|Back to Blog|
A case can be made for DDP to be inducted into WWE Hall of Fame
By Scott Fishman
Diamond Dallas Page and DDP Yoga were featured in a well done piece on the award-winning "Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel" on HBO.
The story saw Frank DeFord interview not only DDP, but Jake "The Snake" Roberts and Scott Hall as they have turned their lives around thanks to the master of the Diamond Cutter.
The two were on death’s door until the motivating veteran grappler was able to put them on the road to salvation through his program. It's no secret Hall and Roberts have been on a turbulent rollercoaster ride for many years.
Just when you thought they were getting better you read a story of another incident involving drugs, alcohol or both.
After they had hit the proverbial rock bottom, the two have been determined to make positive changes in their lives. Page has managed to help them better themselves and the segment really showed the hard work was paying off.
Hall and Roberts appeared clear-headed and in the best shape they've been in for some time. They looked healthy and in good spirits.
The story was inspiring and proved it's never too late to find the light at the end of the tunnel. Page is a guardian angel of the squared circle. He has been able to orchestrate miraculous comebacks for two WWE superstar alum most gave up on and deemed lost causes.
DDP Yoga has done so much good for not only those in the pro wrestling industry, but people from all walks of life.
The success stories are endless. It is for this and the contributions Page has made during his in-ring career I think a good case can be made for a WWE Hall of Fame induction.
Despite his late start in sports entertainment, Page emerged one of the biggest names in the business. He found himself in the main event and a top face in WCW. The "People's Champion" had reigns as a WCW world champion, United States champion, tag team champion, TV champion and the winner of the 1996 BattleBowl ring.
During his stint in WWE he won European and tag team gold. Page had tremendous rivalries with the likes of Eddie Guerrero, “Macho Man” Randy Savage and Raven.
The Diamond Cutter became one of the most popular and innovative finishing moves of all time. It was so good Randy Orton decided to adopt it and name his version of the maneuver the RKO.
Page's contributions to pro wrestling transcend the business itself. Instead of sending them to a rehab facility, maybe WWE should consult DDP. Those who enter into his program seem to get results that stick.
I believe the star deserves a Hall of Fame ring and then some for his work and dedication to helping others. So write your local congressman or WWE decision-maker and tell them you want DDP in the Hall of Fame.