D-Von Dudley

WWE Prevents Hall of Famer From Appearing at Indie Event

— A WWE Hall of Famer was pulled from a weekend indie show after previously being advertised for it. NXT coach D-Von Dudley was set for a Battleground Championship Wrestling event on Saturday, first at a convention preceding the show and then at ringside accompanying former tag team partner Bubba Ray Dudley/Bully Ray who was scheduled for a match against Matt Cardona.

— The appearances didn’t happen though after the promotion received a letter from WWE’s legal team on Thursday, asking them to cease and desist using the tagline “Tribute to the Extreme” as they felt it infringed upon their intellectual property as WWE owns all trademarks related to ECW. D-Von was then subsequently pulled from the event and he personally reached out to WWE’s Chief Content Officer, Paul “HHH” Leveque, to get the order reversed and to gain approval to appear, however, that was unsuccessful and he was ultimately forced to miss the event.

— The ECW tribute show had appearances from a significant number of alumni, including Rob Van Dam, Shane Douglas, Francine, 2 Cold Scorpio, Raven, The Sandman, Sabu, The Blue Meanie, Al Snow and Gangrel among others.

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