Diamond Dallas Page Says He Hopes CM Punk is Coming Back
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 03.06.2014
Plus his thoughts on Daniel Bryan, Jake Roberts and more...
- Diamond Dallas Page spoke with 411's Terry Lewis for a recent interview on a variety of topics. Check out the highlights and here for the full interview:
On Jake "The Snake" Roberts' future: "For Jake, him going into the Hall Of Fame, personally, I know he's getting a custom-made snakeskin vest tuxedo with lapels. It's like a $3000 outfit but it's the one he's going into the Hall Of Fame in. He's never really thought like that though. He's all about the now, instant. What I helped him do is I got him thinking about...the future. Where are you going to this week? This month? This year? 5 years from now? Where are you going to be 10 years from now? Jake and I have talked serious about when he gets more control and more time in and goes and gets all the classes he needs, Jake is thinking about starting his own rehab centre."
On Daniel Bryan's situation in WWE: "Going through '93, '94, '95, I just wanted to take off so bad. I was ready... hmmm, not really. '96, I watch back and I was on fire too... But '97... I was ready. When wrestling blew up, I was right in the middle of it and I worked so hard to get there. It's like Bryan now. We start talking about that moment with him on top of the cage, and the hero shot of him doing the "Yes!" and how amazing it was. Everyone seems to think that he needs it now, now, now! Hmmm, maybe it's better when it really does happen and you can't hold them down anymore. Y'know the greatest thing about the WWE is, if they see you really want something, and they're not ready to give it to you, they're gunna hold it back. And hold them back. And hold them back. And it keeps coming until they give it to you on a whole different level. Everybody wants what they can't have so Daniel is in a helluva spot. He couldn't be in a better spot. So I'm really happy for him. I was with Steven Regal 5 or 6 years ago and he told me "D, I want you to meet Daniel Bryan. Gunna be a big star in the business" and he called it before anybody. You go back and look at him & C.M. Punk's matches in the indys. Fucking awesome, you knew right then they were gunna be stars."
On the CM Punk situation: "I think Punk needs a bit of a rest right now - a well deserved rest. Kid works his ass off out there. Everytime I go backstage, he's got his body iced up. I think if he's supposed to come back, he will and make an impact. If he doesn't, he'll still make an impact when he comes back. He ain't done...I hope so, for the wrestling fans. He is one of those guys that have saved his money. There's another lesson. John Laurinaitis has been one of my friends since 1988. He said "it's not about how much money you make; it's about how much money you save." You take these three things we've been talking about. I'm not just here to make you laugh. I can make you laugh, I might make you cry, but if those moments are there, I'm gunna tell them."