While WWE performers and staff are taking advantage of the freedom provided by Triple H administration, it sometimes seems as though not all ideas can receive the boss’ acceptance.
D-Von Dudley, the 50-year-old tag-team veteran, was lately prohibited from participating in Battleground Championship Wrestling, and it was made known that he was also in danger of losing his position with WWE.
D-Von Dudley was supposed to make an appearance at BCW’s “Tribute to the Extreme” event and take part in Bubba Ray Dudley’s fight versus Matt Cardona, as it was previously announced.
A few days ago, PWInsider was the first to announce that D-Von Dudley has been removed from the original plans in BCW.
Concerning the infringement of ECW-related intellectual property, which WWE holds, a legal notice was also issued to Battleground Championship Wrestling by Triple H administration.
More information on the background events that led to D-Von Dudley’s exclusion from the BCW event was revealed by Dave Meltzer.
The tag team icon reportedly contacted senior executive of talent relations John Cone earlier about his BCW debut. Dudley believed that since he was not bound by a talent agreement, he could consider the assignment outside of WWE.
In case you were curious, D-Von Dudley is a backstage producer for WWE. The proposal reached to the table of Triple H after Bruce Prichard allegedly cancelled D-Von Dudley’s plans.
“He went through John Cone in talent relations who reportedly approved of the booking and he believed based on his contract, since he’s not a wrestler, that he was able to do things like that. Bruce Prichard nixed the booking and it ended up on the desk of Paul Levesque.” reported this week’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter.
According to reports, D-Von Dudley, aka Devon Hughes, was insistent on attending the BCW event because he had already made a commitment to do so.
The Hall of Famer subsequently faced a threat of termination if he moved ahead with the BCW assignment, which caused him to change his mind.
“Hughes has stated he was ready to do it because he made a commitment to do it, but Levesque didn’t approve, and he was clearly warned if he did it, he’d be sacked, so he didn’t do it,”