On his Twitter account, D-Von Dudley announced that he had decided by mutual agreement with WWE to leave the company after having worked there as a producer and coach in recent years. These are his words: “I would like to thank all those who have supported me over the years and have been by my side.
It was a great 32 year career, with 20 of those years spent with Bubba entertaining you, and I'm sure somewhere along the way we'll do it again. The company (WWE) and I have decided to go our separate ways, and I feel this is the best decision for all parties, it has been a pleasure and an honor to work with the young talents including Bubba, as with everyone at NXT.
As well as working with some of the best manufacturers in the world. I would like to thank Vince, Paul (HHH), Stephanie, and my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for the opportunity I have been given. I am very excited to see where God will take me next.
oh my brother.... TESTIFY!!!!”
D-Von Dudley leaves WWE
In April 2022, D-Von Dudley had said: “Triple H has done an outstanding job both in and out of the ring. Without his input, NXT would never have become what it is today.
After announcing his retirement, he received a myriad of thank you messages. I assure you they were all sincere. It was Hunter who allowed me to become a WWE producer." Only in December 2022, Dave Meltzer had declared that D-Von Dudley risked being fired by Triple H due to the booking that the executive had accepted for a non-WWE event: "WWE brought out Devon Hughes (D -Von Dudley) from the event, both the live show and the convention.
He was supposed to be in Bubba Ray's corner for his match with Matt Cardona. We contacted talent relations John Cone who reportedly approved the booking and believed based on his contract, since he's not a wrestler, that he could do things like this.
Bruce Prichard rejected the booking which ended up on Paul Levesque's [Triple H] desk. Hughes said he would because he gave him his word and Levesque didn't approve and he was basically told that if he did, he would get fired, so he wouldn't." D-Von Dudley recently recalled receiving a heartfelt message from WWE Chairwoman Stephanie McMahon while recovering in the hospital.
"When I had my stroke about two years ago, Stephanie called me on the phone. At the time, I was with the doctors because I just had brain surgery as well because they had to break up the blood clot in the brain. So I didn't have my phone with me," said D-Von.