WWE Hall of Famer Road Dogg has discussed where he took the inspiration for his iconic and often imitated entrances.
“Oh, you didn’t know? Your ass better call somebody…” was a line as ubiquitous in the Attitude Era as Steve Austin’s glass breaking, The Rock asking if you could smell what he was cooking, or DX asking fans, friends, and opponents alike to “suck it.”
Road Dogg’s entrances helped him and Billy Gunn emerge from the pack as the New Age Outlaws, one of the defining tag teams of the era in WWE.
Now speaking on his Oh You Didn’t Know podcast – another indication of how well that opening line stuck – Road Dogg explained that he was inspired by the greatest show on earth:
“Oh man, I think I stole that from the Ringling Brothers. You know like when you come to a fayre like ‘Ladies and gentleman, boys and girls, children of all ages…’ It was just like a carnival barker.”
“Basically it was just that which I modified to fit mine and Billy’s names. I would tweak it each week for the town name. You give them the sing-song part that they can holler at you, but then you tweak it to make it personalised for that city.”
Road Dogg also revealed on the show that he’d be receptive to a role in AEW should Tony Khan ever come calling.
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