If you watched pro wrestling in the 1980s, you’ll remember Virgil as the black guy who did all of “The Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase’s household chores and fanned his money in the background during promos. If you’ve followed wrestling in the past 15 years or so or have been on the Internet, you might recognize Virgil as that guy who sits alone at conventions and acts weird about everything.
Virgil has yet to confirm that it’s actually him, so take this with a grain of salt, but there’s a GoFundMe making the rounds today in Virgil’s name asking fans to help him (or whomever) raise $1 million, so that he can become “the million dollar man.”
From the page, which has been shared over 3,000 times but has only raised $70 in 17 days:
Remember me? I am Mike Jones AKA Wrestling Superstar Virgil. I am the real deal. I have been around the world 30 times and my life has always been about the hustle. I started out in the old WWF as the bodyguard of the Million Dollar Man Ted Dibiase and said to myself now it is now MY TIME to be the Millionaire. If you have watched wrestling than you know who I am. I will inspire you that million dollar dreams can come true. Show your love for your favorite wrestler ever by giving me $1, $10, $100, shit $1000 and make me a MILLIONAIRE. You could make this happen and I will forever be grateful. Everyday I hustle and now I am trying to show the world that this dog can be taught new tricks!
The best part is that Virgil (or, again, whomever) offers no perks for donations. You’re simply giving Virgil a million dollars so he can have a million dollars, and you get nothing in return.
As carny as Virgil’s proven to be in the past… forever, I’m going to lean on the side of this being fake. Still, though, it’s worth a laugh on a Friday afternoon. Seriously, does this look like a guy who needs a million dollars?