History Wrestling / DiamondDallasPage

27th May '16 12:37:07 AM Morgenthaler
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* BlondGuysAreEvil: As a heel.
19th May '16 11:41:07 PM bt8257
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* 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.

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* 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
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'''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.

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'''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
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'''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.

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'''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
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* {{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.

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* {{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.

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* {{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!"

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* CatchPhrase: CatchPhrase
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"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.

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* 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.

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* 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.''

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* 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."

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* 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.

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* 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.

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* PowerStable: PowerStable
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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.
11th Feb '16 12:06:29 PM Inspeps
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->'''''"BANG!!!"'''''

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->'''''"BANG!!!"'''''->'''''"Bada Bing, Bada Boom, Bada BANG!!!"'''''
29th Nov '15 6:38:22 AM thecarolinabull01
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* TookALevelInBadass: Despite starting his in-ring career well into his 30's, he developed into a skilled wrestler.

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* TookALevelInBadass: Despite starting his in-ring career well into his 30's, he developed went from a boring midcard heel into a skilled wrestler.WCW's third biggest babyface (behind Sting and Goldberg).
7th Nov '15 1:52:46 PM wyattte
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->'''''"BANG!!!"'''''



'''Diamond Dallas Page''' (Page Joseph Falkinburg, Jr.; April 5, 1956) is an American professional wrestler best known for his stint in Wrestling/{{WCW}}. He became a major player in the "Invasion" storyline following Wrestling/{{WWE}}'s buyout of WCW, and was so excited to work for [=WWE=] that he took a buyout on his contract to the tune of $.50 on a dollar. What happened was an abysmal trainwreck of a storyline that ended with him playing the part of a stalker, and later leaving the business altogether. He now maintains a health and fitness website called [[http://www.ddpyoga.com/ DDP Yoga]] (formerly Yoga for Regular Guys).

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'''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.

He became a major player in the "Invasion" storyline following Wrestling/{{WWE}}'s buyout of WCW, and was so excited to work for [=WWE=] that he took a buyout on his contract to the tune of $.50 on a dollar. What happened was an abysmal trainwreck of a storyline that ended with him playing the part of a stalker, and later leaving the business altogether. He now maintains a health and fitness website called [[http://www.ddpyoga.com/ DDP Yoga]] (formerly Yoga for Regular Guys).



Feel free to check out ThatOtherWiki for more info about his career.

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Feel free to [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diamond_Dallas_Page check out out]] ThatOtherWiki for more info about his career.



!!! "These tropes are gonna feel the BANG!":

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!!! !! "These tropes are gonna feel the BANG!":



* FinishingMove: The Diamond Cutter

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* FinishingMove: The Diamond CutterCutter, one of the most iconic finishers in WCW history. Wrestling/RandyOrton would later slightly modify it into the RKO.
31st Oct '15 6:26:58 PM thecarolinabull01
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* EightiesHair: Had long, thick curly blond hair until he cut it off in 2000.
21st Oct '15 9:31:56 PM thecarolinabull01
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** 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/Batista}} other]] [[{{Wrestling/Boogeyman}} wrestlers]] have taken that title.

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** * 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/Batista}} other]] [[{{Wrestling/Boogeyman}} wrestlers]] have [[Wrestling/{{Boogeyman}} The Boogeyman]] has taken that title.
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