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DDP On Helping Out Younger Talent, Praises CM Punk & Bryan Danielson

May 15, 2022 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Diamond Dallas Page DDP, DDP Snake Pit Image Credit: WWE

DDP recently discussed how there needs to be more veterans helping out younger talent as well as praising CM Punk and Bryan Danielson’s current runs. The WWE Hall of Famer broached the topics on the latest DDP Snake Pit episode, and you can check out some highlights below (per Wrestling Inc):

On helping younger talent with advice: “There’s not enough of it. I love working for folks. This little run I’ve been doing with Lance Archer and everything, I’ve tried to help some guys and they just shun me off. And I just sit there with my mouth often, like, ‘did this guy just blow me off?’ And I had one guy tell me, ‘hey man, I got my contract.’ Wow. But it’s a different age today. It’s more business today. And these guys back in the old days, you’d walk around with a six-pack in your back. These guys today come around with a computer in their bag, and they’ve got this and they’ve got that. They’re schooling themselves differently, and that’s okay.”

On Punk and Danielson: “If you look at some of the older guys, like CM Punk and Bryan Danielson, these guys are turning into the real storytellers today. They’re out there, they’ve slowed down because of age. But also their working IQ (is better than ever). Their stuff is awesome. I love watching what they’re doing. It’s helping new talent. It’s kind of a mixture of old school and new school because they’re still doing some pretty amazing, crazy s**t.”