I guess that’s the price. Wrestlers are larger than life characters who get to appear on television and try to convince fans that everything they are seeing is real. That can often cause the lines between reality and fantasy to blur, but these same wrestlers have problems that they have to deal with just like regular people. That is the case again, as a wrestling family is having to face some legal issues.
Back in 2020, Brett DiBiase, the son of WWE Hall of Famer Ted DiBiase, pleaded guilty to taking part in the largest embezzlement scheme in the history of Mississippi. Ted’s Heart of David Ministries is alleged to have received $2.1 million from the state as part of the scheme, though Ted did not face any criminal charges. According to 411mania.com, the state of Mississippi has filed a civil lawsuit against 38 people, including the DiBiase family, alleged to have been part of the scheme or received some of the funds. The DiBiase family has not commented on the lawsuit. You can see the official announcement from the state here, courtesy of PWInsider.com.
Opinion: This is something that you had to know was coming at some point as there was so much money involved in the whole situation. I’m not sure what Ted himself knew about what was going on, but your organization can’t receive millions of dollars it has no business receiving and not face some kind of penalty. Hopefully the money is returned and this goes away, because otherwise it could get very ugly in a hurry.
What does this mean for the DiBiase family? Who is your favorite wrestling family? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 60,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 6,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.
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