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.”
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