In 1987, “The Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase made his debut in the World Wrestling Federation. Along with his debut came private jets, long limousines, his coveted Million Dollar Championship, and a manservant named Virgil. The two men worked harmoniously for years, serving as top heels against major players at the time like “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, Hulk Hogan, and Andre The Giant. Their relationship soured early in 1991 when Virgil turned on DiBiase, becoming a babyface and setting up matches at WWF WrestleMania VII and SummerSlam between the two, both of which were won by Virgil.
DiBiase was asked if he believed Virgil deserves to be inducted alongside him in the WWE Hall of Fame on the latest episode of Everybody’s Got A Pod.
“No, because, I mean, Virgil, he was about a valet, period,” he began. “He never wrestled. The only wrestling match he may have had was with me, and that was short-lived because, honestly, you know, he’s a nice, nice enough guy; he’s just not that wrestling savvy. I mean, there’s no other way to put it. The reason that they chose him to be my valet was basically because of his look. Because he had that, you know, he’d stand there, and I mean, and the one thing I give to his credit is the way he maintained that chiseled body for years.
“If Virgil could have had any real wrestling ability, I mean, in terms of understanding of what we do. I could have had, I mean, you know, it’s like, for as long as he was the valet and taking my crap, you know? And then we finally did that thing where he bowed up, and he, you know, but again, we could have, if he’d have had any real wrestling talent, we could have had a really good program. He just doesn’t have it.”
Ted DiBiase’s last match against Virgil aired on the March 8, 1993, episode of WWF Monday Night Raw. The bout saw DiBiase team with Irwin R. Schyster to defeat Virgil and El Matador in about eight minutes. “Macho Man” Randy Savage, Rob Bartlett, and Vince McMahon were the commentators.