D-Von Dudley hasn't wrestled since 2016, working his last WWE match at SummerSlam 2016 when he teamed with Bubba Ray to face Neville & Sami Zayn.
D-Von transitioned over to a producer role in WWE after retiring, but he believed he still had some gas left in the tank and was hoping to help Apollo Crews out before he called it quits in the ring.
"I wanted to work with Apollo," D-Von told JOFO In The Ring. "Bubba went his way and I stayed with WWE. I wasn't ready to become a producer. I still wanted to wrestle. When I was told 'no' and they wanted me as a producer, not as talent, I took the job. I was hearing certain rumblings that Apollo needed to step it up and give it his all and give him that little push. I remember that I volunteered. 'let me tag with Apollo and help him out.' I did the same thing with Batista and so many other guys over the years. I thought it would be a great thing to do. I was told 'no.' They put him with Titus O'Neil and Titus Worldwide. The opportunity was gone and I was like, 'Damn.' I think me and Apollo could've done great things, but they said 'no.'"
Apollo floundered on the main roster until 2020 when he won the United States Title on Raw. More recently, he's found success on SmackDown by embracing his Nigerian roots, capturing the Intercontinental Championship at WrestleMania 37.
As for D-Von, he working his way back to full health after suffering a stroke. You can find his comments on his current health by clicking here.
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