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Ted DiBiase: The Million Dollar Man (WWE) Paperback – 10 Jun 2008
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Top Customer Reviews
Turns out I found myself annoyed by the style this book is written. Sentences are kept very simple, Ted's way of describing his matches is dull ("That was a good match.", "That was not a good match.") and he doesn't go very deep in terms of backstage problems.
In short, this book didn't make me laugh, it didn't make me cry. It didn't move me. That's a shame, because Ted's career shouldn't leave someone indifferent.
Unlike some of the reviews here I didn't by it to here gossip about the other wrestlers (that's what the internet is for), I love to know how people got into the business and read more about the way wrestling was before WWF/E.
As illustrated in this book the territories would give you invaluable experience before hitting the bigtime. Something the wrestling world I feel misses today.
I would recommend this to any wrestling fan.
It all starts well with DiBiase describing his childhood, family life and highly promising College football career. He does a great job of telling how he got started in the business and would finally make the big time as Vince McMahon gave him the character that if he was to become a wrestler (which he eventually did).
This is when the book goes down hill as DiBiase just kind if skimps through it. So while we do learn that he liked all the perks that came with the road (women mainly) we don't learn much about his time there. We do get comments from family members and fellow wrestlers some are welcome some are not.
The book does pick up again at the end when hes very honest describing what its like working as a producer for wwe and that he simply wasn't up to the job. The book would have been better with more chapters like this as there's no doubt he has a few stories to tell.
If your a fan of The Million Dollar Man you might be letdown as it does not give great detail about his wwe time.
Specifically about the WWF/WWE era, he doesn't go into great detail, such as blow by blow accounts of every match (Bret Hart's book is great for an in depth account of that time period in WWE if you haven't read it) but Ted does cover his whole life and career in enough memory-recall detail to keep you more than interested.
He comes across as a nice man who is very frank and honest about his life. Recommended for any fans of this era of Wrestling. Ted Dibiase was one of the stand-out characters and this book for me didn't disappoint.
I know its an American thing to thank God left, right and centre but it doesn't get in the way in Guerrero and HBK's books - it does here.
I could understand a book being this dull if it was a written by a family man who never lived the high life - Ricky Steamboat, for example - but DiBiase had a life similar to Ric Flair and all he does is apologise for it while giving little away in terms of detail.
Not good enough. Avoid.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I look forward to reading this as I've heard lots of trivia about Ted's Million Dollar Man persona. but I hope to find out more about man behind the persona!Published 12 months ago by Jayke1981
I was looking forward to reading about one of the WWE's biggest talents: Ted DiBiase. With that unmistakable cackle and the catchphrase, "Everybody has a price for The Million... Read morePublished on 4 Sept. 2014 by jeremiah harbottle
The Million Dollar Man Ted DiBiase had a fantastic career in pro-wrestling. He's a guy who learnt his craft the old fashion way, in the territories and worked his way up to being... Read morePublished on 5 May 2013 by Bolton8
I was always a million dollar man fan but I never realised the real story of the man behind the character, I have to say i find it hard to read books, i get bored easly, but I... Read morePublished on 31 Mar. 2010 by Mr. J. D. Crankshaw