After winding down his in-ring career, Road Dogg began working behind the scenes in WWE and has held a variety of roles with the company since 2014.
One of the most hands-on positions he has held is as a writer and producer on SmackDown. The WWE Hall of Famer eventually became Head Writer and stayed in the role until WrestleMania 35 in 2019.
During a recent episode of his podcast, Oh You Didn’t Know, the veteran looked back on Backlash 2018. As the conversation progressed Road Dogg discussed the trio of Rusev, Aiden English, and Lana. During this period the group became incredibly popular due to the “Rusev Day” slogan and the Bulgarian star was cheered heavily despite technically being a heel.
Road Dogg said that he personally felt that he dropped the ball with both Rusev and Lana.
“These are always difficult questions for me, and I’m just being honest because it’s one of the things that I — I don’t want to say regret, because it’s not like I lose sleep, but when the conversation comes up about Rusev and Lana and their stint here I feel like they slipped between my fingers. I dropped that ball and I say Lana in there with Rusev because I believe that was part of the package.
I liked Aiden English in there with them too. That’s just one of the things I feel like I could go back and do it differently I would try to do it differently.”
Road Dogg Comments On Fans Leaving Shows Early
On the episode, WWE’s current Senior Vice President of Live Events gave his thoughts on fans leaving live shows early. While he admitted that it bothered him on a personal level, he added that from a business perspective, it didn’t really matter as by that stage, fans have already paid for a ticket.
H/t to 411 Mania