Eric Bischoff recalls Night Diamond Dallas Page’s performance in WCW: “I’m gonna bang this drum as long as I can”

Diamond Dallas Page is a person that WCW fans and pro wrestling fans will remember forever. In his professional wrestling career, which spanned two decades, he had faced several top stars and was involved in many interesting segments that kept crowds in suspense.

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One such segment occurred in 1997 when Diamond Dallas Page faked joining the nWo. During this time, the nWo had established itself as one of the most important forces in WCW.

Following DDP’s match on the January 13 episode of WCW Nitro, came The Outsiders (Scott Hall and Kevin Nash). They asked him to join the nWo by offering DDP an nWo shirt.

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It looked like DDP had accepted their offer to join them. However, shortly after wearing the nWo shirt, he hit Scott Hall with a diamond cutter. Diamond Dallas Page soon left the crowd to a tremendous reception.

Recently, Eric Bischoff and Conrad Thompson discussed this famous segment during an episode of the 83 Weeks Podcast.

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Eric Bischoff talks Diamond Dallas Page walking into the crowd

During the episode, Conrad also noted that Diamond told Dallas Page that someone tricked him into walking through the crowd after that segment.

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Shortly after, Eric Bischoff said: “It went back to trying to get DDP to get rid of all the ridiculous gimmicks. You know, he looked like the dollar gimmick store whenever he came to the ring and had that conversation with him and made him ditch all that stuff and become what he really is, which is a blue collar worker.

“And I will bang this drum as long as I have air. With young talent, developing talent, and even some established talent, the more true you are to who you really are, the more authentic you can be,” he added.

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Bischoff added that DDP was back to being the worker he was in New Jersey and that was what bonded him. He admitted that getting in the crowd was one of the key components.

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