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Jim Ross ranks Dudley Boyz on top 5 list of all-time great tag teams

On the latest episode of “Grilling JR,” Jim Ross was asked where he would rank the Dudley Boyz on the list of all-time great tag-teams:

“I don’t know where I would rank them, but I definitely consider them one of the best tag-teams I ever got to do business with. Bubba and D-Von always came through. They were physical. They were smart. They knew what the hell they were doing in the ring. I know that some of the agents might say, ‘Well, Bubba was a little hard to do business with.’ Well, only because Bubba knew what he was doing and he wasn’t going to take some B.S. reason or answer.

The other thing I admired about the Dudleys, and again, Bubba leading the way more often than not I think, was going to see Vince. That helped establish a stronger relationship with the old man and The Dudleys where he could trust them. He got in their head and understood what they were thinking. I haven’t thought about a Top 10 list, but I would say The Dudleys would certainly be in my Top 5. I think that they had a skill set that they were able to mesh with anybody they worked with, and I thought that was really good. So, I would say the Top 5, without a doubt, and in serious consideration for one of those top 2 or 3 spots. They were tenacious.

Bubba would probably make a good creative guy right now quite frankly. I liked working with them, even though Bubba could be a pain in the a** sometimes, but he was our pain in the a**, and I had no problem helping get those damn Dudleys over. I liked their work.”

On the same show, JR and Conrad Thompson covered WWE No Mercy 2001 that featured Stone Cold Steve Austin, Kurt Angle and Rob Van Dam for the WWE Championship in the main event. The entire show is up now at

If you use any portion of the quotes from this article please credit Grilling JR with a h/t to for the transcription

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