WWE has a lot of people on their payroll that could get work outside the company in certain instances. That being said, WWE wasn’t okay with D-Von Dudley’s recent booking, so he was pulled.

WWE Hall of Famer and NXT Coach D-Von Dudley was set to appear at the Battleground Championship Wrestling event over the weekend at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The intention was for him to appear at the convention following the show, as well as in Bully Ray’s match against Matt Cardona that night. However, it has now been reported WWE pulled him from the event.

According to PW Insider, the report noted that the promotion’s side indicated they received a legal letter from WWE this past Thursday, upset about BCW promoting a “Tribute to the Extreme” show, playing off the ECW intellectual property held by WWE. The promotion said that D-Von attempted to appeal the decision to Triple H, but was unsuccessful. BCW plans to make “Tribute to the Extreme” an annual event every December.

WWE pulled WWE Hall of Famer and NXT Coach D-Von Dudley from the Battleground Championship Wrestling event over the weekend at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia, PA. D-Von had been slated to appear at the convention preceeding the show and then in Bully Ray (Bubba Ray Dudley) in his match that night against Matt Cardona.

The promotion’s side is that they received a legal letter from WWE this past Thursday upset about BCW promoting a “Tribute to the Extreme” at the show, playing off the ECW intellectual property, which is obviously now owned by WWE. D-Von was then pulled from the show, despite, according to the promotion, personally reaching out to WWE Chief Content Officer Paul Levesque to get the edict reversed, which was not successful.

The promotion’s Timothy Embler announced to the live crowd that the promotion intends to make “Tribute to the Extreme” an annual event every December.

Last Saturday’s show was headlined by Rhino vs. Rob Van Dam and Super Crazy vs. Juventud Guerrera, plus appearances from Shane Douglas, Pitbull Gary Wolf, Francine, Joel Gertner, 2 Cold Scorpio, Raven, The Sandman, Tod Gordon, Bill Alfonso, Sabu, Tommy Rich, Little Guido, The Blue Meanie and many others. The event sold out the 2300 Arena in advance.

Rhino vs. Rob Van Dam headlined the show, which also included Super Crazy vs. Juventud Guerrera. Shane Douglas, Pitbull Gary Wolf, Francine, Joel Gertner, 2 Cold Scorpio, Raven, The Sandman, Tod Gordon, Bill Alfonso, Sabu, and many more made appearances.

The event has already sold out at the 2300 Arena. Let’s see what happens next. To get the latest updates, keep an eye on Ringside News.

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