11 Things You Didn't Know About Diamond Dallas Page

10. He’s The Oldest First Time Champion

Okay, so we have to put a bit of a caveat on this one. Diamond Dallas Page was the oldest wrestler to ever win a Heavyweight Title in one of the major promotions of the WWF/WCW/AWA. I used the word “wrestler”, because Vince McMahon still owns the distinction of oldest person, because he captured the WWF Title when he was 54. Since he owned the company, and since he only has a handful of matches to his name, it’s not quite the same.

Looking at full-time talent, Sgt. Slaughter was 42 years, 4 months and 23 days old when he first won his first World Title at Royal Rumble 1991. Page was 43 years and 6 days old when he captured the big gold belt in a four way match at Spring Stampede 1999 against Ric Flair, Hulk Hogan and Sting.

Considering that DDP didn’t begin training as a wrestler until his mid 30s, that actually wasn't too long of a wait to win his first title!


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