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[[caption-width-right:222:As [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/ecw/ecw-t.html ECW World Tag Team Champions]], a title they would hold a record eight times.]]

The Dudley Boys consisted of '''Bubba Ray''', '''D-Von''' and Wrestling/SpikeDudley (and a whole heap of others in Wrestling/{{ECW}}) and were one of Wrestling/{{WWE}}'s top tag teams during the Wrestling/AttitudeEra, alongside the [[Wrestling/JeffHardy Hardy]] [[Wrestling/MattHardy Boys]] and Wrestling/{{Edge}} and Wrestling/{{Christian}}. Originally conceived as a wrestling version of the Hansen Brothers from ''Film/SlapShot'' by Wrestling/{{Raven}}.

You can find the basics about the whole "family" in general [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dudley_family here]] and about Ray and Devon in particular [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Dudley_Boys here]].

!!! D-Von! Get the Tropes!:
* {{Acrofatic}}: Bubba Ray
* AddedAlliterativeAppeal: The full name of the 3D, the Dudley Death Drop. After leaving the WWE & being forced to drop the Dudley names, the move was simply referred to as the 3D, but they had the name "[[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment Deadly Death Drop]]" trademarked.
* AffectionateParody: [[Film/DancesWithWolves Dances with Dudley]].
* AmericanAccents: Bully Ray features a heavy, almost exaggerated Brooklyn accent, even ending his tweets with words that end with "a" ("wrestla").
* AnythingButThat: Bubba Ray has said that the two things he never wanted to have do in wrestling were shave his head and use the name "Bubba."
* AnythingThatMoves: The backstory explanation for why the Dudleys look nothing alike is that Big Daddy Dudley was a traveling salesman who really got around.
* ArchEnemy:
** Wrestling/{{Edge}} & Wrestling/{{Christian}}, and [[Wrestling/JeffHardy the]] [[Wrestling/MattHardy Hardys]] while in WWE. The Eliminators (Wrestling/PerrySaturn and John Kronus), the Gangstas (Wrestling/NewJack and Mustafa), Tommy Dreamer, [[Wrestling/JimFullington the Sandman]], Little Spike Dudley, Axl Rotten[=/=]Wrestling/BallsMahoney[=/=]Wrestling/MasatoTanaka in ECW. They didn't make too many friends.
** Abyss and Joseph Park, Esq., brothers of [[SplitPersonality the same body]], were both this for Bully Ray.
* AscendedExtra:
** Bubba first appeared on ECW TV as evil referee Bill Alfonso's bodyguard Mongo. He took a chokeslam from special guest referee [[Wrestling/AlPoling 911]] during the Gangstas-[[Wrestling/{{TPE}} the Public Enemy]] match at the [=Sportsland=] Café in Middletown, NY on September 23, 1995. He [=redebuted=] in the Buh Buh Ray gimmick with a win over Axl Rotten at the Big Apple Dinner Theatre in Middletown, NY on October 27.
** D-Von first appeared in ECW at the March 29, 1996 show at the [=Bodyslams=] Arena in Reading, PA as A-Train. The ECW World Tag Team Champions the Eliminators d. him and El Puerto Ricano (Pablo Marquez.) See ClusterFBomb below.
** Dudley Dudley jobbed for [[Wrestling/{{Tazz}} the Tazmaniac (Taz)]] as Evil Snack on May 5, 1995 at the War Memorial Auditorium in Ft. Lauderdale, FL and on May 6 at the Expo Park in Tampa. The Dudley gimmick (originally Dudley Dudley, Little Snot and Big Dick) debuted at ''ECW Hardcore Heaven 95'', July 1, 1995, at the ECW Arena with a surprise win over the Pitbulls. See under [=Hilarious In Hindsight=] on the YMMV page.
* {{Badass}}: Big Dick Dudley, in RealLife. Bubba Ray has claimed in a shoot interview that he once saw Big Dick beat up five guys all by himself outside a Long Island bar. He also once put his hand through a plate glass window, causing nerve damage and leaving him unable to feel pain in that hand.
** [=ECW=] also played Big Dick's WrestlingMonster image for [[UpToEleven laughs]]. At ''[=ECW=] Gangstas Paradise'', September 16, 1995, he showed up on crutches with his ankle in a cast. It was [[{{Kayfabe}} explained]] that he had been hit by a truck, and that the ''truck'' had been totaled.
* BadassFamily: Moreso in the original ECW.
* BaldOfEvil: Buh Buh Ray as a heel.
* BeardOfEvil: Big Dick Dudley. Spike Dudley also had a double horned beard when he was the Cruiserweight champion.
* BigScrewedUpFamily: Until D-Von cleaned house. See below under TheCorrupter.
* BlackSheep: Very literally in the beginning, D-Von lead the rest of the family down the dark path of a FaceHeelTurn
* BorrowedCatchphrase: The "Whassup?" which accompanied their diving headbutt to the groin was taken from the popular ''Budweiser'' beer commercials of the time.
** TheArtifact: And became so synonymous with the Dudleys performing the move, that they continued using it ''long'' after the adverts had faded from the public domain.
* BreakupBreakout:
** Bubba Ray and D-Von, and to a lesser degree Spike, to the rest of the Dudley Family from ECW.
** When the team broke up in WWE for roughly half a year in 2002 following the Brand Separation, Bubba got a sustained singles push on flagship show ''RAW'' while D-Von took on a Reverend gimmick on ''Smackdown''. Bubba was on TV for the entire period, whereas D-Von disappeared for a few months towards the end of the summer, before repackaged back to D-Von Dudley and reuniting with Bubba.
** They again broke up in TNA during 2010, with Bubba/Brother Ray turning on D-Von/Devon, christening himself Bully Ray while referring to himself as the Shawn Michaels to Devon's Marty Jannetty. Bully Ray then dropped about 50 pounds, going from a hefty 325 to 275, and brought back some of his more obnoxiously heel traits from ECW along with some BrooklynRage; he is now one of the company's top heels while Devon languished in the lower midcard before being released... Only to be revealed as one of the Wrestling/AcesAndEights at ''Bound For Glory 2012'', becoming the de-facto face of the faction and simultaneously being catapulted into the main event scene opposite Bully Ray.
** For the next few months Bully Ray would portray the NobleDemon role, helping against Aces & Eights and trying hard to gain Wrestling/HulkHogan's trust as a good guy while entering a romance and marriage with Hulk's daughter, to the point where Hulk would shaft eight guys to give him a World Heavyweight title shot…only to win said championship by revealing that he was the President of the Aces & Eights the entire time and that part of the reason for doing so was for the way Devon was an afterthought to Hulk Hogan pre-Aces & Eights.
-->''Nobody'' turns their back on my brother.
* BrooklynRage: Bubba adopted this as part of his [[FaceHeelTurn Bully Ray turn.]] Mark [=LoMonaco=] (Ray's real name) is from Queens, NY, appropriately.
* TheCameo: [[Wrestling/TheSheepherders The Bushwhackers]] appeared at ECW's April 9, 1998 show as "Cousin Luke Dudley" and "Cousin Butch Dudley."
* CanonDiscontinuity: On the October 11, 2007 episode of ''Wrestling/{{TNA}} Impact,'' there was an in-ring confrontation between Team 3-D and the Steiner Brothers (Rick and [[Wrestling/ScottSteiner Scott]]). Scott was challenging Brother Ray's claim of being former [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wcw/wcw-t.html WCW World Tag Team Champions]], claiming, accurately, that they spent a lot of years in Wrestling/{{WCW}} and that they never saw Team 3-D's names on the roster. This was because Team 3-D, then the Dudley Boys, defeated the Hardyz for the belts on the October 25 (taped October 23), 2001 ''[[Wrestling/WWESmackDown WWE SmackDown]]'' during the [=InVasion=]/Alliance feud, after Wrestling/{{WWE}} had bought [=WCW=] and not brought the Steiners along, but Ray just could not say that.
** Doubled with ThreeMonthRule: On the October 25, 2012 edition of ''Impact'', Bully confronted Devon over the latter joining Wrestling/AcesAndEights. Devon claimed it was because the Aces & Eights picked him back up when Wrestling/HulkHogan carelessly let his contract run out and did nothing to resign him. However, Bully refuted him by saying it was about the two's personal issues stemming back from two years prior, when Bully turned on Devon for expressing his disregard for the fans backstage after Team 3D lost their supposed "retirement match" — which Devon was all too happy to confirm having said/done. Except anyone who was actually watching TNA at the time knows that Bully was the clear heel in that feud, having betrayed Devon solely because he blamed Devon's "weakness" for them losing said match and [[SmallNameBigEgo considered himself to be]] [[BreakupBreakout the star of the team]], even going so far as to [[WouldHurtAChild attack Devon's teenage twin sons]] to hammer the point home.
*** This turned out to be a case of an UnreliableNarrator deliberately invoking these tropes. Months later, Bully revealed himself as the Aces & Eights' [[BigBad President]] as the culmination of his master plan to win the TNA World Heavyweight Championship, then explained his plan through a series of ArcWelding EvilGloating vignettes. When he got to the part involving Devon's role in it, he cited how Hogan "turned his back" on Devon — proving that Devon was telling the truth regarding his own motives and that the "Devon dissed the fans" angle was revisionist history designed to enhance Bully's cover as TheHero.
* CatchPhrase:
** D-Von's first was "Thou shalt not steal! Thou shalt not kill! And thou shalt not fuck with the Dudley Boys!"
*** {{Bowdlerization}}: WWE changed the last part to "mess."
*** Further altered in TNA with the name change to Team 3D.
** As a team, Bubba's cry of "D-VON! GET THE TABLES!"
** D-Von's long-running "Oh Testify!"
*** Altered to "You can testify to that!" during the Wrestling/AcesAndEights run.
** [[GroinAttack Whassup!]]
** Bubba, now as Bully Ray, with "Do you know who I am?!"
*** The Wrestling/AcesAndEights version is "Do you know who we are!?"
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: At least in terms of their attire. They've gone from tye-dye wearing {{fashion victim villain}}s to leaders of a [[AllBikersAreHellsAngels vicious biker gang]], with military camouflage, custom jerseys, and merchandise T-shirts in between.
* ClusterFBomb: From D-Von's ECW debut at ''Massacre on Queens Blvd.'', before what was supposed to be the Buh Buh Ray/Big Dick-FBI (JT Smith and Wrestling/{{Little Guido|Maritato}}) match, April 13, 1996:
-->(To the stuttering Buh Buh Ray): "Your name is fucking Buh Buh Ray! (To Sign Guy Dudley) And your name is fucking Mute Dudley! (To Big Dick Dudley) And your name we all know is Big Dick. And my name is fucking D-Von Dudley!"
-->(Announcer Wrestling/JoeyStyles): "D-Von Dudley. I'll assume the F word isn't actually part of his name.
-->(To the FBI): "There are three rules that you two morons are gonna know. Thou shalt not steal! ThouShaltNotKill! And thou shalt not fuck with the Dudleys!"
* TheConscience: As one of Bully Ray's CoDragons in the Aces & Eights, Devon was a villainous version of this for Bully and the group in general, keeping things together and helping organize their plans. Ultimately the club began to fall apart once he was pinned by Wrestling/AJStyles and forced to leave TNA — mainly because Bully's once-[[BenevolentBoss stellar and uniting leadership]] [[BadBoss deteriorated quickly]]. Even before this, it's been acknowledged both in and out of {{kayfabe}} that Bubba has had a tendency to come off as an asshole to people backstage, whereas Devon, considered to be a model professional and human being by everyone who knows him, has even protected Bubba from burning bridges on occasion. This is all ironic, considering who initially served on TV as…
* TheCorrupter: D-Von, when he debuted in ECW in 1996. The Dudleys (Buh Buh Ray/Chubby/Sign Guy/Dances With/Big Dick) were comedic faces at the time, having left Raven's Nest, and D-Von went about the business of making them serious. He purged Chubby and D.W. Buh Buh finally turned at ''Crossing the Line Again,'' February 1, 1997, losing his stutter as well.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Buh Buh Ray showed signs of this early on, particularly when he showed he could [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTd2jzB7hcE hang on the mat]] with ''Taz''.
* DavidVersusGoliath: Spike, in his "Giant-Killer" gimmick in ECW, or generally against anyone significantly bigger than he is, including Buh Buh Ray, D-Von and Big Dick.
* DeerInTheHeadlights: Bully Ray and Devon's reaction to Abyss returning in 2013 and making a beeline right for them. The fact that Abyss has already left the entirety of their Stable unconscious backstage earlier and promptly [[FoeTossingCharge bulldozes over Mr. Anderson]] is a good indicator this was a justified reaction.
* DistractedByTheSexy: Bubba, by Wrestling/TrishStratus, until he overcame it and table-bombed her at ''Backlash 2000.''
** Wrestling/StacyKeibler's primary tactic as the Dudleys' valet. Occaisonally backfired by distracting the referee instead, and on the rare occaision, Bubba.
* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: When competing on ''Series/TheWeakestLink'', Bubba stated he was competing for the American Cancer Society, "and my momma".
* EvilAllAlong: Devon, in regards to Wrestling/AcesAndEights. Bully Ray joined soon after in GOLDEN fashion.
* FatBastard: Chubby Dudley, who just used to stand around and eat potato chips.
* FinishingMove: The Dudley Death Drop/3D (evolved out of the [[Wrestling/DiamondDallasPage Buh Buh Cutter]], which he had debuted at ''November to Remember '96'' in his match against D-Von. The 3D first appeared at ''Crossing the Line Again'', February 1, 1997.)
** Big Dick: Total Penetration (Sit-out Chokebomb pin), Big Dick Driver (Torture rack into a Death Valley Driver)
** Spike: Acid Drop/Dudley Dog (running up turnbuckles bulldog) and a top rope diving double foot stomp
* {{Flanderization}}: WWE pretty much made tables and catchphrases the focus of their characters in WWE, to the exclusion of what they were like in ECW.
* FunWithAcronyms: '''L'''ittle '''S'''pike '''D'''udley
* GeniusBruiser: Bubba is a lot smarter in real life than his character would suggest, as evidenced by his performance on ''Series/TheWeakestLink'', where he was the strongest player for the first four rounds.
** Also, Spike is another in the list of teachers turned wrestlers.
* [[AGodAmI Gods Are We]]: The second episode of ''ECW on TNN'', September 3 (taped August 26), 1999, was their last night in ECW. They defeated Balls Mahoney and Spike for the ECW World Tag Team Titles and [[http://www.cagematch.net/?id=93&nr=918 threatened to take them with them to WWE.]]
-->'''BUBBA''': "In ECW boys become men. In ECW men become heroes. But in the World Wrestling Federation heroes become legends and legends become gods. And if God was a heel, he'd be the Dudley Boyz!"
** At some point during their run as a team in TNA they ended at least one promo the same way, save for the name change to Team 3D.
** Bully Ray also says this in the 10/24/2013 edition of [=TNA=]: "If God was a bully, he'd be me!"
* TheGogglesDoNothing: The glasses the Dudleys wore were just the frames.
* HammyHerald: "[[RedBaron The Quintessential [=Studmuffin=]]] and a damn handsome man, Joel 'Put your lipstick on my dipstick' Gertner."
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: From the Brand Extension onwards.
* '''[[{{Heel}} HEELS]]''': From Buh Buh Ray's turn in February 1997 until they left in September 1999. On the ''Rise and Fall of ECW'' [=DVD=], Bubba says, "We were the definition of the word ''heel'', we were the worst of the worst."
* ImprobableWeaponUser: "D-VON, GET THE TABLES!!!"
** The three used belts on Smackdown when Spike took over the group and became the Cruiserweight champion.
* KnightTemplar: Reverend Devon, in his attempts to make his brother "see the light".
* LegacyCharacter:
** Florida indy wrestlers Schmuck Dudley (Jeff Roth), who teamed with Little Snot, and [[Series/FamilyMatters Urkel Dudley]].
** New York indy wrestler Psycho Sam Dudley, who teamed with Big Dick in the USA Pro (later USA [=Xtreme=]) Wrestling promotion.
* {{Lightning Bruiser}}s: Devon more so than the rest, at least until Bully Ray went through his personal makeover to become the TNA World Champion.
* MightyGlacier: Big Dick Dudley. Fearsome, though not entirely agile.
** DeathFromAbove: He did pull off a moonsault at ''November to Remember '96'', though.
* MusclesAreMeaningless: Little Spike Dudley.
* NiceHat: Bubba Ray wore a backwards baseball cap during his ill-fated solo run in 2002.
* NoNameGiven: As Team 3D, following their WWE departure forcing them to drop the Dudley names. However, the full trademarked names of Brother Ray and Brother Devon featured the last name "Deadly"—which Bubba ([[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XM4Y_uVeavk self-admittedly]]) held off on using because he got pissed when it leaked ahead of time.
** CanonName: They briefly mentioned that their father's name was Dudley during their feud with Wrestling/{{Konnan}} and [[GangBangers LAX]], and Devon continues to go by "Devon Dudley" both on Twitter and for certain independent appearances.
* NobleDemon: Bully Ray became this at the outset of the Aces and 8s angle as a misdirection to hide that he was behind it all.
* NonIdenticalTwins: Bubba Ray and Devon were able to get away with the [[TagTeamTwins twin switch]] on WWE Smackdown after Paul Heyman declared them to be identical...even though they are not.
* PartsUnknown: "Dudleyville." In ECW, the various Dudleys were billed from various parts of Dudleyville including Metropolitain Dudleyville (Bubba Ray), The South Side of Dudleyville (D-Von), The Twisted Steel Section of Dudleyville (Big Dick).
* PowerStable: Aside from the family itself, Buh Buh Ray was a member of Raven's Nest until the family turned face and left in early 1996. As a team, they were in the Alliance in WWE and the TNA Front Line, [=EV 2.0=] and now Aces & Eights. Ray was also in Immortal.
* PuttingTheBandBackTogether: Bully Ray and Devon's feud from 2010-11 was promptly considered to have been long resolved off-screen the moment Bully revealed that he was the true leader and mastermind behind the Aces & Eights. Since then, aside from Bully [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial coldly dismissing Devon's value to him to keep up his image of being in control]] after Devon was literally pinned out of Wrestling/{{TNA}} a few months later, they have had each other's backs whenever they've appeared together both in and out of TNA as faces and heels.
* PutOnABus:
** Dudley Dudley (Jeff Bradley) and Little Snot Dudley (Anthony Michaels) both went down to the Florida independent scene (where Bradley had started) after leaving ECW.
** Big Dick Dudley was fired from ECW after the December 6, 1998 show, but continued to appear until leaving after a loss to Tommy Rogers at the February 17, 1999 show.
** That dropped them off at TNA.
* RealSongThemeTune:
** In their early days in ECW, they used Music/{{ACDC}}'s "Highway to Hell," which Spike continued to use until ECW closed.
** After Buh Buh Ray's heel turn, the Dudleys stopped using music altogether, and the only sounds heard during their entrances would be the boos of the crowd.
** "Bombshell" by Music/{{Powerman 5000}} following their 2003 reunion to the end of their WWE run.
* RearrangeTheSong: Bubba's singles theme, "Turn The Tables" by Saliva, was a heavier version of the Dudleys' prior theme, "We're Coming Down".
* RedOniBlueOni / SaltAndPepper / SiblingYinYang: The main two, Bubba Ray and Devon.
* RepetitiveName: Dudley Dudley.
* SignatureMove: Besides the diving headbutt, Bubba Ray also had the Bubba bomb and a punch combination that involved him humping the air. Devon had a diving shoulder block and on lesser occasions, a [[Wrestling/RonKillings corkscrew forearm.]]
* SpeechImpediment: Buh Buh Ray's stutter.
* TalkingWithSigns: The Dudleyville Fashionplate, The Silence Behind The Violence, Sign Guy Dudley.
* TheThreeCertaintiesInLife: One of their T-shirts had "Death, Taxes, Tables" on the back.
* TipisAndTotemPoles: D.W. Dudley. That's Dances With Dudley (from The Dudleyville Reservation).
* TookALevelInBadass: Bubba/Brother Ray reinvented himself as Bully Ray, dropping fifty pounds off his rotund figure and improving his workrate. Now the man can chain-wrestle ''Wrestling/KurtAngle''! He's also not shy about letting everyone know, too; during his massive weight loss, he would often boast about it during promos, demand that the cameraman "shoot [his] calves", and refer to himself as Calfzilla.
* UnrelatedBrothers: None of them are related in any sort of way.
** WrestlingFamily: In {{kayfabe}}.
* TheVoiceless: Big Dick Dudley.
* [[IHaveManyNames We Have Many Names]]:
** Dudley Dudley (Jeff Bradley) has also been known as the Insane O.D.D., "Bad Boy" Jeff Bradley and "Texas Tangler" Bruiser Bradley.
** Little Snot (Anthony Michaels) has also been known as Fire and Tony Carlone.
** Big Dick (Alex Rizzo) had previously been known as Alexander the Great.
** Dances with (Alfonso Bermudez) has also been known as White Wolf, White Cloud, Chief Dudley and Alfonso.
** Sign Guy (Lou [=D'Angeli=]) was repackaged as "Lou E. Dangerously," a [[SelfDeprecation Take That Me]] knockoff of [[Wrestling/PaulHeyman Paul E.]]
** Bubba has also been known as the Terminator, Mongo, Mongo Vyle, Brother Ray and now Bully Ray.
** D-Von started out as A-Train, and also used the names Reverend Devon, Brother Devon and now simply Devon.
* WeaponOfChoice: When they were put in a triangle ladder match against Edge & Christian and the Hardy Boyz, Wrestling/JimRoss lambasted those damn Dudleyz on commentary for bringing tables into it.
* WearingAFlagOnYourHead: Sometimes in ECW, Buh Buh would wear a Confederate flag do-rag on his head.
* WhiteSheep: Spike would be the scrappy good guy against his bullying brothers. The exception was during his Smackdown heel turn, where Bubba and Devon were trying to help him even though he did not want it. Eventually though, Spike Dudley would side with them against Rey and declare himself the boss.
* WouldHitAGirl:
** Sent Wrestling/{{Beulah McGillicutty}} into retirement when they gave her the 3-D in ECW in 1998.
** More in the line of putting them through tables. This included Mae Young, who was in her ''eighties'' at the time!
** When Mr Anderson talked about his pregnant wife prior to his and Bully's confrontation at Turning Point 2013, Bully outright started that he could still seriously harm her. Yikes.
** Subverted during Bully's following HeelFaceTurn the night Dixie Carter first came back to Impact after losing control of wrestling operations. At one point all that was in the ring was Bully, Dixie, and a table set up across the ring from them. He approached her as if he was gonna do it. Cue commercial break. When the show returned, she was walking through the back and confronted Magnus on her way out. It was all a PseudoCrisis for Dixie, most likely because of SpikeTV's rules against man-on-woman violence. Bully references this the following week. The storyline would gradually develop into Bully's quest to put Dixie through a table. [[spoiler: He would eventually do so with the help of Devon.]]
** They defeated [[Wrestling/AjaKong Erika]] and [[Wrestling/KiaStevens Margaret]] for the HUSTLE super tag team championship belts.
* [[DisneyOwnsThisTrope WWE Owns This Trope]]: Thanks to WWE's habit of trademarking, they had to change their name when they left for TNA. Bubba Ray became Brother Ray, later Bully Ray as heel, D-von went with Brother Devon and Spike became Brother Runt.
* XtremeKoolLetterz: They sometimes spelled their name The Dudley Boyz.
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'''D-Von... GET THE TABLES!'''
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