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WWE Hall of Famer reveals how Vince McMahon pitched his legendary gimmick

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Nowadays, most fans complain that Vince McMahon is out of touch with the business.

However, many older fans will always remember him as the genius that turned wrestling into the global enterprise that it is today.

Vince was the first man to really grasp the entertainment aspect of wrestling and used it to build his company.

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Thanks to McMahon's vision, the WWE staved off competition from multiple territories and even the millions of dollars WCW had via Ted Turner.

The mind of McMahon has spawned some of the greatest characters in the history of the business. Of course, for every Undertaker, Kane, Jake the Snake and Heart Break Kid, there has been The Goon, Duke the Dumpster and Doink.

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One of Vince's finest creations was the Million Dollar Man, Ted DiBiase. The man who portrayed the character and went on to have a Hall of Fame career told ESPN exactly how the WWE owner pitched the idea to him.

“[McMahon] said ‘I got something for you.’ There have been so many things that have been done, but this has never been done, and just based on what I have seen from you, and your work, you can pull this off — you are articulate. And I go, ‘Awesome, what is it?’ And he goes, ‘Here is the deal — you have got to sign a contract with me before I tell you.’ And [McMahon] said, ‘Here is why.’

"He says, ‘If I tell you, and you don’t sign, I have given away a great idea, and I can’t afford to do that.’ I’m like, ‘Wow,’ and I said ‘Okay, I got to have a little time to think about this.’” “Funk said, ‘Teddy, if Vince McMahon has an idea, and he thinks you are tailor-made for it,’ he said, ‘pack your bag and don’t look back. Go.’”

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