Road Dogg has predicted big things for one particular NXT Superstar describing them as an incredible athlete and human being.
After calling time on his in-ring career in 2015, Road Dogg transitioned into a full-time backstage role with WWE.
Over the following seven years, the Attitude Era star worked in a number of roles including as a producer, writer and latterly a trainer in NXT, where he focused on promos and character development.
However, since the brand became NXT 2.0 in September 2021, it’s undergone numerous changes, with a significant turnover of staff backstage. In January 2022, Road Dogg was released by the company alongside the likes of William Regal and Samoa Joe.
Although, the WWE Hall of Famer is no longer with WWE, his time spent at the Performance Center means that he’s ideally placed to know who the company’s next big star will be.
Speaking with Inside The Ropes own Liam Alexander-Stewart, the tag team legend heaped praise on NXT Champion Bron Breakker, before also tipping Nikkita Lyons for big things.
“There are several of them and look, one’s the champion right now, Bron Brekker and it’s not because I love his family. It’s because he’s an incredible athlete, an incredible human being. Look, nine times out of ten and people say, I’m a WWE apologist and whatever, but nine times out of ten, Vince will ask you, Hey, this kid’s good, huh? Yes, sir. What kind of person is he? So that matters and this kid is that and he is the total package, literally.
There’s another, a young lady, Nikita Lyons. I think she’s got a ton of charisma. She can rap, dance, work a little, too. I think she’s getting better at her in-ring work, which that’s why she’s there and that’s what she’s doing. She’s very young. I think she has a huge upside. She also has a huge backside. Oh, okay. I couldn’t help that! [Laughs]”
Elsewhere during the conversation, the star also discussed the conspiracy theories around his release, commenting that every theory contains a wrinkle of truth.
Many thanks to Podcast Heat for facilitating our chat with Road Dogg.
Road Dogg co-hosts the phenomenal Oh…You Didn’t Know podcast alongside Ryan Katz via Podcast Heat – their latest episode, focusing on a tag team Mount Rushmore, is available to watch on YouTube or to listen to via iTunes, Spotify, and all good podcast providers.
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