WWE Hall Of Famer Road Dogg has spoken publicly for the first time since his startling departure from WWE was first announced.
Road Dogg made his name in the World Wrestling Federation throughout the nineties, finding huge popularity as one-half of the New Age Outlaws with Billy Gunn. The night after WrestleMania 14 saw the Outlaws join up with Triple H, X-Pac, and Chyna to form the new and improved DX.
Following a decade away from the company Road Dogg – real name Brian James – returned to WWE in a producer role after inducting his father ‘Bullet’ Bob Armstrong into the WWE Hall Of Fame.
After WrestleMania 35 in 2019, it was reported that Road Dogg had resigned from his role as the Head Writer on SmackDown, moving to a role in the Performance Center instead to work closely with former DX stablemate Triple H.
Now Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful has reported that Road Dogg has been released from his role on the developmental brand as part of wider personnel cuts in the company:
“Fightful has learned Road Dogg is among a series of personnel cuts in NXT”
“WWE issued Fightful a statement saying “With the continued evolution of NXT 2.0, we’ve decided to part ways with some of the staff based in our Performance Center. We thank them for their many contributions throughout the years and wish them the best.”
Taking to his personal Facebook account Road Dogg – real name Brian James – wrote:
“Guys, I’m doing well and I thank you for all the love. I’m gonna take a few days for myself and process this. God is still on the throne and will provide. It’s just business!”
Guys, I’m doing well and I thank you for all the love. I’m gonna take a few days for my self and process this. God is still on the throne and will provide. It’s just business!
Road Dogg was by no means the only person let go from WWE as they made wholesale changes behind the scenes in NXT. William Regal, Timothy Thatcher, and Scott Armstrong were among 14 names released from their duties on the developmental brand.