In a recent appearance on “Insight with Chris Van Vliet” podcast, WWE Hall of Famer D-Von Dudley engaged in a comprehensive discussion about his illustrious career, his long-time tag team partner Bubba Ray Dudley (aka Bully Ray), and a range of other intriguing topics.
D-Von Dudley addressed the absence of any animosity between him and Bubba, saying:
“It might have been on me because I said, somebody asked me, you know, would we see the Dudley Boyz back together? And I said, No. Because at that time, I had a stroke, my back was giving out on me, and I spoke the truth. I said no. I said, because I can’t do it anymore. I said, but here’s the deal. Bubba is still doing his thing, and I’m doing my thing as a producer. So, he’s doing his thing, and I’m doing mine. So, we’re separating, we’re going our separate ways and doing our own thing, and we’re happy doing that.”
D-Von clarified that his statement did not imply any animosity between them, despite having disagreements. He also compared their situation to other tag teams or siblings who pursue individual endeavors but eventually come back together, using the analogy of the band KISS. He said,
“Are there things that I didn’t agree with? Yes. Are there things that he didn’t agree with me? Absolutely. But guess what, we squashed it, whatever that little disagreement was, and we’re together, but we were never apart.”
“I feel like Bubba said, we’re like KISS, we’re gonna put on the face paint one more time. And we’re gonna do it.”
When asked about the possibility of the Dudley Boyz returning to the ring, D-Von responded,
“I can say yes and I can say no.”
However, he expressed caution about performing certain physically demanding moves, mentioning his concern for his back health:
“I don’t know about going up on the top rope and doing a Wazzup no more. I say because, you know, I don’t know how much my back, I’m not willing to put my back at risk like that. There are certain moves that I would have to fix. A 3D would be great, I could do a 3D no problem.”
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