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WWE Announces Diamond Dallas Page as Next Inductee for the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2017

In an announcement on WWE.com, Diamond Dallas Page has been the next inductee named for the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2017.  He joins Kurt Angle, the Rock N’ Roll Express, and Teddy Long as talent that will be inducted on Wrestlemania weekend in Orlando, FL.

Page was a late starter in the wrestling business, breaking into the AWA in his 30’s.  He started out as a manager there, leading the Badd Company tag team to championship gold before he left to WCW.  There, he led the Fabulous Freebirds to the tag team championship as well as working with Scott Hall, Kevin Nash, and Raven as a manager before he entered the ring himself.

As an in-ring competitor, Page became a superstar by turning down the NWO.  He had a memorable feud with Randy Savage in 1997 that cemented him as a top babyface.  He also had matches with Ric Flair, Sting, and Hulk Hogan that led to him winning the first of his three WCW World Championships.  He also won the WWE European Championship after WCW was bought out by WWE in 2001, and successfully defended it at Wrestlemania.

In Page’s post-wrestling career, he developed the popular DDP Yoga program that is based around exercises he used to stay in wrestling as long as he did.  He also has worked to help people take control of their lives as well.  Two most notable names he has worked with have been Scott Hall and Jake “the Snake” Roberts, both of whom have had success in beating addiction as a result of Page’s help.

Congratulations to Dallas Page as he enters the WWE Hall of Fame.

About Bill Wentz (1498 Articles)
Ring-Rap.com's Senior Columnist, writing with the site since 2009 and a lifelong wrestling fan dating all the way back to the early Wrestlemania years. As a strongly opinionated fan, you can get my thoughts regularly on Ring Rap Audio and Around the Ring on Thursdays, as well as in "Wentz's Blog" in print. Look for my live show reports as well for MMA, WWE, ROH, and more. Outside of wrestling, I have a strong obsession with trucks, winning awards statewide with a truck dubbed the "Brahma Bull Edition." Interact with me on Twitter @Bill_SoonerFan or by email at bwentz@ring-rap.com

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