D-Von Dudley was recently a guest on 93.1FM WIBC in Indianapolis, Indiana. Dudley talked about the surprise return of The Dudley Boyz to WWE
his favorite moments in his professional wrestling career, and WrestleMania 32.
When asked how The Dudley Boyz were able to keep their WWE return secret, Dudley indicated that only a small group of people knew about the deal.
“Well, there [were] three, no, four or five people that knew we were coming back. And when you work for Vince McMahon, and he tells you, ‘don’t open your mouth,’ you don’t open your mouth.” Dudley continued, “we’re in this world where everything is found out because of social media and we were happy we were able to keep that on lockdown and it didn’t get out. And the surprise at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn [New York] was incredible. I told my family, I said, ‘if I die tomorrow, I’ll be okay’ because the ovation we got when we came back, I don’t think we ever predicted that would happen.”
As for favorite professional wrestling memories, Dudley admitted that his TLC matches with The Hardy Boyz and Edge & Christian, generally, and WrestleMania 17, specifically, are special moments in his professional wrestling career.
“I think what stands out the most [are] the TLC matches that we had with the Hardys and Christian and Edge, which [are] being talked about even to this day. WrestleMania 17 was truly a day that I don’t think any of us, the [six] of us, will ever forget. We created history. We helped steal the show at WrestleMania that year and to be able to do that with such names as The Rock, ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin, The Big Show, Mick Foley, to have guys like that, Undertaker, Kane, on the card, and for us to be able to do that, that was amazing.”
Dudley stated that he is excited about WrestleMania 32 and he hopes the event will break WrestleMania 3’s attendance record.
“WrestleMania is truly the granddaddy of them all. In terms of sports entertainment, there is nothing like WrestleMania.” Dudley added, “you’re looking at 100,000-plus people that [are] probably going to be in Dallas [Texas] and that is probably going to be a record in itself because, remember, WrestleMania 3 broke an indoor attendance record of 93,173 people. So, to be able to shatter that record at WrestleMania 32, this is going to be great. I’m excited for it.”