In a recent interview with The Table Talk podcast, WWE Hall of Famer D-Von Dudley revealed that he is officially retired from in-ring competition.
“Even though I am a little frustrated, I was a little frustrated of not continuing to wrestle for that one more year that I wanted, I’m extremely happy now being a producer and not wrestling. I am officially announcing I’ve hung it up, 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, I’m done guys.
I’ve had my fifteen minutes of game 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 and it goes that fast and it did, it did feel like it went really fast, but a 28 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 WWE Hall of Fame speech, we did it our way, we went out there and we conquered and 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, but I’m just happy that when you do mention tag teams, The Dudley Boyz’s names come up, not too many people can say that could happen throughout their careers, one guy from Long Island, the other straight out of Brooklyn and from the projects, got together as a tag team, one white and one black and that wasn’t unheard of. I’m really happy that a tag team that was supposed to be a joke and wasn’t supposed to last that long became arguably the greatest tag team in the history of this business. With that, I always say, that was Chapter One, Chapter Two begins and if you thought Chapter One was great, wait until you see Chapter Two.”
The full interview is available at this link.