WWE Hall of Famer and Producer D-Von Dudley appeared on the “Table Talk” podcast this week and said he’s officially done with in-ring action.
“Even though I was a little frustrated about not continuing to wrestle for that one more year that I wanted, I’m extremely happy now being a producer and not wrestling. I have officially hung it up, I’m done. Except for different appearances that they may want me to do on the show, but no more wrestling. No more fighting for the titles. None of that anymore. I’m done. I’m officially done,” he said.
D-Von said he and Bubba Ray Dudley, known as the legendary Dudley Boyz, had a great ride that went by really fast.
“I’ve had my fifteen minutes of fame and it was a good ride. It really was. The old timers used to tell me don’t blink, because when you do it’s over. It goes that fast. And it did feel like it went really, really fast. But a twenty-eight year career, always being on top and never taking a break, regardless of the injuries or anything like that.
“We did it. And I think Bubba said it best during our Hall of Fame speech. We did it our way. We went out there and conquered. We became synonymous in terms of using our name when tag team wrestling comes up. We will always be put in with some of the best and arguably some people will say we were the best. I’m just happy that when you do mention tag teams, the Dudley Boyz names come up.”
After D-Von said he was done wrestling, he was asked when he plans to pull “a Terry Funk” and come out of retirement as his fellow-WWE Hall of Famer has done many times over the years.
“If that happens please shoot me,” D-Von jokingly said before talking up how excited he is for the second chapter of his career.
D-Von has been working as a WWE Producer since September 2016. He last wrestled that same year for the House of Glory promotion, teaming with Bubba to face The Hardys, Private Party and Santana & Ortiz.
(H/T to Pro Wrestling Sheet for the quotes)