Diamond Dallas Page shared his thoughts this week on the “DDP Snake Pit” podcast on Scott Hall’s signing with WCW, and what Page did to help him get his foot in the door.
Dallas Page, who was managing The Freebirds at the time, said Scott Hall called him up to try to get him into WCW.
Page said, “I called up Magnum (TA) and asked him if I could bring in Scott Hall and manage him. He (Magnum) said, ‘I’ve always liked Scott. Let me talk to Dusty.’ He came back on the phone and said, ‘Sorry, I can’t help you. He said he’s been up here twice already and didn’t get over.’”
“I hung up the phone and then I called Scott,” Page followed up with. “I told him, ‘I have an idea where we change your look completely. We dye your hair jet black. Honky Tonk is the only one who has black hair.’ He said, ‘Ok, I’ll do it.’ I called Magnum and said, ‘What if I can completely change Scott Hall’s look?’ He said, ‘All right, just bring him up.’ I called Scott back to let him know.”
“That night, I’m watching MTV. I see George Michael and he’s got a leather outfit on, but he’s got the brush cut beard. I called Scott at 2 in the morning. I said, ‘You have to shave that walrus mustache. You have to get that 5 o’clock shadow.’ He showed up with that brush cut look. He looked like a movie star. We dyed his hair and nobody recognized him. That was the beginning of a two time Hall of Famer.”