WWE Executive Road Dogg believes Monday Night Raw is currently easier to watch than AEW Dynamite.
Road Dogg returned to an executive role with WWE in August of 2022, taking over from Jeff Jarrett as Senior Vice President of Live Events. Speaking to Josh Martinez on Superstar Crossover, the real life Brian James had high praise for WWE programming under Triple H’s new regime in the wake of Vince McMahon’s retirement and was particularly complimentary of the storylines involving Sami Zayn and the Bloodline.
“If you come out to this show, what you get to see, and it really is, all of our top talent and you mentioned on top of that stack is is The Bloodline and Sami Zayn. Man look, Sami, and Roman, and some of those backstages were priceless. I mean, award-winning nominations. It was like I was watching a TV show or a movie. But it’s these two guys I know and love.
“I just think that there’s some magic there with even the dynamic of the one Uso not liking him and the other, it’s television gold, and I love watching it, I would love even more to be a part of the creative of it. But that’s not my job right now.”
Continuing, Road Dogg compared WWE programming to that of AEW, which he says is far less fluid and connected together. He says the past few months have seen Raw take on a new life and that even at three hours, it’s no longer a chore to watch.
“Man, it’s so fun to watch, and it’s commonplace for me to say this company is the best and the other company’s not. But their television show is not fluid. It’s not. Things don’t connect, I don’t know, I just can’t follow their television show. When I watch [Raw] now, I will admit, three hours of Raw used to be a challenge. It used to be a challenge, but for the last three months, it’s been a joy to watch and a breeze to get through and SmackDown’s even easier. I don’t know, I just love what I’m doing, man.”
Road Dogg does admit that he might have trouble connecting with AEW Dynamite because he’s not familiar with the performers there on the level that he knows the WWE talent as his busy schedule prevents him from properly watching the program.
“You could say that, for sure. I also don’t know their talent like I know our talent, you know what I mean? So it’s more difficult for me to have a connection to get into it. Because I don’t know those guys.”
This isn’t the first time Road Dogg has been critical of AEW in recent weeks, as he recently commented on the underutilization of many members of the AEW talent roster.