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4 Things I Learned from Eric Bischoff's New Podcast With Conrad Thompson

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02 May 2018, 14:51 IST

#2: Diamond Dallas Page is largely to credit for the success of WCW in the 1990s

Karl Malone and DDP
Karl Malone and Diamond Dallas Page

When you think of Diamond Dallas Page within the context of WCW, you probably think of an on-screen performer who won the Heavyweight Championship several times. You may also think of DDP's on-screen valet and then real-life wife Kimberly.

If you are someone who listens to a lot of wrestling history-related podcasts and/or has read "the dirtsheets," you probably know that DDP was close with Eric Bischoff long before he became a main-eventer within WCW.

Another one of DDP's long-time friends in the wrestling business is Scott Hall, who was featured in the Resurrection Of Jake The Snake documentary. DDP and Hall had worked together in WCW in the early 1990s, prior to Hall's success in WWF as Razor Ramon.

When Hall had decided that it was time to consider leaving WWF, he had used DDP as a middleman to talk to Bischoff. DDP, who lived several houses from Bischoff, made the direct suggestion to Bischoff that Hall was ready to talk business.

Kevin Nash, while friendly with DDP, was part of a separate deal. Bischoff said within the podcast that he knew Nash better than he had Hall prior to negotiating the deal, and he met with Nash directly.

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