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WWE: Steve Austin's former manager slams the Stone Cold brand

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Ted DiBiase recently spoke at length about his time in the wrestling world.

Perhaps better known as Hall of Famer 'The Million Dollar Man', DiBiase spent several decades in the WWF/WWE organization, first as a wrestler and then as a manager for a number of stars.

He handled Stone Cold Steve Austin's initial forays into the WWF, and while he was pleased that Austin had found such success after they parted ways, he was critical of the overall image that the legendary character represented during the heights of his popularity:

"As far as still managing him if I was still there, I wouldn't be with him.

"As a christian, I had an issue with the Attitude Era. If Stone Cold's character was the heel, I'd be ok with it. But because he was drinking beer, flipping the bird and cursing...and getting cheered for it? That sends a message to teenagers that it's ok to do all those things," he told PWMania.com.

In the 1980's The Million Dollar Man headlined numerous events, and was himself a bad guy in the organization, but since leaving the ring DiBiase has become a minister and clearly feels uncomfortable with some of the moral messages given out by the WWE:

"There are good guys in wrestling and I feel the story that should be told is that the good guys in the end win.

"As far as Steve goes, I would not have been his manager," he explained.

At various times DiBiase also managed the likes of Andre the Giant and Chris Benoit during his career and was himself inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2010.

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