D-Von Dudley provides update on his backstage WWE role


D-Von Dudley is helping the next generation of wrestlers do much more than just “get the table.”

The multi-time tag team champion, who has been a backstage producer in WWE since 2016, took to social media last October to update fans on his condition following surgery. According to Dudley, doctors had to amputate his L4, L5 and L6 vertebrae, and the significant injury ended Dudley’s in-ring career. Dudley said that he returned to WWE on Tuesday, beginning his new role in the “NXT” developmental brand. “Love working with new talent,” Dudley said.

This pass was my first time back at work on Tuesday night since my back surgery that took me out last October. Feels great and glad to be back, but even more happy to be back in my new role in NXT. Now love working with new talent. I thank God for this opportunity.

Dudley is no stranger to helping out new talent, as he founded Team 3D Academy in Kissimmee, FL with longtime tag team partner Bubba Ray. Opened in 2007, the school has produced former “Blue Pants,” Leva Bates, as well as Pan-African World Diaspora World Champion Trish Adora.

Dudley has been wrestling since 1991 and has plenty of mentorship for providing developmental talent in “NXT” and with five years of backstage production work on the main roster, Dudley is well equipped to produce “NXT” talent for the rhythm. Is. WWE main roster, which has been a difficult transition for many. Dudley credits, as “NXT,” Triple H’s father, not only for helping him “maintain his sanity” during a difficult period as creatively as “Reverend D-Von” Even for getting the role of a producer in the first place.

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The Dudley Boyz were multiple-time tag team champions in WWE, TNA, ECW, NJPW, and various independent promotions, and won AJPW’s famous World’s Strongest Tag Determination League in 2005. He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2018.

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