Last December, D-Von Dudley was supposed to appear in Battleground Championship Wrestling’s “Tribute To The Extreme” pay-per-view at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia, PA. However, D-Von who was working under WWE at the time, was not allowed by the company to appear on BCW’s show.
Later, PWInsider reported that WWE sent a legal letter to BCW about using ECW footage to promote the Tribute To The Extreme” pay-per-view. BCW then reached Paul Levesque to get the edict reversed, which was not successful.
At the time, a rumor circulated that D-Von Dudley was threatened to fire by Triple H if D-Von make it to the BCW pay-per-view. Last month, the WWE Hall of Famer announced his departure from the company.
In an interview with WrestlingNews.co, D-Von Dudley debunked the rumor that Triple H threatened to fire him.
“Let me just say this. No issues with Triple H. Triple H did not threaten to fire me. What a lot of people don’t know is I did not speak to Hunter directly during that, but no, he did not threaten to fire me. It was just again, you know, miscommunication on the dirt sheet writers or whatever, but that was not the case. Again, I can’t really go into detail right now.
You have shirts out there that say ‘I’m a Paul Heyman guy.’ I’m a Paul Heyman guy because he helped me with ECW, but I’m only a Triple H guy. I can’t begin to thank that man enough for everything that he’s done for me. He was the reason why I became a producer. When Bubba and I left in 2016 as talent, it was from my understanding, it was him that actually suggested for me to become a producer. I remember the night we said farewell to the Dudley’s, he pulled me aside and asked me if I would like the job. I told him, ‘I’m not ready to hang it up yet. There’s still a lot left in the tank for me. I would still love to wrestle and maybe help out some of the younger talents, you know, like Apollo Crews, you know, things like that.’ But, you know, unfortunately, Vince wanted both parties and there was nothing he could do at that point, so that’s why he offered me the job. I said, ‘Well, do I have a choice.? He goes, ‘No, not really D-Von.’ I said, ‘Well, I’ll take a producer’s job’, because I still wanted to be a part of the company. I really enjoy it. It was my childhood dream of mine to work for WWE.”
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