Ted DiBiase on WWE, DX, staying clean

The Sun in the UK has an interview up with WWE star Ted DiBiase Jr. Here are some of the highlights.

On what it takes to make it in WWE:
“There are lots of different aspects to the wrestling business, like personal appearances and reaching out and trying to be involved in different things. John Cena is a very good example of someone who does that. And that’s where I think a lot of guys may fall down. You can’t just show up for work, have a decent wrestling match on TV and then expect to be a main eventer one day. It doesn’t work that way.”

On working with DX and getting a win at Breaking Point:
“I’m still on top of the world thinking about that. Breaking Point was a huge, huge moment for us. That’s the way you show the world that we’re here to compete and we deserve to be in the ring with those guys. We shut everybody up. Those sort of matches are what takes you to the next level. The reaction to it was great, everybody backstage was very encouraging. And a lot of people were surprised, which is nice.”

On staying clean during his career with WWE:
“With wrestling being so competitive, all that does is hurt you. Your fitness, your body, your weight – it affects everything. There were so many good wrestlers who are not with us any more. It’s sad and may they rest in peace. But we have a new generation of guys that are very focussed and aren’t willing to live that way. We couldn’t anyway. We get tested. There is a Wellness Policy. The WWE will fire you on the spot, no questions asked. There is so much motivation not to do that stuff and I think it is much better. We have a great locker room too. All the guys, for the most part, get along and want to do what’s best for the company.”

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