History Wrestling / DiamondDallasPage

29th Nov '16 8:34:15 PM KYCubbie
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* NiceJobBreakingItHero: One of the many factors that sunk WCW was the gimmick of using celebrities in actual matches, and worse, as PPV main events. While Vince Russo and Eric Bischoff deservedly get some heat for that (Jay Leno?), one of them was actually the brainchild of DDP himself. According to Page's own admission on ''Literature/TheRiseAndFallOfWCW'', it was DDP who suggested the match of teaming him and [[UsefulNotes/NationalBasketballAssociation Karl Malone]] against Hogan and [[UsefulNotes/NationalBasketballAssociation Dennis Rodman]] to Eric Bischoff, though in all fairness to DDP, Karl Malone didn't actually suck in the ring all things considered.

to:

* NiceJobBreakingItHero: One of the many factors that sunk WCW was the gimmick of using celebrities in actual matches, and worse, as PPV main events. While Vince Russo and Eric Bischoff deservedly get some heat for that (Jay Leno?), one of them was actually the brainchild of DDP himself. According to Page's own admission on ''Literature/TheRiseAndFallOfWCW'', ''The Rise and Fall of WCW'', it was DDP who suggested the match of teaming him and [[UsefulNotes/NationalBasketballAssociation Karl Malone]] against Hogan and [[UsefulNotes/NationalBasketballAssociation Dennis Rodman]] to Eric Bischoff, though in all fairness to DDP, Karl Malone didn't actually suck in the ring all things considered.
29th Nov '16 8:33:26 PM KYCubbie
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ArchEnemy: Johnny B. Badd (Marc Mero), Wrestling/RandySavage, [[Wrestling/BrutusBeefcake the Booty Man (Brutus Beefcake)]], the [[Wrestling/NewWorldOrder NWO]] in general
* BadassGrandpa: At the time of his debut in 1991, he was, at thirty-five years old, the oldest rookie in history. Since then, however, [[Wrestling/{{Boogeyman}} The Boogeyman]] has taken that title.
* {{Bookends}}: Very early in Page's career, he made a cameo at ''Wrestling/{{WrestleMania}} VI'' in Toronto's Sky Dome driving Rhythm and Blues ([[Wrestling/HonkyTonkMan the Honky Tonk Man]] and [[Wrestling/GregValentine Greg "The Hammer" Valentine]], w/manager Wrestling/JimmyHart) to the ring in his pink Cadillac. Fast forward 12 years later to ''[=WrestleMania=] X8'' in the same building, DDP wrestles one of the last matches in his active career, successfully defending his [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wwe/wwf-eu-h.html WWE European Championship]] against Toronto native Wrestling/{{Christian}}, who attended ''[=WrestleMania=] VI'' as a young fan.

to:

* ArchEnemy: Johnny B. Badd (Marc Mero), Wrestling/RandySavage, [[Wrestling/BrutusBeefcake the Booty Man (Brutus Beefcake)]], the [[Wrestling/NewWorldOrder NWO]] nWo]] in general
* BadassGrandpa: At the time of his debut in 1991, he was, at thirty-five 35 years old, the oldest rookie in history. Since then, however, [[Wrestling/{{Boogeyman}} The Boogeyman]] has taken that title.
* {{Bookends}}: Very early in Page's career, he made a cameo at ''Wrestling/{{WrestleMania}} VI'' in Toronto's Sky Dome [=SkyDome=] driving Rhythm and Blues ([[Wrestling/HonkyTonkMan the Honky Tonk Man]] and [[Wrestling/GregValentine Greg "The Hammer" Valentine]], w/manager Wrestling/JimmyHart) to the ring in his pink Cadillac. Fast forward 12 years later to ''[=WrestleMania=] X8'' in the same building, DDP wrestles one of the last matches in his active career, successfully defending his [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wwe/wwf-eu-h.html WWE European Championship]] against Toronto native Wrestling/{{Christian}}, who attended ''[=WrestleMania=] VI'' as a young fan.



* HeelFaceTurn: When he turned down the NWO at the start of 1997.

to:

* HeelFaceTurn: When he turned down the NWO [=nWo=] at the start of 1997.



* {{Jerkass}}: His character was one pre-nWo.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: One of the many factors that sunk WCW was the gimmick of using celebrities in actual matches, and worse, as PPV main events. While Vince Russo and Eric Bischoff deservedly get some heat for that (Jay Leno?), one of them was actually the brainchild of DDP himself. According to Page's own admission on ''The Rise and Fall of WCW'', it was DDP who suggested the match of teaming him and Karl Malone against Hogan and Dennis Rodman to Eric Bischoff, though in all fairness to DDP, Karl Malone didn't actually suck in the ring all things considered.

to:

* {{Jerkass}}: His character was one pre-nWo.
pre-[=nWo=].
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: One of the many factors that sunk WCW was the gimmick of using celebrities in actual matches, and worse, as PPV main events. While Vince Russo and Eric Bischoff deservedly get some heat for that (Jay Leno?), one of them was actually the brainchild of DDP himself. According to Page's own admission on ''The Rise and Fall of WCW'', ''Literature/TheRiseAndFallOfWCW'', it was DDP who suggested the match of teaming him and [[UsefulNotes/NationalBasketballAssociation Karl Malone Malone]] against Hogan and [[UsefulNotes/NationalBasketballAssociation Dennis Rodman Rodman]] to Eric Bischoff, though in all fairness to DDP, Karl Malone didn't actually suck in the ring all things considered.



* RealMenWearPink: Became interested in Yoga while rehabbing from an injury and eventually became an instructor, at a time when Yoga was seen as a very feminine form of exercise

to:

* RealMenWearPink: Became interested in Yoga yoga while rehabbing from an injury and eventually became an instructor, at a time when Yoga yoga was seen as a very feminine form of exerciseexercise.



** The Vegas Connection, w[=/=][[Wrestling/KevinNash Vinnie Vegas (Kevin Nash)]] (later reformed as the Insiders,w/Nash as himself)

to:

** The Vegas Connection, w[=/=][[Wrestling/KevinNash Vinnie Vegas (Kevin Nash)]] (later reformed as the Insiders,w/Nash Insiders, w/Nash as himself)



* TookALevelInBadass: Despite starting his in-ring career well into his 30's, he went from a boring midcard heel into WCW's third biggest babyface (behind Sting and Goldberg).

to:

* TookALevelInBadass: Despite starting his in-ring career well into his 30's, thirties, he went from a boring midcard heel into WCW's third biggest babyface (behind Sting and Goldberg).
9th Nov '16 9:46:28 AM dlchen145
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* {{Badass}}: Page only had a few months of training before his first match. Afterwards, one of his opponents began to argue with Page about how some of the match had gone, but since he'd been around the business for several years as a manager, Page wouldn't back down. His opponent threw a punch, Page took it, grabbed the guy in a front facelock and choked him out. Reportedly Page was so angry the other wrestlers in the dressing room had to pull him off the guy, though Page's reaction to the end of the fight was something along the lines of MyGodWhatHaveIDone
25th Aug '16 7:39:09 AM ArcaneAzmadi
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* TrueCompanions: DDP has a lot of friends in the industry, but he's particularly close to Wrestling/JakeRoberts and Wrestling/ScottHall, both of whom he invited to come and live together with him (in his "Accountability Crib") to help them fight off their crippling substance and alcohol addictions and put their lives back together. Both men are unashamed to admit that DDP umabiguously saved their lives.

to:

* TrueCompanions: DDP has a lot of friends in the industry, but he's particularly close to Wrestling/JakeRoberts and Wrestling/ScottHall, both of whom he invited to come and live together with him (in his "Accountability Crib") to help them fight off their crippling substance and alcohol addictions and put their lives back together. Both men are unashamed to admit that DDP umabiguously unambiguously saved their lives.
25th Aug '16 7:38:26 AM ArcaneAzmadi
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* TrueCompanions: DDP has a lot of friends in the industry, but he's particularly close to Wrestling/JakeRoberts and Wrestling/ScottHall, both of whom he invited to come and live together with him (in his "Accountability Crib") to help them fight off their crippling substance and alcohol addictions and put their lives back together. Both men are unashamed to admit that DDP umabiguously saved their lives.
27th May '16 12:37:07 AM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* BlondGuysAreEvil: As a heel.
19th May '16 11:41:07 PM bt8257
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* CassandraTruth: Rejected Wrestling/KevinNash's offer to join the [[Wrestling/NewWorldOrder nWo Wolfpac]] for War Games in late 1998 because he didn't trust Nash, and in particular implored Wrestling/{{Sting}} and Wrestling/LexLuger not to do so either. Not only did they continue to trust Nash, so did the fans, who in fact booed DDP for his rejection of the massively popular red and black stable. Come the first ''Nitro'' of 1999, the TropeNamer for {{Fingerpoke of Doom}} would happen.

to:

* CassandraTruth: Rejected Wrestling/KevinNash's offer to join the [[Wrestling/NewWorldOrder nWo Wolfpac]] for War Games in late 1998 because he didn't trust Nash, and in particular implored Wrestling/{{Sting}} and Wrestling/LexLuger not to do so either. Not only did they continue to trust Nash, so did the fans, who in fact booed DDP for his rejection of the massively popular red and black stable. Come the first ''Nitro'' of 1999, the TropeNamer for {{Fingerpoke {{Finger Poke of Doom}} would happen.
17th May '16 1:01:54 PM thecarolinabull01
Is there an issue? Send a Message


'''Diamond Dallas Page''' (born Page Joseph Falkinburg, Jr.; April 5, 1956, name legally changed to Dallas Page in 2003) is an American professional wrestler best known for his stint in Wrestling/{{WCW}}. He'd actually debuted as a manager in the [[Wrestling/AmericanWrestlingAssociation AWA]] in the 80s, but some time after he showed up in WCW, he made the transition to wrestler. Gradually, over the next decade, he became one of the biggest names WCW had to offer, with a showy personality and one of the most popular {{Finishing Move}}s in the business (the Diamond Cutter), until the company's buyout in 2001.

to:

'''Diamond Dallas Page''' (born Page Joseph Falkinburg, Jr.; April 5, 1956, name legally changed to Dallas Page "Dallas Page" in 2003) is an American professional wrestler best known for his stint in Wrestling/{{WCW}}. He'd actually debuted as a manager in the [[Wrestling/AmericanWrestlingAssociation AWA]] in the 80s, but some time after he showed up in WCW, he made the transition to wrestler. Gradually, over the next decade, he became one of the biggest names WCW had to offer, with a showy personality and one of the most popular {{Finishing Move}}s in the business (the Diamond Cutter), until the company's buyout in 2001.
9th May '16 7:07:50 PM thecarolinabull01
Is there an issue? Send a Message


'''Diamond Dallas Page''' (Page Joseph Falkinburg, Jr.; April 5, 1956) is an American professional wrestler best known for his stint in Wrestling/{{WCW}}. He'd actually debuted as a manager in the [[Wrestling/AmericanWrestlingAssociation AWA]] in the 80s, but some time after he showed up in WCW, he made the transition to wrestler. Gradually, over the next decade, he became one of the biggest names WCW had to offer, with a showy personality and one of the most popular {{Finishing Move}}s in the business (the Diamond Cutter), until the company's buyout in 2001.

to:

'''Diamond Dallas Page''' (Page (born Page Joseph Falkinburg, Jr.; April 5, 1956) 1956, name legally changed to Dallas Page in 2003) is an American professional wrestler best known for his stint in Wrestling/{{WCW}}. He'd actually debuted as a manager in the [[Wrestling/AmericanWrestlingAssociation AWA]] in the 80s, but some time after he showed up in WCW, he made the transition to wrestler. Gradually, over the next decade, he became one of the biggest names WCW had to offer, with a showy personality and one of the most popular {{Finishing Move}}s in the business (the Diamond Cutter), until the company's buyout in 2001.
1st Apr '16 10:11:24 AM JamesAustin
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* {{Badass}}: Page only had a few months of training before his first match. Afterwards, one of his opponents began to argue with Page about how some of the match had gone, but since he'd been around the business for several years as a manager, Page wouldn't back down. His opponent threw a punch, Page took it, grabbed the guy in a front facelock and choked him out. Reportedly Page was so angry the other wrestlers in the dressing room had to pull him off the guy.
** MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Page's reaction to the end of the fight.

to:

* {{Badass}}: Page only had a few months of training before his first match. Afterwards, one of his opponents began to argue with Page about how some of the match had gone, but since he'd been around the business for several years as a manager, Page wouldn't back down. His opponent threw a punch, Page took it, grabbed the guy in a front facelock and choked him out. Reportedly Page was so angry the other wrestlers in the dressing room had to pull him off the guy.
** MyGodWhatHaveIDone:
guy, though Page's reaction to the end of the fight.fight was something along the lines of MyGodWhatHaveIDone



* {{Bookends}}: Very early in Page's career, he made a cameo at ''Wrestling/{{WrestleMania}} VI'' in Toronto's Sky Dome driving Rhythm and Blues ([[Wrestling/HonkyTonkMan the Honky Tonk Man]] and [[Wrestling/GregValentine Greg "The Hammer" Valentine]], w/manager Wrestling/JimmyHart) to the ring in his pink Cadillac. Fast forward 12 years later to ''[=WrestleMania=] X8'' in the same building, DDP wrestles one of the last matches in his active career, successfully defending his [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wwe/wwf-eu-h.html WWE European Heavyweight Championship]] against Toronto native Wrestling/{{Christian}}, who attended ''[=WrestleMania=] VI'' as a young fan.
* BorrowedCatchPhrase: When questioned on why he attacked Wrestling/{{Raven}} on an addition of Wrestling/{{TNA}} Impact, all he had to say was "Nevermore".
* BreakingTheFourthWall: Used his real name in his last WCW promo on the last Nitro.

to:

* {{Bookends}}: Very early in Page's career, he made a cameo at ''Wrestling/{{WrestleMania}} VI'' in Toronto's Sky Dome driving Rhythm and Blues ([[Wrestling/HonkyTonkMan the Honky Tonk Man]] and [[Wrestling/GregValentine Greg "The Hammer" Valentine]], w/manager Wrestling/JimmyHart) to the ring in his pink Cadillac. Fast forward 12 years later to ''[=WrestleMania=] X8'' in the same building, DDP wrestles one of the last matches in his active career, successfully defending his [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wwe/wwf-eu-h.html WWE European Heavyweight Championship]] against Toronto native Wrestling/{{Christian}}, who attended ''[=WrestleMania=] VI'' as a young fan.
* BorrowedCatchPhrase: When questioned on why he attacked Wrestling/{{Raven}} on an addition episode of Wrestling/{{TNA}} Impact, ''Wrestling/{{TNA}} Impact!'', all he had to say was "Nevermore".
* BreakingTheFourthWall: Used his real name in his last WCW promo on the last Nitro.''Nitro''.



* CatchPhrase: "Self High Five" and "Get ready to feel the BANG!"

to:

* CatchPhrase: CatchPhrase
**
"Self High Five" and "Get ready to feel the BANG!"



* CassandraTruth: Rejected Wrestling/KevinNash's offer to join the [[Wrestling/NewWorldOrder nWo Wolfpac]] for War Games in late 1998 because he didn't trust Nash, and in particular implored Wrestling/{{Sting}} and Wrestling/LexLuger not to do so either. Not only did they continue to trust Nash, so did the fans, who in fact booed DDP for his rejection of the massively popular red and black stable. Come the first ''Nitro'' of 1999, the TropeNamer for FingerpokeOfDoom would happen.

to:

* CassandraTruth: Rejected Wrestling/KevinNash's offer to join the [[Wrestling/NewWorldOrder nWo Wolfpac]] for War Games in late 1998 because he didn't trust Nash, and in particular implored Wrestling/{{Sting}} and Wrestling/LexLuger not to do so either. Not only did they continue to trust Nash, so did the fans, who in fact booed DDP for his rejection of the massively popular red and black stable. Come the first ''Nitro'' of 1999, the TropeNamer for FingerpokeOfDoom {{Fingerpoke of Doom}} would happen.



* DemotedToExtra: Despite being in the top card at WCW, when he moved to WWE, he was put in an angle where he stalked Wrestling/TheUndertaker and his wife. After he jobbed there, he was stuffed into the lower mid-card, given his "self-help guru" gimmick and never even came close to the main event scene.
** This could have been Vince being upset that someone got over in another company without his doing. Only Vince can make stars after all.
* {{Determinator}}: Page spent a lot of time with "injured ribs", and one of his trademark things was when he was too beat up to stand up he'd still try to pull himself back to his feet using his opponent's pants.

to:

* DemotedToExtra: Despite being in the top card at WCW, when he moved to WWE, he was put in an angle where he stalked Wrestling/TheUndertaker and his wife. After he jobbed there, he was stuffed into the lower mid-card, given his "self-help guru" gimmick and never even came close to the main event scene.
** This could have been
scene, which certainly didn't help silence the claims that Vince being [=McMahon=] gets upset that someone got over in another company without his doing. Only Vince can make stars after all.
doing.
* {{Determinator}}: {{Determinator}}
**
Page spent a lot of time with "injured ribs", and one of his trademark things was when he was too beat up to stand up he'd still try to pull himself back to his feet using his opponent's pants.



* FaceHeelTurn: After he first won the WCW World Heavyweight Title at ''Spring Stampede 99.''

to:

* FaceHeelTurn: After he first won the WCW World Heavyweight Title Championship at ''Spring Stampede 99.1999.''



* HoistByHisOwnPetard: The aforementioned "cookies" incident, which ended with him getting his revenge on Austin and Foley, all while shouting, [[MemeticMutation "How do you like it?! HOW DO YOU LIKE FUCKING COOKIES IN YOUR BED?!"]]
** Foley, however, responded to this by making fun of Page's tendency to sleep in the nude: "It's not the cookies that I mind. It's the fact that you're rubbing your naked ass all over me."

to:

* HoistByHisOwnPetard: The aforementioned "cookies" incident, which ended with him getting his revenge on Austin and Foley, all while shouting, [[MemeticMutation "How do you like it?! HOW DO YOU LIKE FUCKING COOKIES IN YOUR BED?!"]]
**
BED?!"]] Foley, however, responded to this by making fun of Page's tendency to sleep in the nude: "It's not the cookies that I mind. It's the fact that you're rubbing your naked ass all over me."



* NiceJobBreakingItHero: One of the many factors that sunk WCW was the gimmick of using celebrities in actual matches, and worse, as PPV main events. While Vince Russo and Eric Bischoff deservedly get some heat for that (Jay Leno?), one of them was actually the brainchild of DDP himself. According to Page's own admission on ''The Rise and Fall of WCW'', it was DDP who suggested the match of teaming him and Karl Malone against Hogan and Dennis Rodman to Eric Bischoff.
** In all fairness to DDP, Karl Malone didn't actually suck in the ring all things considered.

to:

* NiceJobBreakingItHero: One of the many factors that sunk WCW was the gimmick of using celebrities in actual matches, and worse, as PPV main events. While Vince Russo and Eric Bischoff deservedly get some heat for that (Jay Leno?), one of them was actually the brainchild of DDP himself. According to Page's own admission on ''The Rise and Fall of WCW'', it was DDP who suggested the match of teaming him and Karl Malone against Hogan and Dennis Rodman to Eric Bischoff.
** In
Bischoff, though in all fairness to DDP, Karl Malone didn't actually suck in the ring all things considered.



* PowerStable: The Diamond Exchange, in the [[Wrestling/AmericanWrestlingAssociation AWA]], and less so in WCW.

to:

* PowerStable: PowerStable
**
The Diamond Exchange, in the [[Wrestling/AmericanWrestlingAssociation AWA]], and less so in WCW.



* SmallNameBigEgo: Showed signs of this in an interview in early 2012, saying that he was the biggest star in wrestling in the 90's and drew more than any other Wrestling/AttitudeEra wrestler. While he was immensely popular with the crowds, to call him a bigger star/draw than such wrestlers as Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin, Wrestling/TheUndertaker, Wrestling/MickFoley, [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson the Rock]], {{Wrestling/Sting}} and Wrestling/HulkHogan is ridiculous.
This list shows the last 10 events of 71. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Wrestling.DiamondDallasPage