Diamond Dallas Page Talks DDP Yoga, Randy Orton Using The Cutter, WrestleMania & More
On other wrestlers using DDP Yoga: "Chris Jericho [started all of that]. We're in Canada and he's Mr. Canada as far as I'm concerned. He's an awesome cat. HBK -- Shawn Michaels -- was the first guy to ever do DDP Yoga when he came back from that last back surgery. He told Jericho about it when [Jericho] herniated his L-4, which is the lower part of your back. It's the center of the universe. He was done.
"We started talking on Twitter actually. He went to the acupuncture and had a bunch of [needles] up his back. I called him and sent him the video that's on DDPYoga.com, which is my main site. There's a video of a disabled veteran that I helped walk again. When he saw that video, he said, 'DDP, send it to me.'
"In five weeks, he was 85% pain free. In three months, he was 95% pain free. He just headlined at WrestleMania, so I guess he's feeling pretty good. ... Santino's a huge supporter of it, loves it. Zac Ryder, The Miz, Daniel Bryan. I got like 20 guys doing it. It's really cool.
On whether or not he would have liked to debut in WWE differently: "[Laughs.] You think? I mean, it was what it was. It wasn't my best work. But I did have an awesome angle on the way out with Christian. He's an amazing athlete. We had some great matches and I got to bring back that DDP character.
"I shouldn't have done it any other way. People's champion vs. People's champion. But it's the first time I've ever let anybody derail a goal of mine. Because I had that vision two years before I ever went there. So, it would have been different.
"But, I learned from it. I've learned from every mistake I've ever made. I'm happy to have a legend's deal with WWE now. I look for some pretty cool stuff to happen with the WWE Network that's coming up."
On what he thought of this year's WrestleMania: "I thought the overall spectacle of it all was awesome. The matches -- not all of them were that great. [Laughs.] They left a little bit of it out there. I thought 'Taker and Triple H's match was great. I thought that Chris and Punk did a helluva job. There was a couple of other good matches on the card.
"But I went down there for the whole spectacle of it and so many of the guys were doing my stuff. I worked out with a lot of different guys like Foley. Twice with Foley. ... He's got a beat up body. My goal is that he can tie his shoes again because he cant' do [that]. I know if he sticks with it, he'll be able to. We'll see, right?"
On one of his greatest memories as a wrestler: "Absolutely winning the World title. Think about who was in that four-way dance with me; it was Hogan, Sting and Flair. Three of the biggest, iconic names of all time. Ric Flair to take the Diamond Cutter in the middle [with me at] 43-years-young. If I didn't do DDP Yoga, that never happens because my career would have been over.
"The first match I had with Savage, I was 41. Spring Stampede, the same pay-per-view. And for Randy to take the Diamond Cutter -- there's nobody that saw that coming. From out of nowehere -- bang! 1, 2, 3. That place, it was electric. Sent my career on a different level."