Former two times WWE Tag Team champion Ted DiBiase Jr. recently stated that the expectations were really high from him in WWE because of his father and he used the same name that his father used throughout his professional wrestling career.
DiBiase started his professional wrestling career back in 2006 and he worked for various promotions. In only one ear time he got the breakthrough in the biggest promotion of them all, World Wrestling Entertainment.
Ted DiBiase Jr. On How Expectations Were High From Him Because Of His Father’s Name
DiBiase started his WWE career as a singles star. Soon he teamed up with Randy Orton and Cody Rhodes, together they were known as The Legacy. This stable was extremely popular back then. We do not hear the name of this stable very much now a days but it had great impact during its time.
DiBiase won the WWE Tag Team Championship two times with Cody Rhodes. He was also one of the final four competitors in the Royal Rumble match of 2009. After Legacy split up, DiBiase had a single run for a while. He was released by WWE 2013. After that we went to the independent circuit. In 2017 he retired from Professional Wrestling.
Ted DiBiase Jr. recently appeared on Insight With Chris Van Vliet to where he stated that the expectations were really high from him in WWE because of his father and he used the same name that his father used throughout his professional wrestling career;
“Personally I feel like they were, that’s a personal opinion. But yeah you want to do justice to the legacy, when that torch is passed and you are trusted with the opportunity and to be blessed with the opportunity. But yeah they give you time and pay a lot of money on these networks to deliver, and in a short time.
“The difference was my dad had I don’t know how many years in Mid-South and in the territories leading up to his career in WWF. Whereas for me, I trained for a year in Elden, had 4 months in Japan and when I get back WWE hires me. A year later I am debuting on TV. It’s about 2 years in the making and then here I am a WWE Superstar. And my dad introduces me May 26th 2008 I believe it was in Denver Colorado. I felt the pressure big time that night for sure.”
“I’d be lying if I said I didn’t. There was a period where I just didn’t think it was gonna be a possibility. He was pretty adamant about us not wrestling. That was due to a lot of road life and his focus on having a family when he shifted out of the business.
“That focus on having a family became more his faith and became more important than being a global icon. But when you’re watching your dad wrestle Hulk Hogan and Andre The Giant at Madison Square Garden, it’s like watching Batman and Superman go at it. Of course I wanted to be like him.”