Bully Ray & D-Von Dudley sign Legends contracts with WWE

Originally published at https://www.postwrestling.com/2023/09/07/bully-ray-d-von-dudley-sign-legends-contracts-with-wwe/

Team 3D is reuniting this weekend. 

On September 9th, IMPACT Wrestling is taping the 1,000th episode of their weekly show and it’ll air on AXS on 9/14. On the bill for the show is the reunion of TNA Hall of Famers and two-time TNA World Tag Team Champions, Team 3D (Bully Ray & D-Von Dudley). 

Their most recent tag match was in December 2016 and going into their return this weekend, they were interviewed by Justin Barrasso for Sports Illustrated’s FanNation section. There’s a note in the piece which reads that Team 3D recently signed Legends contracts with WWE. 

The Dudley Boyz were inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2018. They recently signed Legends contracts with WWE, and LoMonaco still works as Bully Ray in Impact, where he and Hughes were also inducted into the Impact Wrestling Hall of Fame. And it is only fitting that the 24-time champions are celebrated across the industry. Their rise to wrestling immortality stands as one of wrestling’s most revered success stories. Looking back at their origin, it is remarkable to see the evolution from comedic tag team to one of the greatest ever.

Looking back at their career as a duo, D-Von feels they had a better run in TNA than they did WWE. 

D-Von: We had a better run in TNA than we did in WWE. But that’s our story — we’ve always been able to create something special. Look back, and you’ll remember that the Dudley gimmick was not meant to be serious. It was masterminded by Raven, and Taz put his two cents into it, but it was meant to be a joke. At first, we were just happy to be part of it. But Paul Heyman believed in us, and we decided to take the tag team to the next level.

When it was announced that Team 3D would be reuniting, D-Von said if all goes well, he’d be open to the idea of going on another run.