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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 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.yrgfitness.com/ Yoga for Regular Guys.]]

He is a former "3X, 3X, 3X" [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wcw/wcw-h.html WCW World Heavyweight Champion]], a former 2x [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wcw/wcw-us-h.html WCW United States Heavyweight Champion]], a former [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wcw/wcw-tv.html WCW World Television Champion]], a former 3x [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wcw/wcw-t.html WCW World Tag Team Champion]], holding the belts w[=/=]Wrestling/BamBamBigelow and Wrestling/{{Kanyon}} as the Jersey Triad and 1x w[=/=]Wrestling/KevinNash as the Insiders, a 1x [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wwe/wwe-world-t.html WWE World Tag Team Champion]] w[=/=]Kanyon and a 1x [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wwe/wwf-eu-h.html WWE European Heavyweight Champion]].

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!!! "These tropes are gonna feel the BANG!":
* ArchEnemy: Johnny B. Badd (Marc Mero), Wrestling/RandySavage, [[Wrestling/BrutusBeefcake the Booty Man (Brutus Beefcake)]], the [[Wrestling/NewWorldOrder NWO]] in general
* {{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.
** 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.
* BlondGuysAreEvil: As a heel.
* {{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.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: Used his real name in his last WCW promo on the last Nitro.
* CatchPhrase: "Self High Five" and "Get ready to feel the BANG!"
** Later, in WWE, he built up a gimmick as a self-help guru: "It's not a bad thing, it's a good thing."
** Also had "It's me, it's me, it's DDP."
* 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.
* ClusterFBomb: According to Wrestling/MickFoley, DDP is a walking example of this; he jokes that Page "uses at least two f-words to describe a newborn puppy." During one of their trips around the country, Page ended up screaming "Who put fucking cookies in my bed?!"
* CoolShades: As a heel.
* 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.
** In real life, due to his advanced age and lack of natural athleticism, trained extremely hard and taped every match he had to study his strengths and weaknesses. He still went to wrestling school until he finally started working a full-time schedule.
* FaceHeelTurn: After he first won the WCW World Heavyweight Title at ''Spring Stampede 99.''
* FinishingMove: The Diamond Cutter
* HeelFaceTurn: When he turned down the NWO at the start of 1997.
* 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."
* HoldUpYourScore: In his heel run in WCW in 1995, his valet Kimberly would hold up scorecards whenever he executed a particularly effective move. Naturally, winning the match earned him a "10."
* ImpersonationGambit: On the July 7, 1997 ''Wrestling/WCWMondayNitro'', Randy Savage was scheduled to face MaskedLuchador Wrestling/LaParka. The match seemed to be going along as usual, with Parka doing his usual dancing and strutting. Out of nowhere, "Parka" hit a Diamond Cutter and unmasked as DDP and got the pin. This actually raised Parka's profile in WCW a bit, as, for a short time, he would walk out to the ring and Kimberly would be standing by the entrance and raising the sign of the Diamond Cutter. On DDP's section of WCW's website, someone asked how he got Parka to loan him his costume. DDP said, [[MoneyDearBoy "I gave him a hundred bucks."]]
* {{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.
** In all fairness to DDP, Karl Malone didn't actually suck in the ring all things considered.
* OlderThanTheyLook: DDP really doesn't look much different now than he did in WCW apart from his shorter hair.
* PowerStable: The Diamond Exchange, in the [[Wrestling/AmericanWrestlingAssociation AWA]], and less so in WCW.
** The Alliance, in WWE.
* 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
* 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.
* TagTeam:
** The Vegas Connection, w[=/=][[Wrestling/KevinNash Vinnie Vegas (Kevin Nash)]] (later reformed as the Insiders,w/Nash as himself)
** The Jersey Triad, w[=/=]Wrestling/BamBamBigelow and Wrestling/{{Kanyon}}
* TookALevelInBadass: Despite starting his in-ring career well into his 30's, he developed into a skilled wrestler.
* Website/{{WrestleCrap}}:
** Dennis Rodman
** Jay Leno
** DDP as the "stalker" of Wrestling/TheUndertaker's wife Sara.
** His feud with Wrestling/KevinSullivan's [[{{Kayfabe}} "dyslexic"]] [[UnrelatedBrothers "brother"]] Dave "Evad" Sullivan.
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