Former WCW and WWE Superstar Diamond Dallas Page recently joined former WWE star and D-Generation X member X-Pac’s podcast, X-Pac’s 1,2,360 show. The creator of DDP Yoga opened up about an encounter with the late great WWE Hall Of Famer Dusty Rhodes, in which he auditioned for ‘The American Dream’ and Mike Graham over the phone:
“He goes, what the hell’s the matter with you? I go, I got strep throat. He goes, I don’t want to hear that. I got Dusty Rhodes here. I want to put you on the phone with him. I want you to blow him away like he’s the biggest mark on the planet. I’m like, Mike, Mike, no, no. I’ve got strep throat. Show him my video tape I sent you. He said, can’t, VCR’s broken. Here you go. Dusty gets on the phone. I hear hello, I go, good God! Dusty Rhodes! The Tower of Power, the Man of the Hour. I went through everything he ever said. I stole everything from everything and a few of my own things in there. I did about forty-five minutes of speed rapping and I go, that’s all I got, Dusty. I got strep throat. I don’t hear anything. I’m thinking, did he hang up on me? It felt like five minutes. It was probably ten seconds. And then I hear, was that a recording, kid? I said, no Dusty. It’s me. He goes, I like your energy. I’ll tell you what… And then he brought me up and I came up the next week.”
With many talented Superstars gracing the WWE’s roster today, there are many talents left out of the shuffle who don’t get their opportunity to be pushed as ‘the guy’ when it comes to the big picture in the industry. DDP threw in his two cents on who he believed the WWE should focus more on pushing, as opposed to current front runners such as Kevin Owens, Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns, AJ Styles, Dean Ambrose, and so many that currently sit atop the franchise’s mountain:
“[Dolph] Ziggler’s another crazy, amazing freakin’ technician, unbelievable. I still don’t understand why they don’t push him through the roof, because the guy’s got the look, he can talk, and he can work as good or better. Another guy I love a lot is Bray [Wyatt]. I think to me he could be the Undertaker. I mean if I was booking then he’d be undefeated and we’d go for another fifteen or twenty years with him at Mania. And I don’t understand why he’s not getting a monster push. And I only watch occasionally. But I know talent and those two guys are ridiculously talented.”
You can check out DDP’s full interview with X-Pac in the embedded video player here below:
(All transcribed quotes courtesy of StillRealtous)
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