Ted DiBiase still doesn’t think much of a WWE Hall of Famer.
Throughout wrestling history fans have often been divided into those who prefer “work rate” and those who take more enjoyment from over-the-top characters who might not be as good in the ring. Especially in WWE — at least traditionally — Vince McMahon preferred the latter, and as such stars like Hulk Hogan and Ultimate Warrior dominated in the 80s and early 90s.
Speaking on Everybody’s Got A Pod, Ted DiBiase compared Warrior with former NWA Worlds Champion Tommy Rich. DiBiase said that while Rich wasn’t a ‘body guy,’ he was great in the ring, while Warrior “couldn’t work a crap.”
“In wrestling, there are a lot of great, big physiques — Ultimate Warrior had a tremendous body, but he couldn’t work worth a crap,” DiBiase said. “He had to be led around by his nose, and even then, he wasn’t good.
There’s the difference … someone like Tommy didn’t have a great body, and I didn’t have a massive body, either, but it’s about what you can do in the ring and the story you tell — and how you tell it. And that’s what comes across. Charisma — either you have it or you don’t.”
Ted DiBiase Thinks Hulk Hogan Deserves More Credit
On an earlier episode of the podcast, Ted DiBiase claimed Hulk Hogan deserves more credit, despite having a limited move set. The WWE Hall of Famer explained that Hogan’s understanding and mastery of his own character meant he was able to overcome his limited in-ring ability.
By contrast, Ted DiBiase was much more scathing about Goldberg.
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