• D-Von Dudley Released From WWE
WWE Hall Of Famer D-Von Dudley was scheduled to appear at the Battleground Championship Wrestling event on December 17th at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia, PA.
He was supposed to be in Bubba Ray Dudley’s corner, but that didn’t happen.
According to the Wrestling Observer, WWE canceled D-Von’s booking. When D-Von said he’d still work this event because he gave his word, Chief Content Officer Triple H threatened to fire him:
“[D-Von Dudley] went through John Cone in Talent Relations, who reportedly approved of the booking and he believed based on his contract, since he’s not a wrestler, that he was able to do things like that.
Bruce Prichard nixed the booking and it ended up on the desk of Paul Levesque (Triple H).
[D-Von] has said he was going to do it because he gave his word on it and Levesque didn’t give approval, and he was basically told if he did it, he’d be fired, so he didn’t do it.”
In an update, PWInsider is reporting that WWE released D-Von today.
D-Von tweeted the following about it:
“I would like to say thank you to everyone out there who has supported me over the years and been in my corner. It was a great 32 year career with 20 of those years I’ve been with Bubba entertaining you, and I’m sure somewhere down the road we will do it again.
The company (WWE) and I have decided to part ways, and feel this is the best decision for all parties it’s been a pleasure and an honor to work with the young talent when Bubba as well as everyone over in NXT. As well as working with some of the best producers in the world.
Would like to thank Vince, Paul (HHH), Stephanie, and my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for the opportunity that was given. I’m very excited to see where God brings me next, Oh my brother……. TESTIFY!!!!”
D-Von Dudley had been working as a Backstage Producer in WWE since 2016.
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (January 19, 1991) – WWF Superstars of Wrestling
On this day in 1991, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Wrestling Challenge’.
This episode was pre-taped at the Sundome in Tampa, Florida and featured matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Royal Rumble 1991’ PPV, that happened later on the same day.
Here’s the card:
1. Jake Roberts vs. Bob Bradley
2. Earthquake vs. Randy Hunter
3. The Hart Foundation vs. Black Bart & W.T. Jones
4. Mr. Perfect vs. Tony Reno
5. Bushwhackers vs. Dennis Allen & The Gladiator