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Diamond Dallas Page Reflects On WWE Hall of Fame Induction, How He’s Helped Today’s Wrestlers w/ DDP Yoga


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Diamond Dallas Page recently spoke with ESPN.com‘s Brian Campbell about his WWE Hall of Fame induction, the impact of his DDP Yoga program on today’s wrestlers, and more. You can read a few highlights below:

Diamond Dallas Page comments on how Triple H broke the news of his Hall of Fame induction to him, how they reflected on their time together in WCW: 

“They hand me the phone and say, ‘The boss wants to talk with you. I realized it’s Triple H [WWE executive Paul Levesque] and said, ‘Paulie, what’s up, man?’ I had called him a couple of weeks ago so I was expecting his call.”

“He was down there with me at the Power Plant; he was Terra Rizin down in WCW. We rode together, we hung together. He’s talking about, ‘I never thought you could do it. This guy was like 35 and a half. What were you thinking? But you did it.’

“He put me over to such a degree that I said, ‘Hey, wait a minute. Is it that call? I started getting choked up and I couldn’t even talk.”

DDP comments on people treating him with the same regard that he saw Dusty Rhodes as someone who selflessly gave back to wrestling: 

“Wow, I never really thought about it like that. I know I helped guys and helped like 30 people get jobs [in WCW]. I was sort of like a scout for Eric Bischoff if I saw people who had the talent. Sometimes I wouldn’t bring people to him until they had the gimmick, like Raven.

“I’m grateful on a lot of levels. But when you compare me to Dusty in helping out, that’s a new job because I know I helped [in WWE] with what I’m doing today with DDP Yoga. It’s a whole new genre.”

Page shares how much this current run of success helping others means to him:

“If I could have had the opportunity coming into [WWE] in 2001 doing what I did and maybe doing a people’s champion versus people’s champion angle [against The Rock] or choose what has happened to me over the last six years, I would take this run every single time,” Page told ESPN.com. “Every single time. It’s like being reborn at 60.”