DDP was a part of a big boom in pro wrestling that saw the Monday Night Wars take over the nation’s television sets. As we embark on another journey in pro wrestling with the emergence of AEW, DDP doesn’t seem keen on jumping back in the ring.
While speaking to Wrestling Inc, the WWE Hall Of Famer said that while he misses wrestling a little bit, he would rather sit back and watch the “kids” wrestle today. Besides, it hurts him just to watch some of the things guys like AJ Styles, Ricochet, and The Elite are doing nowadays.
“People always say, ‘Do you miss it?’ Well a little bit, but not really [laughs]. To watch the way the kids work today, they are athletes on a different level. Ricochet, A.J. Styles, Hangman Page, Kenny Omega – they are athletes on a different level. The stuff they can do with their bodies and the punishment they can take. The Young Bucks – I watch their matches and I get sore watching their matches.”
“I was at All In and was standing next to Jeff Jarrett. We were watching and these guys were doing such high-impact matches, that I looked at him and went, ‘Man. I’m sort of glad that I’m not doing it anymore.’ I get sore watching these matches. It’s kinda like what the X-Games brought in. Everything just got more extreme. Thank God they changed the way they hit each other in football because they are bigger, stronger, faster.”
DDP might not be lacing up his boots anymore, but that doesn’t mean he won’t be watching. This is an exciting time for pro wrestling and he will be rooting everyone on as they continue to build toward another big time to be involved in the business.