Thanks to Ranjit Chahal for his help with the following:
As you know by now, Diamond Dallas Page (DDO) is doing an amazing job by helping to turn around Jake Roberts and Scott Hall, two guys that a lot of fans had given up hope on after so many years. ESPN recently asked DDP if other wrestlers have come to him for help. His revealed that they have, but he’s not interested in helping them right now. DDP stated:
“Yeah, but I’m not a freakin’ rehab center, man.
At some point and time, maybe we can do that, but at this point in time, I’m just trying to take care of two of my buddies. They took care of me throughout my career.
Jake was the first person to ever really believe in me. Everybody thought I was smoking crack, no pun intended, but they thought I was a waste. They thought there was no way I could do this at 35 years old. Everyone thought I was a whack job, but Jake and Dusty Rhodes both believed in me, and Jake told me how to get the people to care about you in the ring even though the outcome was predetermined. He taught me that, and he helped me make a lot of money. Over the years, we’ve done a lot of things together, and now I’m here to help him and I want Jake to be a huge part of this company.
I’d love to have Jake Roberts and Scott Hall help me to rehab others, because seriously, nobody can talk around those two.
Scotty helped make me one of the top guys in wrestling, and now I’m here to help him, and before long, I know he’ll be around to help me do something else.
We’re here for each other no matter what happens. That’s just how we roll. But neither one of these guys would be here if they didn’t want to put in the work. Everybody who is around me, we all work. We love what we do, and we don’t consider it work.
We’re inspiring some people like Arthur. I gave him that ray of hope, that’s all that I did. He did all the work. I gave him hope, he’s giving millions hope. Scott and Jake saw that, and they figured, if it worked for Arthur, it could do something for them. And now Jake and Scott are both giving hope to millions, and that’s what this is all about.”