WWE Hall Of Famer Road Dogg has been named in a new report regarding personnel cuts taking place across NXT.
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.”
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."
— Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful.com (@SeanRossSapp) January 5, 2022
NXT has undergone major changes in recent months as the former black and gold brand has transitioned into NXT 2.0. Bron Breakker completed the revolution at NXT New Year’s Evil when he captured the NXT Title from brand stalwart, Tommaso Ciampa.
The move to release Road Dogg will raise questions with some over the influence of Triple H over the brand he created. The Game has not been involved in the day-to-day running of NXT since he underwent heart surgery following a “cardiac event.”