JBL posted the following on his Facebook:
Anytime you do a ton of tv every week you are bound to make mistakes. I made one this past week on Smackdown and tried to correct it on air but wasn’t able to get it done sufficiently, so I want to apologize to my good friends the Dudleys openly-and to all you twitter police so you can get out of Momma’s basement and enjoy the weekend.
I was trying to make the point that a lot of tag teams never make it, or try to make it, as singles wrestlers and listed the Killer Bees, LOD and Dudley’s (and I think Hart Foundation). Sometimes on air you try to go somewhere entertaining and you get caught and try to correct it. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t.
I realized as soon as I said it that both the Dudley’s and Hart Foundation had become huge singles stars-I was thinking about my time in WWE where Dudley’s had been mainly just a tag team-and one of greatest of all time in what I think was greatest era of tag teams in history when you had Edge/Christian, NAO, DX, Dudley’s, APA, LOD, Hardy’s and more all at the same time.
Bubba and Devon have been good friends for a long time and I have the utmost respect and love for them, if I had made the mistake on someone else-I would just chalk it up to live TV and not worry about it. But, these guys are good friends and with the Twitter police loving to correct me I thought I would just make it public and explain how it happened.
What I hate more than anything is this becoming an issue and taking away from great work in the ring, as my job is to do my best to tell stories about talent in an attempt to help them get over.
Believe me, it won’t be the last time I make a mistake, I fire stuff out rapidly sometimes with references I don’t plan on making as a way to try and be entertaining and react to the events in front of me.
However, the Dudley’s first day with the APA Bubba hit me so hard with a 2×4 that I owed him a receipt anyway!!!”