WWE news: Legend 'Million Dollar Man' Ted DiBiase reveals why owner Vince McMahon gave him $2k cash

The wrestling star had one of the most iconic gimmicks in the game as the mega-rich villain.

And he has revealed he was encouraged to grow his character outside of the ring and flash the cash alongside bodyguard Virgil.

WWE mastermind Vince McMahon was behind the creation and he dug deep into his own pockets to make sure the persona was ultra-believable.

Speaking to Apter Chat, 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.

“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 in the most expensive restaurant in Manhattan on Friday night when the place is packed.

“Pick your spot, stand up and announce yourself and tell everybody that it’s their lucky day because you’re picking up the tab.

WWE superstar begins treatment against illness

ROMAN REIGNS has officially embarked on treatment in his second battle against leukemia.

The former WWE Universal champion shocked the wrestling world last month when he announced that he had been diagnosed with the cancer, 11 years after putting it into remission.

Reigns, 33, was forced to take an indefinite break from the company as well as relinquish his WWE Universal title.

But it is understood the superstar, real name Joe Anoa’i, will be sidelined for the foreseeable future with no return date in sight.

“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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