Bubba Ray Dudley and D-Von Dudley had recently agreed on terms for a new WWE deal but those deals were not executed some time in the week leading up to their departure on the post-SummerSlam RAW. It turns out that The Dudley Boyz had a deal on the table for 1-2 more years and everything was agreed on, including financial terms. For some reason, the decision was made to not execute the contracts and that both sides would go their separate ways.
There is no heat on The Dudleyz and they did not do anything to be released. It’s also not a situation where they were unhappy and there is nothing but positivity from both sides when it comes to the departure.