Scott Steiner Challenges DDP And Threatens Ric Flair
The Infamous promo that made DDP start a fight with Scott Steiner in the backstage he STILL got his ass beat even after jumping Scott Steiner from behind From the Pro Wrestling Torch newsletter #633 -dated December 23, 2000: -It took about seven wrestlers to pry Scott Steiner off of Dallas Page backstage at Nitro. Page was upset at Steiner for making comments about him on the air. The Page-Steiner problems resurfaced last week when Page refused to work house shows against Steiner because of comments Steiner had made to his wife in the past. Nitro was built around teasing a mystery opponent for a three-way title match at WCW Sin. The match features Steiner vs. Jeff Jarrett vs. a mystery opponent. Steiner went on the air and improvised a promo saying that Ric Flair better not insert Page into the match. He took some shots at Page in the process, suggesting that Page have a sex change "so he has the balls to come and face me." He called on Ric Flair to send Page to the bush leagues where he belongs. He made fun of his "badda bing" catch phrase and said he'll always be white trash. He begged Flair to make Page his next opponent. The comments were improvised. Page is not scheduled to be the mystery partner or face Steiner at any time. Steiner just wanted an excuse to rip on Page on the air. When Steiner returned to the back, Page approached him. He shoved him. Steiner retaliated against Page and pummeled him until wrestlers separated them. Page and Kevin Nash left the arena together. Page and Nash were supposed to be involved with the Natural Born Thrillers later, but because they left, the NBT segment was changed. -The fight itself lasted less than 30 seconds, and probably closer to 10 seconds, before more than a half-dozen wrestlers intervened and pulled Steiner off of Page. All sources for the story agree that Steiner dominated Page. Page had a huge mark on his face from the fight. "Steiner tried to take his eye out," says one wrestler. One report said Steiner filed his nails earlier in the day and if he hadn't, Page might have lost an eye. Page was bleeding when he got up. He left shortly thereafter with buddy Kevin Nash (who politically, because of the belief that Eric Bischoff is buying WCW, sticks close to Bischoff's buddy Page). -The general attitude among some wrestlers backstage in reaction to the fight is that Page got what he had coming. The perception of Page is that he is coddled and privileged and gets his way when push comes to shove. He also, perhaps unfairly, receives heat because of comments by his wife, Kimberly. Some wrestlers also expressed that Page shouldn't have left the show early, causing a disruption of the booking plans, considering that he instigated the backstage situation. Steiner, though, was clearly taunting Page by making his unscripted, unauthorized on-air comments about Page needing a sex change operation. Page, though, has also made unscripted, unapproved comments recently on the air. He was told not to talk about Scott Hall, but he did anyway. Also Scott Steiner threatens BYTCH Flair and Flair doesn't say anything back....Steiner told him to come out and Flair hauled ass out there Transcript: "Now Ric Flair, you've been in this business a long time, and you have seen a lot of white trash, and a lot of jabrones, so when Diamond Dallas Page comes out here and says 'self high five,' do your job - send him back down to the bush leagues where he belongs! When he comes out here and says 'badda-boom, badda-bing, badda-bang...' I don't even know what the hell that means - send him back down to the bush leagues, because he's proof you can take somebody out of the trailer park, but he'll always be...white trash. "