WWE Hall Of Famer Road Dogg has spoken publicly for the first time since his shock departure from WWE was announced on January 5th.
Road Dogg came to prominence in WWE in the nineties as one-half of the wildly popular tag team The New Age Outlaws with Billy Gunn. The night after WrestleMania 14, the duo joined up with Triple H, X-Pac, and Chyna to form the new and improved D-Generation X.
After a decade away from the company, Road Dogg – real name Brian James – returned to WWE in a backstage role as a producer. He also inducted his father ‘Bullet’ Bob Armstrong into the WWE Hall Of Fame.
following WrestleMania 35 in 2019, it was reported that Road Dogg had resigned from the position of Head Writer on SmackDown, he then went on take a new role in the Performance Center where he worked closely with his friend and former leader in DX, Triple H.
Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful first reported the news on January 5th that Road Dogg had been released from his role on the developmental brand as part of wider personnel cuts.
“WWE have confirmed producer Road Dogg, coach Ace Steel and writer Ryan Katz are all gone from 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 have confirmed producer Road Dogg, coach Ace Steel and writer Ryan Katz are all gone from NXT
— Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful.com (@SeanRossSapp) January 5, 2022
Following the announcement, Road Dogg reacted to the news on his personal Facebook account.
“Guys, I’m doing well and I thank you for all the love. I’m gonna take a few days for myself and process this. God is still on the throne and will provide. It’s just business!”
Road Dogg was one of many personnel released from WWE as they make wholesale changes behind the scenes in NXT. William Regal, Timothy Thatcher, and Scott Armstrong were among 14 names let go from the developmental brand.