->'''''"Bada Bing, Bada Boom, Bada BANG!!!"'''''
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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.

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).

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]].

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

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!! "These tropes are gonna feel the BANG!":
* EightiesHair: Had long, thick curly blond hair until he cut it off in 2000.
* 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 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 [=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.
* BorrowedCatchPhrase: When questioned on why he attacked Wrestling/{{Raven}} on an episode 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''.
* CaptainErsatz: In the Game Boy and Game Boy Advance versions of ''Videogame/FireProWrestling''.
* 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 {{Finger Poke of Doom}} would happen.
* 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, which certainly didn't help silence the claims that Vince [=McMahon=] gets upset that someone got over in another company without his doing.
* {{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 Championship at ''Spring Stampede 1999.''
* FinishingMove: The Diamond Cutter, one of the most iconic finishers in WCW history. Wrestling/RandyOrton would later slightly modify it into the RKO.
* 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 [[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.
* 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.
* SirSwearsALot: According to Wrestling/MickFoley, DDP is a walking example of this; he jokes that Page "[[ClusterFBomb 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?!"
* 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 thirties, he went from a boring midcard heel into WCW's third biggest babyface (behind Sting and Goldberg).
* 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 unambiguously saved their lives. This is unsurprising in Jake's case, as Jake is [[TheMentor one of the guys who trained Dallas to wrestle]].
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