• DDP Comments On Rumors Of A WWE Hall of Fame Induction For Bam Bam Bigelow
During a recent appearance on The Steve Austin Show podcast, Diamond Dallas Page talked about rumors of a WWE Hall of Fame induction of Bam Bam Bigelow, Bigelow telling him about his desire of being a pro wrestler & more.
Below is what DDP said:
“The one thing I’m really excited about, and (Austin) tell me if I’m wrong or not, but I heard that my man, Bam Bam. Is that a fact yet? I don’t know that or not, but if that’s a fact, I’ve known Bam Bam since he was 16 years old. I used to run a club in Asbury Park (New Jersey) called Club Xanadu and Bammer would come in there and back then, he was in high school wrestling and he had already shaved his head. And in the summertimes, he was running when he was 17 with a pack called The Breed and they were a biker gang.
And Bammer was always a super cool guy, easy to get along with. And he would come walking into a club that was kind of dressy with a couple of The Breed with him and I’d come strolling up behind him, put my arm around him, and go, ‘hey, Bammer,’ because 18 to drink, but he’s 17, but nobody’s going to (question his age) – he looked like he was 22, I’d put my arm around him, I’d go, ‘no trouble in here tonight right, Bammer?’ ‘Oh no, Page, we won’t cause any trouble here!’ And I was like, ‘thanks, bro. Keep it clean.’
He’d come by, maybe he was 18 by the time, 19, and now he starts talking about wrestling and I said, ‘you know, I tried it a few years back’ because at that time, I was 24. I tried it when I was 22. I had a few matches. I was the s–ts and I thought I might hurt my knee. I was running clubs. I was like, ‘I guess my dream was not going to happen.’ But he’s telling me how he wants to be in wrestling and he’s going to do it. I was like, ‘man, just follow your dreams – just go for it’.
And then, I don’t know how long (it was) after that I was flipping the channels and I got to WCCW because he was there, right? He was down there in Dallas (Texas), right? Wherever he was, it was on, like VHF TV because I was, like, turning the channels and s–t back then and I said, ‘oh my God! He made it!’ He was totally wrestling and it was on whatever small TV station I happened to get in Jersey! And it wasn’t a year later, maybe two max, boom! He’s doing stuff in WWE. He’s doing stuff with (Scott) Hall.”
• Female UFC Fighter Ready To Work For WWE
During a recent interview with MMA Junkie, UFC fighter Paige VanZant showed her interest to work with WWE (once again) if the opportunity comes.
Below is what Paige said:
“I’m a fighter first and foremost, but if the opportunity ever came knocking, I’m not one to turn opportunities down. I think it’s an amazing organization, and I’d definitely love to work with them.”
It should be noted that Paige has now said in multiple interviews that she is interested in working with WWE.
For those who don’t follow UFC, Paige VanZant is 24 years old and has a record of 7-4 in MMA. She competes in the women’s straweight (115 lbs) and flyweight (125 lbs) divisions.