WWE Hall of Famer D-Von Dudley was the latest guest on the Wrestle Buddy podcast to discuss a wide range of topics, including his thoughts on the Usos doing the 3D, and how he has full creative control over the 24/7 segments in WWE. Highlights from the interview are below.
On the Usos doing the 3D:
I love it [The Usos using The 3D]. That’s what people don’t get, The Usos and I at live events and things like that had talked about them using the 3D. They came to me and asked me about a year-and-a-half, maybe two years ago and I remember telling them, you know, ‘You guys can use it. Me and Bubba not using it anymore. You know, so why not? Use it.’ I know The Bar (Sheamus & Cesaro) had tried it a couple times. The Bar tried it even at live events and you know, Bubba came back and said something, you know, ‘Don’t make me and D-Von come back’ and I sat up there and said, ‘Bubba, I told them to use it. We were talking about it,’ and so, I think it’s great because again, we’d been talking about this for months and so when I was watching the show [WWE Day 1] and I saw them use it, I was shocked. I was — I literally jumped out of my seat. I was like, ‘Yes! Yes!’ You know? And I was like, ‘He better not kick out, he better not kick out. Nobody kicks out of the 3D’ and there was no kick out so it was great. I loved it. I texted them and I told them, I said, ‘Phenomenal match on both parties.’ The New Day as well of course and I said, ‘Tremendous finish’ because I remember they were doing a splash or a double splash leading up and right before was the double superkick and there was a kick out. I was like, ‘Oh my God.’ When I saw that, I said, ‘There better be a huge finish after this because there’s no way they can do all of that, kick out and then have something that can compliment that’ and sure enough, they did. It was 3D.
On the 24/7 championship segments:
And the 24/7 Title with Reggie. I’ve had great times with those. All of those matches with Reggie were great. I enjoyed so much of it and you know, Vince [McMahon], he was able to give me — he goes, ‘D-Von, that’s your baby. You have creative control. You know what I want, my vision. Go head and put your twist on it’ and he let me, he allowed me to do that. He allowed me to be in charge of those matches and I think that’s why we were able to be as successful as we were with the 24/7.
(H/T and transcribed by Post Wrestling)