A former WWE Tag Team Champion is returning to the ring on a regular basis.
Dave Meltzer mentioned in a Wrestling Observer/F4W update that WWE Hall of Famer D-Von Dudley was at an autograph signing in Monroe, Michigan, and that his return at the Impact 1000 tapings was not a one-time thing. D-Von reportedly stated that he is coming out of retirement and would like to sign a contract with Impact.
This is surprising news given that D-Von has had serious health issues in recent years. D-Von revealed to Busted Open Radio last month that he nearly died after suffering a severe stroke in 2020
“I’ve had some health issues and I think that’s one of the biggest things for me. Because of the fact that I had the stroke in 2020 and I almost didn’t make it, I wouldn’t be here right now if it wasn’t for my wife, who I love dearly, and who really, you know, saw that I was having a stroke. The stroke is a very silent killer, and to go through that, and to be able to only have 25% on my left side, and then had to go to rehab, you know, two or three different rehabs to rebuild that up, and then my personal trainer really helping me to get back to where I was, and then all of a sudden, only six to seven months later, to now go through back surgery, you know, I had L4, L5, and S1 pretty much fused with titanium bolts and everything. So to go through all of that within a short period of time within each other, and now all of a sudden having the opportunity to get back with Bubba, and to be on the 1,000th episode of Impact, and to relive the glory that we once had, I think it’s great. I’m really looking forward to this and see how much I’ve got left.”
When asked if he thought he had another year in him, D-Von said yes, and that he and Bully Ray want to give the greatest hits like KISS and make history once more. Bully was quoted earlier this year as saying that due to D-Von’s health issues, he didn’t think he could wrestle anymore. For those wondering about a WWE comeback, D-Von has stated that he does not want to return.