Devon Speaks on Dudley Boyz Split, Leaving TNA in 2012, & Whether He Will Ever Team w/ Bully Ray Again

Mike Killam

Former WWE and TNA wrestler Devon spoke with Inside the Ropes this Thursday on multitude of topics, revealing what really happened with his contract in 2012, when the tag team legend left the company only to reappear as a member of the Aces & Eights faction at Bound for Glory shortly after. 

"We couldn’t come to an agreement on a contract … I held no ill will towards the company, I just knew what I had to do to make my family survive, it’s getting close to winding this thing down and you’ve gotta look out for your best interests … When I made that announcement, I was gone, I was not coming back. Then a new offer came in two months later and again it was something where I wasn’t looking to come back but now with the whole thing with Aces and Eights, you know, I love it. It’s something I never thought I’d get involved with until they came to me with it. I’m just happy."

Devon also spoke on the potential of another Dudley Boyz reunion further down the road. 

"Absolutely not. I don’t want the Dudley Boyz or Team 3D, I don’t want it. As far as I’m concerned it’s dead and over. This has nothing personally to do with Bubba and I. Listen, I’ve waited over 15 years to be in this position, I’m not moving backwards, I’m moving forward. I hope he feels the same.  ECW, we accomplished, WWF and WWE, we accomplished. TNA, we accomplished. All Japan, New Japan, Hustle. We’ve done everything there is to do. Maybe we’ll be on the same page 20 years from now at the Hall of Fame when we’re inducted but that’s about it. Some of the fans, they’ve gotta let it go, they’ve gotta let ECW go and let the Dudleyz go."

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