WWE Hall Of Famer Says WWE Exit “Broke Their Heart”

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A WWE Hall of Famer has admitted to having their heart broken by their recent departure from the company and especially their work on NXT.

Following the legendary in-ring career that saw him capture countless tag team championships as part of The Dudley Boyz/Team 3D, D-Von Dudley worked as a WWE Agent and Producer from 2016 until he moved to NXT as a coach beginning in June 2022.

Dudley recently left WWE, announcing his departure on social media while thanking Vince McMahon, Stephanie McMahon, and Triple H.

Speaking at a recent Signed by Superstars event, D-Von Dudley reflected on the parting of ways between him and the company as he waxed lyrical about his time working as part of NXT:

“I’m gonna be honest with you, I loved NXT. Don’t get me wrong, I love the main roster but NXT was something special and if you have anybody who’s an inspiring wrestler and who’s on the indie circuit, you should really try to go to NXT. Try to get Matt Bloom and Shawn Michaels to look at you because when you get there, it’s not like anything else in the world. It’s a family-oriented deal, I love it, the kids are great, the producers are great.”

“Just everything about NXT was wonderful so that was the one thing that broke my heart when I left was because I was gonna miss those guys… Norman [Smiley is] still there, Fit Finlay, Robbie Brookside. I mean there’s a whole host of guys that’s still there that are running the show. I loved it there. It was sad for me to leave but, you know, we had to do what we had to do.”

h/t POST Wrestling