As I start this email I need to write about 2 good friends of mine that have passed away recently. The first is a guy named Terry MacGovern, a true legend from the Jersey Shore. When I first heard about Terry's death from his son Sean, it didn't really hit me. After I hung up the phone, it hit me like a left hook out of nowhere. I hadn't cried that much since my Gram died...
Terry was a MANS ... MAN! He had been Bruce Springsteen's right hand man for the last 20 plus years and a big brother to me for over 30 years. The first time I actually met Terry, he was literally throwing me out of the Riptide bar... actually that's how I was introduced to Terry the first 3 times. At the time, I was 18 and he picked me up and threw me out of the bar like I was a 5 year old on 3 separate occasions. Terry was a former Navy Seal and a big bad ass looking dude back then. As he tossed me on my ass the last time he said "Page... I don't ever want to see you back here again... Got it"... he was pissed...
The following weekend I started working at my first night club as a bouncer at Art Stock's Royal Manor. A week later, I summoned up to courage and went back to apologize to Terry, and I said "I'm sorry, bro, I get it now" ... lol It seems so funny now. He smiled, and when Terry cracked a smile it meant something. Terry liked most people but if he didn't ... you knew it... you always knew where you stood with him. He knew I got it, invited me back in the bar, and even bought me a drink. He said to me as I was leaving the Riptide that night, "I don't expect that I'll be throwing you out again... right?" ...And he was right. Terry would become a mentor and an inspiration to me. He was a total man of character, but he just wasn't an inspiration to just me, he was also one to Bam Bam Bigelow, as well. Both being from the Jersey Shore, I have known Bam Bam since he was 16 years old. Terry was so proud of the both of us and what we accomplished in our lives. Before Bam Bam and I actually ended up working together in WCW, we would often meet up at one of the many Bruce Springsteen concerts that Terry got us invited to and it was always the Red Carpet treatment for me and everyone I brought with me. Hell, I didn't even have to be there... Whenever I would ask Terry to hook up one or six of my friends he always treated them like family.
Another buddy of mine that recently passed away was Brian Adams and it really to took me by surprise. There are guys in the business that I came up with that partied hardy. I have also known guys that were addicted to pain killers and muscle relaxers in and out of the ring, but the Brian that I knew did not fall into either of these categories. The Brian Adams I knew was one of the funniest guys in the business. Now I know he may have not have come across like that on TV but trust me…he was one funny SOB. Brian was quiet a story teller, as well. The thing I loved the most about him was when he used to impersonate this Japanese wrestler named Tiger (can’t remember his last name)... Tiger spoke with a broken Japanese accent but as Brian would say it was like he thought he was an Italian gangster and talked that way…that's funny by itself. I never met Tiger but being around Brian for so many years... I felt like I knew him. For that reason I used to always call Brian... Tiger. Brian would tell countless stories about him impersonating Tiger and calling the boys on the phone and cutting promos which would get Tiger a ton of heat. Tiger never knew it was Brian causing him all this havoc, it was always Brian playing a rib! The last time I saw Brian he was at WrestleReunion in Tampa. He was a good Bro and I will miss many things about him... most of all his easy going humor and the conversations I would have with Tyger... God Bless you bro, I'm gonna miss you.
People always say that it's all who you know... or who knows you. I'm here to tell you that it's all about who's willing to say they know you... who's willing to put their name on the line for you.
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Next to be released this weekend will be a Darkhorse independent movie called Splinter with Tom Sizemore and Edward James Almos. I play a character named Detective Styles, partner to Tom Sizemore. Splinter is the movie SEVEN meets the Hispanic Boys in the Hood. The DVD will be out later this this fall…I will keep you posted on the dates.
Driftwood will be coming out on DVD is November 13th... I play a character named Captain Doug Kennedy who runs an attitude adjustment camp for kids. The Captain is not a very nice guy. This is a movie I have a huge part in and is by far the best work I have ever done. CLICK HERE TO ORDER NOW …AND BE THE FIRST TO SEE TIM SULLIVAN’S MUCH ANTICIPATED FOLLOW-UP TO 2001 MANIACS STARRING RAVIV ULLMAN, DIAMOND DALLAS PAGE AND TALAN TORRIERO.
SPREAD THE WORD AND TELL YOUR FRIENDS- DRIFTWOOD IS FINALLY HERE!
Oh Yeah... don't forget about my buddy Rob Zombie's movie coming out August 31st... HALLOWEEN... you sure as Hell don't want to miss it... Since I didn't go to Mexico I will be at the "HALLOWEEN" premiere on the 23rd so I'll have some pictures from the party for the next email... until then ... I've got some great pictures of Michael Myers (Tyler Mane), Tim Sullivan, and Rob Zombie on the set of HALLOWEEN in the picture section go check it out and don't miss the opening weekend... OR ELSE!
I'm also posting some old school wrestling pictures on this email in the picture section. How's this one? DDP's second appearance ever as a manager... this is an AWA appearance with Curt Henning and the Diamond Doll ... look at that hair I used to have…Damn go check out the rest if you have the time...As usual it has been your pleasure... As well as mine...
Get Healthy... Stay Strong... Be Unstoppable and Do your YRG or else!
D. Dallas Page