Diamond Dallas Page (DDP), the former good guy of World Championship Wrestling “turned bad” continues to be one of the most recognized and respected superstars of professional wrestling. Also known as the “people’s champion,” his contagious popularity can be credited to his unshakable confidence and positive energy.
Against the odds, this wrestling manager – turned commentator – turned wrestler is an anomaly of success. With his patented “diamond cutter” finishing move, he paved the way to ring glory. In the past years his tag team partners have included NBA superstar Karl Malone and late night talk show host Jay Leno. More recently, he became a two-time defender of the WCW Heavyweight Championship.
Diamond Dallas Page is very active with his own charity foundation, “Bang it Out For Books.” This grassroots organization was formed to fight illiteracy and promote the fun and benefits of reading to our nation’s elementary school children. DDP, who fought dyslexia and fear of reading as a child, donates his appearance fee to a local school for the purchase of books and educational materials. To get more BANG for the book he has teamed up with Scholastic, the world’s largest manufacturer and distributor of schoolbooks, to match his donation dollar for dollar.
DDP has appeared on various television shows such as The Tonight Show with Jay Leno; The Late, Late Show with Craig Kilborn; Hollywood Squares; CNN/Larry King Live; Live with Regis and
Kathie Lee; and played a feature role in the TBS Superstation movie – “First Daughter.” He maintains his own website and Internet fan club – “The Union of Diamond Cutters.” DDP’s website, www.DDPBang.com is one of wrestling’s most popular, and receives nearly a million “hits” monthly. Currently Positively Page – The Diamond Dallas Page Journey is available on his website. This book was self-published by Positive Publications and features over 100 pictures and a 16-page color insert.