A new report has explained why Triple H threatened to fire a WWE Hall of Famer and who was behind bringing the issue at hand to The Game’s desk.
Recently, D-Von Dudley was scheduled to appear at Tribute to the Extreme, an ECW revival event in Philadelphia. However, he didn’t make the show after WWE pulled the booking, with Triple H apparently threatening to fire D-Von from his role as an agent in the company if he attended.
Writing in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer noted that D-Von was meant to be at the event in the corner of his long-time tag team partner Bully Ray for Ray’s bout with Matt Cardona. D-Von went through the WWE talent relations department to get the appearance signed off but as it turned out, Bruce Prichard had other ideas:
“Bruce Prichard nixed the booking and it ended up on the desk of Paul Levesque. Hughes has said he was going to do it because he gave his word on it and Levesque didn’t give approval and he was basically told if he did it, he’d be fired, so he didn’t do it. There was no real reason past the claim that they didn’t want him in a physical risk, but I’m not sure how much physical risk there is in pulling out a table since he was not scheduled for any physicality himself.”
In the end, Bully Ray didn’t need his old partner watching his back as he defeated Matt Cardona on the show.