Though he had a Hall of Fame career of his own, one former WWE Superstar admits he once treated The Rock “horribly” out of jealousy.
WWE Hall of Famer Road Dogg hasn’t shied away from discussing his issues with substance abuse in the past, and speaking on Insight with Chris Van Vliet, he opened up about needing to mend some bridges during his recovery process. In particular, he mentioned that he was jealous of fellow WWE Superstars like The Rock and The Undertaker, and admitted that he acted badly toward them at one time.
“100%. In the program of recovery I follow, there is some making amends parts to it. I had to make that list, Jim Ross was one, The Rock was one, The Undertaker was one, these are guys that tried to help me.
“Well Rock didn’t try to help me but I was mean to him because I was jealous of him and he was a threat to me, because he could do everything that I could do, but he looked friggin great too. It was like, son of a bee sting, you’ve got everything. And at that time it bothered me, because he was a threat to me, so I treated him horribly in front of everybody all of the time.
Road Dogg continued, revealing that while he isn’t sure if The Rock forgives him fully, he has attempted to make amends.
“I went to him and he said ‘Thank you, that’s nice to say.’ I don’t know if he does forgive me, that’s none of my business. But I had to do it to clean up my side of the street. Jim Ross, I treated him badly too because he dealt with all the contract side of stuff. The Undertaker, he tried to help me but I went ‘You ain’t my daddy. You don’t know nothing about me.’ It was just where I was at the time, and I don’t have to be there anymore.”
Continuing, Road Dogg said that despite past misgivings, he and The Rock do speak when they see each other, and figuring out where he went wrong in the past helps him to be able to sleep at night.
“Oh yeah, I still keep in touch with Taker. Every time I see Rock we talk, he came to the Performance Center when I was down there and watched some matches. It helps me lay my head on my pillow at night. The more I can figure out what is more my fault, the better I can sleep at night.”
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