D-Von Dudley talks producing 24/7 Title segments, jokes that it went downhill after he left WWE

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There was a portion of D-Von’s time in WWE where he had free rein with those segments. 

Over the weekend, D-Von Dudley competed in a match for the first since 2016. He wrestled alongside Bully Ray at the IMPACT 1000 taping in White Plains, New York. Matches and segments that were taped on the day are going to air over the next two episodes of IMPACT on AXS. 

Heading into the bout, one of the outlets D-Von chatted with to promote the festivities was Good Karma Wrestling. The WWE and TNA Hall of Famer has stated in past media appearances that during his time as a main roster producer for WWE, he was given a lot of rope when it came to putting together 24/7 Title segments. 

Dudley jokingly said after he left the company, everything went downhill for the now-defunct title

The one thing I can take credit for except for the physicality of it was the 24/7 Title. With Reggie, jumping, doing all that with (Akira) Tozawa and (R) Truth. Right before my back surgery, just about every one of those segments were mine. Vince (McMahon) gave me full (control). He goes, ‘D-Von, do what you wanna do. I trust you’ and I was like, ‘Alright, cool’ and the whole thing, I forgot how it went down, excuse me. They didn’t want him to come in and use a trampoline like Kalisto and we were by ringside and I was like, ‘How the hell are you gonna get in this ring?’ He’s very athletic and he worked for Cirque du Soleil for so many years before he came into WWE. So he knew certain things but he was like, ‘D-Von, I don’t think I can do it.’ So I went back to the office, I said, ‘Okay. Please. Please let us use the trampoline. I’m telling you it’s gonna work.’ He trusted me, he used it and he’s been using it from that point on. It was great, I loved it. It was one of my highest moments where I can say, as a producer, I can take full credit because Vince let me use my creative juices on that and then after I left, that’s when everything went downhill (he laughed).

On the bill for the 9/14 IMPACT 1000 episode is the following: 

  • X Division Championship: Lio Rush (c) vs. Chris Sabin
  • Team 3D (D-Von Dudley & Bully Ray) in action
  • Eddie Edwards & Alisha Edwards vs. Frankie Kazarian & Traci Brooks
  • Feast or Fired
  • Josh Alexander segment

If the quote in this article is used, please credit Good Karma Wrestling with an H/T to POST Wrestling for the transcription.