WWE DVD review: Straight Outta Dudleyville
There have been so many legendary tag teams in the history of professional wrestling that it’s virtually impossible to peg one as the best of all time. It’s a debate no one can win.
The Legion of Doom, The Steiners, Too Cool, The Rock and Sock Connection, The New Age Outlaws, The Rockers, The Fabulous Freebirds, The Outsiders, The Hardy Boyz, Edge & Christian….The Dudley Boyz.
The latter is by far one of the most decorated- if not the most decorated tag team in professional wrestling history- not just in WWE. They’re the only team to hold the WWE, WCW and ECW Tag Team Titles and they’ve done it multiple times.
They took almost 10 years off from competing in a WWE ring and traveled the world but they made their surprise return last year and they’ve been on a war path ever since. To celebrate their legendary career, WWE has released a DVD collection to commemorate the impressive career the Dudley Boyz have had.
Over the years, WWE has been criticized for not acknowledging the competition- can you blame them, though? If you don’t tell people about the other options, there’s less chance they’ll go look at it but with Straight Outta Dudleyville, the WWE focus not only on the duo’s WWE days, but on every aspect of their careers- starting with ECW.
They go very in-depth with the origins of the Dudley Boyz and talk about Bubba Ray (back then it was Buh Buh Ray) and D-Von not being part of the original stable. They were brought in later and D-Von was the last piece of the puzzle.
Originally, the Dudley Boyz were not something to be taken seriously but Bubba Ray and D-Von changed that pretty quickly. When they debuted in the WWE, things were testy to say the lease. The Public Enemy had recently jumped from ECW to WWE- much like the Dudleyz were doing- and things didn’t go well. PE was uncooperative and they got the crap kicked out of them by the Acolytes. Knowing this, the Dudley Boyz made sure to do the opposite and quickly won over the locker room.
After almost seven or eight years of dominating the WWE tag team division, the level of competition went down and creative didn’t have much for the Dudleyz at the time, so the legendary tag team parted ways with WWE and tried their hand in TNA and New Japan. Hats off to the WWE for talking about the team’s time in TNA and NJPW.
Everything comes full circle and the cameras come back to 2015 and the Dudley Boyz in a secret tour bus at Monday Night Raw- just like it opened the DVD. We end the DVD with the Dudley Boyz making their surprise return against The New Day and the rest is history.
In the end, this is one of the most impressive DVD Collections to see release this year by WWE. They did the Dudley Boyz justice in every way. If you’re a fan of ECW, WWE, the Dudley Boyz or professional wrestling in general, do yourself a favor and go pick this one up.