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The Million Dollar Man, Ted DiBiase, to Attend Retro Con 2016!

December 14, 2015 Leave a comment

 

Retro Con is pleased to bring a wrestling legend to the show in 2016: WWE Hall of Famer Ted DiBiase!

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Ted DiBiase is best known for his role as the villainous “Million Dollar Man” of the World Wrestling Federation (now known as WWE). Having been raised by his wrestler father, “Iron” Mike DiBiase, who he admired greatly, Ted chose to follow in his Dad’s footsteps and become a professional wrestler in 1975. Ted paid his dues in the early years of his wrestling career, traveling thousands of miles by car, spending many nights in less than luxurious hotels, and making little money. His big break came in the spring of 1987 when he headed for New York and the WWF to become the “Million Dollar Man”. It was from here that his career skyrocketed.

 “Every man has his price…”

Ted literally traveled the world with the WWF, wrestling in some of the biggest venues in the world. Places like Madison Square Garden, The Superdome, The Skydome, The Tokyo Dome, and Wembley Stadium, all became familiar places to Ted. After six years with the WWF, seeing his likeness made into action figures, characters in video games and his face on everything from T-shirts to pin-ball machines, he ended his active career at the end of 1993 due to a neck injury.

He then went on to be a ringside manager and commentator with the WWF from 1994 to the fall of 1996. During that time he managed such wrestling superstars as “Stone” Cold Steve Austin and Bam Bam Bigelow. Ted finished his career working for Ted Turner owned World Championship Wrestling (WCW) from the Fall of 1996 to the Fall of 1999, spending a total of twenty-five years in the industry. He was later inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in March of 2010!

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Today, after authoring a book about his life entitled Every Man Has His Price, Ted is a full time evangelist and motivational speaker for the Heart of David Ministry. Officially ordained into the ministry, he is speaking to church congregations, youth groups, men’s meetings, corporate businesses, and in public schools and universities all over the world. In the past six years he has spoken to hundreds of thousands of people, young and old alike. In addition, Ted is also a spokesperson for and board member of The Sunshine Foundation. This organization grants wishes to terminally ill and handicapped children.

 Ted will be at the show both Saturday and Sunday for autographs and photo opps. Prices will be listed as we draw closer to the event. A big thanks to Ted for agreeing to attend the show!

 

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Eric “The Smoke” Moran at Retro Con 2015!

July 5, 2015 Leave a comment

 

We welcome our good friend Eric Moran to our 2015 guest list!

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Eric “The Smoke” Moran is Philadelphia native. The former United States Marine was also a professional wrestler for companies like Gorgeous Ladies of Outrageous Wrestling, Extreme Championship Wrestling, Cyberspace Wrestling, and Women’s Extreme Wrestling.

 

Eric has appeared on television shows including The Jenny Jones Show and Heavy Sedation. He is also one the founders of Together Brothers Productions, an independent film production company based on the east coast. He’s worked as film writer, director, producer, and actor with over ten independent films and web series like, The Deep End, Legacy, and the upcoming Trek Isolation.

 

In 2014, The Smoke became a household name in the world of cosplay when he hosted the Syfy channel’s series, Heroes of Cosplay. His massive physique, cool demeanor, and confident style have led him to be included in projects highlighting in the world of comic books for Big City Comics Studios, DC Comics as Freight Train, and currently appearing in George Perez’s, Sirens. The Smoke routinely visits school to inspire and motivate kids, as well as participates in charity events such as The Peace Fund Games.

 

Eric has been one of our biggest supporters since we started the show, so feel free to stop by his table to say hi! Eric will also be hosting and judging our junior & adult level costume contest on Saturday at the show!

 

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