No one can wrestle forever, even though some wrestlers have tried to, but sooner or later everyone has to hang up the boots. The Dudley Boyz were inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame back in 2018, and now D-Von Dudley has officially announced that he’s retired from in-ring competition.
During the latest episode of his Table Talk podcast D-Von confirmed his retirement and noted that while he was originally frustrated about not continuing to wrestle, he’s happy with his role as a producer.
“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.”
“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.”
So it doesn’t sound like fans should be holding out for a possible Dudley Boyz reunion down the road because D-Von has closed the book on in-ring competition for good.