– WWE legend Ted DiBiase Sr. recently spoke to the Pro Wrestling Torch about why his son has not been on television in recent months. The interview was conducted prior to Ted Jr.’s announcement earlier today that he will be leaving WWE when his contract expires.
The “Million Dollar Man” said:
“The reason he’s not been back on TV is they don’t want to just throw him back out there. I’ve had a lot of frustration there, too, as a dad, in trying not to be biased. I asked all my friends – Arn Anderson, Mike Rotunda, the guys who are the producers now – I said, ‘Did I miss something? Is there something wrong with my kid? Does he not have it?’ They say, ‘Oh no, he’s one of the best wrestlers we got.’ I said, ‘What’s the deal?’ They said, ‘We just have to find something for him.’”
- He contract with WWE expire. Basically, DiBiase is quitting the company. We’re told that he informed WWE management of his plans to depart the company last week. There is no word on when DiBiase’s current WWE contract expires but that is the reason there has been no announcement via WWE.com ….. yet. We know his contract expires very soon but aren’t sure exactly which day as of this writing. You can expect a WWE.com statement on that day.
It should be noted that DiBiase Jr. suffered an injury to his finger at the 12/27 WWE live event in Chicago, Illinois. As a result, WWE agent/producer Jamie Noble ended up stepping in for DiBiase on the SmackDown live events to take on Fandango (Johnny Curtis). Noble attends all TV tapings and house shows in a management type role.