstars of WWE are back in action on the road to WrestleMania XI on The USA Network!
WCW Monday Nitro
WCW Monday Nitro was a weekly professional wrestling telecast produced by World Championship Wrestling, created by Ted Turner and Eric Bischoff. The show aired Monday nights on TNT, going head-to-head...
WWE WrestleMania XI
WWF's biggest night will be even bigger with the main event featuring Lawrence Taylor and Bam Bigelow. Diesel is facing Shawn Michaels. The "Hit Man" Hart is in a match. There is much more.
WWE SummerSlam 1995
Diesel has a title on the line. Hart is fighting Yankem, D.D.S. Kama is going to be defeated. Shawn Michaels defends his title. Alundra Blayze is defending the Women's Championship.
WWE Hall Of Fame 1994
WWF Hall of Fame (1994) was the event which featured introduction of the second class to the WWE Hall of Fame. The event was produced by the WWF on June 6, 1994 from the Omni Inner Harbor Internationa...
WWE SummerSlam Spectacular 1994: Sunday Night Slam
The hottest action of the summer goes down with the superstars of WWE at The 1994 SummerSlam Spectacular!
WWE SummerSlam 1994
The Intercontinental Championship is being defended by Diesel. Alundra Blayze is defending the Women's Championship. Irvin R. They are facing the Headshrinkers. Owen Hart is defending his brother's ti...
7 Movies · 1 TV show
WWF Bashed in the USA
Coliseum Video compilation – hosted by Mr. Perfect. The cover of the tape features the Perfect blasting Razor Ramon with a chair, and promises a profile on Shawn Michaels, as well as stamp collecting....
WWE King of the Ring 1993
The first King of The Ring event was a pay-per-view. The event took place in Dayton, Ohio. The King of the Ring tournament features a number of wrestlers. Razor Ramon is competing for the crown. Hogan...
A regularly scheduled, live, year-round program features some of the biggest wrestlers in the world.
WWE SummerSlam 1993
The sixth annual SummerSlam was held in 1993. It happened on August 30, 1993 at The Palace of Auburn Hills. At SummerSlam, all three of the championships were defended. Shawn Michaels defended the WWF...
WWE SummerSlam Spectacular 1993
The Steel Cage stands as the ultimate battleground as Money Inc. and The Steiner Brothers try and settle the score before the biggest party of the summer!
WWE March to WrestleMania IX
WWE The March to WrestleMania IX aired on USA Network on March 28, 1993, 7 days prior to WrestleMania IX. It was filmed on March 7 in Fayetteville, North Carolina. In March 2019 it was uploaded to the...
WWE WrestleMania IX
Wrestlemania IX was the ninth annual event. The first WrestleMania event was held outdoors on April 4, 1993 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada. There were two main storylines for the event. The fi...
WWE Royal Rumble 1993
The sixth annual Royal Rumble was held in 1993. On January 24, 1993 it took place at the ARCO Arena. The main event was a Royal Rumble match, a battle royal in which two wrestlers started the match in...
WWE WrestleMania VIII
The event was held by the World Wrestling Entertainment. The Hoosier Dome is in Indianapolis, Indiana. There were two equally-promoted main events on the card, which was the only one that featured mor...
WWE U.K. Rampage 1992
The event was produced by the World Wrestling Federation. On April 19th 1992, The British Bulldog battled IRS, Intercontinental Champion Bret Hart met Rick 'The Model' Martel, Shawn Michaels challenge...
WWE Royal Rumble 1992
The fifth annual Royal Rumble was held in 1992. It happened at The Knickerbocker Arena in Albany, New York. The event's main event was the match. For the first time in the history of the company, the ...
WWE SummerSlam Spectacular 1992
The SummerSlam Spectacular '92 aired on the USA Network on August 23, 1992. The match between Hart and Skinner was not a title match.
WWE Survivor Series 1992
The sixth annual Survivor Series was held in 1992. The event took place at the Richfield Coliseum. The focus of Survivor Series 1992 was on one-on-one wrestling matches rather than tag team eliminatio...
WWE SummerSlam 1992
The fifth annual SummerSlam was held in 1992. It was aired in the United States on August 31, 1992, but took place on August 29, 1992. There were two main event matches in the pay-per-view. The first ...
WWE U.K. Rampage 1991
The superstars of The World Wrestling Federation make their annual trek across the pond. From London, England!
WWE This Tuesday In Texas
WWE Tuesday in Texas took place on December 3, 1991 at the Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio, Texas. Five professional wrestling matches were scheduled on the card. The main event was a rematch for the...
WWE SummerSlam 1991
The fourth annual SummerSlam was held in 1991. It happened at Madison Square Garden in New York. The on-screen wedding of Randy and Miss Elizabeth was dubbed "A Match Made in Heaven" by Vince McMahon....
WWE SummerSlam Spectacular '91
The Superstars of WWE get ready for The Match Made in Heaven/The Match Made in Hell with some red-hot in-ring action!
WWE Survivor Series Showdown 1991
With The WWE's annual Thanksgiving tradition right around the corner, top WWE Superstars battle it out as the strive to survive!
WWE Superstars & Stripes Forever: The March to WrestleMania VII
"Mr. Perfect" Curt Hennig faces Rocker Shawn Michaels in a Prime Time dream match on The Road To WrestleMania on March 17, 1991 from The Civic Center in Pensacola, Florida!
WWE WrestleMania VII
The seventh annual WrestleMania professional wrestling pay-per-view event was produced by the World Wrestling Federation. The event took place at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena. The main event ...
WWE Survivor Series 1991
The fifth annual Survivor Series pay-per-view professional wrestling event was produced by the World Wrestling Federation. The event took place at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan. It was the ...
WWE Royal Rumble 1991
The third annual Royal Rumble professional wrestling pay-per-view event was produced by the World Wrestling Federation and was the fourth overall. It happened on January 19, 1991 at The Miami Arena. T...
WWE Royal Rumble 1990
The third annual Royal Rumble professional wrestling pay-per-view event was held in 1990. The event took place on January 21, 1990 The 1990 Royal Rumble was the main event. Mr was eliminated by Hogan....
WWE Survivor Series 1990
The fourth annual Survivor Series pay-per-view professional wrestling event was held in 1990. The event took place on November 22, 1990 at the Hartford Civic Center. One year after the WWF debut of Th...
WWF/AJPW/NJPW Wrestling Summit
A combined WWF, AJPW and NJPW supershow: April 13th, 1990 from the Tokyo Dome.
WWE The Main Event IV
The Ultimate Warrior tries to prove he doesn't have a price when he puts The WWE Championship on the line against "The Million Dollar Man" Ted DiBiase on November 23, 1990 from The Allen County War Me...
WWE The Ultimate Challenge Special: The March to WrestleMania VI
Join your hosts Gorilla Monsoon & Bobby "The Brain" Heenan from the CN Tower in Toronto as they take you down the road to WrestleMania!
WWE WrestleMania VI
There are more than 60,000 fans at the Toronto SkyDome for The Ultimate Challenge, which features The Ultimate Warrior against Hogan for both the WWE Championship and the Intercontinental Championship...
No Holds Barred: The Match/The Movie
No Holds Barred: The Match/The Movie, which is how the event was billed, was shown on pay-per-view, on December 27, 1989. The program consisted of the film in its entirety, followed by a match pre-rec...
WWE Survivor Series 1989
The third annual Survivor Series professional wrestling pay-per-view event was produced by the World Wrestling Federation. The event took place on Thanksgiving Day in 1989. The first Survivor Series e...
WWE Survivor Series Showdown '89
In the led-up to the 1989 WWE Survivor Series, top WWE Superstars strive to Survive!
WWE The Main Event II
The Mega Powers collide with The Twin Towers in an unforgettable contest on February 3, 1989 from The Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
WWE WrestleMania V
The fifth annual WrestleMania professional wrestling pay-per-view event was produced by the World Wrestling Federation. The event took place at the Trump Plaza in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The event ...
WWE SummerSlam 1989
The second annual SummerSlam professional wrestling pay-per-view event was produced by the World Wrestling Federation. The event took place in the Meadowlands Arena. The main event was a tag team matc...
WWE Royal Rumble 1989
The first pay-per-view professional wrestling event was held in 1989 by the World Wrestling Federation and it was the second annual Royal Rumble. It happened on January 15, 1989 at The Summit in Houst...
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Much like 'The Big Event' held in August of 1986, Wrestlefest '88 was a supercard meant for the live audience only, but ticket sales were large enough to justify recording it for Coliseum Video, with ...
WWE Survivor Series 1988
The second annual Survivor Series pay-per-view professional wrestling event was produced by the World Wrestling Federation. On November 24, 1988 it was held at the Richfield Coliseum in Ohio. The main...
WWE WrestleMania IV
WrestleMania IV was the fourth annual WrestleMania professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). It took place on March 27, 1988 at the Trump Plaza in Atl...
WWE The Main Event
The Main Event is a professional wrestling television program that was produced by the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). There were five shows between 1988 and 1991.
WWE The Main Event
The 7-foot-4, 500 pound André The Giant is in the corner of "The Million Dollar Man".
WWE SummerSlam 1988
SummerSlam is a professional wrestling pay-per-view event. It was held in Madison Square Garden in New York, New York, and was produced by the World Wrestling Federation. The company wanted to compete...
1 Movie · 1 TV show
Bill Watts is walking tall with "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan and "Capt". Dick Murdoch!
Saturday Night's Main Event
Saturday Night's Main Event was a professional wrestling television program produced by WWE. It aired occasionally from 1985 to 1992, under the World Wrestling Federation banner on NBC in place of Sat...
WWF: WrestleFest '93
There were wrestling matches in 1993.
Wrestling's Most Embarrassing Moments
Chris had a fight. WWF was the worst moment in WWF wrestling. Ventura was involved in a fight. The Jesse Ventura case. There was a match in 1984. There is a match in Washington. Steve was a guest on t...