Ted DiBiase Recalls Mending Fences With Vince McMahon
Ted DiBiase regretted how he handled 1996 exit
WWE Hall of Famer Ted DiBiase has opened up about his 1996 WWE exit, saying that he regrets how he left the company and how it led to him having to mend fences with Vince McMahon.
Speaking with Inside the Ropes, The Million Dollar Man said:
"I should have gone in and seen him and sat down with him, but I sent him a letter. In hindsight, I should have gone in man to man and done it that way. But I went [to WCW] and left there, then when my ministry started in 2000. I didn't have anything to do with wrestling for a while, then I got an opportunity to go back and I finally got a chance to sit down with Vince and said, "I should have come and talked to you". He was okay with it, we mended the fence and it has been mended ever since".
The leader of the Million Dollar Corporation was managing Steve Austin at the time, when he decided to jump ship to WCW right as the Monday Night Wars were heating up.
He returned to WWE in late 2004 in a backstage capacity, first as a member of the creative team and then as a road agent/backstage producer, before he was released in October of 2006.
Since then, he has intermittently been involved as an on-screen character, most recently last year for a storyline on NXT revolving around the Million Dollar Title.