WWE Hall of Famer Road Dogg has spoken candidly about the sad reason behind one of his more controversial storylines in TNA.
Road Dogg made his name in WWE as one half of the renowned tag team, the New Age Outlaws as well as part of the iconic group, DX. After a handful of years in the company, however, Road Dogg’s time in WWE came to an end in 2001 as he struggled with addiction issues.
The real-life Brian James went to TNA where he became known as BG James and he formed the popular 3LiveKru group with Konnan and Ron Killings during the company’s early days. There was a reunion in store for James, however, when his former tag team partner Billy Gunn joined the company and it wasn’t long before the duo was back together.
In late 2006, the pair rebranded as the Voodoo Kin Mafia in TNA, a play on the initials VKM which famously stands for WWE Chairman Vincent Kennedy McMahon. During this time they bashed McMahon and the reformed DX pair of Triple H and Shawn Michaels, going as far as to challenge DX to a match at 2007’s Final Resolution event.
Speaking on his Oh You Didn’t Know podcast, Road Dogg looked back at that time in his career and says his decisions were fuelled by his ongoing drug habit at the time:
“It was. It was at the time. But people change, people who say they don’t are wrong. At that moment in my life, I would have fought both of them at the drop of a hat, and I don’t even know why. The drug and alcohol addiction is very self-centered and very selfish.”
“It was very much all about me, why didn’t you stand up for me and why didn’t you keep me on? But I would have fired me too because I was a liability. But at that moment, how dare you? You son of a guns.”
“When Vince Russo came aboard and said do you want to do this thing? I was like, I will do whatever to keep the lights on and to keep my drug habit going. That was basically my whole tenure there.”
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