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Diamond Dallas Page became an icon during his days in WCW as the biggest babyface in the entire promotion. One of the reasons why he was so successful was because of his popular finisher the Diamond Cutter.

One superstar in the WWE today that has a very similar finisher to DDP's Diamond Cutter is SmackDown Live's Randy Orton and his RKO.

Both superstars perfected the finisher to make it a fan-favourite, as well as propel their own careers in their respective eras to the top. They might not have been able to achieve the heights in their respective careers without it. 

During a recent interview with GiveMeSport's Alex McCarthy, DDP was asked if he and Orton would have had the careers they did without the Diamond Cutter and the RKO.

He said: "I know I wouldn't have. I think Randy Orton is so talented he might have. I think it definitely helped, because it came off me not using it and them him using it. He also came up with ways of using it that I never did.

DDP's love for Orton

WWE has seen many talents come through their promotion over the years but rarely do you see a talent brimming with potential and they're still in their very early twenties.

It's these kinds of people which you could literally build a promotion around and be a successful wrestling promotion for many years. Orton was this person when he joined WWE, and DDP respects him a lot.

He said: "If I could pick anybody on my team, let's say the entire roster of WWE, WCW, NWA, AWA - if I could pick any guy for my first pick, it would be Randy Orton.

"You're talking about a guy who was the youngest world champion eve because he looked it. He could talk - his talking got better and better over the years like everybody does - he could talk, he could work, he could sell; there's really nothing the cat couldn't already do.

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"Now, if his old man isn't Cowboy Bob Orton, I don't know if he's that good. But when you have that third generation... you know, it's the same thing with The Rock, he's third generation. Rock would be right up there, [Steve] Austin would be right up there, Ric Flair would be right up there.

"But, if I'm talking about I'm looking at a bunch of 21-year-old guys - not talking about 25 or 31 - I'm talking about 21, he's your picks coming in the business - Randy Orton is going to be my pick. And he doesn't get the props like that.

"He came up at a time when wrestling wasn't the hottest. That's nothing to do with him, that's just the sickliness of it. If Randy Orton was a young, 21-year-old kid right now, yeah man, he could carry that whole deal on his shoulders."

DDP spoke to GiveMeSport to promote his DDP Y app, which is available now from the app store.

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Topics:
Stone Cold Steve Austin
Randy Orton
The Rock
Vince McMahon
WWE

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