To many, the Dudley Boyz are considered to be one of the greatest tag teams of all time, but Road Warrior Animal thinks otherwise.
Animal recently had an interview with Hannibal TV, and said he admires the Dudley Boyz for their many accomplishments but doesn't view them as a team that deserves to have, in Animal's own words, "a legendary status." Animal said he and his tag partner, the late Road Warrior Hawk, have been able to accomplish several feats the Dudleys have not and so cannot stack up to what the Legion of Doom has done in their run.
"Let me sum this up. I got nothing against D-Von or Bubba, D-Von is a great guy. They were good back in ECW in their early years. You can say you're the greatest cause you won the WWE championship so many times, all the TNA championships, but come in my shoes where you've won 14 different world championships. I'm talking Australia, Mexico, six different Japanese company belts, AWA, NWA, WCW, WWF, WWE. Right there you've got 12 championships. Not only are you going down to Portland and winning those titles, going to Mexico City. I've been a part of 14 different belts. Even Hawk and I have been at least 10, 12 different titles. The only team ever to take the international belts out of Japan, and defend them against the AWA, NWA, and not WWF, but those titles and the WCW titles, and made the international belts famous. I have nothing against The Dudleys, but let's be real to all the fans out there. You got to be real when it's time to be real and be honest. Listen, Hulk Hogan is the greatest single thing to ever happen to the wrestling business and I'll be the first one to say it. When something is true you have to say it. The best entertainer to ever come out of this business is The Rock. Number one best entertaining guy ever and has set the wrestling standard that nobody will ever match. The guy did 170 million dollars in profit this year. No wrestler will ever do that ever in movies. I'm the first one to say it. So the Dudleys come out here and say that kind of crap, they really need to think about it and before they open up their mouth and say 'Okay, did we really do anything that was better than The Road Warriors?' The answer is simple, no. Are they great? Yeah, they're great. They're not The Road Warriors. They're not going to go down in history as a legendary status."
The Road Warriors/Legion of Doom wrestled for several decades starting in the 1980s and captured titles all over the world. The Dudley Boyz, originating in ECW, won the ECW Tag Titles eight times, the IWGP Tag Titles twice, the NWA/TNA World Tag Team Titles three times as well as many tag team title reigns while in WWE
The Dudley Boyz last competed in WWE in 2016, having returned to the company in 2015. The interview can be seen in the video above.