Triple H wanted to fire D-Von Dudley!
by LORENZO CIOTTI | VIEW 411
The Battleground Championship Wrestling match was expected to feature NXT Coach and WWE Hall of Famer D-Von Dudley. The plan was to have him attend the Bully Ray vs. Matt Cardona fight that night and the convention that would take place after the schedule, as is often the case at these independent events.
However, it was later claimed that World Wrestling Entertainment pulled him from the event. Battleground Championship Wrestling had organized an event in honor of ECW, involving athletes who have been a bit of a symbol of that project, but one in particular was forced to withdraw because he was under contract with WWE, apparently to want by Triple H himself who strongly objected to seeing him anywhere other than Stamford.
However, the show obviously went on stage even with the absence of the WWE Hall of Famer, who for now still seems to be in the Stamford federation, having decided not to participate.
Triple H wanted to fire D-Von Dudley: what happened
According to Dave Meltzer in his Newsletter, D-Von Dudley risked being fired by Triple H because of this event.
Meltzer infact explained: "WWE had Devon Hughes D-Von Dudley pulled out of the event, both from the show live than from the convention. He was supposed to be in Bubba Ray's corner for his match with Matt Cardona. We contacted John Cone in talent relations who reportedly approved the booking and believed based on his contract, since that he's not a wrestler, that he could do stuff like that.
Bruce Prichard rejected the booking which ended up on Paul Levesque's Triple H desk. Hughes said he would because he gave his word to him and Levesque didn't give approval and he was basically told that if he did, he would get fired, so he wouldn't did."