Diamond Dallas Page was a part of one of the most loaded main events in wrestling history at Spring Stampede 1999.
The show, which was headlined by Page, Ric Flair, Hulk Hogan and Randy Savage in a four-way match, saw the now-yoga master capture his first WCW Championship. Despite the accomplishment, Page said that he had no clue until the day of the show it was happening.
During a recent Reddit AMA, DDP said that heat with Ric Flair made him more surprised the finish happened the way it did.
For starters, I didn't know it was actually really going to happen until that night. Which was a trip! Ric Flair and I, over the years, had had some heat together... [laughs] So, that Ric actually agreed to do it, it was HUGE for me.
And if you saw my acceptance speech at the Hall of Fame, I wanted him to KNOW how much it meant to me. And I knew that it would move me one step closer to someday... maybe being a Hall of Famer... because it was Ric.
Now again, grateful. The fact that I'd gotten in the ring with three of the biggest icons ever... Sting and Hulk... and for me to come out the world champion was a dream come true at a whole different level.
I remember Hulk asking if I knew how to do Bret Hart's post figure four. And I said, 'Yeah, I could do it.' And he said, 'That's how I want you to get me out of the match and we will use it as an angle later on.'
So getting to put Hogan out, and getting to beat Flair - one of the greats was unbelievable.
When I walked back through the locker room, Hulk and I were dressing in the same room. When I walked in he was sitting there, soaking wet from sweat, knee braces on to the side of him... he looked up and said, "This is the way our business should be."
When someone who nobody believes would make it, but because of their work ethic to scratch and claw to the top, he said, "that's what this business is all about.' I almost started crying. He gave me a great big hug and that's a moment I'll never forget.
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