Breaking News: Is a WWE Superstar Buying the Promotion?

Written by Mike Rickard II

A former WWE Superstar says he’s ready to purchase the WWE, but some people are skeptical. Consider this recent tweet from Mike Jones aka Virgil, Ted DiBiase’s bodyguard during “The Million Dollar Man’s” heyday in the WWF.

As fans know, Virgil has kept himself busy selling autographs for fans, often with mixed results. This led to the “Lonely Virgil” memes from a couple of years back but consider this. What if Virgil took the business acumen he picked up from “The Million Dollar Man” during their run together and parlayed his earnings into a small fortune? Could Virgil have pulled a financial upset to match his wrestling upset when he defeated DiBiase for the Million Dollar Championship?

Could lightning strike twice for the former Million Dollar Champion?

The folks over at Ringside News seem to be skeptical, talking about the daunting task Virgil faces:

We have no idea how Virgil was supposedly able to come up with the kind of money McMahon wants for the company. Dave Meltzer stated on Wrestling Observer Radio that Vince McMahon would probably want around $5 billion

Could Virgil make the jump from the subway to WWE Headquarters?

With some fans disturbed at the prospect of Disney buying the WWE, there’s also the possibility of fans launching a GoFundMe page to sponsor Virgil’s bid for the WWE. If one million members of the WWE Universe contributed a mere $5,000, Virgil’s dream could come true.

At the risk of sounding cynical, it seems to be a longshot. As Mick Foley sometimes said, “fairy tales can come true, they can happen to you-but they won’t!” Or to quote the late, great Gorilla Monsoon, “highly unlikely.” Pro Sports Extra appreciates Virgil’s social media savvy but not only is he not buying the WWE, but no one is buying his story.

About the author

Mike Rickard II

Retired bank robber and author of "Wrestling's Greatest Moments", "Laughing All the Way to the Bank Robbery, "Flunky: Pawns and Kings," and "Don't Call Me Bush Beans: The Legend of a Three-Legged Cat." Pro wrestling and hockey fan. Hired gun for several pro wrestling sites and a top 10 YouTube wrestling channel. Available in regular and extra-strength.