WWE News: D-Von Dudley reveals why the Dudleyz left the WWE in 2016 and comments on the last run
Find out what one-half of the most decorated tag teams in professional wrestling history had to say...
What's the story?
Wrestling Inc. is reporting on a recent interview that future WWE Hall of Famer, D-Von Dudley, had on the Chasing Glory podcast with Lillian Garcia. During this conversation, they would discuss the last run that the Dudley Boyz had in the WWE in 2015.
In case you didn't know...
The Dudley Boyz formed their team in 1996 and it instantly took off in ECW. They captured the ECW World Tag Team Championships a total of eight times before heading to the WWE in 1999. Across all promotions, they would earn a total of 27 tag team championships.
The heart of the matter...
During the conversation with Lillian, D-Von mentioned the reason they decided to leave the WWE in 2016 after their brief return. He stated that Bubba wanted to explore other avenues, while D-Von wanted to stay with the company.
Bubba would go on to sign a contract with Ring Of Honor and is currently a "special enforcer" of the Code of Honor, similar to what Nigel McGuinness did as the matchmaker. D-Von is currently working with the WWE as an agent. D-Von would explain further below:
I cannot knock him for wanting to do other things; life is too short so you have to do what you want to do," Dudley said. "Life is too short to do what others want you to do, and I give him a lot of credit. Let it be known that I didn't retire because I was hurt, or that I couldn't do it. D-Von can still go; I can still jump on the top turnbuckle and jump on the table, so if WWE ever wants me to get back in the ring I can do it."
Regarding the last run of the Dudleyz in 2015 and 2016, D-Von enjoyed the last run as was glad that they were able to take care of some unfinished business. Even though they were not able to capture a 10th reign with the tag titles in the WWE, D-Von stated that he was more than happy putting over younger teams.
The Dudley Boyz will be inducted into the WWE Hall Of Fame during WrestleMania weekend on April 6th. They currently join Goldberg, Ivory, Jeff Jarrett, and Jarrius "JJ" Robinson in the 2018 class with more to be announced.
It was great to see Bubba and D-Von back in the WWE a couple of years ago. It was such a complete shock when they appeared on Monday Night Raw when they appeared to attack The New Day.
I really wanted to see the Bully Ray version get a singles push within the WWE, but it wasn't meant to be, but when it's all said and done, it's hard to argue that the Dudleyz are the most decorated tag team in professional wrestling history.