DDP has revealed that a current WWE star refused to pose with him doing the famous Diamond Cutter hand gesture over fears they’d be sued.
As Diamond Dallas Page grew to become one of the most popular stars in WCW in the late 1990’s his Diamond Cutter finishing move captured the imagination of fans. In much the same way that the Stone Cold Stunner guaranteed a monster crowd reaction in WWE, the Diamond Cutter became a star of the show.
Along with the move, Page’s diamond hand gesture also gained incredible popularity and can be seen even now when the star poses for photos with fans.
However, speaking on his DDP Snake Pit podcast, Page recalled one WWE star being reluctant to throw up the sign over fears they would be sued. DDP explained that with the refusal, Logan Paul put himself alongside Val Kilmer as the only people who have turned him down.
“We were in the elevator and I could tell that he wasn’t a fan from being a kid. He shook my hand and I said, ‘Let’s do a picture.’ I said, ‘Let’s do the diamond cutter (hand sign)’, and he said, ‘No, I don’t do that.’ The only other person to say no to me doing the diamond cutter was Val Kilmer, but every single other person has done it with me. He said, ‘It’s a gang sign. I got sued over that.’
I understood him because a guy like him is in such a position, I mean, he’s up there. Last thing he needs is wrestling, but it’s another thing that brings him into the mainstream again, doing something else that’s a spectacle. We have a humongous audience. But he wouldn’t do anything because, a gang sign, and he’s been sued over it before. I said, ‘Don’t worry about it’, so we took the picture.”
Somewhat ironically DDP once tried to sue Jay Z over his use of the gesture, as he used it as a symbol for his record label Roc-A-Fella Records.
H/t to WrestlingNewsCo for the transcription.