Inside the ring, Diamond Dallas Page was a beloved figure who could hit his Diamond Cutter finish from out of nowhere and upset icons. Outside the ring, he is focusing on his DDP Yoga program, and is coming to the UK for a tour of seminars, Q&As, and workshops (tickets still available!).
Ahead of his UK tour, he sat down with us for a long interview about his in-ring career, his yoga, and finally the outstanding documentary The Resurrection of Jake the Snake, which is one of the things he is best known for today.
RealSport: I would like to talk about the film The Resurrection of Jake the Snake. How you helped both Jake the Snake and Scott Hall get back from bad places. When you started that film, when was the last time you had talked to Jake the Snake?
Diamond Dallas Page: Well for Jake, I had talked to him maybe a year or two before that. I tried to help Jake a bunch of times before that when he wasn’t ready. That’s what people don’t understand. People ask me to help people all the time. I can’t help them when someone is asking me to help them. I can only help them when they are ready and they really wanna be helped. Because you can bring a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink. And in Jake’s scenario, he said he would try the program.
My business partner Steve Yu, who is the director of The Resurrection of Jake the Snake (available on Netflix), said ‘Why don’t you just move Jake in with you?” And I was like ‘Whoa, wait a minute man. Jake won’t like to move in with me.” I know Jake to be a handful. Ya know, he can do it at home like Arthur [Boorman] did. Actually, how I got Jake to do it, is I sent him the video of the disabled veteran that I had not only lose his 140 pounds, but lose his knee braces, his back braces, and his wraparound canes he used to not only walk, but to run.