Road Dogg Admits He Quit Head Writer Role Over Booking Of Former World Champion

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Though he’s now back with the company, Road Dogg has stated why he quit his role as WWE Head Writer a few years ago.

Brian ‘Road Dogg’ James was recently rehired as WWE’s Senior Vice President of Live Events, replacing Jeff Jarrett in the role. In the past, though, the former D-Generation X man was the company’s Head Writer, though he left the gig following WrestleMania 35.

He’s now revealed why, exactly, he decided to leave the role. Speaking on Sportskeeda Wrestling’s Wrestling Outlaws show, the multi-time Tag Team Champion stated that the post-‘Mania 35 booking of WWE Champion Kofi Kingston was his reason for giving up the key role:

“That’s [Kingston defending the title the night after winning it] one reason I walked away. It was one reason. There were several. That creative decision was one of them.”

Road Dogg elaborated on this statement, adding that some fans may not view the likes of Kofi Kingston and Daniel Bryan as World Championship material, owing to their size:

“I do think there’s something to that, especially if you’re talking about the lay person. If you’re talking about the black t-shirt-wearing guy that tunes into AEW, he doesn’t care, but real people go, ‘That dude? I’d kill that guy’.”

Kofi Kingston and Seth Rollins’ title unification match on the Raw after WrestleMania 35 ultimately ended in a disqualification victory for Kingston, meaning he retained the WWE Championship, and Rollins remained the Universal Champion. Subsequent television defences against Daniel Bryan, and a three-way vs. AJ Styles and Sami Zayn followed.

The New Day man was eventually dethroned of the WWE Championship after 180 days, losing to Brock Lesnar in just seven seconds during SmackDown’s debut on FOX in October 2019.

H/T to Sportskeeda Wrestling.