WWE Hall of Famer DDP was recently the guest on the WINCLY Podcast. Here are some highlights….
On his status with AEW:
“I don’t have a contract. I’m not employed by AEW as I’m doing this for Cody. Without Dusty Rhodes, there’s no Diamond Dallas Page. I don’t have everything I’ve been able to accomplish and a lot of it had to do with The Dream giving me the opportunity,” said Page before adding that he’s known Cody since he was 12 years old and that he has an uncanny awareness of the business.”
“The reason why I won’t take a contract with AEW is because I still wanna work with WWE. My fitness and wellness plan is really important to me and Tommaso, Gargano, Lacey Evans, Shayna – I know I’ve helped them with my program. I want to help the boys in the girls in AEW and WWE like I have been doing for years. So I didn’t really wanna take any kind of a contract with that.”
“When I talked to Cody about it, I also wanted him to know that if I was giving him any kind of advice, it wouldn’t be tainted…We just talk about the business as we have since he was 12 years old.”
On not being invited to the RAW Reunion:
“When they didn’t put me on the Legends show [RAW Reunion]…every single Legend and Hall of Famer there, I guess I was getting, ‘ok, we’re not using you anymore D.’ I called down to the PC and talked to Matt Bloom and he said, ‘Listen D. You’re working with those guys now. We’re not gonna have you down here.’ I said ok and thanks for letting me know.”
“WWE has been very good to me. It wasn’t great when I first got there, but the last 7-8 years have been phenomenal. I’m very grateful for the run I got to do with them and the Hall of Fame and the Rumble. I love all of those guys there.”
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