— Mark Calaway (The Undertaker) is 47 years old today. He was born on March 24, 1965.
— Tickets are going on sale today for WWE’s Summerslam Pay-Per-View, which will take place this August in Los Angeles. Tickets for the “No Way Out” Pay-Per-View are on sale today as well. This one will take place this June in New Jersey. It will be the first No Way Out PPV since February of 2009.
— Diamond Dallas Page recently spoke with SportsTownChicago.com about the idea he originally had when he went from WCW to the WWF 2001.
“I figured out how I’m gonna go show up in the WWF when I finally go there. He (Big Show) goes ‘what?’ I figured out how I’m gonna show up in the WWF when I finally go there. He (Big Show) goes: ‘What are you talking about? You just (signed) a new contract (with WCW).’ I go, ‘I know but I’m gonna end up in the WWF. That’s my destiny.’
They’re (the WWF) gonna turn off all the lights and everybody’s gonna think its gonna be (Chris) Jericho, but it’s gonna go 10 seconds, 20 seconds, still no lights. JR goes, hold on we got a problem here, just hang with us. Then you hear my voice for the first time in a WWF arena, “Who’s the real people’s champion?’ The spotlight hits me and I go, ‘Your lookin’ at him.’
“The place pops, yells, boos, cheers, whatever. I do the Diamond Cutter sign, boom, big explosion. I go to the ring and I start busting The Rock’s chops. He can be hurt, maybe he’s doing a movie or something. The Rock wasn’t in a movie spot at that point, but that’s where my head was going. I was literally seeing my destiny, if I would have stayed the course.
“When I got there to do the stalker thing, Vince and Shane really wanted me to do that. I didn’t want to do that, but I agreed to that, but I gave them this idea that I just gave you, not as this is what I want to do because this is why I can deliver the goods, because it’s gonna be awesome. If you don’t want to do this, fine I’m outta here, but I didn’t do that. And that was my first goal that I ever really, totally had the whole manifestation. The whole thing right there and I dropped the ball.”