DDP has recently discussed picking up the phone and requesting a WWE legend stop using the Diamond Cutter when he saw them use it to win a match.
On an episode of DDP’s Snake Pit, Diamond Dallas Page talked about how using the Diamond Cutter as his finisher was a key element to the growth of his character in WCW, helping to propel him to further popularity.
The Diamond Cutter was really getting over. The Diamond Cutter was taking me to a different spot. You could hit it on anyone out of anywhere. And even though I was only hitting guys who were enhancement guys, it was still popping the crowd. So you know you have something there.
On an episode of Monday Night Raw, Triple H used a cutter to finish his opponent. When DDP got round to watching the show, he picked up the phone and made a call straight away.
So one night I’ve got RAW on because I watched RAW. I taped it all, and I’d come home and I’d watch it and see how everybody was doing. And then one night, Triple H hit that cutter out of nowhere and pinned the guy. I was like ‘no! Bastard! No, not him!’ There’s three guys who when I say have the craziest work ethics ever, me, him, and The Rock. The three of us, insane work ethic. I’m thinking ‘man if he takes that? I’ve got to call him.’ And I just pick up the phone.
In the end Triple H was receptive to DDP’s request, and didn’t use the move after that date.
He never answered the phone, he never answered before that day or after that day. But that day he answered. He’s like ‘hey D, how you doing?’ ‘I’m doing great, but listen bro.’ We talked for a bit, got the sidetalk out of the way. We had a real relationship. I said ‘listen bro, I’ve got a favour to ask you.’ He said ‘sure D, anything.’ I was like ‘don’t say that.’ And look, Sting had the Scorpion Death Lock, Bret Hart had the Sharpshooter, it’s the same move.
It was customary for one guy to have it here, one guy to have it there. Bottom line is I said ‘ you know bro, I’m just really starting to get this Diamond Cutter over. It’s giving me some serious momentum. I saw you do it the other night to beat a guy. And I get it and I don’t have the right to ask you, but you’re so so much younger than me. The Pedigree is amazing. If you wouldn’t use it anymore, I’d really appreciate it.’ He said ‘done deal.’ That was the last time he ever did it.
DDP was inducted in to the WWE Hall Of Fame Class Of 2017, and recently discussed which legend who would have liked to induct him if they were still alive.
With thanks to Wrestling Inc for the transcription.