A WWE legend has discussed a rejected pitch, involving the former competitor teaming with WWE star Apollo Crews
At WrestleMania 37, Apollo Crews defeated Big E for the Intercontinental Championship. It has been revealed that D-Von Dudley offered to team with Crews when he heard the star needed to step it up backstage, years ago.
Speaking with JOFO In The Ring, Dudley revealed that he wasn’t ready to become a WWE producer in 2016. Wanting to work alongside Crews, Dudley was told that WWE preferred him working backstage rather than in the ring.
Here is the full quote:
“I wanted to work with Apollo. 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.'”
Dudley wrestled his last WWE match at SummerSlam 2016, teaming with Bubba Ray Dudley to face Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn.
Crews’ WrestleMania victory came with an assist from Dabba Kato. We expect to learn more about this alliance on SmackDown tomorrow night.
Apollo Crews vs Big E was produced by former competitor Jason Jordan. You can read about the producers for every WrestleMania match here.
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