New money has finally met old money on NXT as ‘The Million Dollar Man’ Ted DiBiase appeared to confront cryptocurrency connoisseur Cameron Grimes.
Grimes returned to NXT in February 2021 after several weeks out for arthroscopic knee surgery. Upon his return, Grimes was flush with cash as he divulged that he had invested in GameStop stock – mirroring the real-life boom the company had gone through.
Grimes now calls himself ‘The Richest Man In NXT‘ and was quick to use his new-found wealth to attempt to have some fun at other’s expense. In several memorable skits on NXT Grimes attempted to pull some of DiBiase’s cruel tricks on unsuspecting members of the NXT crew.
Grimes watched old footage of DiBiase offering a child a wad of money for dribbling a basketball ten times. Of course, as the child almost completed the task, DiBiase kicked the ball away. Unfortunately, Grimes did not watch all of the video and missed the crucial kick part out as he started to lose fistfuls of dollars to whoever he came across.
This caused Grimes to curse Ted DiBiase and accuse the original ‘Million Dollar Man’ of thinking he was smarter than Grimes.
DiBiase previously explained to Booker T’s Hall Of Fame podcast that he was set to appear, saying:
“As a matter of fact, I’m supposed to go down to the developmental center pretty soon. I think I’m gonna do something with that new guy, their new money guy, Cameron Grimes, or something. I’m gonna have a little feud with him.”
— WWE (@WWE) April 28, 2021
DiBiase finally caught with Grimes on the latest episode of NXT on the USA Network. The topless yet top-hatted Grimes was seen shopping for the shiniest watch in all the city in a jewelry store. Once he had made his decision, after first discerning which of the gold was real and which was chocolate, DiBiase revealed himself.
DiBiase told Grimes he had picked a nice watch, but it wasn’t a million-dollar watch before giving Grimes his patented laugh.
It remains to be seen if this was just a one-off appearance for Ted DiBiase or if he’ll be returning to remind Grimes and all of NXT that everybody has a price for The Million Dollar Man.