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Dimond Dallas Page on Who WWE Should Push, Auditioning Over the Phone for Dusty Rhodes

Former WCW and WWE star Dimond Dallas Page (DDP) was recently a guest on X-Pac’s X-Pac 1,2,360 podcast. You can check out some highlights here:

On his phone audition for Dusty Rhodes:

“He goes, what the hell’s the matter with you? I go, I got strep throat. He goes, I don’t want to hear that. I got Dusty Rhodes here. I want to put you on the phone with him. I want you to blow him away like he’s the biggest mark on the planet. I’m like, Mike, Mike, no, no. I’ve got strep throat. Show him my video tape I sent you. He said, can’t, VCR’s broken. Here you go. Dusty gets on the phone. I hear hello, I go, good God! Dusty Rhodes! The Tower of Power, the Man of the Hour. I went through everything he ever said. I stole everything from everything and a few of my own things in there. I did about forty-five minutes of speed rapping and I go, that’s all I got, Dusty. I got strep throat. I don’t hear anything. I’m thinking, did he hang up on me? It felt like five minutes. It was probably ten seconds. And then I hear, was that a recording, kid? I said, no Dusty. It’s me. He goes, I like your energy. I’ll tell you what… And then he brought me up and I came up the next week.”

On who WWE should push today:

“[Dolph] Ziggler’s another crazy, amazing freakin’ technician, unbelievable. I still don’t understand why they don’t push him through the roof, because the guy’s got the look, he can talk, and he can work as good or better. Another guy I love a lot is Bray [Wyatt]. I think to me he could be the Undertaker. I mean if I was booking then he’d be undefeated and we’d go for another fifteen or twenty years with him at Mania. And I don’t understand why he’s not getting a monster push. And I only watch occasionally. But I know talent and those two guys are ridiculously talented.”

(All transcribed quotes courtesy of Wrestling Inc.)


  • Armitage Soulshroude

    Agreed. But we both know that it was “storyline” script… so who know’s where this “NEW” attitude will take him. At least it wasn’t a FULL ON Re-packaging.

  • Solid

    If that happens he also needs to keep his mouth shut this time, hopefully he remembers the puff of smoke that was his last push when he started speaking his mind.

  • Armitage Soulshroude

    Agreed. Ziggler NEEDS that push!