Team 3D (Brother Ray and Brother D-Von), formerly known as The Dudley Boys (Bubba Ray and D-Von), are legends of tag team wrestling. In an age when tag team wrestling is underappreciated and most tag teams do not last, Team 3D has enjoyed a career spanning over a decade. In that time Brother Ray and Brother D-Von have enjoyed over 20 reigns as world tag team champions. Get ready to travel back in time as we re-visit some of Team 3D’s most memorable matches
ECW: Team 3D versus Balls Mahoney & Spike Dudley (08.14.99)
This was a return match from the previous night in which Brother Ray and Brother D-Von won the ECW (Extreme Championship Wrestling) World Tag Team Titles. The duo was getting set to debut for the WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment). In the storyline Team 3D said they were going to take the ECW World Tag Team Titles and lay them at the feet of WWE Chairman Vince McMahon. To ECW fans this was heresy. Balls Mahoney and Spike Dudley were fighting not only for themselves, but for the entire ECW promotion. The match itself was an exciting, out of control brawl.
ECW: Team 3D’s Last Night
Brother Ray and Brother D-Von’s last night in ECW was an emotional rollercoaster. The night started with Team 3D asking Balls Mahoney and Spike Dudley for one final opportunity at the ECW World Tag Team Titles. To the shock of ECW fans Team 3D won the titles. As soon as the duo had the gold they once again threatened to take the belts and lay them at the feet of Vince McMahon. Team 3D provoked an injured Tommy Dreamer, the heart and soul of ECW, to man up and step into the ring to fight for ECW. The entire sequence of events was brilliantly booked.
WWE: TLC- Team 3D versus The Hardy Boys versus Edge & Christian (08.27.00)
During the attitude era tag team wrestling was at its’ peak when Team 3D, The Hardy Boys, and Edge & Christian were feuding over the WWE World Tag Team Titles. The three way rivalry escalated into the first ever Tables, Ladders, and Chairs (TLC) match. The TLC match allowed Team 3D to showcase the hardcore wrestling style that made them so popular in ECW. The brutality of the first TLC match was like nothing mainstream wrestling fans had previously seen.
TNA: 2 out of 3 Falls Table Match- Team 3D versus The Steiner Brothers (10.14.07)
Team 3D versus The Steiner Brothers was a dream match diehard fans of tag team wrestling wanted to see. In 2007 TNA (Total Non-stop Action) Wrestling delivered not only the dream match but a proper feud. The first few matches between the two teams were underwhelming. However, the two teams redeemed themselves at TNA Wrestling’s biggest pay-per-view of the year; Bound for Glory, with a match reminisce of Team 3D’s days in ECW.