DDP talks wrestlers using yoga to get back in shape, his WWE run & more

Former World Heavyweight Champion Diamond Dallas Page recently spoke with Sportsvibe.co.uk. In the interview, DDP mentioned that he is signed to a WWE Legends deal and could pop up on their YouTube channel in the future. Here are some highlights from the interview:

Q. It was well documented before Chris Jericho’s recent WWE return he used DDP Yoga, how did that come about?

The doctors had told Chris his career was over, he was in too much pain and he had ruptured his lower vertebrae. After starting my programme, in three weeks Chris felt a significant difference, just like I did, and in five weeks he was 85 per-cent pain free. After three months he was 95 per-cent pain free.

Chris talks about the YRG system, which is part of my DDP work out. There are now a number of wrestlers that are doing it, including Kane, and having that big 290lbs Kane doing DDP yoga is pretty cool. I’ve got Tazz, Santino Marella and Mick Foley has just started. I don’t know if Mick will really keep doing it but if he does it will help.

I’m honoured that the only work out Chris is doing is my work out and it’s very cool for me because he promotes the hell out of it and I’m not paying him. He’s not a spokesperson for the company or anything like that, because let’s be honest I couldn’t afford Chris Jericho, he’s a million dollar guy.

Another person I have to thank for really getting DDP Yoga out there is Shawn Michaels, he was the first guy I got doing my YRG work out.

Q. Do you have any regrets from your time in the WWE?

I always get people saying to me ‘what do you feel about the WWE ruining your career?’ and my reaction is always ‘what are you talking about?’ I worked their for four months and I was in the business for 13 years.

I had an amazing run. It didn’t end exactly the way I wanted it to, but I learnt a lot of really strong lessons from the way I handled my career in WWE. I wanted to do ‘peoples’ champion vs. peoples’ champion’. That would have made so much money and would have been a whole different outcome with me and The Rock working together. We complemented each other, but that didn’t work out and I had that idea two years before I ever went to the WWE.

For me not to follow through with a goal is not like me and I never let anyone redirect me. I let that happen, but it taught me not to let anyone take you away from your goals.

Q. We’ve seen a number of comebacks recently with the likes of Booker T and Mick Foley, could we see a return to the ring for DDP?

Not in the ring. I’m done, if I was to do one run it would only because I got so over that they wanted to do something with me. I don’t see me coming back to run anymore, my body feels too good and it’s more important for me to put my foot over my head whilst standing on the other one, than it is to stick it up somebody’s ass.