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Devon joined The Big Mosh, “The Chairman of the Board” Todd Vincent, and MNM’s National WWE Correspondent Jim Molineaux for his first post-TNA interview, a Monday Night Mayhem worldwide exclusive interview, which is now available for download on the WrestleView Radio Network. Interview highlights courtesy of Kahlil Thomas, MNM’s associate producer and official correspondent:

Setting the record straight on his official status with TNA iMPACT Wrestling and why his future in professional wrestling will be determined by faith: “The deal was up as of August 28th (of this year), and I was still (World) Television Champion. It just so happened at that particular point in time, we were in the process of cutting a new deal, but we couldn’t cut it in time before the deadline. Alot of fans speculated different things, and rumors were running rampant. Safe to say, I have no ill feelings towards TNA at all. It’s just that we could not come to an agreement before the 28th, and the deal ran out. It is what it is. Where I’m going to go and is where God wants me to go. If faith leads me to stay in TNA, I’ll stay in TNA. If faith leads me to go to WWE, then I will go to WWE. I will go where God puts me, and I’ll leave it in his hands.”

His first memories of his former tag team partner (Bully Ray/Brother Ray) meeting The Motor City Machine Guns (Chris Sabin and Alex Shelley) before starting their feud together and the importance of storytelling & thinking longevity in getting over in the business: “Bubba (Bully Ray) and I were getting that from The Motor City Machine Guns (Chris Sabin and Alex Shelley). I remember one of the first meetings between us a few years back, and I remembered them saying: ‘We didn’t kill ourselves. We had the people in the palm of our hands. It felt like we did nothing.’ That was one of the things Bubba and I tried to express to the younger guys. You don’t have to do a million and one things to get yourselves over. All you have to be able to do is tell the right story, and you’re be able to get over without killing yourself. You have to think longevity.”

His thoughts on those fans who still reminisce about Extreme Championship Wrestling today, more than a decade after the promotion folded: “When fans come up to me and express their love of what we did back then in the old ECW, we touched a lot of people. We set off a revolution and something that was never done before. You got a little indy promotion that came out of South Philadelphia, in a Bingo Hall that nobody thought would last a year, let alone two or three,and then it just became the third most popular company in the wrestling business at the time. To hear those three little letters, it meant something.”

Whether or not the thought has already crossed his mind about returning to the WWE: “I would be lying to you if I said going back to the WWE wasn’t a thought. It’s always a thought for anyone who’s ever been there and then left.”

Audio of the interview is available here.

  • scooter

    I honestly think Devon could make a pretty decent manager, always felt he was an underrated talker mostly because he was overshadowed by Bubba. If their serious about the tag division going forward in WWE I’d put him with a team as a sort of mentor figure.

  • Jefferson D’Arcy

    Yeah, WWE is where the money is. But at his age and as a singles wrestler now, what’s Devon going to do in WWE? He’ll probably end up an agent, because I just can’t see him wrestling on TV similar to the TV champion spot he just had in TNA. WWE will never push him that way. If they both came over to WWE, then yeah, I could see The Dudleys taking the tag straps and trying to get new teams over and rebuild the tag division.

    But Bubba’s staying in TNA, and I don’t blame him. He’s hot right now, and doing great in his heel role. WWE wouldn’t push him that way either, so I understand why he stayed. But it would be nice to see The Dudleys reunite one last time in WWE. One last run as champs. Maybe someday.

  • nick

    this is a no brainer, go to WWE

  • Cboz78

    If God really loved Devon, he’d be John Cena right now. lol

  • Fookyomomma

    I dont think devon would do well in wwe. Most likely he would be a big name jobber. TNA is the place he can shine. unless bubba shows up in wwe and the dudleys return.

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