The rumours of Virgil’s demise are greatly exaggerated.
Today, RingScoops Media on Twitter revealed that they had heard whispers of Virgil’s death. Their tweet has since been deleted after its instant debunking, but Virgil’s humorous response remains live for all to see.
Virgil Refutes Death Rumours With Amusing Tweet
Virgil wasted no time in responding to the tweet. Within six minutes, he quote-tweeted with the following response.
“If it pays the bills let’s make it happen”
Perhaps known best for his WWF appearances alongside “The Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase between 1987 and 1991, Virgil is a recognisable name for many wrestling fans of that era. He would famously defeat Ted DiBiase at Summerslam 1991 for the Million Dollar Championship before DiBiase won his belt back at Survivor Series Showdown.
The wrestling superstar left the WWF in August 1994, when he spent two years on the independent scene before signing for WCW in 1996. He debuted as the New World Order’s “Head of Security,” and became one of the group’s longest-serving members.
He returned to the WWE for a very brief stint in 2010. Around this time, Ted DiBiase’s son, Ted DiBiase Jr., had debuted on Monday Night Raw. In his return, Virgil became DiBiase Jr’s bodyguard, a role he had played for DiBiase’s father two decades earlier. He wrestled in one match during this WWE stint, teaming up with Ted DiBiase Jr in a losing effort to Big Show and Raw guest host Mark Feuerstein.
His most recent wrestling appearance was at GCW’s “The WRLD on GCW” in January 2022. At the event, he appeared under a previous ring name, “Vincent,” while wearing a Vince McMahon mask. He has not wrestled since Talk’ N Shop A Mania 2: Rise Of The Torturer in November 2020.
Months after his last appearance in front of a wrestling crowd, Virgil unfortunately suffered two strokes and was diagnosed with dementia. With this in mind, it’s great to see that he is still in good spirits, judging by today’s humorous tweet.