- For the rest of the stable see Dudley family.
6 ft 4 in (190 cm)
6 ft 2 in (185 cm)
|Weight||606 lbs (275 kg) - Bully 326, Devon 280|
|Debuted||February 1, 1997|
Team 3D (formerly the Deadly Brothers) were a professional wrestling tag team, consisting of Brother Ray and Brother Devon, formerly sporadically joined into a stable]] by Brother Runt on several intervals.
The team was previously known as the Dudley Boyz (Buh-Buh/Bubba Ray Dudley, D-Von, and Spike Dudley) and are best known for their work in the World Wrestling Federation and Extreme Championship Wrestling. Mark and Devon are best known for working together in the group as a tag team. They have captured a total of 21 Tag Team titles overall, including the WWE World Tag Team Championship, WWE Tag Team Championship, ECW Tag Team Championship, WCW Tag Team Championship, NWA World Tag Team Championship.
Extreme Championship Wrestling (1996-1999)
Buh-Buh Ray and D-Von (two of the many "sons" of Willy Loman "Big Daddy" Dudley) achieved a degree of infamy for their profane, explicit, and vitriolic interviews, which antagonized audiences to a point of near riot. The Dudley family was a large family and were almost in every ECW match as the family had become so popular. All the members chased for the ECW Tag Team Championship at that time. The family was hated by fans. Buh Buh Ray Dudley and D-Von Dudley were the most successful members of Dudley family as they dominated the tag team division of ECW. They received their first success, winning the ECW Tag Team Championship from The Eliminators (John Kronus and Perry Saturn) at Hostile City Showdown 1997. They started feuding with Eliminators. They dropped the titles back to Eliminators at Barely Legal. On June 20, the Dudleys won their second ECW Tag Team Championship from Kronus in a handicap match due to Saturn being injured.
The Dudley Boyz then had a feud with Gangstaz after losing the titles to New Jack and Mustafa, then winning them back shortly after. After Mustafa and Saturn parted ways with ECW New Jack and Kronus teamed up to form the Gangstanators and beat the Dudley Boyz for the ECW world tag team titles. Following a number of feuds with Axl Rotten and Balls Mahoney the Dudley Boyz were known for scoring victories over unbeatable opponents like The Sandman and Masato Tanaka. After losing the world tag team titles to Rob Van Dam and Sabu in Japan the Dudleys continued a rampage through ECW destroying a number of opponents and continuing to incite nears riots amongst the rabid ECW fans. They also had on going feuds with New Jack, Tommy Dreamer, Balls Mahoney, The Sandman, and Little Spike Dudley (LSD).
With the departure of The Sandman and continued contract problems with Axl Rotten, the Dudleys continued feuds with New Jack, Spike Dudley and Balls Mahoney. With their eyes still set on the titles, the Dudley Boyz took advantage of Sabu's ban from competing in the US and D-Von defeated Rob Van Dam in singles competition for their sixth ECW World Tag Team Title. With a brewing feud between the Dudleyz and the Impact Players, (Justin Credible and Lance Storm) Buh Buh Ray and D-Von still had their hands full with the new team of Spike Dudley and Balls Mahoney. It was at Heatwave 99 that LSD and Ballz finally beat the Dudleyz for the gold. However, the Dudleyz had the last laugh as they powerbombed both men through flaming tables - the first time such a thing had been seen on PPV. With the possibility of a Dudley Boyz jump to WWF, in late 99 the Dudleyz won their seventh ECW Tag Team Championhip at a house show from LSD and Balls, only to lose them the next night at another house show. It was on the second airing of ECW on TNN that the Dudley Boyz won their record eighth ECW world Tag Team Titles from LSD and Balls. After a threat to take the titles with them to WWF, Tommy Dreamer took on both Dudley Boyz on his own, only to be beaten senseless. As the tag champs set Dreamer up for their Dudley Death Drop, Dreamer reversed the move into his signature DDT and was saved by his nemesis Raven to win the belts from the Dudley Boyz and send them to the WWF title-less.
World Wrestling Federation/Entertainment (1999-2005)
In 1999, Buh Buh Ray and D-Von joined the World Wrestling Federation, where Buh Buh Ray was eventually renamed "Bubba Ray Dudley." According to an interview on the "The Rise and Fall of ECW" DVD, the boys requested a $1 raise to stay in ECW; their request was denied because ECW owner Paul Heyman was working a deal with Vince McMahon to supply talent to the WWF. Upon entering the WWF, Bubba sported thick black glasses with white tape around them, and stuttered promos, with Devon, wearing thick white glasses with black tape, slapping him in the back of the head to get his words out. This was supposed to have been a throwback to the speaking style Buh Buh Ray Dudley had in the original ECW when Buh Buh was played off as a mentally handicapped southerner with a speech impediment. After several weeks, the gimmick was dropped but Bubba's glasses were not.
While part of the WWF, the Dudley Boyz's claim to fame was bringing the use of tables as weapons into the wrestling mainstream, often using their signature double-team move, the 3D, to put their opponents through one of these tables. Throughout 2000 and 2001, the Dudley Boyz engaged in a three way feud for the WWF Tag Team Championship with The Hardy Boyz and Edge and Christian. The feud incorporated two Tables, Ladders and Chairs (TLC) matches, the first at SummerSlam 2000 and the second at WrestleMania X-Seven. They were initially heels, albeit quite popular heels, and were known for Bubba Ray's penchant for driving women (including Terri Runnels and Mae Young) through tables; during their first heel run, this was viewed as a fetish/obsession, but was later dropped after they turned face. Ironically, it was Bubba Ray's fetish, in this case, putting Stephanie through a table is what made the turn for the tag team. The Dudley Boyz turned face in late 2000. In early 2001, they were joined in the WWF by Spike Dudley. Spike instantly made an impact, aiding his brothers win the WWF Tag Team Titles in his debut, and being the Dudleyz' backup at the WrestleMania X-Seven TLC match.
In mid-2001, the Dudley Boyz made their second heel run by joining The Alliance, a massive stable mostly consisting of former ECW and WCW wrestlers led by Shane McMahon and Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley, who attempted to take over the WWF. During this time, the Dudleys would act as enforcers of the Alliance, interfering on the behalf of Alliance midcarders and main eventers. Stacy Keibler would go on to become the Dudleyz' manager during this time, dubbed the "Duchess of Dudleyville" by ECW manager Paul Heyman.
September 17 they defeated The Brothers of Destruction to win the WWE Tag Team Championship. This was 6 days after 9/11 and the Dudleys were both New Yorkers. They lost the titles October 22, 2001 to Chris Jericho and the Rock (who quickly lost them to Test & Booker T, then they to the Hardies).
October 23, 2001 the Dudleyz won the WCW World Tag Team Championship, becoming the first (and only) team ever to win the ECW, WWF, and WCW Tag Team Titles. The Dudleyz beat the Hardy Boyz in a cage match November 18 at Survivor Series 2001, winning back their lost championship to unify the WWF and WCW Tag Team Championships.
As 2002 began, Spike feuded with his big brothers again, winning the WWF Tag Team Titles away from them with partner (and fellow ECW alum) Tazz.
Following WrestleMania X8 in March 2002, the WWF was renamed "World Wrestling Entertainment" (WWE) and the roster was divided into two brands, RAW and SmackDown!. The Dudley Boyz were separated for a short time when Bubba Ray was drafted to RAW and D-Von to SmackDown!. Bubba turned face again by reuniting with Spike Dudley while D-Von, who was still a heel, went on to become the "Reverend D-Von" and gained a protege with Deacon Batista, formerly Leviathan from Ohio Valley Wrestling. Batista carried his "collection box" and often interfered with matches using the box (a metal box) as a weapon.
At Judgment Day 2002, Bubba Ray was in the corner of RAW's Trish Stratus, who was defending the WWE Women's Championship against Keibler; D-Von was in Stacy's corner as asked by Mr. McMahon. After Stratus successfully retained her title, Bubba Ray and D-Von stood in the ring and shook hands before an altercation broke out between Bubba against D-Von and Deacon Batista, who ended up driving Bubba through a table in a Dudley trademark moment. As 2002 went along, SmackDown! saw D-Von and Bautista going their separate ways and D-Von briefly teaming with Ron Simmons in an attempt to win the then newly established WWE Tag Team Championship. Meanwhile, on RAW, Bubba Ray won the WWE Hardcore Championship 10 times, often teaming with Spike to form a new version of the Dudley Boyz.
Bubba and D-Von reunited following the 2002 Survivor Series, when D-Von made a run-in to help Bubba Ray, Spike, and Jeff Hardy win a six-man tag team match. From then on, he was back on RAW (as he was part of a package deal that would send The Big Show to SmackDown!). After the Dudley Boyz were back together they became a stable]] in the RAW tag team division over the next sixteen months, feuding with teams such as Three Minute Warning, La Résistance, Chief Morley and Lance Storm, Ric Flair and Batista (as members of Evolution) and various combinations of The Un-Americans. They briefly made their third heel runs by attacking Rob Van Dam and Kane. During this heel run they sided with then RAW General Manager, Eric Bischoff because Bischoff had threatened their jobs. During a Pay Per View event they quickly turned face once more by putting Chief Morley through a table.
Shortly after all three Dudleyz were drafted/traded over to SmackDown! in March 2004, Bubba Ray and D-Von turned heel once again, aligning with Paul Heyman and feuding with Rob Van Dam, The Undertaker, and Rey Mysterio. Along the way, the Dudleyz won the WWE Tag Team Championship, making them the first tag team to win both sets of Tag Team Championships in WWE history. When Spike turned on Mysterio he became the "boss" of the Dudley Boyz after they had helped Spike take the WWE Cruiserweight Championship from Rey. Spike claimed leadership because he was the only Dudley with a championship at the time. He later revealed in a WWE Magazine interview that even though he was the smallest Dudley, he was also the oldest.
After a lengthy hiatus, Bubba, D-Von, and Spike made what would be their final appearance at a WWE sanctioned event, when they were a part of the original One Night Stand in June 2005. On July 6 2005, WWE announced that it had opted not to continue contract renewal negotiations with the Dudley Boyz. In addition, sixteen other wrestlers (including Spike) were released by WWE, which was decreasing its spending as a result of a fall in projected revenue. In August 2005, all three former Dudleys were issued with legal notices instructing them not to use the (WWE trademarked) name "Dudley". This led to a degree of acrimony between the former Dudleys and their erstwhile employers, as they had used the names since 1996, several years before all ECW intellectual property was acquired by WWE as a result of bankruptcy proceedings. Soon after, LoMonaco and Hughes announced that they intended to pursue legal action against WWE.
- Finishing and signature moves
- 3D - Dudley Death Drop / Deadly Death Drop (Flapjack (Devon) / Cutter (Ray) combination, often putting an opponent through a table)
- 3D-II - Dudley Death Drop II / Deadly Death Drop II (Belly to Back Suplex (Ray) / Neckbreaker (Devon) combination)
- Superbomb, usually through a table
- Dudleyville Device / Deadly Device (Diving clothesline (Devon) / Electric chair drop (Ray) combination)
- Whassup? (Ray holds a prone opponent while Devon hits a diving headbutt low blow, after which Ray yells at D-Von to go and "Get the tables!!!", which he does) - mostly used as faces, esp. in WWE
- Inverted leg drop bulldog (Devon) / Sidewalk slam (Ray) combination
- Double flapjack
- Signature foreign objects
- Leather belt
- Kendo stick
- Entrance themes
- Extreme Championship Wrestling
- Highway To Hell by AC/DC
- C.R.E.A.M. by Wu-Tang Clan (Living Dangerously '99)
- World Wrestling Federation/Entertainment
- "Ollie Stalefish" by Kent Buchanan (September 13, 1999 - March 22, 2001)
- "We're Comin' Down" by Jim Johnston (April 1, 2001 - March 11, 2002)
- "Turn The Tables" by Saliva (March 14, 2002 - November 17, 2002)
- Extreme Championship Wrestling
Championship and accomplishments
- ECW World Tag Team Championship (8 times)