Diamond Dallas Page Says He Dropped The Ball With WWE

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The UK Sun has a new article online featuring quotes from Diamond Dallas Page. In it, DDP discusses his disappointing run in WWE and who he blames for his lack of success that ultimately ended with his in-ring retirement. Below is an excerpt:

"I thought, coming in, that the stalker angle was going to be awesome. When people ask me about that I say, 'Hey, I made the decision, I have to live with it'.

"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.

"Vince and Shane McMahon told me coming in that they had this great idea and I was going to be working with their No1 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 [DDP's beautiful ex-wife] and nobody could compare. It was ridiculous, it took out the believability factor.

"There are some people who loved that angle with me and Taker, which I don't understand. It was definitely not the highlight of my career by any stretch of the imagination.

"The main reason I jumped when I did was because I was six months away from turning 46. How much longer could I really do this at the level that I did it? There was only so long I could run at that pace.

"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."

"But I'm only smart enough to cut that deal because I dropped the ball with WWE when I came in.

"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."

Click here to read the article in its entirety.

  • krum

    good for him

  • Patrick_Peralta

    I agree fans need to let it go. I didn't like the angle any better and did feel they droped the ball with DDP, but what's done is done no sence harping on it.

  • havoc525

    I didn’t care for the stalker deal, just because they used DDP. I know they didn’t want to believe people watched WCW and knew him. The gimmick would have been better with someone else. That said, he didn’t have a horrible run with Vince, and I’m glad he isn’t a bitter retiree who hates Vince and WWE like his buddy Marc.

    • H.M.

      Whose Marc?

      Yeah I know what you mean.

      • chelu671

        Marc Mero…

        Look him up, he spews a lot of hatred towards WWE.

  • YoYO

    Figured Kimberly wouldn't stick around with him after he wasn't famous.

  • Bailey

    DDP your a legend bud…you have made us all proud to be fans of your trade

  • Kleck

    He was the only reason I remained watching WCW at the end. Unfortunately, he didn’t pan out. Love the commentary/hosting he does for WWE films

  • Chapel Of Ghouls

    Not very often to read an ex-wrestler being very positive and respectful in parts of their past. Need more of that really. I don't understand much of the entertainment in "shoots" and scandals. It's much nicer to read something more on the sunny side up. While this is great to read, it’s not surprising really. I mean he invented the self high five, I believe. That alone involves being positive, to give oneself a high five.

  • Mitch

    DDP is a class act. It's a shame we don't get to see more of him.

  • Andrew Ellis

    I usually only like heels but ddp wuz cool!especially THE matches he worked with Hogan and rodman

  • Three words. Bang dimond cutter but seriously ddp u are of. The greatest to ever do it u make me proud to call myself. A wrestling fan And U should. Come back and be the raw gm seriously Wwe stop it with this whole bringin back hhh It dident work the frist. Time So what’s so different. Now Really wwe. Really. Really Ddp would be a great gm