THE DUDLEY FAMILY (1995-1999)

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THE ORIGINAL DUDLEYZ are Dudley Dudley, Lil' Snot Dudley, Big Dick Dudley

THE DUDLEY FAMILY

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In professional wrestling, the Dudley family was a stable active in Extreme Championship Wrestling between 1995 and 1999.
The gimmick of the group was that, despite their obvious differences in physical appearance and race, the members were all said to be the sons of the fictional Willy Loman-esque "Big Daddy" Dudley, who had traveled America as a salesman throughout the 1960s and 1970s. Despite the differences in their races and sizes, the Dudleys shared a similar ring attire of taped glasses, unkempt hair, tie-dye shirts, high-tops and overalls. As a group they also utilized a few similar mannerisms. The real-life origins of the group were based on the Hanson Brothers from the 1977 movie Slap Shot.


DUDLEY FAMILY DOMINANCE


DUDLEY DUDLEY- Dudley Dudley was another Original Dudley. He tagged with first Snot Dudley and then with DW Dudley. Some of ECW's funniest promos were the ones about Dudley. His super-deep voice is hilarious and his stupid laugh... man! Dudley Dudley is the only 'true' Dudley - His mother was Momma Dudley, whereas the other Brothers were spawned from daddy Dudley's other love interests.
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BIG DICK DUDLEY- barely speaks, he just shouts and growls like a beast. Along with Dudley and Snot, Big Dick was an original Dudley boy. He was hit by a truck in September 1995 and fractured his knee cap - putting him out of action for a while. He returned with crutches and finally lost them in mid 1996. Described by Gertner as 'wrestlings true masterdon'. He left around March 1999, but returned for Hardcore Heaven 99 in May where he showed a brief appearance gripping up Chris Chetti. 02.jpg

LIL SNOT DUDLEY- Snot Dudley One of the original Dudleys and the tag-team partner of Dudley Dudley. During the summer of 1995 he was super-bombed by the Pitbulls and smashed his pelvis. he was out of ECW.
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THE DUDLEY BROTHERS-Bubba Ray Dudley along with D-Von would eventually be 8 time ECW tag-team champions. The most foul-mouthed degenerated Dudley of them all. As the years went by he got worse and worse. D-Von Dudley, previously Devon Dudley, came to ECW 6 months after his 'brother' Bubba Ray. He and Bubba were 8 time Champions - and therefore the most successful in ECW history.
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Extreme Championship Wrestling

The Dudley family debuted in ECW on July 1, 1995 at Hardcore Heaven 1995, where the tag team of Dudley Dudley and Snot Dudley (accompanied by their enforcer, Big Dick Dudley) defeated The Pitbulls. Shortly after their debut, the Dudley family aligned themselves with Raven, temporarily joining Raven's Nest and briefly feuding with The Pitbulls.
After Snot Dudley was injured in a jet ski accident, he was replaced in August 1995 by Dances with Dudley, who was said to be the child of Big Daddy Dudley and a Cheyenne Native American woman. Dudley Dudley and Dances with Dudley teamed with one another through the latter half of 1995, competing against teams such as The Gangstas and the Bad Crew. In September 1995, Dudley Dudley and Dances with Dudley unsuccessfully challenged The Pitbulls for the ECW World Tag Team Championship.

In November 1995, the Dudley family was joined by Buh Buh Ray Dudley, a stuttering, dancing, overweight hillbilly who began teaming with Dances with Dudley against tag teams such as The Public Enemy and The Eliminators. In January 1996, Dances with Dudley and Buh Buh Ray Dudley unsuccessfully challenged Cactus Jack and Mikey Whipwreck for the ECW World Tag Team Championship.

The group was later expanded when the obese, slobbish Chubby Dudley and the mute, placard-wielding Sign Guy Dudley (the result of Big Daddy Dudley's incarceration in an asylum) began accompanying the Dudleys to ringside.
Bushwhacker Luke and Bushwhacker Butch even became honorary Dudleys for one night, said to hail from the "Little New Zealand neighborhood of Dudleyville"). At the Hardcore Heaven pay-per-view event in 1997, porn star Jenna Jameson acted as their one-time valet during their tag team title defense versus PG-13.


THE DUDLEY FAMILY vs THE PITBULLS (ECW)


DANCES WITH DUDLEY-Dances With Dudley was an American Indian brother of Bubba Ray. His tenure in ECW was perhaps the shortest of the Dudleys, but proved popular with his comedic character. How is he related to the other Dudleys? Apparently Daddy Dudley was at an Indian settlement, whereby he met and fawnicated DW's mother. Dances_With_Dudley.jpg

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  • dandcttdandctt Posts: 100
    I recommend checkin out the Dudleyz RF Shoot, just watched it a couple days ago its good stuff
    waterproof
  • waterproofwaterproof Conqueror of Self On The Road to ZionPosts: 9,015 ✭✭✭✭✭
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    On April 13, 1996, Dances With Dudley suffered a leg injury and was attacked by the debuting African American D-Von Dudley as he was stretchered out of the arena. D-Von began warring with all the other Dudleys, citing that the comedy act they had been putting on was not the way "true Dudleys" should be conducting themselves. He eliminated Dances With Dudley, Dudley Dudley, and Chubby Dudley before eventually joining forces with Bubba (whom he helped to overcome his stutter), Sign Guy, and Big Dick.

    These four Dudleys became a powerful, unified heel force in 1997, but were soon challenged by the debuting stoner Little Spike Dudley ("LSD"), who was said to be the "runt" of the Dudley family and the last hold-out face Dudley.

    Big Dick left ECW in 1999, and Bubba and D-Von followed soon after for the World Wrestling Federation. Without the rest of the Dudleys Sign Guy changed into Lou E. Dangerously, leaving Spike as the only remaining Dudley in ECW before the promotion folded in April 2001. Spike then signed with the WWF and joined his kayfabe half-brothers.


    Big Dick Dudley vs Sabu vs John Kronus


    CHUBBY DUDLEY-Chubby Dudley was always eating and would never come to the ring without a cake or something. He didn't really wrestle much but proved to be a strong part of the entourage.
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    The Dudley family after Extreme Championship Wrestling

    Buh-Buh Ray (renamed "Bubba Ray") and D-Von Dudley would go on to World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), winning the World Tag Team Championship eight times, as well as the WWE Tag Team Championship and WCW Tag Team Championship once each. Though initially heels, they had much more success as faces, a different turn from their evil days in ECW. Spike Dudley joined his "half-brothers" in 2001 and remained with them on and off until their collective release in 2005. For a short time, Stacy Keibler acted as a valet for the Dudleys under the name of "The Duchess of Dudleyville". The Backseat Boyz, Trent Acid and Johnny Kashmere, appeared on an episode of WWF Sunday Night Heat as "The Backseat Dudleys."

    Several more Dudleys were created outside of ECW. Big Dick Dudley formed a tag team on the independent circuit with Mark Vartanian, using the name "Psycho Sam Dudley", while Snot Dudley formed a tag team with Jeff Roth, using the name "Schmuck Dudley".

    In early 2007, actor Steve Schirripa appeared alongside Bubba Ray (renamed "Brother Ray") and D-Von (renamed "Brother Devon") in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, where he was depicted as a distant relative of the Dudley family.


    BJW 19.03.1996 - Dances With Dudley & Bull Pain vs Yoshiaki Yatsu & Bruiser Okamoto


    SIGN GUY DUDLEY - Signguy Dudley joined the family in 1995 and had the look to fit in perfectly. He stuck with the Dudley Boyz until they left in August 1999. Daddy Dudley was put in a mental home for a while and that is where he met Signguys mother...
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    The Eliminators destroy Sign-Guy Dudley

    Trademark of name

    After the release of Bubba Ray and D-Von from WWE, they were informed by the company that they could not use any aspect of the "Dudley" name in any other promotions thanks to WWE trademarking the names before their release. This decision was controversial because Paul Heyman, the owner of ECW, had "given" the men (including Spike) the rights to the gimmick out of loyalty when ECW folded, but never actually transferred the rights in any official manner. The WWE's trademark application cited 1999 as first use, though the gimmick is years older than that.

    Although the former Dudleys attempted to fight WWE for ownership, they were unsuccessful before their debut in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) and instead took the monikers of "Brother Ray " (Bubba Ray) and "Brother Devon" (D-Von), combining under the new name "Team 3D". As a jab back at WWE they wore shirts with middle fingers on them with the message "Trademark This!" and constantly tread a fine line of the official trademark by either having others use their common phrase "Get the tables!" or almost saying it before stopping short right before. They were originally going to adopt the last name of Deadly when they applied for it to be copyrighted but for some unknown reason to the public they have yet to use the name. When Spike was released from WWE he was forced to work under the name Matt "LSD" Hyson in various independent promotions. Upon joining his brothers in TNA he was re-christened "Brother Runt".

    Yet one more person has laid claim to the intellectual property that is The Dudley Boy gimmick. Former ECW wrestler Raven has said multiple times that he is the person who came up with the original Dudley idea. Tazz has corroborated his story, but added that it was not just Raven who came up with the idea, but Raven and Tazz together.

    As it stands, WWE owns the right to the gimmick but Bubba Ray and D-Von are said to be preparing to fight for their ownership in court. All the same, Paul Heyman has given up, unlike Raven and Tazz who continue to fight for it, albeit without legal action.
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  • waterproofwaterproof Conqueror of Self On The Road to ZionPosts: 9,015 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2012
    LIL SPIKE DUDLEY - Spike Dudley was a 'seperated' brother from the others, who didn't like the way the Dudleys treated people.spike_dudley.jpg

    Spike Dudley vs. Bam Bam Bigelow


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    The Lightning Kid Vs. Schmuck Dudley - PAW, 1998
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