Wrestlers often come and go from WWE and in 2015 fans saw former WWE Tag Team Champions The Dudley Boyz return to the company. The Dudleys went on to have another successful run with the company which led to a Hall of Fame induction. In the years that followed D-Von took on a backstage role with the company, but he parted ways with WWE earlier this year.
During a recent interview with Chris Van Vliet, D-Von talked about his run with WWE and he also explained why he’s not currently interested in returning to the company.
“I’m not interested. I’ll be honest with you. I had a great run. You know, I had a seven-year, I’m sorry, eight-year, including the year that we came back. And then the producing years, I had a great time. I did, there was some stressful times working behind the scenes. But, you know, again, I basically did what I was supposed to do there and my time is up. I believe God puts you in places where he needs to put you for that time being and I think that’s what happened with this.
“Now here’s what I’m also going to say when we left in 2005 the first time it didn’t sit right with me. It didn’t sit right with me at all. And even though we went to TNA, we went to Japan, we did what we did, it just didn’t sit right with me. So I basically always felt that we needed to go back and we needed to leave the right way. And so I felt this time we didn’t leave the right way. There’s nothing left in the basement for me, talent-wise to go back, or producer-wise. I’m okay.”
D-Von also explained his motivation for parting ways with WWE and noted that a lot of it had to do with him wanting to take bookings outside of the company.
“You know, I said in my tweet interview, which I messed up a couple of times, some of the verbiage because my hands are too big when I’m starting to type and I didn’t bother to look at it again. But you know, I thank Vince, I thank Triple H, Stephanie, and the whole McMahon family for allowing me to come in there. And to do what I did, I have no hard feelings. I have none whatsoever. We agreed to disagree towards the end. And that was when I knew that it was time to leave.
“You know, a lot of it was autograph signings and things like that. But, you know, again, they allow their talent to do certain things and things like that, or their employees. And then there’s other points that they don’t allow to do it, you know, whatever. I just felt that I should have been able to do certain things outside of the company if the company was not working at the time.”