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By Mike Johnson on 2022-12-19 10:52:00

WWE pulled WWE Hall of Famer and NXT Coach D-Von Dudley from the Battleground Championship Wrestling event over the weekend at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia, PA.  D-Von had been slated to appear at the convention preceeding the show and then in Bully Ray (Bubba Ray Dudley) in his match that night against Matt Cardona.

The promotion's side is that they received a legal letter from WWE this past Thursday upset about BCW promoting a "Tribute to the Extreme" at the show, playing off the ECW intellectual property, which is obviously now owned by WWE.  D-Von was then pulled from the show, despite, according to the promotion, personally reaching out to WWE Chief Content Officer Paul Levesque to get the edict reversed, which was not successful.

The promotion's Timothy Embler announced to the live crowd that the promotion intends to make "Tribute to the Extreme" an annual event every December. 

Last Saturday's show was headlined by Rhino vs. Rob Van Dam and Super Crazy vs. Juventud Guerrera, plus appearances from Shane Douglas, Pitbull Gary Wolf, Francine, Joel Gertner, 2 Cold Scorpio, Raven, The Sandman, Tod Gordon, Bill Alfonso, Sabu, Tommy Rich, Little Guido, The Blue Meanie, Al Snow, 911, Jim Mitchell and Gangrel, working as Vampire Warrior (as he did in 1995 in ECW) and many others.  The event sold out the 2300 Arena in advance.

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