Booker T has expressed his surprise at one of the more recent exits as the WWE reshuffle continues.
There have been numerous significant changes behind the scenes in WWE as of late. In the wake of Vince Mcmahon’s retirement, Stephanie McMahon and Nick Khan were appointed as co-CEOs in addition to Triple H taking charge as both Executive Vice President of Talent Relations and Head of Creative. Furthermore, Shawn Michaels was recently confirmed as Vice President of Talent Development Creative.
In another backstage shake-up, Road Dogg Brian James has been announced as the new Senior Vice President of WWE Live Events. Whilst Road Dogg’s credentials for the position are not in question, many were surprised at this appointment as Jeff Jarret had only taken over the role back in May.
Booker T is one of those who was taken aback by the news of Jarrett’s departure. “That was a shock,” he said. Speaking on the latest episode of The Hall of Fame, the multi-time champion stated:
“I didn’t see that one coming; I did not see that coming at all. Jeff Jarrett just came off of a huge weekend not too long ago, Ric Flair’s final match, as well as he had WWE duties, and now, Jeff Jarrett is no longer with the company.”
Booker T also discussed Road Dogg’s experience for the position:
“I’ve been in the ring with Road Dogg, I’ve been around Road Dogg for a long time. He knows what he’s doing,” Booker said. “He knows talent when he sees it. He’s a guy that’s worked at the major league level, and I always say, in order to teach a lot of these young guys that craft, you’d have to have been there, and a guy like Road Dogg, he has worldly experience.”
Road Dogg had previously worked as a producer and lead writer on WWE Smackdown before resigning from the role. He has also worked closely with NXT in the past and at the WWE Performance Centre coaching rising talent on in-ring promos and focusing on character development.