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YMMV / The Dudley Boys

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  • Awesome Music: The explosive rap-rock that is Jim Johnston's "We're Comin' Down".
  • Captain Obvious Reveal: Bully Ray being the leader of Aces & Eights. Everyone who stated this admitted that they had no evidence or concrete proof; they were just use to TNA pulling this kind of thing.
  • Crosses the Line Several Times: Their promos in ECW would often be this; what else can describe Bubba Ray saying that the moms in the crowd taught their daughters how to "suck dick"? They would actually come close to sparking riots with their promos, and that's from the supposedly "smart" ECW crowds.
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  • Designated Hero/Draco in Leather Pants: Bully Ray is a violent sadist who will relentlessly pursue anyone he feels has wronged him and isn't even above putting women through tables. Even as a face, the only defining quality that sets him apart from when he's a heel is his choice of targets and causes and his interaction with fans. The exception of course being his faux-face run during the Aces & Eights storyline since the whole point of that was that he was just faking it to further his plans to get the belt he wanted. Yet because of how good he is at his work he's managed to achieve too-cool-to-hate status over the years, joining such luminaries as Triple H (pre-The Authority), CM Punk and Edge. However, his case is less offending than most cases of either trope in wrestling because he is openly self-aware about who he is, plus his moments of altruism seem to be genuinely motivated by his respect for the business.
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  • Fanon Discontinuity: Reverend D-Von? Nope. Never heard of him.
  • Fridge Logic: At ECW WrestlePalooza 95, August 5, 1995, there was an 8-man tag with Raven's Nest (Raven/Stevie Richards/The Dudley Boys [Dudley Dudley and Big Dick Dudley]) vs. Tommy Dreamer/The Pitbulls (#1 and #2)/Cactus Jack). In the Nest's pre-match promo, Dudley Dudley ran down the Pitbulls, saying, "There's no way you're going to hurt Big Dick. And Little Stevie, we're not going to let you hurt Little Stevie. And Raven, there's no way you're even going to get close to this guy." The problem is that, going by process of elimination, if the faces weren't going to be able to hurt Raven, Stevie or Big Dick, that meant that they WOULD be able to hurt Dudley Dudley.note 
  • Growing the Beard: Bully Ray rededicating himself physically, getting into tremendous shape and emerging as a main player (as in, THE Big Bad) in TNA.
    • Even his introduction fits this trope in comparison to the rest of his career as the Bubba Ray Dudley/Brother Ray/Bully Ray character. Whereas in older times he had trouble saying his name, nowadays he goes out of his way whenever he gets the chance to make sure everyone knows who he is.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • The Dudleys (Dudley and Little Snot, w/Big Dick) debuted in a winning effort against the Pitbulls (#1 and #2) at ECW Hardcore Heaven, July 1, 1995, after Raven dragged Stevie Richards and Beulah McGillicutty back to the locker room after the as-yet-unnamed Francine kissed Stevie and got into a Catfight with Beulah. During the match, Joey Styles said that it would be the last time they saw the Dudleys. Technically he was…almost right, as Little Snot was gone after Heat Wave two weeks later, at which point that original combination of the Dudleys never happened again. But in terms of Exact Words…come on.
    • During the 1998 Heatwave PPV, Bubba Ray claimed that they'd challenge the tag teams of the WWF. Guess where they'd turn up more than a year later...
    • Mark LoMonaco's debut character in his wrestling career was a biker from Hell's Kitchen, New York named Mongo Vyle, with Mongo taken from his fraternity pledge name in college. Now look at Bully Ray — especially during the Aces & Eights run. Had to bring back some memories.
  • "Holy Shit!" Quotient: Their famous wild spots with tables come to mind.
  • Love to Hate: Bubba Ray and D-Von in ECW. Bully Ray in TNA since Growing the Beard.
  • Memetic Mutation: Scott Steiner's promo against Ray and Devon at TNA's Bound For Glory 2007, where he repeatedly referred to their FAT ASSES.
  • Suspiciously Similar Song: Their TNA theme "Watch Out, Watch Out" was a blatant copy of their final WWE theme, Powerman 5000's "Bombshell".
  • Ugly Cute: Devon would be quite handsome if not for the forehead scars.
    • Bubba gained a lot of fan girls once he became Bully Ray. Depending on where you looked online, he had some when he was doing the stuttering gimmick when they first arrived in WWE.
  • Vindicated by History: Bubba might have gotten a World Title shot when the Dudleyz first split, but it was during the infamous "Reign of Terror" where Triple H ran through almost everyone. At least Reverend D-Von introduced the world to Batista.

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