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    Posted: 04/June/2011 at 21:28
Quote Arda Ocal & Jimmy Korderas of Right After Wrestling Radio on theScore on SIRIUS 158 recently spoke with Diamond Dallas Page. Highlights:

DDP on possibly coming back to the WWE in the future & how he is doing today:
"I spoke to Johnny Ace about this...I haven't heard back from him on it. I told him I would love to do some kind of PR. Some public relations.. That sort of thing is what Vince [McMahon] wanted me to do when I left. He wanted me to stay and be the color-commentator but I was burnt out of wrestling for so many years and I needed a break. Long story short, 10 years later I'm still doing pretty well but I would love to be a part of the WWE family."

DDP on how hosting WWE's "Very Best of WCW Nitro" DVD, how he received the gig and who else was in the running

What DDP thinks of the whole Kurt Angle/Randy Orton "finishing move" situation
"The thing is you don't use the guy's finish in the same company. If you're in TNA and Kurt Angle is using the Ankle Lock, then you don't do it in that company because Kurt will really take your ankle and put you in it and break your ankle. But if you're in the WWE or the independent circuit, it is what it is. I don't know what's happening between Randy [Orton] and Kurt [Angle] but I love Randy using the RKO. Being it's a version of the Diamond Cutter, people will think of me whenever he hits that move. And I think Randy is the greatest wrestler in the World...I think he is the very best. "

Memories of working with Macho Man Randy Savage in WCW
"[My favorite match with Randy Savage was our first one at Spring Stampede] because that's where he put me over. We were doing house shows and one night in Florence, South Carolina, Arn Anderson walked into the locker room and he was the agent. He asked Macho what he wanted to do tonight and Randy said, 'I think I wanna take the Diamond Cutter', and it almost knocked Arn over. Arn asked me if I knew how much of an honor that was and I was like, 'ummm yeah'! When I hit the Diamond Cutter the crowd exploded. When the referee slid down, the entire place was counting 1-2-3 and the crowd exploded again - and Randy (while laying there) said to me, "I think we have our finish to Spring Stampede'!"

Hopefully Johnny Ace continues to not call him back as I don't want to see him back.
 
Seems biased towards Randall because he uses the same finisher.
 
Nice little story on Savage putting over DDP. Not heard that one before so it's a new one to me.
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I would much rather have DDP on commentary than Booker T, Jack Korpela, Matt Striker, or Todd "GreasyHam."  Long ago he worked the table with Gordon Solie down in Championship Wrestling from Florida.   In 1990, DDP tried out for an announcer job with WWF but they passed, so he headed to WCW as a manager.
 
Glad to see he isn't complaining about "stealing moves" like some others.  Especially since DDP took the Cutter from Johnny Ace.   DDP was Johnny Ace's manager down in CWF as well, so the two of them go way back together.
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Originally posted by admin admin wrote:

Quote Arda Ocal & Jimmy Korderas of Right After Wrestling Radio on theScore on SIRIUS 158 recently spoke with Diamond Dallas Page. Highlights:

DDP on possibly coming back to the WWE in the future & how he is doing today:
"I spoke to Johnny Ace about this...I haven't heard back from him on it. I told him I would love to do some kind of PR. Some public relations.. That sort of thing is what Vince [McMahon] wanted me to do when I left. He wanted me to stay and be the color-commentator but I was burnt out of wrestling for so many years and I needed a break. Long story short, 10 years later I'm still doing pretty well but I would love to be a part of the WWE family."

DDP on how hosting WWE's "Very Best of WCW Nitro" DVD, how he received the gig and who else was in the running

What DDP thinks of the whole Kurt Angle/Randy Orton "finishing move" situation
"The thing is you don't use the guy's finish in the same company. If you're in TNA and Kurt Angle is using the Ankle Lock, then you don't do it in that company because Kurt will really take your ankle and put you in it and break your ankle. But if you're in the WWE or the independent circuit, it is what it is. I don't know what's happening between Randy [Orton] and Kurt [Angle] but I love Randy using the RKO. Being it's a version of the Diamond Cutter, people will think of me whenever he hits that move. And I think Randy is the greatest wrestler in the World...I think he is the very best. "

Memories of working with Macho Man Randy Savage in WCW
"[My favorite match with Randy Savage was our first one at Spring Stampede] because that's where he put me over. We were doing house shows and one night in Florence, South Carolina, Arn Anderson walked into the locker room and he was the agent. He asked Macho what he wanted to do tonight and Randy said, 'I think I wanna take the Diamond Cutter', and it almost knocked Arn over. Arn asked me if I knew how much of an honor that was and I was like, 'ummm yeah'! When I hit the Diamond Cutter the crowd exploded. When the referee slid down, the entire place was counting 1-2-3 and the crowd exploded again - and Randy (while laying there) said to me, "I think we have our finish to Spring Stampede'!"

Hopefully Johnny Ace continues to not call him back as I don't want to see him back.
 
Seems biased towards Randall because he uses the same finisher.
 
Nice little story on Savage putting over DDP. Not heard that one before so it's a new one to me.
What are you nuts?  He made a vaild point that it is only a conflict two guys using the same move if they are in the same company, I think that is one of the long standing wrestling rules, he only used the RKO/Diamond cutter thing as an example.
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Quote Former World Heavyweight Champion Diamond Dallas Page spoke with WWE's website this week to promote the new "Very Best of WCW Nitro" DVD set that comes out today. Here are some highlights:

Working on the DVD:
"I worked closely with the producers on what I wanted to say. The last thing I wanted was to sound like a robot introducing the matches. Being involved and having the freedom to really speak from the heart adds an extra layer to this collection."

Capturing the WCW feel:
"One thing The Very Best of WCW Monday Nitro really captures, which I remember very well about WCW, was how absolutely electric the crowds were. It was a wild time and everything, both on Nitro and Raw, was smoking hot. The fans were crazy, and thats what helped make WCW and WWE so successful. I loved when Scott Hall and Kevin Nash first started showing up. No one knew what they were up to, and this DVD really recreates that feeling as The Outsiders did whatever they wanted and started to destroy everyone in their path."

His World Title match with Sting that's on the DVD:
"Even though I lost the World Title, that was one of my toughest and favorite matches. The way that match ended ... man, it was exciting and so unpredictable. Fans of all ages will love that match."

David Arquette winning the World Title:
"I couldnt believe it; I thought it was some kind of joke. What many people dont know is that when David signed up to compete, he didnt do it for the money. All the money he made during his run in WCW, he donated to Brian Pillmans wife."

If he worked closely with the producers on what he wanted to say, I don't see how he had "freedom to speak from the heart".

Good on him for having a defeat as one of his fave matches. In a scripted environment wins shouldn't really count to something being enjoyed.

See some good did come from the Arquette run in WCW as he made sure the widow of Pilman was looked after.

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I was disappointed with DDP's WWE run, sure ultimately he was always going to do the job to The Undertaker but Taker could have given him alot more, Page was made to look like a complete jobber in their matches and most of the angles. It did seem like it was a senseless burial of a guy just because he made his name in WCW. This was also very harsh when you bare in mind Page rejected the option of sitting out his Time Warner deal like so many WCW talents did, he wanted to keep competing so he signed a WWE contract.
 
He managed to get over well with his motivational speaker babyface gimmick, but as mentioned by this point injuries were taking their toll and a serious neck injury(I think) eventually meant he could no longer endure the WWE schedule and he was released.
 
I wish he had done more in TNA, but again I think his injuries restricted to him to only being able to work a handful of matches. I remember him wrestling in a t-shirt as he had obviously dropped alot of muscle and definition from his physique.
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Former WCW and WWE Superstar Diamond Dallas Page recently spoke with the folks from The Atlanta Business Chronicle for an interview. Below are some of the highlights.

On getting paid less as a top guy in WCW and suffering an injury after signing a big contract: "I started wrestling when I was 35, but my career didn't take off until I was 40. When you look at me in the beginning of '96 and at the end of '96, I'm two different people. When my career took off like a rocket in '97 - me against the nWo and Randy Savage - I wasn't just a top guy, I was the top guy and then in '98, I blew my back out. [$250,000 is] a lot of money in the real world, but for being on-top of the wrestling world, that sucks. I had just gotten that 3-year, multi-million dollar deal and that's when I blew my back out."

On his goal for his DDP Yoga program in the next four years: "I did what WWE did with the network, but I did it with fitness. Now, my goal is to be a $100 million company before I'm 65."

On Shawn Michaels being the first WWE Superstar to use his DDP Yoga program: "I had just done the WWE: The Very Best of WCW Monday Nitro and while I was there I was shooting behind the scenes with Shawn Michaels, who was the first guy ever to do my program, which, along with his surgery, helped him get back in the ring. [Michaels] told me, 'Jericho is hurting and I told him to call you.'"

Check out the complete Diamond Dallas Page interview at BizJournals.com.

 
For how over he was in WCW, he was massively underpaid compared to many there such as NWO.
 
Love his ambition with yoga. Surprised he and E don't work together with it because it would be a useful thing to help with conditioning of superstars and lessening the chances of injuries.
 
It's great to see him doing so well, when so many guys from the past struggle to find something to do positively, when their in ring career has ended.
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He and Sami Zayn remind me so much of each other. DDP was a badass as a bouncer and a nightclub owner, he was big, and he had a personality that, while friendly you knew you never wanted him angry with you either. But he also got to be really upbeat and annoying after a while and wouldn't stop talking sometimes, so people used to rib him a lot. 

DDP is still my choice for the all-time greatest hero in wrestling. I just can't give that guy enough respect.
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