We recently reported that D-Von Dudley had confirmed he is recovering follow a stroke.
However, it seems he is also keen come out of retirement once healthy – and has a specific date in mind.
Speaking on his Table Talk podcast, D-Von has his sights set on the Royal Rumble next year, and would be available if he got the call from Vince McMahon.
Listen, I’m not putting it out there, I’m not saying I’m going to be in the Royal Rumble… What I’m saying is I would love to be in the Royal Rumble next year. If everything still goes right with me, I would love to have the opportunity to do that. But, I have to be straight. My body has to be good and ready to go. I’ll be honest with you, I think I’ll be fine. I’ll declare myself in saying that I will try to get ready for the Royal Rumble and hopefully Mr. McMahon picks me to be in it. But if not then I can’t do it.
I do plan on coming out of retirement now. I’m willing to get back in the ring and do it again. I didn’t think I would, but I think I am. I think after going through what I went through and now back on the road to recovery, doing what I’m doing, like, I’m just trying to be strong, my trainers trying to get myself back to where I need to be, dropping all sorts of weight – I think I’ll be ready
So although it wouldn’t be a full return to the ring, it would certainly be a monumental moment for the former multi-time Tag Team Champion.
It also earns him the award for likely being the earliest person ever to declare themselves for a Royal Rumble!
With thanks to Sportskeeda for the transcription.