The Dudley Boyz have done it all in the wrestling business and are one of the most successful teams in the history of the industry as they held multiple championships in several different promotions including WWE, TNA Wrestling, and ECW.
D-Von Dudley and Bubba Ray Dudley went their separate ways in 2016 as D-Von stayed with WWE and became a Producer while Bubba Ray went to ROH and is currently part of the Sirius XM’s Busted Open crew.
D-Von noted during a recent episode of The Cut Pro Wrestling Podcast WWE tried to re-sign them in 2016 after they had returned in 2015. D-Von noted that he didn’t want to stop wrestling, but Bubba Ray thought they were not being treated fairly in terms of the position they were in.
D-Von mentioned how he wanted to end his career in WWE by helping out younger talent and passing the torch. While WWE did want to re-sign them in 2016, D-Von claims his tag team partner wanted to do his Bully Ray character instead of staying as a tag team, but Vince McMahon didn’t want to do that.
“They gave us both the contract. I signed it. He didn’t want to sign it and it left a bad taste in their mouth.” He continued by noting he was trying to talk Bubba into signing it. He attempted to explain to Bubba Ray that it was a good move because of where they were at in their careers and another opportunity with such money wouldn’t likely come around again.
D-Von mentioned that he no longer does business with his former tag team partner, but made it clear he doesn’t have any hard feelings towards him.
“I wish him nothing but the best. We do not do business anymore. There’s no hard feelings and I don’t have any animosity towards him. It’s just he’s doing his thing and I’m doing my thing. Bubba and I are not at odds with each other. We don’t hate one another. We just went different ways like most tag teams do.”
D-Von continued, “this is not a Marty Jannetty and Shawn Michaels thing where we hate each other. We don’t. We just had a difference of opinions at that time and we went our separate ways.”
D-Von noted that he has his own wrestling school and so does Bubba Ray instead of co-owning a school like they had been doing. He added that they “just do things separate now.”
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H/T to Wrestling Inc for the transcription