DDP was recently interviewed by “Vulture Hound”. During the interview, he compared Becky Lynch to Jake “The Snake” Roberts. He also gave his thoughts on AEW and where he expects the promotion to be several years from now. Here are the highlights:
On Where He Sees AEW’s Place In The Wrestling Landscape:
You know it’s interesting because I did an interview with Cody a little over a year ago, and I just wanted to bring people up to speed with where he was at and what he was doing. Also, I wanted to give him Dusty’s coat, which Dusty gave to me. And it’s really amazing how much his life changed over that one year.
This year, we did it again. I did a motivational Monday on my DDPY app with Cody, and it was pieces of our interview, and it was looking at how much your life can change in one year when you’re owning it. Cody has been around me since he was eight years old, and I don’t mean around like we just say “hey, how are you doing?” I’ve been mentoring him for f*****g twenty years. He’s one of my favourite people on the planet.
So seeing what they have done, and how it’s all come together over this last year has been amazing. It was so cool to be backstage at ALL IN and watching him talk to the boys before the show and telling them to have fun. He’d hear people out if they had an idea, but he told them how to do it because he had a vision. He and I spoke before ALL IN; we talked about how it might be his one chance to do a show like that.
Obviously, that’s not the case now. It’s turned into this thing with Tony Khan, and they are doing something that is ridiculously extraordinary. They’ve got their Double or Nothing show, and I think they have another show planned, and they are working on their TV show. I don’t know exactly where that is right now; we help him shoot videos that he needs because our quality is so high.
We help him do that, just because he’s my boy. I don’t get involved any more than just being a sounding board for him. I think there is a lot of potential there, but it will all come down to what the TV looks like. The biggest thing for him is the fans, and keeping that one on one relationship, and having that interaction with them.
That’s going to be interesting to watch as they move forward because as they get bigger and bigger, then it’s tough to be so relatable. So far, he’s a hundred percent relatable.
On Becky Lynch & Wrestlemania 35:
Well, I think there’s no bigger draw than Ronda (laughs). I heard her say in an interview one time that everything in her life prepared her for this (wrestling), and Becky can go out there and have a hell of a match with her. She (Becky) is like a female Jake Roberts. She has all the tools.
She’s got an amazing look. Has all the tools in the ring, and she is believable as a son of a b***h, but she can also make her opponent look unbelievable. Ronda’s still finding her way, she’s doing very well, and she’s going to be amazing. So I think they can carry it, but they never do one main event at Wrestlemania anyway, there is always a couple of them. It’s not all on one match.
But when it was Rock vs. Hogan – that was the main event (laughs). When it was Austin and Rock – that was the match. But since then, they’ve spent a lot of time having a couple of featured matches because they have such a big talent pool. But they could absolutely be one of the main events at Mania.
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Credit: Vulture Hound.