Diamond Dallas Page has recently revealed in an interview with Wade Keller of the Pro Wrestling Torch Livecast, that the only wrestler he would only consider coming out of retirement for would be the Viper, Randy Orton.
"That's the only match I would come out of retirement for. I would put my body on the line only to be able to show I could still go. I would take my body to the limits I never thought I could at this age only for that angle, but that’s not going to happen because he’s already beat up all the old men. The only thing I'll hook him with is he’s killed all the legends but he ain’t killed me yet."
Could this feud actually work?
The WWE clearly has a fondness for bringing back old stars (this year's Wrestlemania even being dubbed by many as "Clash of the Eras"), and DDP has stayed in contact with many current Superstars who now take part in his DDP Yoga programme.
Page apparently views Orton as the best worker in the WWE today, and is particularly fond of a match based on the near-identical finishers the two men share - The Diamond Cutter and the R.K.O.
In the interview, the former-WCW World Heavyweight Champion makes reference to Orton's history during his Legend Killer gimmick;
"The only thing I'll hook him with is he’s killed all the legends but he ain’t killed me yet."
With the Viper's current storyline pitting him at odds with Kane, it could be suggested that the Big Red Machine may attempt to make Orton "Embrace the Hate", and the question then may be whether Randy's notoriously unstable mental state could resist the temptation to do what Cena would not and turn heel.
Is DDP vs. Orton a good idea?
If DDP were to return to the WWE in any sort of capacity, it would almost certainly be as a face character, and therefore, one would expect that Randall would need to revert back to more heelish tendencies in order for any sort of rivalry to come to fruition.
Unfortunately for the likelihood of this potential feud, this scenario is highly unlikely, with Orton currently residing as the face of the blue brand, and as arguably the second biggest star in the company.
What do you think? Could DDP vs. Orton be a legitimate storyline?
Or is the 55-year-old legend now too old to cut it with one of the WWE's biggest stars?
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