Kurt Angle/Matt Morgan Backstage News, DDP To TNA?, More
By Ryan Clark | November 01, 2009
Diamond Dallas Page did an interview with ForceofWrestling. A couple questions asked to him were:
1) If he could have one last match who would it be and why?
He listed The Rock because it would have been great to have The People's Champion vs. The People's Champion. He had envisioned that angle 2 years before joining WWE, but felt he missed the boat on that one and that was a big goal of his. The other being Randy Orton cause DDP mentioned that they both have the same moves and puts over his character as a heel. He loves that Randy Orton has the RKO finisher and isn't upset with him doing the same move as the diamond cutter. DDP stated when it's time for Orton to turn baby face he will be the hottest thing going and no one will touch him.
2) Any details if you are going to TNA?
His exact words were "As of right now no, none, I have no interest, but I am going to do some independent wrestling to see how my body feels. When you go to TV you need to be bringing your A game. I am 53 years old, I don't want to be beat up like Hulk Hogan, walking around the way he does. Am I ruling out returning to TNA, no, will I return, well who knows. You would have to offer me the right money, it would have to be the right angle. You never rule it out, cause never say never."
On the stalker angle in WWE: Felt it could have went well, but that's not Takers gimmick and blames himself for going through with it. As said in question 1, he pitched the Ppl's Champ vs. Ppl's Champ angle to Vince, but Vince said he would have rather have him come in as Undertaker's stalker and said do you really want to do a Ppl's Champ vs. Ppl's champ, and regrets giving in to the whole angle with Undertaker.
On Vince McMahon: He respects Vince for what he's done in the business. He has nothing bad to say about him, due to the fact that he made his own decisions. "Did he help my career while I was there? Hell no" , "Could he have used me better? Absoultely". He states not blaming anyone for anything and has no hard feelings towards Vince.
DDP also mentioned his main priority is www.yrgfitness.com and to go check it out if you want to see what he's up to.
On Kurt Angle raising his arm at Bound For Glory:
"It felt like a passing of the torch, in some ways. Sometimes it doesn't matter whether you win or lose. I genuinely wasn't expecting him to do that. I was lying in the corner and he came over to me. I was like "are you f***ing kidding me?" and he said "I'm dead serious." He said to me after the match "no-one in my career has pushed me to the limit like this, ever." I earned the respect of the best wrestler in the entire universe. I feel great.
If Kurt Angle is the best ever:
"I'm sorry, he just is. Even if I didn't work for this company, I would say the same thing. There ain't nobody better. He's like a robot. He's had broken necks, the full deal. I walked by him before the match and I noticed a scar on the back of his neck. He came out for his entrance and was almost hunched over. I thought he was hurt. The bell rings, and he's a whole other animal. From the walking dead to the best wrestler on the planet."
On the fan reaction at Bound For Glory and getting booed:
"We had a lot of mainstream fans here tonight. There were some TNA loyals cheering for me, but some cheer for a heel to be cool, and some simply knew Kurt better than me. Everyone who pays for their ticket has the right to express their opinion, and it's my job to make them cheer or boo. Sometimes it's just about being in the moment. Remember at Wrestlemania when The Rock faced Hogan and all the fans cheered Hogan and booed The Rock? The Rock reacted and played, he was so awesome, he was living that moment. Fans, for better or worse, want to cheer the heels. That's how the nWo got started. I was a huge nWo fan. I never cheered a heel in my life apart from them. But they were great, they were hysterical. Perhaps it's because heels in the business get more mic time, more time to show their cockiness. I think babyfaces maybe need to get more."