Former SmackDown Head Writer, Road Dogg, has opened up about being released from his contract, comparing it to “getting out of prison”.
Road Dogg is well known for his time in the ring, particularly his WWE run alongside New Age Outlaws tag partner Billy Gunn during the Attitude Era.
However, since hanging up his boots in 2015, the star has taken multiple roles backstage, including as Head Writer for SmackDown, a job he held for several years before stepping down in 2019.
The multi-time Tag Team Champion then moved to the Performance Centre where he taught rising stars about promos and character development until his release from the company in January 2022.
During a recent interview on Insight with Chris Van Vliet, the WWE Hall of Famer was asked if the door was open for him to make a return to the company, something Road Dogg was unsure if he would want to do.
“I don’t know that. I would love that, but at this stage in my life, knowing what I know now, I don’t know if I could take that. It’s not that if I could, but also if I want to.”
He went on to quote former referee Nick Patrick, agreeing that being let go from WWE felt like being released “from prison”.
“I was there for a decade, I’ve only been gone for a few months but it sure has felt good. Nick Patrick, the referee, said it best when he said, ‘Man, it felt like I got out of prison when they cut me,’ and I thought, ‘he’s right.’ It felt like a weight was lifted off my shoulders, but it’s like, what do I do now?”
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