Diamond Dallas Page On Getting Hurt After Receiving A Seven-Figure Contract

Diamond Dallas Page spoke with the Atlanta Business Chronicle on a number of topics in and outside of pro wrestling. Here are some of the highlights:

Getting paid less as a top guy in WCW and sustaining an injury after receiving a big contract:

"I started wrestling when I was 35, but my career didn't take off until I was 40. When you look at me in the beginning of '96 and at the end of '96, I'm two different people. When my career took off like a rocket in '97 - me against the nWo and Randy Savage - I wasn't just a top guy, I was the top guy and then in '98, I blew my back out. [$250,000 is] a lot of money in the real world, but for being on-top of the wrestling world, that sucks. I had just gotten that 3-year, multi-million dollar deal and that's when I blew my back out."

His goal with DDP Yoga within the next four years:

"I did what WWE did with the network, but I did it with fitness. Now, my goal is to be a $100 million company before I'm 65."

The first WWE Superstar to use his DDP Yoga program:

"I had just done the WWE: The Very Best of WCW Monday Nitro and while I was there I was shooting behind the scenes with Shawn Michaels, who was the first guy ever to do my program, which, along with his surgery, helped him get back in the ring. [Michaels] told me, 'Jericho is hurting and I told him to call you.'"

Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle


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