You never know what can happen in the pro wrestling world, especially when retirements are concerned. A pro wrestler might retire multiple times throughout their careers, and D-Von Dudley may be the latest to do just that.

The former WWE Tag Team Champion has announced his return to professional wrestling. Dave Meltzer, in today’s Wrestling Observer/F4W update, reported that WWE Hall of Famer D-Von Dudley made this revelation during an autograph signing in Monroe, Michigan.

During that appearance, D-Von expressed that his return at the Impact 1000 tapings was not a one-time occurrence, and he intends to come out of retirement. Furthermore, he expressed his desire to sign a deal with Impact Wrestling.

This announcement comes as a surprise, especially considering D-Von’s recent battles with serious health issues. He had previously shared on Busted Open Radio last month that he nearly didn’t survive after experiencing a severe stroke in 2020.


“I’ve had some health issues and I think that’s one of the biggest things for me. Because of the fact that I had the stroke in 2020 and I almost didn’t make it, I wouldn’t be here right now if it wasn’t for my wife, who I love dearly, and who really, you know, saw that I was having a stroke.”

“The stroke is a very silent killer, and to go through that, and to be able to only have 25% on my left side, and then had to go to rehab, you know, two or three different rehabs to rebuild that up, and then my personal trainer really helping me to get back to where I was, and then all of a sudden, only six to seven months later, to now go through back surgery, you know, I had L4, L5, and S1 pretty much fused with titanium bolts and everything. So to go through all of that within a short period of time within each other, and now all of a sudden having the opportunity to get back with Bubba, and to be on the 1,000th episode of Impact, and to relive the glory that we once had, I think it’s great. I’m really looking forward to this and see how much I’ve got left.”

This is quite a surprise, because D-Von Dudley was seemingly retired for good. He reunited with Bully Ray at the Impact 1000 show, and that might have been all it took for the wrestling bug to bit D-Von again.

We will keep an eye on this story to see if and when D-Von gets the tables once again. He may just want to make a return for a longer run, and Impact Wrestling might be happy to have him.

What’s your take on D-Von Dudley wrestling again? Sound off in the comments to let us know what you think!

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