Diamond Dallas Page has finally made his way to the WWE Hall of Fame.
WWE confirmed the announcement this week on social media. Other 2017 inductees include Kurt Angle and longtime referee Theodore Long. In 2014, DDP (pictured above, with wife Brenda Nair) inducted his colleague and friend Jake “The Snake” Roberts.
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DDP, 60, is best known for his lengthy tenure on WCW, where he was a three-time World Heavyweight Champion and had a number of iconic fights against fellow legendary wrestlers such as Randy “Macho Man” Savage and Goldberg.
In an exclusive interview with Rolling Stone, DDP recalls the fateful phone call with Triple H where he found out about his induction: “I’m not a guy who has trouble talking, but I couldn’t talk. Tears are running down the sides of my cheeks and I just said, ‘Bro, I love you man.'”
DDP has also been in the spotlight in recent years for his DDP Yoga workout videos, which he describes as “yoga for guys.” Several of his fellow wrestlers, including current WWE superstar Chris Jericho, have praised the DDP Yoga workout. (Check out our MensFitness.com exclusive with DDP himself, in which he explains why you should try DDP Yoga.)
The 2017 WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will commence in Orlando on March 31, two days before Wrestlemania 33.