WWE Hall Of Famer Ted DiBiase Sr. recently made an appearance on Jim Ross‘ podcast, The Ross Report, to promote his new documentary. During their conversation “The Million Dollar Man” discussed not seeing anything special about The Undertaker at first, and how Roman Reigns can get a babyface reaction from the WWE Universe. You can check out the highlights here:
Not seeing anything special in The Undertaker at first:
“No, not right off the bat,” Dibiase admitted. “What did impress me was that when I watched him work that gimmick, because he had to move like [he was in] slow motion. And then, in moving like he did, like this half-dead character, to be able to have a match. It was pretty remarkable. I don’t think anybody envisioned how big he would get. Yeah, yeah, and long-term too.”
How Roman Reigns can get a babyface reaction:
“Well, I mean, it’s like it’s not what ultimately you want. It’s going to end up being whatever the office wants and you’re going to have to please them, ultimately. Whether it’s kind of like, for me, when I went to Ernie [Ladd] and said, ‘I’ve got this idea, ‘you’re looking for a heel, I think I could be that,’ it was great timing. In terms of Roman Reigns being a babyface or a heel, if the people want to like him, they’re going to like him. The reason, in our lingo, we call it, I was a ‘chickens–t’ heel, I was the bully heel. I’d talk real big and when somebody steps up to the plate, you become a coward. And you never get tired of seeing that guy get his butt kicked. But if you’re a ‘tough guy’ heel, you’re eventually going to be a babyface because everybody loves a tough guy.”
You can listen to DiBiase’s interview on The Ross Report by clicking this link here.
H/T Wrestling Inc. for the transcriptions