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Ted Arcidi recalls working with a young Undertaker who helped him find a job at the popular WWE action figure. – WWE Sports

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Enter WWF: Well, they knew my background as the strongest man in the world from breaking the powerlifting record. So my companion Ken Patera brought me a meeting with Vince McMahon at the former WWF office in Greenwich, Connecticut. I was really close to him at the time, and I’m still there. So Vince basically hired me on the spot and sent me to Tony Altomare’s school to train in Connecticut. WWF sent me to a wrestling school so I was ready to go out on the road. I actually only got about 6 months in ring training because they wanted me to go out soon. At the time, Ken Patera had just been canned for defeating a policeman at McDonald’s, so they soon needed his replacement. It learned a lot at work for me because I had to start so early.

The popularity of his action figures: I made about 75 grounds from those dolls. They must have sold their shit because it was so expensive at the time. They used to audit monthly how many pieces were sold, but were shocked at how much they sold. They are collector’s items and are still the case. They are more valuable than ever. I thought that the caricature looks good too. They were great dolls and many were screaming to get them. Going outback jacks and Ted Ali Sidi dolls, we were unusual, we were Honus Wagner of our time (laughs).

Cooperation with Undertaker: Yes, he was a partner of my tag team in world class for some time as Texas Red. He was very young in the business at the time. I tried to help him as much as I could. Besides teaming together, there are actually other connections. That was Percy Pringle. Percy was my manager when I was wearing world class heels. It’s still very sad to see him pass by, he was a wonderful person.

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Ted Arcidi recalls working with a young Undertaker who helped him find a job at the popular WWE action figure.

https://prowrestling.net/site/2021/01/26/ted-arcidi-recalls-working-with-a-young-undertaker-who-helped-him-get-a-job-in-wwe-the-popularity-of-his-action-figures/ Ted Arcidi recalls working with a young Undertaker who helped him find a job at the popular WWE action figure.

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