Former WWE Superstar and producer Road Dogg, has revealed that Becky Lynch was the first person to call him after he was released by the company.
After winding down his in-ring career with one last run alongside Billy Gunn as the New Age Outlaws, Road Dogg moved into a more permanent role backstage in the summer of 2014.
This including work with NXT and later on SmackDown where he acted as a producer before becoming one of the show’s lead writers. In more recent years, the tag team legend moved away from having one fixed position and generally worked with young hopefuls in NXT alongside Triple H and Shawn Michaels.
However, the WWE Hall of Famer was released by WWE in early January 2022 alongside a number of other NXT figures including William Regal.
Speaking on his podcast, Oh… You didn’t Know, the Attitude Era star revealed that one of the first people to contact him after he left the company was Becky Lynch. Although the pair had worked together when Road Dogg was a writer on SmackDown, he said he was surprised to get a call from Big Time Becks.
“One thing about Becky is, few people called me when I got fired. She was the first one, and that shocked me! I mean, it really did,” revealed Road Dogg. “It caught me because I didn’t know, and she proceeded to tell me how she felt about working with me and working on SmackDown with me and all that stuff, and I had no idea she felt that strongly. Man, it really touched my heart.”
The star later praised Lynch further, commenting that she was one of his favourite Superstars when he worked on SmackDown, adding that he pushed for her to be featured in a prominent position.
“She is a good kid, man, and she was always my fav when I started writing SmackDown, recalled the former WWE star. “I thought we had to get her in the mix; you know what I mean?”
Becky Lynch was crowned the first-ever SmackDown Women’s Champion back in 2016, and her later run on the show saw her rise to become one of the biggest stars in the entire wrestling industry.
Lynch currently stands as a six-time Women’s Champion and Royal Rumble winner. Appearing on Monday Night Raw, the Irish star is now having to come to terms with life without the Raw Women’s Championship after defeat to Bianca Belair at WrestleMania 38.
This disappointment and anguish has launched her into a new rivalry with newly-returned Asuka.
H/t to Sportskeeda for the transcription.