D-Von Dudley: I Never Wanted To Become A WWE Producer

D-Von wanted to remain an in-ring competitor

D-Von Dudley has revealed he never wanted to be a producer for WWE and initially hated the job.

D-Von became a producer for WWE in 2016, a few months following the end of his and Bubba Ray's final run on-screen as the Dudley Boys. D-Von had wanted to continue wrestling but, without Bubba Ray, WWE weren't interested in him as a singles performer.

With a divorce ongoing, D-Von elected to remain with WWE in the offered producer role.

D-Von told The Cut Pro Wrestling Podcast: "Just for the record, I never wanted to stop wrestling. I never wanted to be a producer backstage for WWE. I enjoy it now but it took me some years to actually embrace it and like it.

"I even went to them and said, ‘Hey, listen. I’m not ready to become a producer, there’s still a lot left in me,’ and they said, ‘Well you know the old man, you know how he is. He wanted the Dudleys and Bubba didn’t play fair, so we’re gonna give you this opportunity to stay with the company.' So I looked at it, and it was Triple H, and I said, ‘Do I have a choice?’ and he said, ‘No, not really.’

"At that point I was going through a divorce and I would have loved to have gone back to Japan to finish my career, but going through a divorce at the time and having to travel 17 or 18 hours on a plane to Japan every week was not what I wanted to do. So I had to weigh my options and say, okay, here we go. I guess I’ll stay here and become a producer.

"I hated it at first, I didn’t like it. Now, I’ve grown into it,” D-Von said. “Working with guys like the Usos, the New Day, even Rey and Dominik, the Viking Raiders, The Bludgeon [Brothers], I had great matches with those guys in the ring with them as well as producing their matches. I felt that I was wrong again and not getting the opportunity to wrestle continuously, but you know it is what it is."

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