Diamond Dallas Page reveals two WWE stars he’d love to face if he came out of retirement.
During his career Diamond Dallas Page established himself as a WCW legend. Although he did not start actively competing in the ring until the age of 35, the former three-time WCW World Heavyweight Champion was one of the major players in the Monday Night War together with the likes of Goldberg and Sting.
On his DDP Snake Pit podcast alongside Jake ‘The Snake’ Roberts, fans recently had the opportunity to ask the WWE Hall of Famers anything. In response to a question asking who he would want to face If he came out of retirement, Page said:
“It would have been Randy. And I thought that you know, Diamond Cutter vs. RKO, like no brainer. Or people’s champion versus people’s champion [DDP vs. Rock]. You know, coming back, I would love to have had that. And again, do the job. You know guys, you’ve done jobs and Jake’s done a lot. So why, you know, even after I came back and was on top of the world, I still did a tonne of jobs. There’s a Maya Angelou quote, and she said that she’d learned that ‘People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but they won’t forget the way you made them feel.’ And that’s what people take out of those matches”.
“You know, like, if you watch the fans, they know it’s a work, especially today. Yeah, you go back to Jake’s day, there’s still people who don’t, you know. And they’re not that dumb people, they’re people who friggin’ just love the art, and they and they want to believe. But you look at it today, you see the emotions of the people when something happens. And today, the sh*t looks, you know, they’re doing death-defying sh*t today. So they really know that guy’s really put his body, you know, on the line out there. So they are invested, you know, in the characters in the person.”
In 2001, when Vince McMahon bought WCW, DDP was one of the few major WCW stars who accepted buyouts of their AOL Time Warner contracts to immediately sign with the WWE.
Page continued, discussing the prospect of working with The Rock:
“And to be able to go out there and, and work with those two guys, you know, would have been a lot of fun. You know, but again, if I would have worked with Rock when I first came to WWE, that would have happened, my life might have been completely different. You know, who knows? And I tell you the God’s honest truth, I wouldn’t change my life for anything. So I take the good, the bad, and the ugly throughout it all. And I couldn’t b be any happier where I am today.”
At WrestleMania 32, Diamond Dallas Page competed in the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal. The following year DDP was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame class of 2017.
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