It’s been rumored for weeks now and today it was confirmed. DDP will be joining the 2017 WWE Hall of Fame class and he couldn’t be happier about it.
Rolling Stone broke the news and they were also able to get a few comments from Page. The former WCW World Champion was asked about what he was doing when he found out about the induction, and he revealed that it was Triple H who called him ,and he broke down into tears when he realized why Triple H was calling.
“We were filming Positively Living, the Diamond Dallas Page three-DVD set. I’m a Jersey boy, so I was on the Jersey Shore in my hometown, and it was the end of the day and we were filming one more thing. They handed me the phone and said, “Boss wants to talk to you.” It’s HHH. I called him a couple weeks earlier and he hadn’t gotten back to me yet, so I thought this was that return call. So we’re talking about casual stuff, and then I start to hear him talk about my career and where I’ve been and how I got here, and then it hits me – is this that call? I’m not a guy who has trouble talking, but I couldn’t talk. Tears are running down the sides of my cheeks and I just said, “Bro, I love you man.”
Although fans are just finding out about DDP’s WWE Hall of Fame induction, he revealed that he got the call back in October of 2016.
The former WCW World Champion was also asked if he thinks WCW’s legacy has been legitimized now that names like Ric Flair and Sting have been inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame and he had the following to say:
“I think absolutely. Nature Boy [Ric Flair]’s been in every federation, so the Four Horsemen going in I thought was the beginning of that. But then when Stinger went in, I thought OK, this is huge. And now that I’m in, wow. And Rock ‘n’ Roll Express too. People don’t realize how over they really were. They were like the Beatles man, and they’re out there wrestling the Road Warriors. Before the Midnight Rockers, they were the guys. It’s just gonna be a great night for all of us, and more than anything the fans.”
Mark your calendars wrestling fans because March 31st is going to be a big day. The WWE Hall of Fame induction ceremony is set to air live on the WWE Network and DDP will be joining Kurt Angle, Teddy Long, The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express and likely a few others who have yet to be announced.
Congratulations to Diamond Dallas Page.