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* WrestlingDoesntPay: When the team was split up by the original Brand Extension, Devon was given a gimmick as a crooked reverend and Wrestling/VinceMcMahon's "spiritual advisor". It didn't last long.


** Wrestling/{{Edge}} & Wrestling/{{Christian}}, [[Wrestling/JeffHardy the]] [[Wrestling/MattHardy Hardys]], Wrestling/TheNewDay and Wrestling/TheWyattFamily 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. The Latin American Xchange (Homicide and Hernandez), the Motor City Machine Guns (Alex Shelley and Chris Sabin), the British Invasion (Brutus Magnus and Doug Williams), and Beer Money Inc. (Wrestling/JamesStorm and Wrestling/BobbyRoode) in TNA as a team. They didn't make too many friends.

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** Wrestling/{{Edge}} & Wrestling/{{Christian}}, [[Wrestling/JeffHardy the]] [[Wrestling/MattHardy Hardys]], Wrestling/TheNewDay and Wrestling/TheWyattFamily while in WWE. The Eliminators Wrestling/TheEliminators (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. The Latin American Xchange (Homicide and Hernandez), the Motor City Machine Guns (Alex Shelley and Chris Sabin), the British Invasion (Brutus Magnus and Doug Williams), and Beer Money Inc. (Wrestling/JamesStorm and Wrestling/BobbyRoode) in TNA as a team. They didn't make too many friends.


* 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.

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* PowerStable: Aside from the family itself, Buh Buh Ray was a member of Raven's Nest Wrestling/RavensNest 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.


The Dudley Boys consist of [[{{Kayfabe}} storyline]] [[UnrelatedBrothers half-brothers]] Bubba Ray (originally spelled Buh Buh Ray to account for his stutter) and D-Von, occasionally Wrestling/SpikeDudley, and a whole heap of others in Wrestling/{{ECW}}. As one of the top tag teams in the histories of ECW, [[Wrestling/{{WWE}} WWF/E]], and Wrestling/{{TNA}}, Bubba Ray and D-Von[[note]]whose real names are Mark Pierre [=LoMonaco=] and Devon Hughes respectively[[/note]] are notable for becoming the most decorated tag team in professional wrestling history, as well as for their groundbreaking series of matches during the WWF Wrestling/AttitudeEra against the [[Wrestling/JeffHardy Hardy]] [[Wrestling/MattHardy Boys]] and Wrestling/{{Edge}} and Wrestling/{{Christian}}.

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The Dudley Boys (also known as The Dudley Boyz or Team 3D) consist of [[{{Kayfabe}} storyline]] [[UnrelatedBrothers half-brothers]] Bubba Ray (originally spelled Buh Buh Ray to account for his stutter) and D-Von, occasionally Wrestling/SpikeDudley, and a whole heap of others in Wrestling/{{ECW}}. As one of the top tag teams in the histories of ECW, [[Wrestling/{{WWE}} WWF/E]], and Wrestling/{{TNA}}, Bubba Ray and D-Von[[note]]whose real names are Mark Pierre [=LoMonaco=] and Devon Hughes respectively[[/note]] are notable for becoming the most decorated tag team in professional wrestling history, as well as for their groundbreaking series of matches during the WWF Wrestling/AttitudeEra against the [[Wrestling/JeffHardy Hardy]] [[Wrestling/MattHardy Boys]] and Wrestling/{{Edge}} and Wrestling/{{Christian}}.

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*** Alex "Big Dick Dudley" Rizzo was married to ECW valet Donna "Elektra" Adamo in RealLife. They divorced prior to his death in 2002.


* TheCameo: [[Wrestling/TheSheepherders The Bushwhackers]] appeared at ECW's April 9, 1998 show as "Cousin Luke Dudley" and "Cousin Butch Dudley."

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* TheCameo: [[Wrestling/TheSheepherders The Bushwhackers]] Wrestling/TheBushwhackers appeared at ECW's April 9, 1998 show as "Cousin Luke Dudley" and "Cousin Butch Dudley."


Most recently, Bubba Ray and Devon returned to WWE in 2015, until announcing their departure a year later in 2016 and returning to the independent circuit. Devon retired after their last match together at the December 2016 House of Hardcore event, and Bully Ray embarked on a singles {{face}} run with Wrestling/RingOfHonor which was cut short when he retired in October 2017 following a concussion.

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Most recently, Bubba Ray and Devon returned to WWE in 2015, until announcing their departure a year later in 2016 and returning to the independent circuit. Devon retired after their last match together at the December 2016 House of Hardcore event, and event. Bully Ray embarked on a singles {{face}} run with Wrestling/RingOfHonor which was seemingly cut short when he retired in October 2017 following a concussion.
concussion, though ended up unretiring in May 2018.


* RealSongThemeTune:
** In their early days in ECW, they used Music/{{ACDC}}'s "Highway to Hell," which Spike continued to use until ECW closed. The team also used C.R.E.A.M. by Wu-Tang Clan.
** After Buh Buh Ray's heel turn, the Dudleys [[AvertedTrope 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.


* 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.

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* KnightTemplarBigBrother: Bubba and D-Von could react ''very'' badly to anyone who picked on Spike. When Crash Holly threw Spike over the ropes during a Hardcore battle royale, Bubba gave Crash an angry DeathGlare. Crash tried to bamboozle Bubba by telling him to [[BorrowedCatchPhrase get the tables]], but Bubba wasn't having it and plowed Crash through a table Spike had already set up.

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* SubvertedCatchPhrase: When Buh Buh defended the WWE Hardcore Championship in a solo match against Raven, he yelled "Buh Buh! Get the tables!" since D-Von wasn't wasn't there.

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The Dudley Boyz were inducted into the Wrestling/WWEHallOfFame in 2018.


** Also, the in-show portion of that final appearance saw them taken out in an attack by Wrestling/KarlAnderson and Wrestling/LukeGallows (Team 3D cut a promo at ''Boumnd for Glory'' in 2014 sending out a challenge to Wrestling/BulletClub, over a year after a certain big bald outlaw had served as the Director of Chaos in Aces & Eights).

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** Also, the in-show portion of that final appearance saw them taken out in an attack by Wrestling/KarlAnderson and Wrestling/LukeGallows [[Wrestling/DrewHankinson Luke Gallows]] (Team 3D cut a promo at ''Boumnd TNA's ''Bound for Glory'' in 2014 sending out a challenge to Wrestling/BulletClub, over a year after a certain big bald outlaw had served as the Director of Chaos in Aces & Eights).


* MythologyGag: while thanking the audience on their final appearance in WWE programming, the Dudley Boys (who were heavily associated with Table Matches in the WWE) made passing references to two of their most famous rival tag-teams in the promotion: Wrestling/{{Edge}} & Wrestling/{{Christian}} (who pioneered the use of chairs in matches), and the [[Wrestling/JeffHardy Hardy]] [[Wrestling/MattHardy Boys]] (who gained notoriety in the WWE for their memorable Ladder matches)

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* MythologyGag: while While thanking the audience on their final appearance in WWE programming, the Dudley Boys (who were heavily associated with Table Matches in the WWE) made passing references to two of their most famous rival tag-teams in the promotion: Wrestling/{{Edge}} & Wrestling/{{Christian}} (who pioneered the use of chairs in matches), and the [[Wrestling/JeffHardy Hardy]] [[Wrestling/MattHardy Boys]] (who gained notoriety in the WWE for their memorable Ladder matches)matches).
** Also, the in-show portion of that final appearance saw them taken out in an attack by Wrestling/KarlAnderson and Wrestling/LukeGallows (Team 3D cut a promo at ''Boumnd for Glory'' in 2014 sending out a challenge to Wrestling/BulletClub, over a year after a certain big bald outlaw had served as the Director of Chaos in Aces & Eights).


** Bubba Ray: Bubba Cutter (Cutter)
** D-Von: Saving Grace (Lifting Reverse DDT)



** Spike: Acid Drop/Dudley Dog (running up turnbuckles bulldog) and a top rope diving double foot stomp

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** Spike: Acid Drop/Dudley Dog (running up turnbuckles bulldog) cutter) and a top rope diving double foot stomp

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