Former pro wrestler Virgil is known primarily for the in-ring antics that made him a household name in the wrestling world as the “Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase’s bodyguard.
However, Virgil recently made a statement that places him closer to Wilt Chamberlain without ever having to pick up a basketball.
The man, whose real name is Michael Jones, spoke on the Vinny Vegas podcast “The Breadstick Diaries” revealing that he has quite the body count when it comes to the hook-up department. Alexa, cue “A Milli” by Lil Wayne.
When asked about his wrestling world off-script exploits, “what’s your number Virgil, how many girls?” the star awakened many eyes to his larger-than-life dating average.
“I don’t know, maybe like, worldwide? Probably a million,” said Virgil. Podcast host Vinny Vegas continued in disbelief, “Virgil, come on, a million?”
But Virgil was doggedly nuanced about his number.
“Yep, you’ve got like how many people in the world?”
The podcast host chided further in astonishment, “So you’re claiming right now, you’re telling me, your estimated number of women you had sex with is a million?”
The goat, greatest of all time, the man, the most iconic talent in the industry giving concrete advice to Ric Flair before his final match. As his teacher, coach, mentor it was an honor training him before this special night. #RicFlairsLastMatch pic.twitter.com/QXU0Cs8W7E
— Virgil (@TheRealVirgil) July 31, 2022
Although it might be almost impossible that the 71-year-old actually slept with that many women, the point is taken that like Tupac Shakur’s song “I Get Around” bragged, Virgil made his rounds. However, he was not the only one in the wrestling world that had groupies by the pound, as “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair famously proclaimed to have slept with over ten thousand women.
Flair sounds more realistic, but when you factor in Chamberlain’s boast that he slept with 20,000 women, Virgil might be trying to one-up the legacies of his playboy athletic counterparts with an astronomical number.
The Virginia Union alumnus debuted for the WWE in 1986 as Lucius Brown and was later rebranded as Virgil. Known for an eight-year career in the World Wrestling Federation, now the WWE, he had many names as a wrestler over the years. From the side-eye causing “Soul Train Jones” to “Vincent,” “Curly Bill,” and “Shane,” Virgil made the rounds in the wrestling game.
It’s really shitty right now. Too make things worse I know have stage 2 colon cancer. I am a fighter but need your help. I cannot afford any of the medical bills and would love your support. https://t.co/PG7VkpQWxP love you guys pic.twitter.com/6EF1YzT7Ai
— Virgil (@TheRealVirgil) May 14, 2022
However, in May, Virgil announced on Twitter that he had been diagnosed with stage 2 colon cancer.
“It’s really sh-tty right now. To make things worse I know have stage 2 colon cancer. I am a fighter, but need your help. I cannot afford any of the medical bills and would love your support. love you guys.”
Virgil’s biggest scripted feud in the WWE came against DiBiase in 1991 when he defeated the Million Dollar Man at SummerSlam for the Million Dollar Championship. Unfortunately, it was the only major singles title he won in WWE or WCW.
I’m sitting here hurting hustling my ass off and this guy doesn’t even bother fucking calling me asking me how I am. I try to do my best and get laughed at all these years later yet I am the one who has to do my best to make a buck to help with my problems. What a life pic.twitter.com/xWYoCKFpwA
— Virgil (@TheRealVirgil) June 10, 2022
However, Virgil was still keeping the beef going, albeit online, as early as last June when he tweeted about DiBiase, who he feels doesn’t check up on him amid his health issues.
“I’m sitting here hurting hustling my ass off and this guy doesn’t even bother f-cking call me asking me how I am,” Virgil tweeted. “I try to do my best and get laughed at all these years later yet I am the one who has to do my best to make a buck to help with my problems. What a life.”
Virgil had many adventures during his wrestling run. Even while experiencing the downside of wrestling life, he still reminds the world of how much impact his character had on the public.