Russo says that he doesn’t know one person who has a poor word to say about DDP. He suspects that DDP’s positive mindset has a lot to do with how much everyone loves him. DDP laughs and says that you have to go back to the start of his career many years ago. He developed a good relationship with Dusty Rhodes right away, and then he made it a priority to develop as many good relationships as he could.
He says that for 8 years he put $548,000 of his own money in the DDP Yoga program before he finally made money five years ago. He didn’t let negative thoughts enter his mind during that time. He kept his head high and continued to move forward. Eventually his positivity paid off and the company took off.
Russo says that he gets dragged into the gutter on social media on a daily basis by ‘fans’ who criticize him for just about everything. DDP understands how that can get emotionally exhausting.
Part two of this interview will air next week.
That sums up today’s episode of Vince Russo’s The Brand. You can listen to the show yourself anytime here, and I’ll catch ya tomorrow for another recap!