In the annals of professional wrestling, few rivalries have made as lasting an impact as the epic three-way battle between the Dudley Boyz, the Hardy Boyz, and Edge & Christian during the early 2000s. As they vied for the tag team championship, the trio raised the bar, introducing elements of hardcore wrestling—like tables, ladders, and chairs—into their already intense matches.
Speaking with "Busted Open Radio," D-Von Dudley reflected on those legendary clashes. "In the ring with us, I genuinely believe there couldn't have been any other teams that could’ve mirrored our passion, our drive," he said.
"The legacy we carved in those TLC matches, during pay-per-views, throughout our entire run against the Hardys, Edge, and Christian—it's unmatched. I can’t picture any other tag team stepping into that space and delivering the same intensity."
D-Von Reflects on Iconic Feud
D-Von went on to emphasize the special bond the teams shared.
"It's not that we couldn't function without each other, but our collaborative spirit propelled us to achieve greatness in such a short span," he mused. "Our feud is probably the longest-running tag team rivalry in WWE's history, spanning over three to four years.
Yet, each time we stepped into that ring, we presented something fresh, and fans couldn't get enough. Our battles against the Hardys, Edge, and Christian are etched in memory because of the sheer magic we concocted." He added with conviction, "And though the decision-makers might have been hesitant to spotlight us initially, they eventually had no choice.
I don't mean to sound arrogant, but all six of us were simply that exceptional in our craft." While the sands of time saw the three iconic teams branching off into different paths, fate reunited them in a memorable manner.
They came together once more in 2018 to honor the Dudley Boyz’s monumental achievement of being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. This reunion, like their past matches, underscored their shared history and the indelible mark they left on professional wrestling.