Ted Dibiase Sr. Rips Eric Bischoff; Talks Vince McMahon Paying For His Lifestyle, Ric Flair

Since it's a slower news day / weekend, we will be posting some older news items that never made it on the site. "The Million Dollar Man" Ted Dibiase was recently interviewed on Turnbuckle Weekly with Chuck Carroll. Below are some highlights from the interview:

What Vince McMahon told him when his "Million Dollar Man" character debuted:

"In an effort to make people believe you really are rich, we're going to fly you everywhere first class. You're going to stay in first-class accommodations, and you'll have limousine service daily."

How his character compared to Ric Flair's:

"I was never as flamboyant as [Flair]. And the other big difference… Ric's [tab] was coming out of his own pocket."

Comparing Eric Bischoff to Vince McMahon:

"The difference between Eric Bischoff and Vince McMahon is Vince McMahon knows how to create a star. Eric took a company and took it down. I remember a conversation one night after one of the shows, and Eric said he was going to put Vince out of business. I just laughed at him and said 'are you kidding me?' Even if Vince retreats a little bit, he ain't going away. I don't think you or anybody else are going to run him out of business."

Source: Turnbuckle Weekly with Chuck Carroll.

Ken Wong contributed to this article.

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