• WWF Legend Is Happy About WWE’s Direction Since Triple H Took Over
Old School WWF/ECW Tag Team Legend D-Von Dudley had back surgery in 2021 and returned to WWE as a producer in June 2022.
The former Dudley Boyz member was recently interviewed on the ‘Two Man Power Trip’ podcast and revealed that he’s very happy with Triple H’s direction for WWE and its developmental brand NXT 2.0, since Vince McMahon retired from all of his positions.
Here’s what D-Von had to say:
“With this new regime, with Triple H and Stephanie (McMahon), which I’m extremely happy about. I think everyone is happy. Just for the simple fact that, we’re all happy with what Vince (McMahon) did for 50 years plus, but sometimes, with every company and new whatever it is, it’s always good for fresh and new ideas. Triple H brings that.
We’re not discounting what Vince did for the past 50 years. Sometimes, you need a little change and I’m happy about that.
With all that going on right now, the responsibility for me has picked up a little bit and I’m happy about that because I get to do my ideas and me and Hunter have a good relationship.
Him and Stephanie both, when I had my stroke two years ago, Stephanie left me a message on my answering machine telling me, ‘I heard you’re doing well and everything is good, but I want to make sure you’re doing great. I want to hear it out of your mouth and not anybody else’s.’
Of course, I heard that message and it made me feel a little special. Just for the simple fact that she and Hunter didn’t have to do that, but they were very concerned about me. You could say, am I a Hunter guy? Yes. Am I a Vince McMahon guy? Yes. Am I Paul Heyman guy? Yeah. All those guys have done well with me, which is why I love working for WWE.”
D-Von Dudley wrestled for Paul Heyman’s ECW from 1996 until he and Bubba Ray Dudley joined the World Wrestling Federation in 1999.
They then joined TNA in 2005 and eventually returned to the (now renamed) WWE in 2015 for one last run till 2016.
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (September 10, 2000) – WWF Sunday Night HEAT
On this day in 2000, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Sunday Night HEAT’.
It was pre-taped at the Freedom Hall in Louisville, Kentucky and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Unforgiven 2000’ PPV.
The card can be found right here:
– WWF Hardcore Title: Steve Blackman vs. Perry Saturn
– Gangrel vs. Crash Holy
– Dean Malenko vs. The Big Boss Man
– Lita & The Hardy Boyz vs. Ivory & Chaz & D-Lo Brown