I first met Virgil at a WrestleMania party in 2010 and sure enough, the former Million Dollar Champion talked me into plunking down money for his photo and autograph.
But here's the thing - I thoroughly enjoyed the process! Virgil was engaging, interesting to talk to, and not at all the scam artist that many have painted him as being in recent years.
The story of Virgil is an interesting one. After a brief wrestling career in Memphis, he was signed to the World Wrestling Federation in 1987 to play the bodyguard of WWE Hall of Famer "The Million Dollar Man" Ted DiBiase. The bodyguard gig lasted until 1991, when he rebelled against DiBiase and became a fan favorite. He then competed against his ex-boss at WrestleMania VII and eventually won The Million Dollar Belt.
Virgil resurfaced in World Championship Wrestling a few years later as "Vincent", working with DiBiase, Hulk Hogan and others in the new World order. Following brief runs as "Shane" (a Vince Russo lackey) and "Curly Bill" (of The West Texas Rednecks fame), he left WCW in 2000.