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Diamond Dallas Page Comments On WWE Run – Says He Dropped The Ball

Speaking to The Sun, Diamond Dallas Page says he has no regrets over the failed 2001 angle that saw him play a stalker who creepily tracked The Undertaker’s wife.

“It’s amazing to me how many people it bothered. They knew that I was a top guy and they didn’t use me correctly, but I agreed to it originally and that was a mistake,” Page says.

“Vince and Shane McMahon told me coming in that they had this great idea and I was going to be working with their number one babyface. I didn’t really like it because it was about me stalking someone else’s wife. I would look across the table at Kim [Page’s ex-wife, who posed for Playboy] and nobody could compare. It was ridiculous, it took out the believability factor.”

He continues, “I get fans telling me they were upset with how WWE treated me but I say, ‘Dude, let it go!’ I already achieved everything I ever dreamed of.”

After retiring from the squared circle, Page developed the wildly successful Yoga for Regular Guys Workout. The three-time World Heavyweight Champion says he recently cut a marketing and distribution deal with Warner Brothers that “would blow your mind.”

“But I’m only smart enough to cut that deal because I dropped the ball with WWE when I came in,” Page adds. “I dropped it, I don’t blame Vince. I’ve got a lot of respect for Vince and everything he has done for the business.

“There are so many guys that have negative, bad feelings after they retire. You’ve heard them. I’m not living that as I lived a dream on so many different levels.”

The full-length interview is available here.

  • Kick me in the little Jimmy

    @ Diesel – I agree with most of what you said, except that both Davey Boy and Curt Hennig were used as top talents except toward the end of their careers. Then both guys died prematurely (Davey, 38 and Curt, 44 I believe). So toward the end, both were jobbing more than usual, especially Curt who was already in his 40’s when he came back to WWE for his last run.

  • Nicholas

    DDP should have been himself right from the very begining. Oh by the way why is HHH being blame for DDP and Undertaker fued. Moron do your homework HHH was injury during the whole WCW vs WWE angel. Man don’t HHH hater really can be so stupid at times. If anything you could say it was Undertaker with all do respect who killed DDP.

    Now back to DDP he should have told WCW let me be myself or I walk away. It was DDP felt he had more to say then any of the WCW guys they signed.

  • kitkrock

    In regards to Raven, I agree with what STONE COLD STEVE AUSTIN wrote in his book (the stone cold truth): Vince McMahon screwed up BIG TIME!

    The 7 deadly sins storyline would have been EPIC, but what does Vince do? He gives the European title to Matt Hardy …. and YOU PEOPLE cheered for Matt (backlash 2001, anyone?). Fuckin’ idiots.
    And what does Matt do with the title? NOTHING! He waited around and dropped the title to the Hurricane. THE freaking HURRICANE of all people. GAH!

  • Diesel

    Whoa whoa hold on HE dropped the ball??? More like WWE did! Vince was so desperate to kill off his competition that aside from Goldberg he practically buried every major player WCW & ECW had or basically fed them to HHH. They do it ALL the time I mean lets look at some of the stars he’s let slip through his fingers:

    Mike Awesome & Sean O’Haire (two guys that were both over 6 foot, 300 pounds & could move like damn cruiserweight wrestlers).

    Rhyno (A wrecking machine on ECW that could’ve potentially made a big impact as a top heel)

    Jerry Lynn (One of the best guys ECW had, and his feud with RVD was a classic….yet what was he doing? Sunday Night Heat/Metal)

    RVD (7 years there & one WWE title run, and yet a guy like Cena get’s a stupid amount??)

    Raven (His whole gimmick could’ve been amazing if it’d been done right)

    William Regal

    Paul Burchill

    Davey Boy Smith & Curt Hennig (two of the best legit wrestlers in the early 90’s period)

    Just to name a few…

  • brian_sXe

    Offcourse in meant WM 18 🙂

  • venom

    WWE definately dropped the ball with DDP. DDP’s biggest feud was with Undertaker. He could have done other feuds too even if he was jobbing to them. When he became European champion, it was all over for him. I am glad he is thinking positive about everything and that WWE acknowledges him as a legend.

  • HR

    Very classy DDP. #SelfHighFive

  • centerman

    I enjoyed you in your day DDP. Thanks for the memories and good luck to you.

  • Kick me in the little Jimmy

    Personally, I thought that going from working with Taker to working with Christian was a huge step down at the time (given Christian was still a mid-carder). The stalker angle was a little creepy and unnecessary, but I was really starting to like how DDP’s character evolved toward the end of his run. The “Positively Page” character was great.

  • ##

    Deep down inside he knows they were the one’s that dropped the ball. He is only saying he did because of his newly signed legends deal. BANG!

  • brian_sXe


    DDP couldnt wrestle! Not by a long shot! Even EZE said he wasnt the most talented guy in WCW he was just a guy Bishoff could depend on!

    CHRISTIAN carried Page through those matches including WM 28!
    “they knew i was a top guy” cmon! they knew HE couldt wrestle…

  • CC

    the angle he did with Christian more than made up for the Understalker angle .. those two worked so well together

  • Good R-Truth

    It’s Me, It’s Me, It’s DDP!