WWE Million Dollar Corporation: Where Are They Now?

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In the late ’80s and early ’90s, “The Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase was arguably WWEthe upper heel. DiBiase was a gifted performer who played “The Million Dollar Man” to perfection. Eventually, however, DiBiase would hang up his boots and find another way to contribute to the WWE product.

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He would go on to form The Million Dollar Corporation and terrorize WWE’s New Generation era. Including DiBiase, The Million Dollar Corporation had three artists who starred WrestleMania at one time or another. Additionally, the stable included some of the best heels of the time. Since disbanding in early 1996, the former band members have all had interesting lives and careers.

ten Nikolai Volkoff


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During the 70s and 80s, Nikolai Volkoff was a big contributor to WWE. Volkoff was a solid worker and in the 80s his character began to fully develop. Volkoff enjoyed great success as a tag team competitor alongside The Iron Sheik in the early 80s. He would also find moderate success in the singles division, occasionally challenging Hulk Hogan for the WWE Championship in 1985 and 1986. .

In the early 90s, Volkoff would move in and out of WWE until returning full-time in 1994. Upon his return, Volkoff jumped into a storyline that saw him become an employee of Ted DiBiase and a member of The Million Dollar Corporation. Volkoff would not last too long in this role and he would leave WWE in 1995. Volkoff died in July 2018 at the age of 70.

9 Bundy from King Kong


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Back in the 80s, King Kong Bundy was one of the most recognizable heels on the WWE roster. After the main event Wrestle Mania 2 opposite Hulk Hogan, Bundy was a bit of a household name for casual wrestling fans. By 1988, however, Bundy was ending his time with WWE and preparing to enter semi-retirement.

In late 1994, Bundy surprised many wrestling fans when he suddenly reappeared and joined Ted DiBiase’s Million Dollar Corporation. Bundy even managed to land another marquee WrestleMania match against The Undertaker. After losing to The Undertaker, Bundy started sliding down the card again in WWE. He would leave the company in October 1995. He continued to wrestle occasionally until 2007 when he officially retired. Sadly, Bundy passed away in March 2019 at the age of 63.

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8 Sycho Sid


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When Ted DiBiase started recruiting talent to join his Million Dollar Corporation, fans weren’t sure how many top guys would join him. In 1995 however, DiBiase would have some of WWE’s best heels on his side. After Wrestle Mania 11, DiBiase has added another impressive contender to his stable, Sycho Sid.

Sid had just come out of a breakup with Shawn Michaels and was looking for a new direction. After joining The Million Dollar Corporation, Sid found himself challenging Diesel for the WWE Championship a few times, but to no avail. After parting ways with the group, Sid would twice win the WWE Championship. Today, Sid is enjoying his retired life. He hasn’t competed since his last match in 2017 and hasn’t appeared on WWE programming since 2012.

seven Kama


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In the early 90s, Charles Wright hit the WWE scene as Papa Shango. The character was supposed to be a voodoo priest who was also struggling. Naturally, this character ran its course pretty quickly. After Papa Shango, Wright stepped into the role of “The Supreme Fighting Machine” Kama.

Kama soon found himself within The Million Dollar Corporation. His biggest feud while a member of DiBiase’s stable came against The Undertaker. The pair had a highly publicized match at Summer Slam 1995 which The Undertaker won. After his role as Kama ended, Wright stepped into the role of The Godfather, which he ascended to the WWE Hall of Fame. Today, Wright runs a gentlemen’s club in Las Vegas.

6 The child 1-2-3


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Every era has a contestant who isn’t exactly a top guy, but who fans resonate with for some reason. During the New Generation era, that performer was The 1-2-3 Kid. The Kid rose to prominence after an upset win over Razor Ramon on a debut episode of Monday night gross. After that, he became a fan favorite and slowly climbed the card in WWE.

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In 1995 however, The Kid surprisingly turned heel and joined The Million Dollar Corporation. The move had mixed results. The Kid would eventually leave WWE and jump ship for WCW. He would return to WWE in 1998 as X-Pac. Today, Sean Waltman enjoys his status in the Hall of Fame. He retired from wrestling in 2019 after a match where he wrestled alongside Hurricane Helms and Jushin “Thunder” Liger.

5 The false undertaker


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Some members of a stable serve their purpose early on, then become useless. This was the case with The Fake Undertaker. Some fans might even argue that just like Xanta Claus, The Fake Undertaker wasn’t even a full member of The Million Dollar Corporation. Anyway, the role was played by Brian Lee and the storyline was the focus of WWE during the summer of 1994.

AT Summer Slam 1994, Ted DiBiase led his impostor Undertaker into a match against the real Undertaker. Needless to say, the impostor was defeated. Once the storyline was over, there wasn’t much use for another Undertaker. Lee would reappear in WWE in 1998 as DOA member Chainz. Today, Lee is enjoying his life out of the public eye. He retired from wrestling in 2014.

4 Bam Bam Bigelow


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The Million Dollar Corporation is unique in that its leader and most prominent member, Ted DiBiase, was not an active wrestler. Even Bobby “The Brain” Heenan would step into the ring and compete during the early days of The Heenan Family. Still, DiBiase had plenty of mercenaries to run his business. Perhaps DiBiase’s most destructive weapon was Bam Bam Bigelow.

As a member of DiBiase’s Corporation, Bigelow found great success. He would even do the main event Wrestle Mania 11 against Lawrence Taylor in 1995. Unfortunately, after breaking up with the band, Bigelow struggled to find his footing. He would leave WWE at the end of 1995 and continue to work for ECW and WCW for the rest of the decade. Sadly, Bigelow passed away in January 2007 at the age of 45.

3 Tatanka


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In early 1992, Tatanka made his WWE debut and received one of the strongest pushes in company history. Tatanka would start his WWE career going undefeated for almost two years. Unfortunately, however, he didn’t climb too high on the map during this winning streak. Even more regrettable was the decline Tatanka began to experience after her streak ended.

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Luckily for Tatanka, he would turn his back and join Ted DiBiase’s Million Dollar Corporation at Summer Slam 1994. The turn helped refresh his character a bit, but WWE failed to capitalize on the move. Tatanka would leave WWE in 1996. He would return to the company in 2005 and again in 2010. Tatanka still makes sporadic appearances for WWE. Its most recent dates back to January 2021.

2 Irwin R.Schyster


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Two names are closely associated with “The Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase. The first is his servant, Virgil. The second is IRS, also known as Irwin R. Schyster. The IRS character started out as his separate entity but naturally gravitated towards DiBiase, given the two men’s personas.

DiBiase and IRS would continue to be known as Money Inc. and would win the WWE Tag Team Championships three times. After DiBiase retired, IRS remained loyal and joined his stable. Today, IRS is retired from wrestling although his sons, Bo Dallas and Bray Wyatt, worked for WWE as recently as 2021.

1 Ted Di Biase


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Longevity doesn’t come easily in the world of professional wrestling. That’s why Ted DiBiase’s run as “The Million Dollar Man” has been so impressive. Although he left WWE in 1996 and joined WCW, DiBiase never really changed his gimmick. In the eyes of fans, he never ceased to be “The Million Dollar Man”.

Today, DiBiase’s character still resonates strongly with many wrestling fans. He hasn’t wrestled since 1993, but he still appears sporadically on WWE programming. His last string of appearances came in 2021 when he worked on a program with NXT artists LA Knight and Cameron Grimes centered around the Million Dollar Championship.


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