WWE Hall Of Famer DDP has given an insight in to how he managed to calm the tumultuous backstage relationship he had with Ric Flair.
Both primarily becoming massive stars in WCW, the relationship between ‘The Nature Boy’ and Diamond Dallas Page outside of the ring was seemingly strained for many years.
Speaking on the DDP Snake Pit podcast, Diamond Dallas Page discussed how he sat down with Ric Flair backstage at an episode of WWE Raw in 2008, making sure the pair could start their relationship from a fresh standing.
I knew what I wanted to do. I knew what I wanted to say… He came into the green room; of course, he got swarmed like he always does. Eventually, people moved out, and now it’s just Ric and me… We go out to the side, and I said, ‘You know Ric, I know we’ve had heat on and off over the years.’ He was like, ‘Ah Diamond, don’t worry about that.’ I go, ‘Ric; I’m not worried about it. I want to fix it.’
I don’t know how it happened. You know I’ve said some sh*t, you’ve said some sh*t, and I just want to fix it. I’d love to start all over again. I said I love Ric Flair; I don’t want to feel this way about you; I don’t want you to feel this way about me. I said, ‘I’m Diamond Dallas Page, and I put my hand out.’ And he popped. He gave me a hug and a kiss on the forehead and said, ‘ God bless you, brother. From then on, we built a relationship.
It would seem DDP had a certain talent at conflict resolution, as he also recently opened up on asking Triple H to stop using his finisher.
With thanks to Sportskeeda for the transcription.