Former WCW World Heavyweight Champion Diamond Dallas Page recently spoke with Wrestling Inc.com about various topics. Down below is an excerpt from the interview in which he spoke about Sting signing with WWE after several years since WCW closing.
“I wasn’t surprised, only because of what happened with the Network,” Page admitted. “When the Warrior came back, I thought that was brilliant. Short lived, God bless him. If you can be happy for a guy who was banished on his own, and had a lot of confrontations. None of that happens without Triple H making that come together. When I saw him come back, and the programming isn’t what it once was. Sting would never come back if the show went from Attitude Era to PG13. There’s a lot of born-again Christians, but Sting really lives that life. If he tells you something, you count on it.
“Sting is maybe the smartest guy ever in our business. You look at all the guys on top, outside of Rock because he’s in a different world, he may be one of the smartest guys. Who’s had the run that he’s had? He left WCW when it was over and didn’t let anyone have him. He sat back with his money and waited for the right deal. He signed with TNA, got exactly what he wanted and made stupid money again. When it was the right time for him to show up in WWE, he did. Vince McMahon wanted Stinger. If you’re going to own all of wrestling, you need to have Sting in there. He got to work a main event at WrestleMania. He didn’t go over, who cares? He was in a main event and turned out to be a great match. It isn’t what he’d be able to do ten years ago, but he’s 55. The son of a b—h, he was booked so beautifully his whole career, and anytime he wasn’t, he made the best of it.
“I thought it was great for the WWE, great for the Network, and Steve will be a guy you can count on. If he says he’ll do something, he’ll do it the right way and do it with class.”
You can read the entire interview here.