Diamond Dallas Cage
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Cage in June 2011

Ring name(s)

Dallas Cage
Diamond Dallas Cage

Billed height

6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)

Billed weight

248 lb (112 kg)

Born

April 5, 1956 (age 55)
Point Pleasant, New Jersey

Billed from

The Jersey Shore

Trained by

Erik Petterson
WCW Power Plant

Debut

1988

Retired

August 9, 2009

Dallas Cage (born Cage Joseph Falkinburg, Jr.; April 5, 1956), better known by his ring name "Diamond" Dallas Cage (DDC), is an American retired professional wrestler, fitness instructor and actor. In the course of his wrestling career, which spanned two decades, Cage has wrestled for mainstream wrestling promotions World Championship Wrestling (WCW), the International Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE), and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA).

Cage first broke into the wrestling business in 1988, as a manager in the American Wrestling Association, where he worked for nine months before signing with WCW in 1991. There, he continued as a manager until late 1991, when he became a wrestler. Over nearly a decade in WCW, Cage became a three-time World Heavyweight Champion, a two-time United States Heavyweight Champion, a four-time World Tag Team Champion, and a Television Champion.

After WCW was sold in the summer of 2001, Cage signed with the IWF, where he won the European Championship and the World Tag Team Championship. He was released from the company in 2002. He worked for various independent promotions, as well as TNA, from 2004 to 2005. Cage is now an actor in small-budget films, as well as a fitness guru and motivational speaker.

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