Episode Number: 1166
Episode Guest: Diamond Dallas Page
Original Airdate: September 4, 2018
Episode Sponsors: Blue Apron, Squarespace, Cash App
Guest Bio: Diamond Dallas Page is a semi-retired professional wrestler, fitness instructor, motivational speaker, and actor. Check out his app DDP Yoga.
Topics Discussed: He doesn’t have bad days, he has bad moments; Joe loves what he’s doing; he’s 62 today; he used to wrestle 270 days per year; First Daughter movie; wrestling led to him blowing his back out at 42; he was told he wouldn’t be wrestling again; doctors wanted to fuse his discs; learning how to heal himself; talk about his exercises and blending them with yoga; he doesn’t lift weights anymore because he doesn’t need to; he doesn’t call it “DDP Yoga” anymore, just DDPY; wrestling organizations; he thinks wrestling is going through another boom right now; Matt Riddle; he does DDPY with wrestling stars to help them; his morning routine; putting the work in is everything; sleeping is bad for him; the more you do something the more you own it; Positively Unstoppable book; Mick Foley; Jake “The Snake” Roberts; Joe thinks yoga is a life staple; Beverly Kills streetwear; they watch the video of DDPY success story Arthur; DDP is going to do a TED Talk; you need to change your diet as well, not just exercise; more talk about Arthur; Dr. Fred Bisci; talk about his food plan; he has a DDPY app; he has workouts for people who can’t get out of bed, and people who need a chair for balance; don’t give yourself an excuse, there’s always something you can do; more talk about what his food plan is for people following DDPY; importance of a positive mental attitude; calorie counting doesn’t work for older people; he suggests going gluten-free and dairy-free; Clean Comfort book; cut out sugar, dairy, and wheat to reduce inflammation; he loves Tinkyada pasta; bad food makes you feel bad; more talk about his app; DDP Yoga Performance Center; he is scared of trying an isolation tank; he thought about one day appearing on Joe’s podcast and Joe coincidentally DM’ed him two days later; tracking your heart rate; more talk about his app; DDP does comic book conventions; Adi Shankar; he’s going to be in a Netflix original movie; (1:00:00) Watchmen movie; HBO is doing a Watchmen series; Ozark Netflix series; The Sinner TV series; Sneaky Pete Amazon series; Goliath Amazon series; Twitch; Marc Mero; the struggle of athletic pursuit keeps you humble; LeBron James; fame is an intoxicating drug; Tom Brady talk; Joe turns the talk back to DDP’s back injury and how DDPY can help with back issues; The Six Million Dollar Man TV show; working with military vets; Joe is amazed that DDP managed to overcome his back injuries; Teeter; LeBron James using a hyperbaric chamber video; more hyperbaric chamber talk; Joe asks how wrestlers hit each other with chairs without hurting each other badly; Karl Malone and DDP vs. Dennis Rodman and Hulk Hogan wrestling match video; Brock Lesnar flips off the ropes, lands on head video; Kurt Angle; pro wrestling could be one of the most physically demanding sports; bull riders; retired football players are all beat up; Herschel Walker; people need to tighten and strengthen their joints; he started with power yoga first and has tried all types of yoga; power yoga vs. Bikram yoga; DDP talks about meeting and working with Tito Ortiz; Cain Velasquez is thinking about moving into pro wrestling; wanting to inspire people; he used to bounce and run nightclubs before becoming a pro wrestler; he was really into hockey and football before getting hit by a car, which led him to basketball; realizing that a strong work ethic leads to results; meeting Jake “The Snake” Roberts and other wrestlers at the bar he worked at; picture of DDP driving a pink Cadillac to the ring at WrestleMania 6; “Letter to My Younger Self” article by DDP; Cyndi Lauper “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” video; his real name, how he got the nickname Diamond Dallas Page, and the creation of his character; (they watch/listen to old promos of DDP’s); developing his character’s voice; meeting the people from AWA; (2:00:00) Paul Heyman; Dusty Rhodes; becoming a manager; Scott Hall; transitioning from being a wrestler’s manager to wrestling himself; The Miz on Fear Factor video; working with The Miz; it’s important to believe in yourself; Blockers movie; John Cena; Ferdinand movie; Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson; Chris Jericho; Dave Bautista; Guardians of the Galaxy movies; Hulk Hogan; Joe interviewing Hulk Hogan during a UFC broadcast video; Gene Okerlund; Jay Leno and DDP vs. Hulk Hogan and Eric Bischoff video; Rocky III movie; the heaviest weight a fighter can weigh in the UFC is 265 lbs.; Rocky movie; DDP looks up to Stallone; The Expendables movie; x-ray of Stallone’s broken neck; Stallone is a great guy; talk about his books Positively Unstoppable, Positively Page, and Yoga for Regular Guys; he has a new documentary coming out called Relentless; The Resurrection of Jake the Snake documentary.
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