WWE Hall of Famer Ted DiBiase recently expressed his admiration for Roman Reigns, revealing that if given the opportunity, he would love to step into the ring with the Tribal Chief. DiBiase, known for his iconic "Million Dollar Man" persona, shared his thoughts on his "Everybody's Got A Pod" podcast when a fan asked which current WWE superstar he would choose to face.
DiBiase Praises Reigns: Modern-Day Hogan?
DiBiase, although admittedly not closely following the modern era of wrestling, didn't hesitate to name Roman Reigns as his desired opponent. Reflecting on Reigns' status as one of WWE's biggest stars, DiBiase pondered if Reigns could be considered the equivalent of a modern-day Hulk Hogan.
DiBiase's comparison parallels Reigns' popularity and Hogan's immense impact during his heyday. During the podcast conversation, co-host Marcus DeAngelo elaborated on how some fans have started referring to the ongoing narrative involving Roman Reigns and his faction, The Bloodline, as potentially the most remarkable story in professional wrestling history.
To emphasize the significance of DiBiase's choice, DeAngelo revisited the legendary wrestling story featuring Hogan, DiBiase, and the Hebner twins. In that narrative, Hogan faced against DiBiase's client, Andre the Giant, for the WWF World Heavyweight Championship, with Dave Hebner appointed as the referee.
DiBiase, employing his devious tactics, confined Dave in a closet and manipulated his "evil" twin brother, Earl, to officiate the match. Despite Hogan's shoulders being up, Earl controversially counted to three, leading to a DiBiase victory.
DiBiase further justified his preference for Roman Reigns by acknowledging Reigns' family legacy and heritage, particularly his father, Sika Anoa'i. Drawing upon his experiences as a second-generation wrestler who emulated his father, DiBiase humorously recognized the commonality shared by individuals like Reigns who grow up aspiring to follow in their fathers' footsteps.
Ted DiBiase's admiration for Roman Reigns as a prominent figure in the current WWE landscape is a testament to Reigns' undeniable impact and the captivating narrative surrounding The Bloodline. DiBiase's desire to enter the ring with Reigns reflects his appreciation for the evolving wrestling scene and his willingness to embrace the new generation of talent.