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Ted DiBiase Recalls Vince McMahon Giving Him $2,000 “Flashing Cash”, Vince’s Interesting Way Of Marketing The “Million Dollar Man” Gimmick At Restaurants

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• OLD SCHOOL HISTORY (November 25, 1996) – WCW MONDAY NITRO

On this day in 1996, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired another LIVE episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW MONDAY NITRO’.

It was broadcasted from the Wicomico Civic Center in Salisbury, Maryland and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW Starrcade 1996’ PPV.

The card can be found here:

1. Lex Luger vs. Arn Anderson

2. Diamond Dallas Page vs. Disco Inferno

3. Steve Regal, vs. Tony Pena

4. Eddy Guerrero vs. Konnan

5. Bubba Rogers vs. Rick Steiner

6. Rey Mysterio Jr. vs. Psichosis

7. Jeff Jarrett vs. Alex Wright

8. Harlem Heat vs. Faces of Fear

• Ted DiBiase Recalls Vince McMahon Giving Him $2,000 “Flashing Cash”, Vince’s Interesting Way Of Marketing The “Million Dollar Man” Gimmick At Restaurants

During a recent appearance on Apter Chat, WWE Hall of Famer “Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase recalled Vince McMahon giving him $2,000 “flashing cash”, Vince’s interesting way of marketing the gimmick & more.

Below is what DiBiase said:

“When Vince laid this thing down for me and talked about it, you know they came out and they presented me with $2,000 in brand new hundred-dollar bills and Vince said, ‘This is your flashing cash. Here’s what I want you to do, now if you abuse it, you lose it. You have to pick your spots.

But for example, you go someplace to eat and you don’t want to do this to the most expensive restaurant in Manhattan on Friday night when the place is packed. But pick your spot, stand up and announce yourself and tell everybody that it’s their lucky day because you’re picking up the tab.

If you can have Virgil with you and have Virgil go around and pick up everybody’s check. You slap down the $100 bills, bring the receipt to us and we will replenish the money.’

It’s marketing he was marketing the character is what Vince was doing. So there were times when I would do things like that.”

        
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