D-Von Dudley left WWE, and it was rather surprising departure. This came after he reportedly wasn’t allowed to attend an ECW Reunion show, and Triple H allegedly threatened to fire Dudley if he did the event. Now, D-Von is testifying about what really happened between him and WWE.

While speaking to Wrestling News, D-Von Dudley broke down his situation with WWE. He made it clear that there is no heat between himself and Triple H.

“Let me just say this. No issues with Triple H. Triple H did not threaten to fire me. What a lot of people don’t know is I did not speak to Hunter directly during that, but no, he did not threaten to fire me. It was just again, you know, miscommunication on the dirt sheet writers or whatever, but that was not the case. Again, I can’t really go into detail right now.”

“You have shirts out there that say ‘I’m a Paul Heyman guy.’ I’m a Paul Heyman guy because he helped me with ECW, but I’m only a Triple H guy. I can’t begin to thank that man enough for everything that he’s done for me. He was the reason why I became a producer.


When Bubba and I left in 2016 as talent, it was from my understanding, it was him that actually suggested for me to become a producer. I remember the night we said farewell to the Dudley’s, he pulled me aside and asked me if I would like the job. I told him, ‘I’m not ready to hang it up yet. There’s still a lot left in the tank for me. I would still love to wrestle and maybe help out some of the younger talent, you know, like Apollo Crews, you know, things like that.’ But, you know, unfortunately, Vince wanted both parties and there was nothing he could do at that point, so that’s why he offered me the job. I said, ‘Well, do I have a choice.? He goes, ‘No, not really D-Von.’ I said, ‘Well, I’ll take a producer’s job’, because I still wanted to be a part of the company. I really enjoy it. It was my childhood dream of mine to work for WWE.”

When it comes to that autograph signing, D-Von Dudley went on to further explain the situation. He said that the reasons why he couldn’t do that signing were explained to him.

“I was told that I could not do the autograph signing for certain reasons. When it was explained to me why, I said, ‘Okay, I get it.’ I mean, was I upset? Yes, because I just thought it could have been done a little earlier than when I was told, because that way, people would not have expected me to not be there. But, it is what it is. It happens. It’s water under the well now and you move on from it. But, you know, to me, my thing was, and it always had been that, if I’m not doing anything with the company, then, you know, I wanted to be able to go out there and kind of freelance a little bit, but you can’t do that when you work for an organization. So I get it and understand it. But it’s just something that, you know, I felt that I just wanted to do. So was that one of the reasons why I left? No, but again, it was just to, you know, to agree to disagree.”

We’ll have to see if D-Von Dudley ever makes a return to WWE. His days in the ring are over, but he obviously has a lot of other things he can do backstage to help out. Only time will tell where he ends up next, but there is apparently no heat between him and Triple H.

WWE is always changing, and we could very well see a few more departures by the time the year is over, especially with a company sale on the horizon. Keep checking back with Ringside News for more.

What’s your take on this situation? Sound off in the comments!

Felix Upton

Felix Upton is a seasoned writer with over 30 years of experience. He began his career writing advertisements for local newspapers in New York before transitioning to publishing news for Ringside News. His expertise includes writing, editing, research, photo editing, and video editing. In his free time, he enjoys bungee jumping and learning extinct languages.

Disqus Comments Loading...