The year is ending with a “BANG!” here at WrestlingDVDNetwork.com as right in time for the holidays we interview “The Master of the Diamond Cutter” himself, WCW legend DDP!
EXCLUSIVE: Diamond Dallas Page (DDP) To Get First Superstar-Themed WWE DVD Release of 2017
As reported back in October, WWE’s first Superstar-themed DVD release of 2017 (and first Blu-ray of the new year) will look back on the storied, near-30 year career of the former WCW World Heavyweight Champion, as they present: “Diamond Dallas Page: Positively Living”.
We know a documentary portion is confirmed, and we’ve had a few hints at its content, but further details have been kept well under wraps — it’s time we delve a little deeper!
Tag-teaming with My Name Is Simon on YouTube, our exclusive interview with DDP reveals that WWE first approached him about the project last summer, which was met by a keen response from Dallas having enjoyed their 2016 documentaries on Scott Hall and Eric Bischoff, and on the back of his past experiences with WWE Home Video hosting the “Very Best of WCW Nitro” series.
On the topic of the DVD’s title, we have learned that WWE approached DDP with a number of different possible names and the decision was made to go with “Positively Living” based off the vibe of the documentary content, while also being a play on the “Positively Page” book from his WCW days, and a new project Dallas has lined up for 2018 named “Positively Unstoppable”.
— “Lethal Lottery” Tag Team Match
Diamond Dallas Page & Mike Graham vs. Bill Kazmaier & Jushin “Thunder” Liger
WCW Starrcade • December 29, 1991
Diamond Dallas Page gave us the scoop on the first match confirmed for inclusion in the DVD and Blu-ray compilation (listed above); his first ever match on PPV. He also referred to a match with Johnny B. Badd, possibly their bout at Spring Stampede 1994, and promised fans they’d also see “Savage matches”, “Sting matches”, and many of his “World title matches” too.
By all accounts the matches were chosen by WWE with DDP able to tweak their selections as he felt necessary. As for the documentary, it’s not yet finished – but a WWE producer has described it as “inspiring, entertaining and funny”, with several outtakes we might see wind up as DVD extras.
In addition to Page’s family and friends, Eric Bischoff, Booker T and Mick Foley are among the names that will definitely be showing up as interviewees in the feature. DDP has also now confirmed our earlier report that WWE reached out to and interviewed his ex-wife and WCW valet Kimberly.
The one star he would have most liked to have seen contribute is the late Dusty Rhodes. Sadly, it doesn’t appear WWE has much in the way of footage of Dusty discussing DDP’s career.
You can listen to the entire interview by clicking here or below. On top of the discussion of “Diamond Dallas Page: Positively Living”, DDP gets into it on such topics as: being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, the new book he’s writing, how he overcame depression, the success of his “Resurrection of Jake The Snake” documentary, and plans to re-brand DDPYOGA!
Get your copy of WWE’s new “DDP – Positively Living” DVD or Blu-ray…
– USA: March 21st. Pre-order the new DDP DVD/Blu-ray soon here on Amazon.com.
– UK/Europe: March 27th. Pre-order the new DDP DVD/Blu-ray now here on Amazon.co.uk.
– Australia: TBA. Look for your chance to pre-order a copy over at Madman.com.au.
Too bad WWE hates his WCW theme.
Yo it’s me, it’s me … on dvd
I think it’s great that Kimberly is also involved in this.
It makes sense, she played a part in his career and was his valet
Wonder if we’ll see anything about his “Arm Wrestling Championship” stint, where he would challenge jobbers to an arm wrestling match or something with Dave Sullivan and his rabbit.
The fact that he has some say isn’t necessarily good since he might not understand the mindset of current DVD/Bluray buyers, how they want more unreleased matches with all the PPVs on the network, how many matches have already been released elsewhere, and so on. On the other hand it does personalize the compilation in a way many other DVDs wouldn’t be. We’ll see. As a huge DDP fan I have high hopes for this. Once again I think this would be a good place for where WWE could move on from the rigid 3 disc format and make this 4 disc. Just a thought even though it probably won’t happen. Still will be good as 3 disc.
I just made a list yesterday of all the matches I wanted. I think its over 70. Hope this is 4 disc even though it wont be.
A four disc ddp set? LOL. How many pointless matches did u throw into that 70s list? The guy only get a two disc set as best. He was alright but he was not all that special as a wrestler.
the lethal lottery match can be found on Dailymotion but it’s not anything special.
Can’t wait till it comes out
I’m sure thy will show one of his WWF announcing tryout matches from 1990 in full.
Scott Hall should been able to tweak his own DVD match listing rather than leave it up to WWE entirely.
Good to hear that DDP has a part in the match selection. On the contrary, it’s strange to see Jushin Liger’s name in that match along with the other three.
Finally, Bill FREAKIN’ KAZMAYER makes his debut on a WWE DVD.
I am willing to bet we get….
DDP vs. Renegade for the TV Title at Fall Brawl 95
DDP vs. Johnny B. Badd for the TV Title at Halloween Havoc 95
DDP vs. Eddie Guerrero for the Battle Bowl Ring at Halloween Havoc 96
DDP vs. Randy Savage from Spring Stampede, Great American Bash and Halloween Havoc 97
DDP & Karl Malone vs. Hollywood Hogan & Dennis Rodman from Bash at the Beach 98
DDP vs. Goldberg for the WCW Title at Halloween Havoc 98
DDP vs. Ric Flair vs. Hulk Hogan vs. Sting for the WCW World Title at Spring Stampede 99
DDP vs. Sting on Nitro for the WCW World Title
After that, not sure what they could put. Maybe some Insiders stuff with Nash, perhaps the stuff with Jeff Jarrett and David Arquette too?? And a few matches of his WWE career no doubt. DDP vs. Christian at Wrestlemania 18 would probably be a must.
I hope the stuff with David Arquette & Jeff Jarrett are left out.
The match they had at spring stampede 2000 was solid. Plus Kimberly turns on him
I’d like to forget the beginning of Jarrett being shoved down the fans throats, thanks.
Never watched wcw but page was always fun to watch, a favorite