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Diamond Dallas Page Believes Chris Jericho Is The Modern-Day Ric Flair

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Is Chris Jericho the modern-day version of Ric Flair? Diamond Dallas Page certainly seems to think so.

WWE Hall of Famer Diamond Dallas Page recently sat down with Steven Muehlhausen of DAZN to discuss a variety of subjects. When asked whether he prefers WWE or All Elite Wrestling, DDP gives the slight edge to AEW, crediting the fans and the likes of Chris Jericho as the reason why:

“I gotta give AEW the 60/40 (percent) thing right now. They are the cool thing on top. The biggest thing that I love about AEW is the fans (and) how the fans react. I wrestled there two years ago this January. I would never have done it if there were no fans. Cody’s (Rhodes, Dusty’s son) like my nephew, and I helped him a lot in the beginning, just with the production side. Nathan Lowry, who was one of the guys who works for me and the guy who was the director of Jericho’s (song) ‘Judas.’ They filmed Judas in my DDP Yoga Performance Center.

“That was one of those who changed Chris Jericho’s life. To me, Chris Jericho is the most over guy in professional wrestling. He’s Ric Flair. He’s Ric Flair now. He’s got 30 years, he’s still on top, he continues to reinvent himself, and he can still work ass off. They’re singing his song. That’s got to be the greatest compliment ever. To me, it’s the greatest entrance in wrestling because the people are so involved with it.”

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You can check out Chris Jericho on AEW Dynamite every Wednesday on TBS. WrestleZone also spoke with DDP about his new podcast with Jake Roberts and his surprise wedding in December. DDP shared the text Chris Jericho sent him to commemorate the occasion and talked about how over “Judas” is; check out the clip below:

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What do you make of DDP’s comments? Do you think Chris Jericho is the modern-day Ric Flair? Let us know your thoughts by sounding off in the comments section below.


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