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WWE Announce Dudley Boyz For Hall Of Fame

The legendary tag team will be inducted in April.

WWE have officially announced that Bubba Ray and D-Von Dudley will be inducted into the Hall of Fame. The legendary tag team will join Goldberg as the currently confirmed members of the class of 2018.

WWE delved into the Dudleys' history in their announcement, looking back on their time in ECW:

'The Dudley Boyz’ journey to the WWE Hall of Fame began in Extreme Championship Wrestling in 1996, when Bubba Ray and D-Von, the sons of the unseen Big Daddy Dudley, were on opposite sides of a family feud among brothers clad in tie-dye and thick-rimmed glasses. Eventually, Bubba Ray and D-Von joined forces and kicked off two decades of tag team dominance.'

They also mentioned the landmark three-team feud with The Hardys and Edge and Christian, which changed the landscape of extreme wrestling in WWE:

'The trio of tag teams turned the squared circle into their own demolition derby, using tables, ladders and chairs to punish one another. Their hardcore tendencies converged in the first-ever TLC Match at SummerSlam 2000 and led to a classic sequel on The Grandest Stage of Them All at WrestleMania X-Seven.'

The pair are eight time tag champions in WWE, and also enjoyed one reign with the WCW titles during the Invasion angle.

They also found tag success in TNA, winning the TNA World Tag Team Championship twice, and the NWA World Tag Team Championship a single time.

The pair are already members of the Impact Hall of Fame, and were inducted in 2014.

Bubba Ray (as Bully Ray) found considerable singles success in TNA too, holding their world championship on two occasions.

As well as North America, the Dudley Boyz also won tag gold over in Japan. They are two-time IWGP Tag Team Champions, which they won during a stint in New Japan Pro Wrestling.

In terms of who will induct the Dudleys into the WWE Hall of Fame, likely candidates seem to be any of their tag rivals from the early 2000s (Edge, Christian, and the Hardys), or an ECW figure such as Paul Heyman or Tommy Dreamer.

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