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UPDATE x 2: Several WWE stars have posted reactions and messages to Ted DiBiase following his announcement that he is departing WWE:
Good luck @TedDiBiase I hope to see you soon. Some memorable and fun times together
— Tyson Kidd (@KiddWWE) August 26, 2013
@TedDiBiase: Thank you @WWE and thank you #WWEUniverse! – Love you guys!! http://t.co/ZNeL7f52t2″ Love ya brother!
— Curtis Axel (@RealCurtisAxel) August 26, 2013
@TedDiBiase Sup uce!!! Hope everything goes well with you and your family. Goodluck out there!! Always are uce!!
— The Usos (@WWEUsos) August 26, 2013
Gonna miss ya man! RT @TedDiBiase: Thank you @WWE and thank you #WWEUniverse! – Love you guys!! http://t.co/u1SLG1fqvR
— Justin Gabriel (@Justin__Gabriel) August 26, 2013
Sad to see @TedDiBiase go. Enjoyed getting to know him better these past few years. Glad we finally got to face off recently too. Good luck.
— Curt Hawkins (@TheCurtHawkins) August 26, 2013
UPDATE: We reported earlier this morning that WWE Superstar Ted DiBiase Jr. uploaded a new video to his official YouTube channel last night where he explains that he is going to let his current contract with WWE expire. Basically, DiBiase is quitting the company. We’re told that he informed WWE management of his plans to depart the company last week. There is no word on when DiBiase’s current WWE contract expires but that is the reason there has been no announcement via WWE.com ….. yet. We know his contract expires very soon but aren’t sure exactly which day as of this writing. You can expect a WWE.com statement on that day.
It should be noted that DiBiase Jr. suffered an injury to his finger at the 12/27 WWE live event in Chicago, Illinois. As a result, WWE agent/producer Jamie Noble ended up stepping in for DiBiase on the SmackDown live events to take on Fandango (Johnny Curtis). Noble attends all TV tapings and house shows in a management type role.
Also, we reported way back on December 13, 2012 that DiBiase was unhappy with his position in the company. Our original report stated the following:
Ted DiBiase has been sending out feelers to Hollywood to see if he can get acting work. DiBiase, who is reportedly disgruntled and taking a “wait and see” stance in regard to his WWE future, is said to be disinterested in Los Angeles which will not help his acting chances.
If he leaves WWE, he is likely to look for work outside of the business.
Numerous other mid-card talents are just as disgruntled and are also thinking about leaving the company.
With that being said, the release news today should come as no surprise to you guys. He’s been unhappy for over a year now and has vented his frustrations to WWE management on numerous occasions. He’s pitched ideas only to be shot down time and time again. With his contract expiring shortly, this was his way of getting out without burning any bridges.
We can also confirm that at least five other mid-card talents have been thinking about doing the same thing DiBiase did today. Among those talents include Zack Ryder, JTG and Santino Marella. Two WWE Divas are also considering leaving the company. By no means does this mean they WILL be quitting but all are currently frustrated and the thought has definitely crossed their minds. In the meantime, they’ll continue to collect paychecks while rarely being used.
Stay tuned as we hear more.
ORIGINAL: Ted DiBiase posted the following on his YouTube.com page today:
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Ted Dibiase Jr. announced today on YouTube that his contract with the WWE is up and he has decided not to re-sign.
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UPDATE: We reported earlier this morning that WWE Superstar Ted DiBiase Jr. uploaded a new video to his official YouTube channel last night where he explains that he is going to let his current contract with WWE expire. Basically, DiBiase is quitting the company. We’re told that he informed WWE management of his plans to depart the company last week. There is no word on when DiBiase’s...
In the video below, Ted DiBiase Jr. announces that he did not re-sign a contract renewal with WWE. DiBiase said that the decision was personal and that he wanted to pursue being a father and other opportunities.
Dibiase mentions in the video that he has had “amazing life experiences” with company, and notes that he will miss the company and the fans. He stated that this is not...
- The news that Ted DiBiase Jr. is leaving WWE did not come as much of a surprise internally and wasn’t met with much reaction, seen as just a “shrug” to some. Apparently DiBiase had talked privately among some of his co-workers about leaving as of late.
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– Ted Dibiase Jr. posted the following today…Click here to view the embedded video.The post WWE Star Announces He’s Leaving The Company, Decides Not To Re-Sign appeared first on Wrestling-Edge.com.
Ted DiBiase posted the following on his YouTube.com page today:
Several wrestling personalities have commented on the news of Ted DiBiase leaving World Wrestling Entertainment once his contract with the company expires. You can check out the reactions below.
Curt Hawkins: Sad to see @TedDiBiase go. Enjoyed getting to know him better these past few years. Glad we finally got to face off recently too. Good luck.
Curtis Axel: Love ya brother!
DiBiase Leaves WWE to be father:
Ted DiBiase Jr. revealed in a video statement today that he has decided not to re-sign with WWE and that he’s off to focus on being a dad.
After undergoing shoulder surgery last year the former tag champ had yet to make a significant return, despite being cleared to wrestle.
You can watch the video below…
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Ted DiBiase Jr. announced today that he is not re-signing with WWE and is finished with the company. He cited his need to be a Dad as his primary reason for leaving.
You can watch his statement below:
Partial Source: Pwtorch
– WWE legend Ted DiBiase Sr. recently spoke to the Pro Wrestling Torch about why his son has not been on television in recent months. The interview was conducted prior to Ted Jr.’s announcement earlier today that he will be leaving WWE when his contract expires.
The “Million Dollar Man” said:
“The reason he’s not been back on TV is they don’t...
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