Diamond Dallas Page was recently interviewed about his career and reminisced about when he was hurt immediately after receiving a huge 7-figure contract in WCW:
"I started wrestling when I was 35, but my career didn't take off until I was 40. When you look at me in the beginning of '96 and at the end of '96, I'm two different people. When my career took off like a rocket in '97 - me against the nWo and Randy Savage - I wasn't just a top guy, I was the top guy and then in '98, I blew my back out. [$250,000 is] a lot of money in the real world, but for being on-top of the wrestling world, that sucks. I had just gotten that 3-year, multi-million dollar deal and that's when I blew my back out."
He also talked about the first wrestler to use his DDP Yoga program:
"I had just done the WWE: The Very Best of WCW Monday Nitro and while I was there I was shooting behind the scenes with Shawn Michaels, who was the first guy ever to do my program, which, along with his surgery, helped him get back in the ring. [Michaels] told me, 'Jericho is hurting and I told him to call you.'"