Former WWE Star Virgil Dies Aged 61

Virgil WWE

Mike Jones who was known to wrestling fans around the world as Virgil, Vincent, and Soul Train Jones has sadly passed away.

Virgil made his name as ‘The Million Dollar Man’ Ted DiBiase’s butler in the late eighties in WWE. Doing DiBiase’s bidding, the star ensured his boss could find everybody’s price without having to get his hands dirty himself.

Eventually, that partnership soured as Virgil saw the light and stepped out of DiBiase’s shadow. He became only the second Million Dollar Champion ever when he defeated DiBiase for the belt at SummerSlam in 1991.

Virgil eventually defected to WCW, joining the New World Order where he was known as Vincent. Under his pre-WWE name Soul Train Jones, the star appeared on AEW television, introducing Chris Jericho’s ‘Le Celebration Of Le Champion’ back in 2019.

Mike Jones Worked For WWE, WCW & Appeared In AEW

Mark Charles III – a friend of Jones – broke the news on social media on the morning of the 28th of February writing:

My dear friends, it is with great sorrow that I bring news from Jones family of the passing of our beloved Michael Jones, whom we know and loved as Virgil, Vincent, Soul Train Jones and more.

Virgil passed peacefully at the hospital this morning and I ask that you pray for him and for his family.

May his memory be eternal!

Mike Jones had suffered health issues in recent years, revealing that he had been diagnosed with dementia after suffering two big strokes in April 2022.

Everyone at TJR Wrestling sends their condolences to the family, friends, and fans of Mike Jones at this sad time.