• WWE Hall of Famer Says Him & Dusty Rhodes Considered Vince McMahon As The Greatest Babyface & Heel Of All Time
During a recent appearance on Ring Rust Radio, WWE Hall of Famer Diamond Dallas Page talked about possibly making more one-off appearances in the WWE, his Mt. Rushmore of Wrestling & more.
Below are the highlights:
You have made several recent in-ring appearances with WWE, including the 2015 Royal Rumble and WrestleMania 32. Would you be interested in another one-off appearance and do you feel you could pull off a singles match again if asked?
“I know I could, but how would I be at the end of the match? Risk and reward, it wouldn’t be worth the punishment. The reason why Vince put me in the Andre the Giant Battle Royal….there were still 12 Legends that could go like myself and Tatanka.
So a few days before my 60th birthday, it was a real honor to get asked to do this. You have guys like Ric Flair and Dory Funk who could do this kind of work in their 60’s and maybe a couple of other guys, but it’s a very small handful of guys that could.
For me, I know I can do it, but I would feel so beat up afterwards that it wouldn’t be worth it for me. Anytime I can go out and hit a Diamond Cutter, I’ll take it. Cody sent me a text when he found out, and he told me it was so apropos that he would be the first to take the cutter.
That kid is doing great right now with ROH and New Japan. I have known him since he was seven years old. I would still do that and go out there and hit the cutter out of nowhere. People would jump all over it. I have a picture at WrestleMania where I took a picture of three levels of fans doing the Diamond Cutter sign in that Dallas stadium. 80% of them were standing there putting up the Diamond Cutter sign. It was very humbling and all so cool.”
Excluding yourself, even though that would be a good thing, who would be on your pro wrestling Mt. Rushmore?
“For me personally, Ric Flair, Dusty Rhodes, Jake Roberts, and Vince McMahon. I would abso-f*cking-lutley put myself on there if I could, Vince would be gone. Dusty and I would sit around and talk about Vince. We considered him the best heel/babyface in the business ever.
When he is face you love him, and when he is heel you hate him. He is the worker’s worker. We used to laugh about some of the stuff he would do and I think Bischoff should go in the Hall of Fame.
I would love to induct him, but it would probably be Jason Hervey or someone else. I would love to induct him because I have so many good stories about him. Eric brought the best out of Vince.”
• 5 NXT Stars That Are Expected To Join The WWE Main Roster After WrestleMania 34 Possibly Revealed
The next round of WWE main roster call-ups is expected to take place after WrestleMania 34 and the following NXT stars are expected to join the WWE main roster in April 2018:
– The Authors of Pain (Former NXT Tag Team Champions & 2016 Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic Winners)
– The Iconic Duo (Peyton Royce & Billie Kay)
– No Way Jose
Some NXT wrestlers are expected to be surprise entrants in the upcoming Royal Rumble matches (mainly the Women’s one), but those are expected to be just one-off appearances.