Former WWE Star Reveals Triple H’s Belief In Forgotten Gimmick

3 weeks ago by Jamie Toolan

Former WWE Star Reveals Triple H’s Belief In Forgotten Gimmick WWE

Most remembered for his legendary tag-team alongside Bubba Ray as the Dudley Boyz, following the 2002 draft D-Von Dudley would be shipped away from his long-time partner and forced to adopt a brand new gimmick.

Known as Reverend D-Von, the character was not one that D-Von himself was particularly on board with, however, as revealed in a recent interview on Insight with Chris Van Vliet, there was one highly influential star who was – Triple H.

D-Von would recall to Van Vliet that Triple H’s belief in the gimmick would help persuade him to run with it, a belief that would result in Reverend D-Von actually scoring an extremely rare victory over ‘The Game’ on the May 9, 2002 episode of Smackdown.

D-Von explained:

“If Triple H didn’t believe that the Reverend D-Von gimmick was getting over the way it did, then he would have never in a million years, especially at that time, laid down for me.

“He would have never let that happen and Hunter had a lot of power and a lot of say. So back then, I’m not gonna say even more than he does now, but he had a lot of say back then – he had just married Stephanie,  him and Vince are so freakin tight, they’re not butting heads or anything like that.”

In spite of Triple H’s faith in the character it would ultimately be short-lived with D-Von returning to fight alongside Bubba Ray at Survivor Series later that year.

While D-Von is no longer employed by WWE, departing his role as an NXT producer in January, his sons have been touted as potential future stars in the company, click here to find out more.

Here are full results from the May 16 episode of WWE NXT:

Cora Jade def. Fallon Henley in the NXT Women’s Championship tournament

Brutus & Julius Creed def. The Dyad

At a restaurant, Tony D’Angelo was taken away by police for “questioning”

Noam Dar hosted Supernova Sessions with guest Dragon Lee, which set up Dar defending the NXT Heritage Cup against Lee at NXT Battleground

Dijak kidnapped Ilja Dragunov and tortured him

Carmelo Hayes & Trick Williams def. Charlie Dempsey & Drew Gulak

Kiana James def. Thea Hail

Wes Lee and Joe Gacy set up an NXT North American Title match for Battleground, before Tyler Bate came out and added himself to make it a three-way – Lee and Bate were both attacked together backstage by Gacy’s teammates The Dyad earlier in the show

Roxanne Perez def. Jacy Jayne in the NXT Women’s Championship tournament

Carmelo Hayes and Bron Breakker brawled and the show went off the air with both men down in the ring

Transcript courtesy of Sportskeeda

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