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Since: 22.1.02
From: Texas

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#1 Posted on
From pwtorch.com:

The WWF website posted a story regarding the potential career ending neck injury Dallas Page suffered during a recent match against Bob Holly. When interviewed at WWF New York last night, Page told the website that his doctor has advised him to retire.

An MRI revealed that Page has degenerative discs and bone spurs, and a blockage at the canal around the L5 and L6 vertebrae. The doctor told Page that the blockage
is serious enough that if Page were to take one bad bump, he could snap his spinal cord and become paraplegic.
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Scary stuff. Or was DDP just being punished for staying out late and drinking??

Bob Holly sucks.
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Since: 3.1.02
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#2 Posted on
Nooooooooooooooooo! Not DDP! Damn you, Bob Holly, damn you!

As a fellow Jersey Boy, DDP has been one of my all-time favorite wrestlers and one of the few wrestlers I enjoyed in WCW. DDP was even on the same High School Wrestling Team as my Dad... *Sigh*



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Since: 8.1.02
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#3 Posted on
The saddest part is that this means no more Kim Page.

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Since: 11.1.02
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Damn. That sux. He has always been one of the wrestlers i found very entertaining. If i were him and the report is true then he should retire. No sense risking that kind of stuff.



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Since: 2.1.02
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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.22
Man - these neck injuries are becoming epidemic.

They're happening gradually (Benoit) and suddenly (Lita, SCSA). They're happening in older and younger wrestlers. They're knocking people out in their prime (Droz). And there's probably more wrestlers out there with neck injuries that we don't even know about.

What's the answer? What can wrestling as a whole do to limit these injuries?

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Since: 6.1.02
From: Brooklyn, NY

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#6 Posted on
You know, he could always go back to managing/announcing I'd think even if he can't wrestle there would be some on-air role for him. And your late 40s is probably a pretty good time to stop wrestling anyways

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Since: 10.1.02
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#7 Posted on
This is sad news. Hopefully the WWF lets him retire on air, and not just never put him in the ring again. He doesn't have to have a match or anything, just let him in the ring to say goodbye.



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Since: 16.1.02
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#8 Posted on
Man, this sucks. He didn't get much of a run in the WWF so it's sad. Honestly, it's really too bad they blew that whole Invasion thing because Page was capable fo so much more. I remember watching that match with hardcore, too, and thinking that this is DDP. He shouldn't be jobbing to hardcore Holly's dropkick, he should be main eventing. Oh well, after reading that article on wwf.com, he doesn't seem to be taking it too badly. Plus, he seems to think it's not quite over yet. But if his wrestling days truly are over, there's not a whole lot they can do with him. I don't really see a Commisioner DDP in the near future as the guy never really meant much in the eyes of WWF fans. I just hope we really haven't seen the last of DDP...



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Since: 2.1.02
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#9 Posted on
This is a shame about DDP. But the weirdest thing in that wwf.com article is this paragraph:

Looking to get a second opinion, Page went to HealthSouth, the same medical facility in Birmingham, Ala. where Triple H did his rehab for his torn quadriceps muscle. Page’s friend Jason Hervey – formerly “Wayne” from “The Wonder Years” – is a senior vice president at the facility, and helped Page set up an appointment with Dr. Swaid Swaid, a specialist.

How does Jason Hervey constantly hang around the edges of the wrestling industry? And how does he become a Senior Vice Prez of a health institute?



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Since: 14.1.02
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#10 Posted on
I agree with Moe, 40 years of age is a decent time to get out (tell that to Hogan).

I wonder what Misawa and Kawada think about this neck epidemic.




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Since: 2.1.02

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#11 Posted on
Wasn't Tommy Dreamer told the same thing as Page? I agree about the kneck/back thing though, but as the guys get bigger and the bumps get harder and only one show in town I can see this becoming the norm.



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Since: 18.3.02
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#12 Posted on

The solution is simple: just take softass bumps like Hogan's on RAW.



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Since: 3.1.02
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#13 Posted on | Instant Rating: 0.00

    Originally posted by Stephanie
    What's the answer? What can wrestling as a whole do to limit these injuries?
Unionize.

I thought long and hard about your question (and my answer) and it's really the only thing I could come up with. Most of these neck injuries (Lita's being an exception) come about from high risk behavior and a constant need for the superstars to work despite their injuries in order to make a living. It's an industry where there is no "workman's comp" or "sick leave." You get injured, you don't get paid (yes, I realize I'm oversimplifying it and many superstars have downside guarantees, but you understand what I'm getting at).

While it's not the total solution, it's certainly a start on the path to decreasing the chances of these types of injuries happening to so many superstars.



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Since: 1.2.02
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#14 Posted on
    Originally posted by Papercuts!
    Most of these neck injuries .... come about from high risk behavior ...

That, and the fact that the bodies performing such high-risk moves are bigger and more muscled than ever.

It's called J-U-I-C-E. And these are the consequences.


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Since: 4.1.02
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#15 Posted on

    Man - these neck injuries are becoming epidemic.

    They're happening gradually (Benoit) and suddenly (Lita, SCSA). They're happening in older and younger wrestlers. They're knocking people out in their prime (Droz). And there's probably more wrestlers out there with neck injuries that we don't even know about.

    What's the answer? What can wrestling as a whole do to limit these injuries?


Piledrivers have already been virtually banned, so that's a start. It's all about being careful in the ring and, to a large extent, just bad luck. DDP's injury sound like a fluke thing, just like Droz, Austin and Lita.

DDP was never exactly an Internet favourite, because of his friendship with Bischoff and his obsessive pre-match planning, but these were two reasons why I liked him. Though he could've just decided to dog it (coughcoughRickSteinercoughcough), he instead took his push seriously and improved his game to such a point that he was a legitimate main eventer. As for the pre-match planning, who cares? As long as the product is fine for us the viewers, I personally don't care if every single move is scripted beforehand.

I heard that DDP was auditioning for an announcing job, so maybe he'll stick around the business.





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Since: 6.1.02
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#16 Posted on
I've always liked DDP. He really did transform himself from being a fat horrible looking wrestler (feud with Johnny B. Badd in the mid 90s) to a very good wrestler in WCW. Heck he was one of very few people that ever had a good match with Goldberg. He always seemed like a guy who didn't have the god given talent but always seemed to give out an effort.

He always seemed like a mark for the sport (and that's a good thing in my eyes) He actually really wanted to be part of the Invasion angle (and from news stories he could have stayed home) because he wanted to be part of something big
(err little did he know).

I actually thought a team with him and Christian could be very interesting, and fun. Better then anything tag team recently (excluding BookerDust).



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Since: 3.5.02
From: Buffalo, NY

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#17 Posted on

    Originally posted by Spiraling_Shape
    This is a shame about DDP. But the weirdest thing in that wwf.com article is this paragraph...How does Jason Hervey constantly hang around the edges of the wrestling industry? And how does he become a Senior Vice Prez of a health institute?


Zero was wondering the same thing.

Goes to show that not all child actors become crackheads.



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